Every Person Has A Unique Biochemistry And Physiology

Would it be smart to treat everyone the same?  Evidence-Based Care is Specific to You.

Dr. John Bartemus of Functional Medicine Charlotte treating a patient

Mainstream medicine treats the diagnosis, not the individual.  This paradigm of treatment is failing the individual and sinking the healthcare system financially.  Treating the diagnosis assumes that every person with the diagnosis has the same exact cause, biochemistry, physiology, history, and lifestyle.  This is not only not true, it is impossible.  There are many factors and many causes to a given diagnosis.  For example, Rheumatoid Arthritis could be caused by bacterial infection, parasitic infection, oxidative stress, sex hormone dysfunction, fatty acid imbalance, leaky gut, amino acid deficiency, AND/OR mineral imbalance.  With that many potential contributing factors/causes, does it make logical, rational, scientific sense to treat every Rheumatoid Arthritis patient the same?

ABSOLUTELY NOT!

At Functional Medicine Charlotte, we tailor our services to the needs of the individual.  We determine the needs of the individual by taking an extensive,comprehensive history, performing a thorough physical examination, and analyzing blood work.  If needed, the next step is ordering Advanced Functional Testing of body systems relevant to the individual person and their individual case.  This allows us to determine what the unique cause of the disease is for that individual and to compile a specific, evidence-based care plan for that patient.

Advanced Functional Testing looks at:

Serum, Whole Blood, Saliva, Stool, Urine, and/or Hair

 

Examples of tests (not all inclusive):

Functional Medicine Charlotte performs many advanced tests, here is a sample list: Intestinal Permeability (Leaky Gut), Intestinal Barrier Function, Food Sensitivities, Food Allergies, Comprehensive Stool Analysis, Bacterial, Parasite, Yeast Testing, Organic Acids, Sex Hormone, Mineral Levels, Essential Fatty Acids, Thyroid and Adrenal Testing, etc.