Functional medicine is a personalized and integrative approach to healthcare which involves understanding the prevention, management, and root causes of complex chronic disease. It has evolved integrative, holistic, conventional and naturopathic models to offer the most comprehensive and effective approach to healthcare in the 21st century.
Functional medicine focuses on the most current scientific research regarding how your genetics, environment and lifestyle interact in order to diagnose and treat conditions.The goal is to shift from treating the disease (disease-centered) to treating the person who has the disease (patient-centered). Functional medicine addresses the whole person and not just an isolated list of symptoms. Symptom suppression is only used as a temporary fix while seeking the root cause of the symptoms ensures optimal health for the patient. Here at O’Briant Chiropractic Health Center, Dr. O’Briant is uniquely qualified to help his patients with this holistic model of healthcare. He has extensive post graduate training in functional healthcare/medicine and is board certified as a Chiropractic Internist, a sub-specialty in Chiropractic. As a result, Dr. O’Briant will spend time with our patients, listen to their health history, provide a comprehensive examination and order test if needed. Interactions between genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that contribute to long term health issues and complex, chronic diseases are discussed and a strategic plan to correct the health problems is implemented. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.