Dr. Brian Hooper addresses the underlying causes of disease by focusing on the patient as a whole rather than only treating isolated sets of symptoms. He will take the time to listen to each patient in order to determine their health histories including genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors that can influence long-term health & well-being.
How is Functional Medicine Different?
Integrated Medical Practices: Functional medicine combines traditional practices with alternative and integrative medicine. This means we focus on not just treatment but prevention through diet, exercise and lifestyle changes. Supplementation and stress management also play an integral part in functional medicine.
Care Centered Around the Patient: Treatments are tailored to the individual needs of the patient rather than the symptoms themselves. This allows us to gain a better knowledge of the patient’s story and history allowing us to provide the best care possible. Functional Medicine enables our clinic to practice proactive, predictive, personalized medicine and empowers patients to take an active role in their own health.
Functional Medicine treatment plans will usually include making some changes in the patient’s lifestyle. These changes include what to nutrition, physical activity, stress management, exposure to toxic substances and additional factors. These changes are designed to work with genetic makeup and work well in each individual patient’s environment. Although individual genes may make a patient susceptible to some disease, lifestyle changes can help target these problem areas and drastically improve the overall health of the patient.