Renew Functional Medicine and Anti Aging
1306 Mercantile Drive, Highland IL, 62249
Look Great, Feel Better!
-Botox & Fillers
-Sclero-Therapy for Veins
-Pain Management (arthritis/joint pain)
-Male Sexual Dysfunction (Erectile Dysfunction)
-Hormone Therapy (Menopausal Symptoms & Low Libido)
-Cancer Care providing support & resources
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A Holistic and Personalized Approach to Healing and Health Care
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So what exactly is functional medicine anyway?
1. Functional Medicine is all about you.
We examine not only the patient, but also their unique comprehensive history, environment, lifestyle and underlying factors, and then develop a health-enhancing plan to help restore the patient to good health and get him or her on a life-long path of wellness.
2. Functional Medicine is artisanal medicine.
With Functional Medicine, the patient experience involves time, care and patience. We treat the person who has the disease rather than the disease the person has. Functional Medicine practitioners are able to design unique, personalized healing plans based upon the cause of the disease, not the symptoms.
3. Functional Medicine is not assembly-line medicine.
Our current health care system forces physicians to manage huge caseloads and keep people moving through the system as quickly as possible. To it’s credit however, conventional medicine is great at managing medical and surgical emergencies, acute infections and trauma, but falls short when it comes to treating chronic diseases and disease prevention. This is where Functional Medicine shines brightly with its more comprehensive, thoughtful approach.
4. Functional Medicine is the best of both worlds, is TRUE healthcare and I believe the future of healthcare
Functional Medicine is a true combination of conventional medicine and complementary therapies. It acknowledges the strengths of conventional medicine for acute and crisis-care but also utilizes the strengths of integrative therapies by paying attention to diet, exercise, nutrition, disease prevention, supplementation and the body as a whole system, We’re not just giving patients a band-aid, we’re giving them the tools to create sustainable wellness and vitality. To me, it is what true healing is all about.
What Is Functional Medicine & Why It Becoming More Mainstream?
1. Functional Medicine is all about YOU.
In simplest terms, think of it as the ultimate in personalized, one-on-one, therapeutic relationships. It’s a health-focused & patient-centered, in which doctor and patient work together to dig deep and find out the causes of illness and disease. We examine not only the patient, but also their unique history, environment, lifestyle and underlying factors, and then develop a health-enhancing plan to help restore the patient to good health and get him or her on a life-long path of wellness.
2. Functional Medicine is artisanal medicine.
With Functional Medicine, the patient experience is anything but conventional. One might even call it ‘artisanal medicine’, because it involves time, care and patience. With Functional Medicine, we treat the person and the cause, not the disease and not the symptoms. By addressing the underlying causes of illness and disease, Functional Medicine practitioners are able to design unique, personalized healing plans that Conventional Medicine literally doesn’t have the tools, training, or the time for.
3. Our current health care system is, to a large extent, governed by profit-driven conglomerates that essentially force physicians to manage huge caseloads and keep people moving through the system as quickly as possible. It’s quick-fix, put-a-band-aid-on-it medicine, with little hope of creating long-term health. To it’s credit however, Conventional Medicine is great at managing medical and surgical emergencies, medical crises, acute infections and trauma, but falls way short when it comes to treating chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, gastrointestinal problems, chronic fatigue, autoimmune diseases, functional disorders, musculoskeletal problems and stress related disorders. This is where Functional Medicine shines bright with its more comprehensive, thoughtful approach.
4. Functional Medicine is the best of both worlds!
Functional Medicine is not an either/or system, but rather a true combination of Conventional Medicine and many complementary therapies. It acknowledges the strengths of Conventional Medicine for acute and crisis-care, but also realizes that this approach does not have the tools for preventing and treating chronic diseases. Unlike conventional physicians, we are able to tap into all the tools of healing—drawing from Western, Eastern, alternative, preventative and integrative medical practices—to help our patients heal. By pulling from all of these approaches and by paying attention to diet, exercise, nutrition, supplementation and the workings of the mind, we’re not just giving patients a band-aid, we’re giving them the tools to create sustainable wellness and vitality. To me, is what true healing is all about.
5. Functional Medicine looks for the cause.
In Conventional Medicine, doctors try to make a diagnosis and then apply a treatment for that particular diagnosis. In Functional Medicine we are less concerned with making a diagnosis and more concerned with the underlying imbalances or dysfunctions. These are the mechanisms of the disease process. We aim at treating those underlying disease mechanisms and ultimately look for the causes of those imbalances.
6. Functional Medicine is medicine on a mission.
I call myself a health evangelist, in part because I am a man on a mission. I aim to show the unwell how they can transform their health. Certainly they will need to do the work as I can’t do it for them, but we will work as partners to restore balance and health to their lives. And participating in the process, that slow transition from illness to wellness, is one of the greatest joys of Functional Medicine—for both patient and practitioner.
7. Functional Medicine is true Health Care.
Functional Medicine is true health care, unlike the disease care model of Conventional Medicine. We now have the knowledge to go beyond the current crisis care model and offer patients a much better approach to their health. We can incorporate lifestyle medicine, nutrition, supplements, stress reduction and exercise to improve the functioning of organs as a means of preventing disease and creating vibrant, sustainable health. We can address the healthcare needs of the 21st century….Let’s do it!!
Functional medicine takes a deeper look at each person’s health status and individual symptoms in order to identify the source of illness or dysfunction; we treat the whole system and not just the symptom. We aim to treat the whole body and do not just This model of medical care has helped diagnose and cure countless individuals suffering from various conditions.
Improve your health, quality of life and strengthen your immunity with the help of Renew Functional Medicine and Anti Aging. Our practice is for adults who might be starting to feel physiological changes that come with aging and want a more individualized approach of addressing them. We offer services that aim to improve both the health, vitality and appearance of our patients. Our goal is to not only feel their best but look their bet as well!
We are located in Woodcrest Plaza in Highland, Illinois at 1306 Mercantile Drive. To book an appointment, get in touch with us today.