Why Functional Medicine?
Most people today have health insurance which are are paying high monthly prices for. If you have insurance, you can still get frustrated from the limited care we get from traditional doctors. Both patients and doctors have their own frustrations over healthcare and doctors find the indusrance industry so restrictive in their regulations and definitions. Today, many are finding the possibility of being treated for a definite disease, but the proactive care that could prevent disease from developing is not covered by our healthcare plans.
In functional medicine, the third party is eliminated allowing doctors the freedom to better serve their patients. Here are some reason why you should go for functional medicine.
Functional medicine allows you to choose services when you need them and pay for it as you choose them. You decide when to pay for preventive care instead of making a regular payment to an insurance company who decides whether or not to pay for your care after you have become ill.
It is important in functional medicine for your doctor and his staff to get to know you more personally. Your doctor will spend more time with you. The time you spend with your doctor is unrushed and is very comfortable allow for conversations that are very helpful. They will begin to understand the symptoms of your illness during their conversations with you. This time with the doctor will enable you to come up with a treatment that will be preventive or diagnostic.
Preventive medicine is embraced in functional medicine. You and your doctor will develop a good nutrition plan which is a healthy one and some exercise programs that you can do. Your consultations will be unhurried so that you can discuss your health concern, options, and treatment preferences.
You will be able to seek help from a traditional doctor if you get sick during the business day. But many of us get sick outside of the business day. Functional medicine opens up the availability of doctors. Persona doctors practicing functional medicine can be contacted by calling, emailing, or visiting him every time you feel sick.
If is quite unsettling to go into the hospital for treatment without the company of a regular doctor, and your care will be directed by unfamiliar staff, nurses, and doctors who bases this on notes and limited information. This is not the way with functional medicine since your doctor will always be there to supervise treatment and he also consults with other professionals when it comes to treatment plans and preferences.
Functional medicine offers you the chance to determine your healthcare and treatment methods through ongoing communication with your preferred doctor and without the interference and restriction of a third party. Functioanl medicine is not your typical health care but it is a new and brighter path than what we know about.