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Functional Medicine

We can't wait to share this amazing journey into functional medicine with you! Are you sick of never getting to the root of the problem, not getting the answers you need and not feeling better, no matter what you try? Let Dr. Bradt help you investigate deeper, gain insight to the drivers of your health struggles and initiate changes that can truly change your health trajectory.


The Functional Medicine Tree

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What is Functional Medicine?

The Functional Medicine approach is based on a deep understanding of the physiology and biochemistry of the body and focuses on addressing the root causes of illness.  

By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical care to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms or a diagnosis.

As a functional medicine practice, we listen fully to your health history, putting together the timeline of your life events and health concerns, piecing the puzzle together to understand the drivers of your illness.  We look at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease.

Comprehensive lab evaluation is done including blood work that is much more in-depth than in traditional medicine.  Specialized functional medicine tests are often performed to look at the state of your digestion, hormones, adrenal glands and nutrition to gain a deeper understanding of imbalances within body systems and target our approach.

Treatment plans focus heavily on adapting lifestyle measures in order to optimize digestive health, nutrition, hormones and nervous system balance.

Recommendations and treatment strategies are highly individualized and are meant to meet each persons needs, no matter where they are in their health journey.

Listen to the patient and you will hear the diagnosis.
— Sir William Osler "Father of Modern Medicine," 19th century