Functional Medicine is the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between the practitioner and the patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.
// Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine Steering Committee
We view physical, mental and spiritual aspects of life as closely interconnected and equally important approaches to treatment. In this modality, the art and science of healing addresses care of the whole person: body, mind, and spirit.
What to expect
Your initial consultation is a full hour and a half. During a typical evaluation, I will take a complete medical and lifestyle history and perform a physical examination. I am listening for the big picture and am attuned to the tests needed to uncover root causes of illness that may not yet have been uncovered. I work with you to create an individualized program that you can integrate immediately into your life. If you have lab work done elsewhere, please bring copies with you to your appointment.
Hormones are my favorite topic and I address hormonal imbalances of many varieties like PMS, peri-menopause, libido, menopause, thyroid, adrenal and blood sugar regulation with lab assessments and natural and integrative interventions including herbal therapies, nutritional precursors, bio-identical hormones and lifestyle modification.
Included in the list of hormones I look at are sex hormones, like estrogen, progesterone and testosterone, adrenal hormones like cortisol and DHEA and metabolic hormones like insulin, leptin, growth hormone and thyroid hormone, amongst others.
The interplay between these hormones is vast and complex and I do my best to interpret your lab assessments to offer you and your body exactly what it needs to come into balance.
Thyroid dysfunction and adrenal fatigue are two of the most common conditions affecting millions of people in America and remains a largely undiagnosed epidemic. We go beyond the standard labs to get a complete picture of how your thyroid and adrenal function are impacting the way you feel so that we can help restore the energy and vitality you once had.
At Functional Medicine SF, the products we prescribe are produced by companies that use the highest standards in their manufacturing process.
Unlike many over-the-counter supplements, professional nutraceuticals use the highest quality raw materials, minimize fillers and other agents that inhibit absorption (“other ingredients” listed on labels), and use the ‘active’ form of ingredients for optimal use by the body.
When attempting to achieve therapeutic results, we only select the best. Established patients will receive access to our partnered online apothecary.
Do you want to look better and feel better as you age?
Around the world, people are seeking medical guidance for ways to stay healthy, active, and vital well into their older years. As a result, the principles of the anti-aging lifestyle are gaining rapid and widespread acceptance as a framework for lifelong habits for healthy living.
Longevity Medicine is a medical specialty founded on the application of advanced scientific and medical technologies for the early detection, prevention, treatment, and reversal of age-related discomforts and diseases. This includes genetic, physiological and nutritional testing to develop a customized protocol for keeping your body supported and nourished with what it needs to stay young and vital for years to come.
When it comes to your health, we know that biology is controlled by your genes. However, you can affect the expression of your genes by the way you eat, move and manage stress, a concept called biogenomics.
We offer genetic testing so you can gain insight into your genetics and how they may impact your health, such as what role your genes play in digestive health, how well your body copes with the stress of physical activity or how environmental factors affect your body.
With this information, you can uncover how changes in your lifestyle can impact the expression of your genes and therefore your health.
- Complete Blood Count (CBC)
- Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
- Thyroid Hormone Panel
- Blood glucose, insulin levels
- Vitamin D
- Gluten sensitivity/Celiac Disease
- Comprehensive digestive analysis
- Comprehensive sex hormone profiles (blood, saliva and urine)
- Adrenal gland function
- Growth hormone levels
- Obesity biomarkers
- Inflammatory markers
- EMF sensitivity testing
- Neurotransmitter testing (mood disorders)
- Environmental toxicity testing (heavy metals, PCB’s, volatile solvents)
- Organic acids (cellular metabolic efficiency)
- Micronutrient testing
- Food Allergies (IgG antibodies)
- Gene SNP Analysis
Specialty Labs used include: Cyrex, Labrix, Doctor’s Data, Genova, Alletess, US Biotek and more.