"The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.
By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease. They may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. As a result, Functional Medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual."
As Dietitians we usually run a practice that allows for an initial consult for 45 minutes to maybe an hour and then schedule follow up consults once a month thereafter to check in, with little to no contact inbetween.
My practice is based on continuity and works a little differently. I start with a 3 month subscription that allows for an unlimited timed consult in all three of those months. In addition to our consults I also allow for texts or emails throughout the month to support you where needed.
For this reason I only take in around 15 clients at a time.
In the first three months we work to uncover the underlying roots of the issue that you are experiencing. This often includes learning how to track your cycle and your hormones with body basal temperature and getting important labs done to create a therapeutic nutrition plan unique to your system and your health goals.
After our intial 3 months, we reassess and either go deeper if needed or you change over to a month to month subscription for continued support, that can be cancelled at any time.