The Functional Medicine Plan- Dr. Mills' Individualized Health Plan of Care
Dr. Aaron Mills,, LAc, Dipl. OM
Functional Medicine is Not Nutrition
Functional Medicine is a increasingly popular and effective approach in medicine. At its foundation, it considers the whole, individual person – body, mind, spirit, and all aspects of lifestyle – and uses appropriate therapies, both conventional and complementary, intuitive and scientific, to support patients in a return to health. This is referred to as biochemical individuality and patient centered care.
Functional Medicine is exceptionally useful for complex, chronic health problems. Prior to seeing me, often my patients have already taken considerable measures to become informed about their conditions and symptoms. They have done what they’ve been told to do to get better, but a return to full health has not occurred. It is important that my patients continue to work with their primary care provider, as Functional Medicine is a component of their ongoing care.
I believe that surface symptoms can’t always tell the whole story, which is where thoughtful and comprehensive lab testing – with results interpreted from a Functional Medicine viewpoint – becomes essential. I use sophisticated laboratory testing (blood / urine / saliva / stool) to gain unique insight into the likely underlying causes of your health issues. The lab testing I recommend is not intended diagnose illness but to identify values that are not within optimal ranges – and to identify underlying causes of illness. I will explain the results of these tests to you and provide you with a specific, targeted wellness plan that usually consists of specific dietary changes, lifestyle adjustments, and supplements, with the aim of helping you to get better, faster.
I specialize in treating auto-immune conditions, including thyroid diseases, as well as hormonal imbalances, migraines, fertility challenges and digestive conditions. Contact me today to discuss your health concerns and to find out if my Functional Medicine approach can help you.