A transformation in the practice of medicine is here!
Introduced over 25 years ago by Susan and Jeffrey Bland PhD, it is a sensible system-based approach to taking a holistic look at patient health.
The Functional Medical Mdoel is a shift from the traditional conventional model of disease-centered focus in medical care, to a more patient-centered approach addressing the whole person - the root cause of illness, not just an isolated set of symptoms. This model of care provides an operating strategy that works to promote health and optimize function by addressing underlying root causes, symptoms, and functional imbalances in our complex, interconnected biological system.
Practitioners who subscribe to the individualized functional medicine approach look to uncover the very root cause of your illness by spending time with you, listening to your history and studying interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that influence your long-term health and complex chronic disease.