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Functional Medicine

Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC

Family Practice & Internal Medicine Physicians located in Scottsdale, AZ

Functional medicine provides an effective way to identify and treat the underlying causes of acute and chronic illnesses. At Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC, Helene Wechsler, MD, provides a full suite of Functional Medicine services to patients of all ages. Call the Scottsdale, Arizona, office to make an appointment with Dr. Wechsler or click the online booking tool today.

Functional Medicine Q & A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine takes a patient-centered, individualized approach to health care. Instead of masking the uncomfortable symptoms caused by illnesses, the Functional Medicine practitioner works with her patients to identify the root cause of their illnesses and then develops a treatment plan to promote optimal wellness.

As stated by the Institute of Functional Medicine: 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.

Functional medicine promotes healthy lifestyle habits. As an IFM-trained functional medicine provider, Dr. Wechsler encourages all in her care to regularly exercise, eat a balanced diet, and address the stress in their lives.

What services does functional medicine provide?

At a Functional Medicine appointment, Dr. Wechsler will address all the below:

  • Diet and nutritional counseling
  • Stress management
  • Preventative medicine
  • Women’s health and men’s health
  • Hormonal optimization
  • Appropriate genetic testing
  • Sleep recommendations
  • Digestion issues
  • Toxin exposures
  • Exercise recommendations
  • Medications and nutritional supplements

  

What happens during a functional medicine appointment?

At Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC, a functional medicine appointment begins with a comprehensive physical exam and a review of your medical history. If you’re experiencing any unusual symptoms or have concerns, bring them up during this time.

Following the exam, your provider orders a series of laboratory tests, including blood work and urinalysis. They analyze your samples to detect issues like high cholesterol, vitamin deficiencies, or hormonal imbalances. After gathering the necessary information, your provider designs a custom care plan that aligns with your needs.

To learn more about functional medicine, make an appointment at Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC, by calling the nearest office, or clicking the online booking tool today.