Understanding Functional Medicine.

Functional Medicine-Based Health Care:​

​At Thrive, we begin by listening to you.  We gather your story using our powerful online secure portal.  We'll discuss your "health timeline" on your first visit.  Based on your history, we will  recommend undergoing a set of tests that allow us to look deep into your physiology .  In this way, we can uncover how to address your  specific needs, rather than slinging bottles of pills and treatments at your symptoms in the hope that they will help.   It is a fact that a majority of prescriptions written in this country are for symptoms of disease and dysfunction that are attributable to lifestyle, chaining the patient to a lifetime of prescription refills and complications from interactions with other drugs.  At Thrive, we work in partnership with you to uncover and address the underlying causes of disease and dysfunction.  Through our programs and services, you CAN make the changes you need to restore your health and not just survive, but THRIVE!

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Why is the Functional Medicine model important to your health care?

By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. 

Functional Medicine practitioners spend extra time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease.  In this way,  Functional Medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
The current system of medicine that most practitioners are using is one of disease-care,  diagnosis and treatment of an illness, or a trauma.  Unfortunately, this acute-care approach does not provide the physician or the patient with the proper methodology and tools for preventing and treating complex, chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and autoimmune disorders such as Hashimoto's or rheumatoid arthritis.
The additional training taken by functional medicine providers teaches the  assessment of the underlying causes of complex, chronic disease, and also the tools providers can use to empower patients to apply strategies such as nutrition, stress management and physical activity to address and prevent these illnesses in their patients.

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