Funcional Medicine: How does it work?

A Comprehensive Approach to Treatment

“Most imbalances in functionality can be addressed; some can be completely restored to optimum function, and others can be substantially improved.”
-from the Institute of Functional Medicine

Prevention is paramount. Virtually every complex, chronic disease is preceded by long-term disturbances in functionality.

Changing how the systems function can have a major impact on the patient’s health. The functional medicine practitioner examines a wide array of available interventions and customizes a treatment plan including those with the most impact on underlying functionality.

Functional medicine expands the clinician’s tool kit. Treatments may include combinations of drugs, botanical medicines, nutritional supplements, therapeutic diets, or detoxification programs. They may also include counseling on lifestyle, exercise, or stress-management techniques.

The patient becomes a partner. As a patient, you become an active partner with your functional medicine practitioner. This allows you to really be in charge of improving your own health and changing the outcome of disease.

Take the first step to optimal wellness. Call the office of Robert Sholl, MD to schedule an appointment at his Maine Functional Medicine office in Scarborough, Maine. It’s the first step to optimal wellness.

Wellspring Functional Medicine
Robert Sholl, MD

Scarborough, Maine   04070

Phone:   (207) 289-1060
Fax:        (207) 289-1061