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Functional Medicine Specialist

Magnolia Medical Center

Multidisciplinary Medical Center located in Murfreesboro, TN

Getting the right diagnosis is essential for getting the right treatment. Functional medicine is a medical specialty focused on addressing the underlying cause of a disease so patients can achieve true health and wellness. The interdisciplinary team at Magnolia Medical Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, includes functional medicine specialists who can provide the patient-centered care you need to improve health and well-being. For an evaluation, call the office or click the online booking button today.

Functional Medicine Q & A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine works to identify and address the underlying cause of your disease. The traditional medical model focuses on disease and symptom management, leaving patients feeling frustrated and emotionally drained. 

The functional medicine specialists at Magnolia Medical Center work with you, listening to your personal health history and looking at a variety of factors, including diet, lifestyle, and environmental elements, that adversely affect long-term health and lead to chronic disease. 

Only after addressing your personal health needs and issues can real inroads be made, and true health and wellness achieved. 

Am I a good candidate for functional medicine?

Anyone is a good candidate for functional medicine, whether you’re suffering from a chronic health condition or seeking help managing general health and wellness. However, the functional medicine team at Magnolia Medical Center specializes in the management of:

  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Food sensitivities
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Chronic fatigue

These health issues often lead to other chronic health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, or chronic digestive issues. Treating the root cause of these health issues may prevent the onset of more health complications. 

What can I expect during a functional medicine evaluation?

You can expect a comprehensive evaluation when you see the functional medical specialists at Magnolia Medical Center. The team conducts thorough evaluations, so they can understand your whole health and identify the underlying cause of your health issues.

During your evaluation, the team asks detailed questions about your medical and family history, symptoms, diet, lifestyle, exercise habits, daily stresses, and environmental exposures. 

To better understand your health needs, the team also does diagnostic tests that evaluate your:

  • Gut
  • Thyroid and adrenal glands
  • Blood for anemia
  • Liver function
  • Glucose level
  • Hormone levels
  • Genetics
  • Food sensitivities

The team uses the information gathered during your evaluation to find the root cause of your symptoms or disease and develop your personalized treatment plan. 

What treatments does functional medicine use?

The functional medicine team develops personalized treatment plans based on the underlying cause of your symptoms and your overall health. Treatment may include:

  • Dietary changes
  • Lifestyle modification
  • Detoxification program
  • Supplements
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Prescriptive therapy
  • Exercise program
  • Stress management techniques

The team has you return to the office to assess your health and retest your various health systems to make sure you’re on the right track and adjust your plan as needed.

To schedule your functional medicine evaluation, call Magnolia Medical Center, or book online today.