Are you satisfied with your annual medical physical? Does your doctor look at your vitals and latest blood panels and respond “everything looks fine” without any details? Does she focus on the specific symptom you’ve described without considering your overall health, nutrition, and lifestyle? Do you even know what is the basis for “normal” or “fine” within the US population: is it the fit and healthy adult, the slightly overweight person who walks occasionally, or the sedentary obese person? So you may have normal results within the huge range the average doctor considers is normal, but are those results normal for you?
Wouldn’t it be nice to see a doctor who takes a patient-centered approach, rather than a disease-centered approach to health care, one who understands the individuality of each patient? If you’re not satisfied with the standard of care of conventional medicine and are looking for a new perspective, functional medicine may be for you. Read more >>