What is Functional Medicine at KCNSJC?
Functional medicine takes your symptoms, medical history, and results from blood lab testing to create a plan of improvement that is individual to you, using dietary modifications and dietary supplements. The key is to figure out why you are having your symptoms or abnormal levels on your bloodwork results and to help bring your physiology back into balance in a natural manner.
Functional medicine does NOT replace your medical doctor! If you have been diagnosed with a condition or illness and/or you are on prescription medication, then that will stay the same until your medical provider says differently. However, it is not always clear why you have that condition or what your prescription is trying to help with. We aim to find what can and needs to change or improve to help bring your bloodwork results back to a normal level and help you feel better.
Functional medicine at KCNSJC is based on the science of physiology and biochemistry (google both of those terms quickly if they are unfamiliar) in combination with modern medical blood testing.
Who is Functional Medicine For?
People dealing with:
- blood sugar problems/diabetes
- thyroid problems
- anemia/iron difficieny problems
- chronic fatigue
- IBS/gastro-intestinal problems
- chronic pain/chronic inflammation
- concentration problems/brain fog
- auto-immune problems
- Menstrual problems
- and much more!
What to Expect
Here is what you can expect if you become a functional medicine patient at KCNSJC:
- At your appointment, the doctor will ask some questions based on the paperwork and past lab work you have provided, and a plan will be given based on the doctor’s professional interpretation of your symptoms and bloodwork results.
- Supplements and dietary changes are the main form of treatment that you can expect.
- Bloodwork may need to be ordered both initially and/or at a follow up appointment to monitor for changes and/or improvements.
- Appointments are $75 and you can expect at least 3 to 4 appointments over an 8 to 12 week period if your case is straightforward.
- Insurance can be used for bloodwork if you have coverage
- And, of course, we expect for you to feel better!