What is Functional Medicine?
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE is the future of conventional medicine–available now. It seeks to identify and address the root causes of disease, and views the body as one integrated system, not a collection of independent organs divided up by medical specialties. It treats the whole system, not just the symptoms.
How can I get help when I live so far away?
After your initial phone consultation with Dr. Duquette, you will receive the required Functional Medicine test kits by mail. These test kits are designed to be done by the patient in the privacy of their own home replacing the office blood draw with a simple finger prick blood spot test. In about two to three weeks the lab tests will be completed and Dr. Duquette will go over the results with you and set up a comprehensive treatment plan for your recovery. Weekly phone or Skype consultations, home treatment, office visits (if practical), nutraceutical therapy, diet and lifestyle modifications and BBT may be prescribed as needed. Though optional, Dr. Duquette encourages all new patients, who have the ability to travel, to schedule an initial visit with him in his office.
Dr. Duquette explains what makes Functional Medicine different.
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Conditions We Have Helped
- Thyroid Conditions
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Multiple Allergies/Sensitivities
I consult with hundreds of doctors across the country have helped thousands of patients recover from a variety of chronic health problems. I am affiliated with Dr. Mike L. Johnson, a board certified chiropractic neurologist and author of the book "What do you do when the medications don't work". As a team, Dr. Johnson, myself and other clinicians work diligently to help those who suffer the most.
Dr. Drew C. Duquette