If you've never heard about Functional Medicine before, you may be thinking about what it's. At The M Center, we are here to help if you're new to Functional Medicine. Here is the list of common questions we receive.
What is Functional Medicine?
Functional Medicine uses a biology-based strategy to identify and address the root causes of a health problem, not just treat the signs. Here at The M Center, we try to identify imbalances in the body functions, correct them, and allow healing.
How can you differentiate between Functional Medicine and Conventional Medicine?
Conventional Medicine addresses a symptom without understanding the root cause, while Functional Medicine looks at "the big picture" and addresses the underlying causes of complex and chronic diseases.
Do you treat children?
Yes! Treating kids is one of the great joys of my practice. We are pleased to be your child's Primary Health Care Provider.
What problems does Functional Medicine address?
Functional Medicine can effectively treat several health problems. These include metabolic disorders, anxiety, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, neurological disorders, autoimmune diseases, addictions and cravings, and many other challenges.
Do you use nutritional supplementation?
We'll design a therapeutic plan for your child, which may include therapeutic diets, nutritional supplements, and modification based on a careful review of your child's health problem, physical checkup, and appropriate laboratory testing.
Do you prescribe medications?
Yes! We are trained in Functional Medicine and can prescribe all medications that are needed. After your consultation, we may recommend a combination of prescription and natural therapies to fit your child's health needs.
What can I expect at my first visit?
Your first visit with your child will include a thorough health review, including any concerns you may have, family health history, past medical history, and social history. We will discuss your child's problems in detail. Our #1 goal is to care for your child's needs and meet the needs of your family.
How long can I expect my first visit to be?
Functional Medicine involves getting to the root of your child's problem. Therefore, Adequate time allows us to provide quality care while not being rushed to get your kid out of the office. On average, our initial appointment will take around 30-60 minutes. We may require additional time depending on the complexity of your case. Follow-up appointments may be less than 30-60 minutes.
How much does your treatment cost?
Here at The M Center, we pride ourselves on offering an affordable solution to your child's healthcare needs. The complexity of your child's case will determine the cost of treatment. Your child's health will always be your decision at The M Center. We are always free to listen to your concerns and provide you answers to your question.
How do I get my child started with Functional Medicine?
Reach out to The M Center in Atlanta to schedule a consultation and learn more about this form of treatment. Contact our toll-free at 888-381-8556 to book your appointment for Atlanta Functional Medicine.