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Functional Medicine

Functional medicine is a patient centered approach to optimal health and human function uncovering the root cause of signs and symptoms in individuals. Functional medicine practitioners include Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathy, Doctors of Chiropractic, and other qualified healthcare practitioners. The core of functional medicine is understanding WHY you feel ill or tired and developing a treatment plan to correct the dysfunctions in the body. The main areas that become dysfunctional in the human body include:
  • Gastrointestinal System
  • Detoxification System
  • Environmental/Lifestyle/Genetic Factors
  • Neurologic System
  • Endocrine System
  • Immune System
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Emotional Stress Factors
  • Energy/Oxidative Stress (Mitochondrial) Systems
These systems are evaluated with a comprehensive health history, physical examination, and advanced functional diagnostic lab testing to uncover what systems in the human body are not functioning optimally leading to your signs and symptoms. A personalized plan is then constructed to restore optimal function and health.

Appointments include:

  1. Pre-Consultation Prior to Initial Consultation
    1. A comprehensive health history questionnaire will be securely emailed to you for completion. Once the comprehensive health history is complete along with the acquisition of pertinent medical records related to your complaints, the initial consultation will then be scheduled.
  2. Initial Consultation – 60 minutes
    1. Pertinent findings will be discussed based on the comprehensive health questionnaire and past medical records. We will discuss your goals of treatment, your frustrations dealing with how you feel, and provide a support network moving forward. A physical examination will be performed along with suggested advanced functional diagnostic lab testing to uncover the root cause(s) of your symptoms.
  3. Lab Results, Nutrition, and Lifestyle Consultation – 30 minutes
    1. Once all advanced functional diagnostic lab testing is complete (roughly 2 weeks), the second consultation will be scheduled. Lab findings will be explained to you. We discuss what lifestyle factors may be contributing to your symptoms along with developing an individualized nutritional supplement program based on lab findings. We only use the highest quality supplements to ensure the highest-level outcomes.  Most of the time, lifestyle choices are a significant factor in feeling the way you do. A plan of action will be constructed to reverse the pertinent findings.
  4. Progress Questionnaires
    1. Progress questionnaires will be emailed to you to monitor progress every 30 days. Typically, symptoms begin to improve 30 – 60 days after the start of the program.
  5. Follow Up with Re-Examination – 30 minutes
    1. Positive lab findings will be retested along with positive physical examination findings related to the patient’s complaint to ensure the physiological abnormality is corrected. Follow up appointments may be needed depending on the severity of the patient’s case. Most cases take 4-8 months to correct nutritional deficiencies and to remove toxicities of the body leading to the resolution of signs/symptoms.

Advanced Diagnostic Functional Lab Testing

Advanced diagnostic functional lab testing helps evaluate health on a cellular level. This testing is different from traditional testing because it helps evaluate the root cause(s) of your health challenges. This testing is done through urine, stool, saliva, and/or blood. The most common tests include:
  1. Organic Acid Testing
  2. Toxic Metal Testing
  3. Gastrointestinal Testing
  4. Food Sensitivity Testing
  5. Inflammatory Markers
  6. Vitamin/Mineral Deficiency
  7. Thyroid Panels
  8. Male Hormone Panels
  9. Female Hormone Panels
  10. Adrenal Gland Panels
  11. Genetic Testing

Direct Lab Pricing

Our goal is to deliver the most affordable care possible and we are associated with Doctors Choice. This allows up to have up to 80% off lab work for our patients.

Free 15 Minute Phone Consultation

If you feel this is the type of healthcare you need, call the office to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation with Dr. Taylor to see if this is right for you. If you are ready to get started, you can fill out the New Patient Registration form under the Contact Us tab at the top of the page. We will send you the initial comprehensive health questionnaire.

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