WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU FELT WELL?
Maybe you’re struggling with chronic issues such as:
Weight gain: You can’t fit into your favorite jeans, are gaining weight around the middle, or having trouble losing weight.
Fatigue: You can’t seem to get a good night’s sleep, wake up exhausted, or need that 3pm Starbucks fix to make it through the day.
Depressed mood: You find it hard to get excited about things or feel like you’re living under a gray cloud.
GI issues: You experience constant burning in your stomach, are always running to the bathroom, or have hemorrhoids from trying to go.
Hormonal balance: Your PMS makes you impossible to be around. You get migraines during your cycle. You’re having trouble getting pregnant. Or your menopause symptoms are simply unbearable.
If you hear yourself saying “YES!” to any of the above, then you’ve come to the right place.
Why Functional Medicine?
Functional medicine investigates and treats the root cause of disease in order to help patients restore optimal health and wellness.
Functional medicine practitioners take a comprehensive and in-depth look at your medical history, lifestyle, environment, mental and emotional factors, and genetics. They order traditional and functional medicine laboratory testing as needed, and develop a treatment regimen to specifically address your health issues. This may include a combination of diet, supplements, detoxification, stress management, and lifestyle changes, as well as prescription medications when necessary.
What You Can Expect
Functional medicine practitioners follow a specific process in evaluating, treating and supporting patients on their journey to better health.
1) Evaluate: Medical History; Medical Exam; Identify Symptoms
2) Test: Specialty and Traditional Laboratory Tests: Salivary, Stool, Urine, Blood (Hormone Imbalance, GI Health, Food Sensitivities, Vitamin Deficiencies, Energy Production, Detoxification Capacity, Oxidative Damage)
3) Treat: Personalized Health Plan; Lifestyle Medicine (Nutrition, Sleep, Exercise, Stress Reduction); Supplements, Medications, Education
4) Track: Follow-up Evaluation; Testing; Counseling
5) Thrive: Improve Quality of Life; Optimize Health; Prevent Disease
Good medical care requires investing ample time to interview and examine each patient and create an appropriate treatment plan. Be sure to allow 90 minutes for your first appointment with Dr. Mathews.
ARE YOU THINKING OF TAKING THAT NEXT STEP IN LIFE AND HAVING A BABY?
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