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Transformative care through root cause assessment and integrative treatments

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At Holistic Medical Wellness, our mission is to revolutionize healthcare by integrating functional, holistic, and integrative medicine principles. By combining the best of traditional modern medicine with Complimentary Medicine Principles, we offer a comprehensive pathway to achieving optimal health and well-being.

The First Wealth Is Health

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Which Apply to You?


Experiencing a chronic health condition and dissatisfied with your current progress or treatments?


Want to enhance your health naturally, possibly reducing or eliminating medications?


Motivated and ready to implement lifestyle changes to support optimal health?


Do You have Brain Fog or don’t feel like yourself?

Ready To Take Control of How You Feel?

If you answered yes the we can help you! We support the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual. At Holistic Medical Wellness, we aim to understand the root causes of your health conditions and provide personalized, integrative, and comprehensive care to help you achieve your health goals and life dreams.

Health is a state of body. Wellness is a state of being.

- J. Stanford

Conditions Benefiting from Integrative and Functional Medicine

health plan

Integrative and Functional Medicine can effectively address a wide range of health conditions by focusing on the root causes and providing holistic, personalized care. Whether you’re dealing with chronic fatigue, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, or emotional difficulties, our comprehensive approach aims to restore balance and promote optimal health. 

By combining traditional and modern medicine, we support your unique health journey towards lasting well-being.

Integrative and Functional Medicine Principles

The greatest medicine of all is teaching people how not to need it.

- Hippocrates

Similar Qualities Integrative Medicine (IM) and
Functional Medicine (FM)

Whole-Person Focus

Treating the entire individual, not just symptoms or organ systems.

Patient-Centered Care

Building partnerships to address individual health needs and goals.

Holistic Modalities

Utilizing nutrition, mind-body medicine, herbs, acupuncture, Ayurveda, homeopathy, and energy medicine.

Proven Effectiveness

Increasing scientific evidence supports these modalities in treating acute and chronic conditions.

Key Differences Between FM and IM

Eight Core Systems

FM evaluates and addresses imbalances in the central nervous system, gut, immune function, structural integrity, hormonal communication, vascular transport, detoxification, and mitochondrial energy production.

Root Cause Focus

FM aims to identify and address the root causes of chronic inflammation and illnesses, promoting healing by correcting imbalances.

Why Should You Consider Functional Medicine?

Why Should You Consider
Functional Medicine?

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  • Comprehensive Care: Addresses the underlying causes of health issues rather than just symptoms.
  • Proven Results: Studies show that holistic approaches can improve outcomes for a wide range of conditions. For example, 70% of patients report improved well-being and symptom relief through functional medicine interventions.
  • Patient Empowerment: Encourages active participation in your own health and well-being.
  • Long-Term Benefits: Patients often experience sustained health improvements, reduced need for medications, and enhanced quality of life.

Achieving optimal health and vitality are possible. Join the growing number of people who are positively transforming how they feel with a complete functional medicine treatment plan.

- Richard Koffler MD.,

Key Treatment Modalities

Nutrition & Herbs

Customized nutritional plans and herbal treatments to support health and address specific conditions.

Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs

Traditional Chinese medicine practices to balance the body’s energy and promote healing.


Natural remedies aimed at stimulating the body’s innate healing abilities.

Mind-Body Medicine

Techniques such as meditation, yoga, and stress reduction to enhance mental and physical well-being.


Ancient Indian medical practices focusing on holistic treatments and natural balance.

Energy Medicine & Touch Therapy

Healing methods that use energy fields and therapeutic touch to restore health and vitality.

What Happens During the Functional Medicine Consultation Process?

1. Detailed Health History Review

medical history review

Our practitioner will start with a comprehensive review of your medical history, delving into your medical background, lifestyle choices, diet, stress levels, sleep patterns, exercise routines, and potential toxic environmental exposures. This thorough approach helps us understand the broader context of your health.

2. Symptom Assessment

health assessment

The doctor will review your current symptoms in detail, including their duration, severity, and any noticeable patterns. This helps us identify potential triggers and contributing factors.

3. Review of Bodily Systems

initial consultation with a doctor

The practitioner will inquire about various bodily systems, even those seemingly unrelated to your main complaint. This holistic review ensures we don’t overlook any aspect of your health.

4. Functional Laboratory Testing

testing in a lab

Based on your symptoms and history, specific lab tests may be recommended to assess nutrient levels, hormone balance, gut health, inflammation markers, and other critical factors. These tests can uncover underlying imbalances or dysfunctions.

5. Personalized Treatment Plan

personalized health plan

Using the gathered information, we’ll develop a tailored treatment plan. This may include dietary recommendations, lifestyle modifications, supplements, stress management techniques, and other interventions designed to address your unique needs and health goals

6. Follow-Up

Regular follow-up appointments are an integral part of our process. These sessions allow us to monitor your progress, make necessary adjustments to your treatment plan, and provide ongoing support and encouragement.

7. Empowerment and Healing

Our ultimate goal is to empower you to take an active role in optimizing your health. By addressing root causes and promoting balance and resilience within your body, we help you achieve long-term well-being and vitality.

Discover the Benefits of Functional Medicine

benefits of CAM practices

Our commitment to functional medicine offers a thorough, individualized approach to healthcare. Focusing on the root causes of health issues helps provide unique personalized treatment plans that integrate nutrition, lifestyle changes, and various holistic therapies. 

Our goal is to empower you to achieve optimal health and well-being by promoting balance and resilience within your body with therapies that fit into your lifestyle. With regular follow-ups and a supportive partnership reaching and maintaining your health goals are possible and may result in a vibrant and fulfilling life.

Take the First Step Towards
Optimal Health

Contact us today to schedule your consultation and begin your journey to a healthier, more vibrant life. Let us help you transform your health and achieve your wellness goals.

Functional Medicine: FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about Functional Medicine to help you better understand this holistic approach to healthcare.


Functional Medicine is an approach to healthcare that focuses on identifying and addressing the root causes of illness. It emphasizes personalized care, taking into account the unique genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors of each individual.


Functional Medicine differs from Conventional Medicine in several ways:

  • Root Cause Focus: Functional Medicine seeks to find and treat the underlying causes of health issues, not just the symptoms.
  • Personalized Care: Treatments are tailored to the individual, considering their unique genetic and biochemical makeup.
  • Holistic Approach: Functional Medicine views the body as an interconnected system and addresses multiple factors affecting health, including diet, lifestyle, and environment.


Functional Medicine can treat a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Chronic Diseases: Diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and neurodegenerative disorders.
  • Hormonal Imbalances: Thyroid issues, menopause, and low testosterone.
  • Autoimmune Disorders: Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and multiple sclerosis.
  • Digestive Problems: IBS, Crohn's disease, and acid reflux.
  • Mental Health Issues: Depression, anxiety, and cognitive impairment.
  • Skin Conditions: Acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
  • Fatigue and Pain: Chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and chronic pain.
  • Obesity


Your first consultation typically lasts about 90 minutes. During this time, the practitioner will:

  • Review your medical history and current symptoms.
  • Conduct a thorough lifestyle assessment, including diet, exercise, sleep, and stress levels.
  • Discuss your family history and environmental exposures.
  • Develop a personalized health plan, which may include dietary changes, supplements, lifestyle modifications, and diagnostic testing.


Functional Medicine uses a variety of diagnostic tests to uncover hidden health issues. Common tests include:

  • Food allergy/sensitivity testing
  • Genetic testing
  • Hormonal evaluations
  • Gut microbiome analysis
  • Heavy metal and mold toxicity testing
  • Vitamin and mineral deficiency assessments


Treatments in Functional Medicine are highly personalized and may include:

  • Nutritional Guidance: Tailored diet plans to address specific health needs.
  • Supplements and Herbal Remedies: Vitamins, minerals, and herbs to support healing.
  • Detoxification Programs: Strategies to eliminate toxins from the body.
  • Lifestyle Changes: Recommendations for exercise, stress management, and sleep optimization.
  • Integrative Therapies: Use of acupuncture, chiropractic care, and other alternative treatments.


Coverage for Functional Medicine varies by insurance provider and plan. Some aspects, such as lab tests and consultations, may be covered, while others, like certain supplements or alternative therapies, may not be. It's best to check with your insurance provider to understand what is covered under your specific plan.


No, we do not take insurance. Our exclusive clientele are all self pay customers. If you have out of network benefits we will provide you with the documentation to submit a claim.


  • Digestive System: Assessing gut health, digestion, absorption, and microbiome balance.
  • Immune System: Evaluating immune function, inflammation, and potential autoimmune responses.
  • Endocrine System: Checking hormonal balance, thyroid function, adrenal health, and metabolic processes.
  • Cardiovascular System: Monitoring heart health, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and vascular function.
  • Nervous System: Examining brain health, cognitive function, and neurological balance.
  • Detoxification System: Analyzing liver function, detoxification pathways, and exposure to toxins.
  • Musculoskeletal System: Evaluating muscle and bone health, joint function, and mobility.
  • Respiratory System: Assessing lung function and breathing patterns.
  • Urinary System: Monitoring kidney function and urinary health.
  • Integumentary System: Looking at skin health as a reflection of internal health.
  • Reproductive System: Checking reproductive health, including menstrual cycles and fertility for women, and prostate health for men.

Individuals looking to resolve:

  1. Chronic Conditions: People suffering from chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and more. Functional medicine aims to address the root causes of these conditions rather than just treating the symptoms.

  2. Unresolved Health Issues: Individuals who have not found relief or satisfactory answers through conventional medicine. Functional medicine often involves a more in-depth investigation into health issues.

  3. Preventive Health: Those interested in preventive health measures and optimizing overall wellness. Functional medicine practitioners often focus on lifestyle changes, nutrition, and other preventive strategies.

  4. Personalized Care: People looking for personalized care that takes into account their unique genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors. Functional medicine tailors treatments to the individual rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.

  5. Integrative Approaches: Individuals who prefer an integrative approach that combines conventional medical treatments with alternative or complementary therapies.

  6. Complex Health Histories: Patients with complex health histories that involve multiple symptoms and conditions. Functional medicine practitioners take a comprehensive approach to understand the interconnectedness of various health issues.

  7. Holistic Wellness: Those who believe in a holistic approach to health, considering factors such as diet, stress, sleep, and environmental exposures in their treatment plan.

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