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Functional Approach. 
Profound Transformation.

Restoring proper function to your body yields profound transformations in how you feel every day.

Functional Medicine is a natural and whole-person mindset about health care. We ask, “why is this happening?” instead of “what prescription goes with this diagnosis?” 

We investigate what’s going on in your body, and we look for the most effective, safe, and natural ways to address the problems. 

Instead of masking symptoms with drugs or other treatments, we work to uncover the root causes of your health issues.

Functional Approach

Start your healing journey today...

If you are experiencing chronic pain, fatigue, or dysfunction in your body…

If you’ve been told by various professionals that there is nothing that can help you, or they don’t know what is wrong with you, or that you just have to learn to live with it…

If you are afraid it’s all down hill from here…

That’s not the way it’s supposed to be.

There is another option…

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The Healing Journey: What to Expect

1. Gathering Information

Before your visit, you fill out an in-depth history form and assessment. During your initial appointment, we discuss you, your health, your family history, and what was going on in your life that may factor into how you got here.

2. Building a Plan

You'll leave your first appointment with the beginning of your recovery plan. The plan may involve ordering lab work, conducting a neurological exam, or gathering other information that will give us answers about the root causes of your issues.

3. Getting Answers

During the following appointments, we use the lab and exam results to help us understand some of the triggers and root causes of your health problems.

4. Recovery Phase

Now that we understand the factors that contribute to your unique situation, we add to your recovery plan. We will use whatever natural tools are appropriate for you, and those could include diet changes, lifestyle shifts, supplements, or other healing therapies.

5. Maintenance Phase

Once you’ve healed and are out of the recovery phase, you get to choose how to maintain your health. Just like cars last longer with an oil change on a regular basis, so will you. Whether you choose to come in for an annual check up, or just call when you need us, or even come in every month or two for a tune-up, we’re here to help you keep the health you’ve gained.

What to expect
Functional Medicine Doctor in Burlingame, CA

Our Philosophy

Designed to be healthy

Our bodies are designed to be healthy. When they are not, there is a reason. Provide the right care and environment, and that reason will resolve itself.

Food is the foundation

There is no pill, procedure, or exercise that can overcome a bad diet. Humans are designed to eat real food. We get sick when we eat man-made, processed food.

Daily dose

Real food, supplements, exercise, and other types of natural health care can restore your health. Use them daily.

In case of emergency​

Drugs and surgery can save your life. Use them in emergencies.

Being healthy requires effort​

Maintenance and prevention are more pleasant than illness and intervention. Given the toxins in our food, air, water and soil and the stressful way we live today, health is no longer by chance. Health takes intention and effort.

Our Philosophy
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Can Advanced Functional Medicine Help you?

 Call Our Team Today to Schedule Your Private Consultation. 

Experience the wonderful difference that Advanced Functional Medicine

with Dr. Frank Tortorice can make in your life!  


If you’re curious about Functional Medicine or would like to learn about our services, call today!

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