Frequently Asked Questions
The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.
By addressing the root causes rather than symptoms, practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of the disease. They may find that one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. As a result, Functional Medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual.
What is Integrative Medicine?
With Integrative Medicine, all factors that influence health, wellness, and disease are taken into consideration, including mind, spirit, and community, as well as the body. We apply both conventional and alternative methods to facilitate the body's innate healing response. Integrative medicine neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies uncritically. Prevention of illness is paramount.
How long does a treatment program take?
Depending on the illness and your specific health goals. Your individualized health care plan might take 6-12 months to complete. During this time, you will meet with your doctor to get to know you and establish a diagnosis and an individualized plan. You might need some special testing. You will work closely with your Health Coach and Nutritionist to enable you to reach your health goals. During this period, you will have access to your Doctor to monitor your progress.
Are you treating out of province members?
At this time we are only able to accept members in Ontario, Canada. However, we are hoping to expand our services across Canada soon. We only accept a limited amount of members with each new intake to ensure optimal service to our members. Our fees are not covered by OHIP.