Functional Medicine

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Functional Medicine services offered in Delray Beach, FL

COMING SOON

Functional medicine seeks to identify the root cause of your symptoms before creating a plan to boost overall health and wellness. At Advance Practice Care LLC, in Delray Beach, Florida, Sabrina Elien, NP, will soon be offering functional medicine services to help you feel and function your very best. Booking a visit takes just moments online or over the phone.  

Functional Medicine Q & A


What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is an approach to healthcare that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of illness. This differs from the way many practitioners approach care, which is to focus on treating individual symptoms as they arise. 

 

Most functional medicine practitioners take a holistic approach to health and wellness. This view acknowledges that health encompasses not just physical elements but also the ways your mental, emotional, and social wellness factors into how you feel and function each day. 

 

This willingness to view each person as a distinct individual with unique strengths and challenges is part of what makes functional medicine such a rewarding approach for both patients and practitioners.  

What kinds of issues are discussed during functional medicine visits?

 

Many aspects of your functional medicine visit are similar to the steps you’d expect during any other physical exam. Your practitioner collects basic information about your vital signs and health and includes the details in your permanent medical record. 

 

Be prepared to share the details of your personal and family health history, as well as share a full overview of any medications you’re taking and the conditions you’ve been treated for. 

 

What differentiates functional medicine is the focus on elements of your lifestyle and emotional health. Some of the issues you might discuss during your visit include:

 

  • The quantity and quality of your sleep
  • Exercise habits and activity levels
  • Stressors
  • Nutrition
  • Personal relationships

 

You can also expect your functional medicine practitioner to spend more time with you than most traditional medical professionals. The goal is to create a partnership that will enhance your overall health and wellness.  

What kinds of services are available within functional medicine?

Functional medicine practitioners offer the same essential services as most primary care providers. Routine physical exams are important for people of all ages and provide the opportunity to receive the screenings needed for your age, sex, and general health. 

Acute care, commonly called sick visits, is also available from your functional medicine practitioner. When you’re feeling ill or have sustained an injury, having a trusted provider to turn to can make the experience far easier to navigate. 

Chronic disease management is an area where functional medicine truly shines. Focusing on the root cause of chronic health problems is a great way to chart a course toward improvement. Your practitioner works closely with you to find ways to support your body. Enhanced nutrition, weight loss, exercise plans, and improvements in sleep quality are all possible. 

When you’re ready to begin, call Advance Practice Care LLC, to book a one-on-one exam. Online scheduling is also an option and takes just moments to complete. 

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