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 What is Functional Medicine? 

Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine is a patient-centered and individualized approach to medicine that aims to get patients and practitioners to work together and address underlying causes of diseases and promote and maintain wellness. In order to provide the best care, functional medicine approaches require an in-depth understanding of patient's genetic, biological, and lifestyle factors that may contribute to disease or illness. This leads to direct personalized treatment plans for every patient. Practitioners that use functional medicine are able to quickly identify multiple diseases and therefore may find many underlying causes to one disease. 

Our Approach

At Bay Area Wellness Center, we use a Functional Medicine approach to cultivate meaningful patient-practitioner relationships. We run tests and talk to patients to address underlying causes of disease and create personalized treatment plans for every patient that comes into our office. We believe that every patient deserves the best treatment for every need. 

Conventional Medicine

Functional

Medicine

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Symptom based treatments and doctor centered

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Patients receive same or similar treatment

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Disease oriented and specialized for a particular disease

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Early detection and symptom based diagnosis

V.S.

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Treats underlying causes and patient-centered

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Individual treatment plans and customized approaches

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Health oriented and treats the whole body

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Prevention focused and personalized diagnosis