At Thorassic Park, we get down to the root of our patients problems.
Functional Medicine at Thorassic Park
6 out of 10 Americans suffer from at least one chronic disease such as diabetes, heart disease or cancer. Many of these conditions are caused by preventable behaviors, yet ultimately require medical attention. When left unaddressed, these conditions turn into chronic illness, often as a result of inflammation in the body, stress, or lack of exercise, among other root causes. One of the most important approaches in functional medicine for the doctors at Thorassic Park is identifying and relieving stress as part of a patient-centered approach.
Functional medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual. The functional medicine approach 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. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes. By addressing the root cause, rather than the symptoms, we become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease. They may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. As a result, functional medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual.