Who is Functional Medicine For?
Functional Diagnostic Medicine is a system that utilizes a comprehensive health history, physical examination, and specialized functional laboratory testing to uncover the root cause of many different and widespread symptoms. By uncovering the body systems and functions that are not performing optimally, a comprehensive care plan can be formulated that will help return the body to a state of balance and optimal function. When formulating your care plan, your functional medicine practitioner will consider dietary and supplement recommendations, lifestyle modifications, movement practices, and stress reduction techniques to include. Functional medicine seeks to care for the whole person and provide support to the individual. No one is exactly alike and neither should your healthcare be.
A few common reasons to seek care from a functional medicine practitioner are listed below.
Post COVID Symptoms
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Mental Health Support
Diabetes/Blood Sugar Regulation
Environmental Toxin Exposure
We are all different so every person's care should reflect that. Before your visit, we ask that you complete all materials emailed to you upon booking your appointment. Completing the requested forms will ensure that Dr. Clay has had time to familiarize himself with your main reasons for wanting to begin care under a functional medicine practitioner. Please arrive no more than 5 minutes prior to the time you have booked and plan to spend at least one hour with Dr. Clay discussing your "why" for beginning care and participating in a comprehensive physical examination.
Functional medicine research and protocols are on the cutting edge of science today and most testing is not covered by insurance providers. For this reason we do not accept insurance as payment. In an effort to reduce cost for our Practice Members as much as possible, we partner with several companies that provide significantly discounted prices for functional testing and quality nutritional supplements. We also offer payment plans for any individual seeking care. One of our goals is to make functional medicine accessible to all, no matter your budget.
"I am so looking forward to building a care plan for each individual seeking an individualized, holistic path to optimal Health. Just like in anything else, a team effort always makes goals more easily accomplished. Take care and, until we meet... Be well."
- Dr. Clay