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Functional Medicine

What is Functional Health?

Are you still looking for the right functional health doctor near me? Our clinic is open to anyone looking to take care of their health in a more natural way. You can browse our website or contact us for more information.

People often wonder: “what’s the goal of Functional Medicine?”

In short, a Functional Medicine practitioner seeks to understand why an illness came about in the first place to prevent future recurrences. It does not aspire to replace Traditional Medicine, instead, it aims to supplement it and create a better system of health, happiness, and wellness. Dr. Stec is here to help better understand you and your health.

Many people choose alternative treatments over traditional ones because they are tired of adding one more pill to their routine. Many times a traditional doctor is only treating a symptom of something much worse. Finding the underlying cause is best!

Another big difference between holistic and traditional has to do with the origin of the disease. At times, traditional methods can’t determine the cause of certain diseases. In traditional medicine, almost all disease starts and ends in the gut. The emphasis is placed on understanding what it is about a patient’s diet and lifestyle that could cause disruptions in wellness down the road. The patient, not the doctor, determines the level of care they can receive. The functional health practitioner can suggest and recommend diet and lifestyle changes and treatments, but it’s ultimately up to the patient to make the final decision about the level of care they receive.

Putting the ‘Personal’ Back in Personal Care

For those unfamiliar with holistic healthcare, it’s understandable that one might be hesitant to try something new. However, unlike mainstream medicine, it’s industry benchmarks are irrelevant.

We start with you. Our doctor takes the time to analyze everything about your health starting from your family medical history, to your diet, to your lifestyle, and more. Everything is carefully recorded, referenced and integrated into the best solution for you.

As a functional medicine practitioner, it is our goal to make everything about you. Your health comes first, we will listen to you express your concerns and make a plan together. Our center is a great place to get answers when you are struggling.

If you have a chronic illness, we do our best to assess the cause and not merely treat the symptom. For instance, patients suffering from chronic acid-reflux are likely to be prescribed acid-blockers or in some cases, they’re advised to elect surgery. But that isn’t really as effective as determining the underlying cause of the reflux such as an overly acidic diet, a Helicobacter pylori infection, or other possibilities.

The Big Picture: You

We recognize that everybody is unique. Your health isn’t only an issue when you get sick, it’s an ongoing concern. That’s why we get right to work.

We take an integrative approach to understand you and your health on a deeper level. We connect you with health and wellness experts that give you a deeper understanding of an ailment or disease and take a holistic approach to treat mind, body, and soul.

Medications for the most part, only treat a symptom of a disease, not its underlying cause. Of course, we do our best to alleviate your pain, but if you’re regularly exposed to toxins, have too much stress, lead a sedentary life, or eat poorly, we need to address those things too.

Some of the things that I mentioned above are what set us apart from traditional treatments. As alternative health doctors, we strive to find the underlying cause of your issues, instead of just medicating. We aim to help you live better and feel better! Yohealthu can always count on the team of alternative health doctors here. 

Contact us Today

We are here for you when you need us most! Please call our office for more information. We’ll set you up with an appointment to see Dr. Stec at a time that works for you both. Our team is happy to work with you!

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