What is Functional Medicine?
Functional medicine is a science-based health care that treats the cause not the symptoms of the patient. Functional medicine evaluates the body, with special attention to the relationship of one body system to another and the nutrient imbalances and toxic overload that may adversely affect these relationships.
Majority of illnesses are not from acute illnesses that can be easily diagnosed and treated. Most illness is chronic and almost always preceded by a lengthy period of declining function in one or more of the body's systems. Illness is addressed by identifying specific dysfunctions that have contributed to the disease state. Those dysfunctions are, for each of us, the result of lifelong interactions among our environment, our lifestyle and our genetic predispositions.
Can you help me with my health problem?
If you suffer from a chronic medical condition and if you feel you are taking too many prescription drugs, want a more natural approach or wonder which supplements are right for you, we can help.
Mainstream medical practice does not focus on finding the root cause of illness. The usual medical tests do not look for food sensitivities, hidden infections, environmental toxins, mold exposures, nutritional deficiencies and metabolic imbalances.
Dr. Asif Razak D.C., CFMP and Health Coach LeAnn Roe LPN, HHC are trained in managing chronic problems through lifestyle changes, diet changes, and supplementation in treating conditions such as fibromyalgia, fatigue syndromes, autoimmune disorders, inflammatory disorders and many chronic conditions.
Please contact us if you would like to discuss whether we can help with your health condition.
Is Dr. Asif a primary care physician?
We do not provide primary care services. We will work with you closely as a consultant in preventive and nutritional counseling to help you address the roots of chronic health problems. We will confer with your primary care doctor and specialist physicians if required.
Does Dr. Asif Razak prescribe medicines?
We do not prescribe medications but will work closely with our medical colleagues when medication may be required.
What about laboratory testing?
Some testing can be done through conventional laboratories, and others are only available through specialty laboratories. During your medical consultation, your doctor will determine which tests are needed and will review testing recommendations, instructions (for instance, fasting or non-fasting, etc.) and costs.
Your financial resources and how much testing you want to do are considered, and the plan for testing is reviewed with you. Some testing can be performed at home with test kits to collect urine, saliva or stool. Others may require a blood draw. In all cases, we will assist you in coordinating initial and follow-up testing.
Do I need to see the health coach at your office?
Yes, we require that all our patients see our health coach for the initial new patient visit and follow-up visits as needed. We believe that by removing harmful inputs and providing optimal nutrition, the body can often heal itself. The safest and most powerful medicine available today is food. We have found that considerable changes often need to be made to the diets and lifestyles of patients suffering from chronic illness to achieve optimal health. Our health coach is instrumental in helping patients manage and understand dietary and lifestyle changes that are prescribed by our physician.
Do you take health insurance?
No, we do not accept health insurance for our office visits. The Lab can bill your insurance for the testing and we are not affiliated with any labs.
Do you sell nutritional supplements?
Yes, we often recommend nutritional supplements to patients in conjunction with lifestyle and dietary modification.
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