FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE

Functional Medicine, while embracing the philosophy of Integrative Medicine, is a systems-oriented approach uniquely suited to identify and understand the underlying or root causes of disease.

Four basic tenets underlie our understanding of your health:

  • Health is more than the simple absence of disease. Our goal is to provide assistance as you work to achieve optimal wellness and healthy aging.

  • Recognizing that Sir William Osler expressed it best - “It is more important to know the person with the disease than the disease a person has”, Functional Medicine treats the individual rather than the disease. The relationship between patient and practitioner effectively becomes a partnership; every aspect of a patient’s medical history is reviewed in detail.

  • Lifestyle change, including your diet, exercise habits, and your religious/spiritual practices, is a powerful tool to restore balance to your health.

  • Utilizing a combination of personalized food plans, nutritional supplements, medical foods, lifestyle changes, and pharmaceuticals when necessary, we incorporate the latest diagnostic testing (evaluating your genome and microbiomes as appropriate) and traditional wisdom to create a patient care plan which is distinct and unique.

 

Dr. Lamb, a recognized leader in Functional Medicine care, research and education, routinely sees patients with hypertension, insulin resistance and diabetes, obesity, autoimmune conditions, fatigue, and women’s health concerns.