The science behind functional medicine proposes that the body is a connected network. In short, problematic issues with one aspect of your body will have negative effects on your overall health. Ultimately, the body needs to exist in a dynamic balance. The goal of functional medicine is to treat chronic conditions that are resistant to standard models of care, including prescription drugs.
Treatment With a Nurse Practitioner
At Vitality Medical & Wellness Center, you will be treated by Cristy Thomas, DNP, FNP-BC, APRN, a board-certified nurse practitioner. Nurse practitioners have many of same abilities as physicians, such as prescribing medication, treating illnesses, and administering physical exams; however, nurse practitioners also focus on prevention and wellness education. At Vitality, we promote making positive lifestyle choices to improve discomfort caused by chronic conditions.
Treating Chronic Conditions
Many Americans suffer from allergies as well as digestive, hormonal, metabolic, and neurological issues. Functional medicine seeks to find holistic or alternative treatments to provide you relief from your chronic illness. We utilize a combination of diet, hormone replacements, and IV therapy to improve your health and quality of life.
Genetically Tailored Treatments
Your genetics can have a significant impact on your overall health. At Vitality, we provide a variety of genetic testing to help determine the best course of treatment for your chronic illness. Instead of using medications, we attack the disease directly by using your genetic makeup to support the normal healing mechanisms of your body.
Functional Medicine at Vitality Medical & Wellness Center
At Vitality, we seek to understand why you have a problem before we treat it. Instead of placating the symptoms of an issue, we want to target that issue at its source. We provide a variety of testing to determine the cause of your issues and help you heal.