What is functional medicine?
Functional Medicine is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. Each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of many contributing to an individual’s illness. At Well Integrative Medicine, we use an individualized, evidence-based approach to address the underlying causes of complex, chronic disease and improve patient outcomes. Not only can functional medicine treat chronic disease, but it can also improve the overall quality of life. Our staff is dedicated to helping you reach optimal health and vitality by identifying the underlying causes of disease and treating them. Request an appointment today to get patient-centered medicine from an IFM Certified Practitioner and board-certified physician, Dr. Amy Weiler.
How does functional medicine work?
Functional medicine requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s biochemical, genetic, and lifestyle factors. From there, Dr. Weiler will leverage that data to create a personalized treatment plan that aims to improve your overall health. By addressing the root cause of the disease instead of only alleviating your symptoms, we can understand the full complexity of your illness and begin to treat it. In reality, one condition can have many different causes and, likewise, one cause can create many different conditions. Functional medicine aims to target the specific manifestations of disease in each individual.
What are Wellness Programs?
At Well Integrative Medicine, we provide 6 and 9-month Wellness Programs for people with chronic medical issues that, with proper treatment, could be controlled or even reversed. Some of these chronic medical issues include diabetes and prediabetes, high blood pressure, digestive disorders, cardiovascular disease, and high cholesterol. If you don’t feel quite like yourself anymore, due to low libido, low energy levels, or a myriad of symptoms that can arise when the body is not functioning optimally, our Wellness Programs can help.
These unique programs are designed specifically for those who are ready to make necessary life changes and want the guidance of a caring team to support them on their path. These programs are more than just doctor visits; they encompass an approach to managing your health and assisting you in adjusting your lifestyle.
Our Wellness Programs don’t just treat symptoms; they treat the underlying cause and the whole person. Our team is here to serve you, answer your questions, and help you on your journey to a healthier, happier you. To learn more about our Wellness Programs, click here.
Request a functional medicine consultation in Chicago
Our first meeting will be an in-depth conversation about you. We’ll review your health history, what you’ve already tried to achieve, your desired wellness and your current concerns. Together we will discuss your health goals, come up with a treatment plan, and identify what program will be optimal for you. Call 773-784-7000 or request a consultation using the form below.