It’s Time to Get Personal
Functional Medicine or Personalized Medicine is the tailoring of medical treatment to the individual characteristics of each patient.
The approach relies on scientific breakthroughs in our understanding of how a person’s unique molecular and genetic profile makes them susceptible to certain diseases. This same research is increasing our ability to predict which medical treatments will be safe and effective for each patient, and which ones will not be.
Personalized medicine may be considered an extension of traditional approaches to understanding and treating disease. Equipped with more precise tools, physicians can select a therapy or treatment protocol based on a patient’s molecular profile that may not only minimize harmful side effects and ensure a more successful outcome but can also help contain costs compared with a “trial-and-error” approach to disease treatment.
Personalized medicine has the potential to change the way we think about, identify, and manage health problems. It is already having an exciting impact on both clinical research and patient care, and this impact will grow as our understanding and technologies improve.
The Way You Feel Matters
Advanced Laboratory Diagnostics
Extensive diagnostic testing is one of the major components that sets Functional Medicine apart from the conventional medical model. When the goal is to identify and understand the root cause of the dysfunction, there is ultimately no better way than using advanced laboratory testing.
Advanced testing, in many cases, is seen as the “backbone” of Functional Diagnostic Medicine (FDM), as it provides direction and a path to identifying the underlying dysfunction and the cause(s) of the symptoms.
Elite Dietary Support
Professional-Grade Dietary Supplements
We use supplements (vitamins, minerals, amino acids, etc.) and herbs as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for many diseases. We integrate these treatments into your care based on solid scientific evidence and extensive experience from other countries that commonly use supplements and herbs for many disease conditions. We advise our patients on which types of preparations are most effective and try to guide them to quality manufacturers of these products.
Herbs and supplements are generally safe, but the unsupervised use of these products may result in unnecessary expenses, serious injury, or even death. We review your chart for any potentially harmful drug or herbal interactions. We strive to help our patients maintain wellness through a healthy lifestyle and with as few medical interventions as possible.
What We Address During Patient a Consultation
What has worked and what hasn’t worked?
To get a sense of what has worked in the past and what hasn’t worked in the past regarding previous practitioners and self-work. Our goal is to do more of what has worked and less of what hasn’t worked. This information is also very meaningful in regards to coming up with a plan on how we move forward.
Complete Metabolic History
To get a complete view of your metabolic history (Gut health, respiration, neurological etc.). This can give us clues in what direction we should go. This also helps us prioritize diet, lifestyle, supplement, and lab recommendations. Also, the previous history of parents and relatives helps provide very important information as well.
Diet and Lifestyle History
To get a sense of your previous diet, lifestyle, movement, sleep, and lifestyle habits. This gives us a starting point regarding how much support you may need in upcoming consultations. Many people may need additional follow-up support regarding diet and lifestyle until they can show the doctor a level of competence in these areas. Some patients may be doing great and require very little support.
Our goal is to create a customized program that meets you where you are.
Prior Lab Work Completed
To briefly review old labs (If any) to get a sense of what has been on the radar with previous doctors. Some patients may only have a few labs which can be reviewed at the new patient consult. Some patients may have dozens of pages of lab results and typically need to be reviewed at the follow-up consult. We put more weight on labs within the last year and, of course, any labs where values have been outside of the conventional lab ranges.
We will review your labs from a conventional perspective but also interpret the labs through an optimal health range perspective too.
New Lab Work
Once we have gathered the information from above, we will be able to prioritize and recommend specific new functional medicine lab tests to help us assess the function of your body systems (hormones, gut/infections, and detox). These labs help provide us with more information so that we can get to the root cause of your health challenges.
The more labs we can order upfront (typically 1-4 labs based on your body systems), the better we will be able to create a comprehensive functional medicine program that works.
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5270 Peachtree Parkway
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. M, Th
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. T, W, F
Closed Saturday and Sunday