We are excited to introduce our functional medicine model for the management and treatment of chronic disease to southwest Michigan. Over the years we have seen a growing number of patients come through our general surgery practice with abdominal complaints and no significant abnormal findings on testing. This became increasingly frustrating as we felt very limited in our ability to help these patients that were clearly experiencing significant symptoms that were “not normal”.
Through investigation and our own research after becoming frustrated with our inability to help these patients, we came upon the field of functional medicine. This approach for medical care focuses on treating the whole patient, rather than focusing on an individual disease. This allows us to look for the root cause of an illness instead of treating symptoms or lab values with an increasing number of medications.
With this approach, we have been able to make a significant change in the health of many of our patients, without any surgery! We are eager to help anyone suffering with chronic health or gastrointestinal problems help find health and vitality once again.