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b2ap3_thumbnail_ChronicIllnessCure.jpgSource: Huff Post, Healthy Living

Author: Deborah J. Cornwall

Do you suffer from undiagnosed or untreated chronic conditions? When multiple body systems that are supposed to work automatically don't work as they should and create a plethora of potentially disabling symptoms.

Functional Medicine offers a potential way of accelerating the diagnostic process.

"Functional medicine is an approach to patient care that looks beyond symptoms to define and treat the causes of debilitating chronic illnesses. It's focused less on individual symptoms and body parts than on learning which of the patient's biological processes aren't working, and why. As a result, it's particularly well suited to stubborn, complex medical conditions."

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Posted by on in Healthcare

b2ap3_thumbnail_ChronicIllnessCure.jpgSource: Huff Post, Healthy Living

Author: Deborah J. Cornwall

Do you suffer from undiagnosed or untreated chronic conditions? When multiple body systems that are supposed to work automatically don't work as they should and create a plethora of potentially disabling symptoms.

Functional Medicine offers a potential way of accelerating the diagnostic process.

"Functional medicine is an approach to patient care that looks beyond symptoms to define and treat the causes of debilitating chronic illnesses. It's focused less on individual symptoms and body parts than on learning which of the patient's biological processes aren't working, and why. As a result, it's particularly well suited to stubborn, complex medical conditions."

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Posted by on in Healthcare

 

Health Column: Focusing on root causes of diseaseb2ap3_thumbnail_MedicalSolutions.jpg

Source: Post Independent. GJ Free Press health columnist Scott Rollins, M.D., is board certified with the American Board of Family Practice and the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.

This Health Column from Post Independent talks about the health care paradigm and how it is shifting. Many physicians are in fact changing the way they practice "medicine". 

"Applying a holistic lens to our patients, we are also integrating complementary and alternative therapies to help them achieve wellness. This is the essence of what is called 'functional medicine'."

Read this article (CLICK HERE), to find out Function Medicine comes to the rescue to evaluate and treat patients. Examining the "why" of the issue - examining and emphasizing the patient's role in their own health is the root of Functional Medicine.

Do you want to know the "Keys to Great Health"? Read Dr. Rollins perspective and gain insight on how your behavior can affect your health more than anything else. 

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Health Care or Disease Care: Which Would You Choose? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself and Why. I liked this article from Dr. Jeffrey Bland, President of the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute. Here at 3rd Opinion, we treat patients, not diseases. As you know, most patients have been trained to think that diagnosis is the most important thing. It is health we are after.

(From the article - link below) To determine if your doctor is focused on health care or disease care, here are five questions you need to ask yourself:

  • Does your doctor discuss your diet, activity patterns, work place environment, and stress patterns with you?
  • Does your doctor do a comprehensive health history including all of your signs and symptoms?
  • Does your doctor ask you whether your overall health has changed over the past year?
  • Does your doctor discuss connections with you about how your various signs and symptoms might relate to a specific cause? 
  • Does your doctor discuss a personalized lifestyle medicine program for you?

Read this article to ask yourself some important questions before deciding - is Health Care or Disease Care right for you? Feel free to contact us at 3rd Opinion (320) 347-1212 for more information or to schedule your consultation with me, Dr. Sult.

(Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-bland/health-care-or-disease-ca_1_b_5504869.html, Posted 6/18/14)

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