Functional Medicine Specialist

The Well for Health

Health and Wellness Center located in Davidson, NC

Functional medicine is at the heart of The Well for Health’s philosophy on patient care, which is to look at your health as a whole rather than focusing on the symptoms of a specific condition. By taking a holistic approach, the highly qualified medical team at The Well for Health in Davidson, North Carolina, can address all the factors influencing your well-being and help you achieve optimum health. Call the clinic today or book an appointment online.

Functional Medicine Q & A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine takes a whole-person view, looking at every factor in your lifestyle, history, genetic makeup, and environment that can affect your well-being. It takes a different approach to conventional medicine but uses sound scientific principles and evidence-based research.

Functional medicine practitioners encourage you to be proactive in caring for your health by adopting healthy living habits; and when you present with symptoms, you and your practitioner work together to identify what’s causing the problem rather than just treating the symptoms.

The Well for Health takes a functional medicine approach using the guidelines of the Cleveland Clinic division of functional medicine. Your team members include a patient care coordinator, medical nutritionist, and health coach, as well as the medical staff, who work together to produce an individualized care plan tailored to your specific needs.

What is the difference between conventional and functional medicine?

Conventional medicine approaches most cases by finding a solution that relieves symptoms, whereas functional medicine focuses on finding out why these symptoms are present and what’s preventing normal functioning.

For example, a patient with a chronic pain condition such as fibromyalgia might expect to receive pain medication, antidepressants, and sleeping pills from their doctor to treat their symptoms. A functional medicine practitioner like the experts at The Well for Health wants to know why you have fibromyalgia in the first place and looks at every possible cause so they can identify the most effective treatment approach.

Your diet, chronic stress, or a number of other lifestyle influences could be causing or contributing to your condition. Once they identify the cause, your specialist team can treat you to remove the cause without relying on prescription medication unless absolutely necessary.

What conditions are helped by functional medicine?

Functional medicine principles are applicable to all health conditions but are particularly useful when used to treat chronic disorders such as:

  • Obesity
  • Hypertension
  • Fibromyalgia
  • IBS
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Biotoxin Illness (MOLD)
  • Cognitive decline (using the Bredesen Protocol)

Functional medicine is effective in reversing Type 2 diabetes, lipid problems, and high cholesterol. The holistic nutritionist at The Well for Health is highly skilled in treating your gut health problems, including leaky gut and food allergies, and is well able to advise on your unique nutritional requirements.

The Well for Health team also includes a health coach, who works with you to reverse chronic diseases by helping you improve your lifestyle rather than relying on medications to mask the symptoms.

If you have a chronic health condition, the team at The Well for Health can help you find the cause and take action to restore your health. Call them today or book an appointment online.

Every patient who contacts The Well for Health receives a FREE 15 minute telephone consultation with a member of the team before visiting the clinic.