Our Treatment Philosophy: Functional Medicine
Functional medicine incorporates a holistic view of each patient, not just current health challenges and conditions. Our practitioners form a close relationship with each patient, and analyze genetic components, lifestyle, environment and opportunities for prevention.
Functional Medicine is personalized medicine that deals with primary prevention and underlying causes instead of symptoms for serious chronic disease.
Functional Vs Traditional Medicine
You wait forever in the lobby, and after finally hearing your name called, you get up and are ushered into a room only to wait once again. Your doctor finally knocks on the door and takes a quick glance at the chart in his hand to find out your name before greeting you. Five minutes later, you leave the office with a prescription for something you’ve never heard of and could probably be alleviated with a few deep breaths more salads in your diet.
Of course, this isn’t everyone’s experience with the traditional doctor’s visit, but there are many reasons why a holistic approach to your health may be a better way to go. That is what we do here at Total Approach Wellness and Aesthetics.
We look at the whole person.
When you go to the doctor for a recurring headache problem, they will most likely just be looking at your head. They order an MRI to look at your head, or give your medication to treat the headaches. However, there are many different reasons why someone would be having headaches, and it takes looking at the whole person – their lifestyle, diet, family history, and more, to get to the root of the problem.
We get to know you.
We keep our patient family small so that we can give them the best care possible. Office visits aren’t rushed through, and we don’t contract with outside parties that could influence our patients healthcare.
We make prevention a priority.
Today’s healthcare is often nicknamed “sick care” due to the way the system puts more emphasis on treatment rather than prevention. We want to support our patients to live healthy, happy lives, so we encourage disease prevention through diet, exercise, and stress management, to name a few.
We combine cutting-edge and traditional medicine.
Our treatment suggestions aren’t influenced by drug company representatives, and we don’t just order tests and write prescriptions. We use hormonal therapy, regenerative medicine, supplements, and focus on early detection and prevention for chronic diseases.
What kind of health care would you prefer? We are proud to offer a holistic approach to health care in the Fayetteville area, and love seeing our patients getting and staying healthy and active!
Contact us to make an appointment, or if you are interested in learning more about functional medicine and what we have to offer here at Total Approach Wellness and Aesthetics.