The Integrated Health Center of Maryland do what many refer to as “Functional Medicine”, and is personalized health care for each patient that deals with primary prevention and underlying causes instead of just symptom-based care (sick care) for serious chronic disease. It is a science-based field of health care that is grounded in the following philosophies:
Patient-centered health care is geared towards “patient care” vs “disease care.”
Extensive testing to find out which organ systems are involved in the disease processes.
Health as a positive vitality – not merely the absence of disease or symptoms.
By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of mainstream health care to a more patient-centered approach, “functional medicine” addresses the whole person, not just your symptoms.
We spend time with our patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. The successful care provided by our Center is driven by individualized treatment plans that address the specific underlying causes of that unique individual’s condition.