Functional Medicine FAQs
Conveniently located to serve Denver Metro, Fort Collins, and Colorado Springs.
Am I a Good Candidate for Functional Medicine?
The best candidates for functional medicine are patients who prefer a collaborative process when designing a treatment plan and who are willing to make the effort to initiate lifestyle changes to promote healing. Lifestyle changes may include changes in diet, exercise, sleep habits, and the addition of stress reduction techniques such as meditation. Functional medicine is ideal for patients looking for a provider who believes that it is necessary to treat the root cause of the patient’s symptoms to achieve optimal health outcomes.
Functional medicine’s approach to symptoms and illness is also cost-effective. By targeting the root cause of the patient’s problems, the patient will learn how to manage their symptoms through their own lifestyle choices and help prevent further disease from developing, reducing the need for increasing numbers of medications, appointments, and possibly hospitalizations.
What happens at the consultation?
During an initial consultation, you and one of our skilled medical professionals will discuss your complete medical history; this will be necessary when creating your customized disease management plan. Further consultations will be a key aspect of functional medicine treatment as these visits will be used to discuss the progress you have made, re-evaluate your condition, and make adjustments to your plan of care that fit with your lifestyle.
How Much Does Functional Medicine Cost?
The price of functional medicine treatment will depend on the type of symptoms or illness being treated. Additionally, the details of the patient’s management plan including testing and recommended supplements will affect cost. Consult with our financing department for cost planning and coordination of insurance claims.
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“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patients in care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” – Thomas Edison