Path to Health

Functional Testing

The functional medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness.

Functional medicine is:

  • The science of treating health.
  • Treating the whole system, not just the symptom.
  • Focusing on the whole organism, not just the organs.
  • The medicine of why.
  • The future of medicine. It shifts the approach from a disease-centered approach to a patient-centered approach.

Many health-related conditions stem from imbalances and nutritional deficiencies that need to be corrected in order for healing to occur. Therefore, professional-grade supplements and dietary changes may be suggested for you. During a consultation, we will determine which tests are needed. These tests assess nutritional status, mitochondrial function, digestive function, food allergies, hormone imbalances, toxin exposure, and more.

A disease state or condition can be caused by many different factors, including inflammation, poor gut health, nutrient deficiencies, lifestyle choices, diet, etc. The precise manifestation of each cause depends on an individual’s genes, environment, and lifestyle. Only treatment that addresses the right cause will successfully treat the condition and have lasting benefits for the individual. Functional medicine is not a drug free approach, but an integration of health, wellness, and root-cause medicine that works alongside conventional/allopathic medicine.

Testing includes:
  • Hormones
  • GI Map
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Organic Acids Test (OAT) Test
  • Intracellular Micronutrient Testing
  • A1C
  • Omega-3
  • Nitric Oxide
  • Food Allergy
  • Vitamin D
…and many more! 
 

Robert Posner, M.D

Jaime McCoy, MPA-C