Functional medicine is a modern approach to addressing chronic disease and offers an alternative to the conventional medical model of addressing illness. Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease by taking a comprehensive approach and shifting the focus to a patient-centered model of care, rather than disease-centered focus.
This type of medicine looks at the inter-connections of genetic expression, lifestyle, and environmental factors to determine how they collectively can influence a person’s short-term and long-term health. Functional medicine offers a unique and individualized approach to each person’s illnesses, health concerns, and goals.
AN Alternative TO FIGHTING DISEASE
What does a functional medicine visit look like?
When you seek a functional medicine approach to your health concerns, we conduct an extensive health history through various questionnaires, forms, and one-on-one collaboration with our doctor.
There is no one-size-fits-all model for functional medicine, so the amount of time and effort conducting the history intake is based on individual needs. We will perform a physical exam pertinent your needs.
We then discuss various treatment options and interventions, as well as the possibility of lab testing to help diagnose underlying causes of disease to establish a baseline of your health status before beginning care. We then begin a supportive journey to restore health and vitality together, outlining steps to reach your individual goals for care.
What types of lab testing may be performed?
- Routine blood work and health screens
- Food sensitivity and allergy testing
- Nutritional deficiency testing
- Adrenal health and stress response
- Stool analysis
- Neurotransmitter testing
- Hormonal testing
- Gastrointestinal and digestive symptom testing
Come on in!
Scheduling a functional medicine appointment with Active Care only takes minutes. We accept many kinds of insurance and can discuss the details of your financial responsibility prior to your appointment.
We are located on Northwest Highway (US 14) in between the Arlington Heights and Arlington Park Metra stations.