Functional Medicine in Augusta Georgia
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired, with no answers or solutions to your health problems? Are your doctors ignoring your concerns, or just giving you more pills to mask your symptoms without treating the underlying root cause? If this sounds familiar, Functional Medicine just may be the solution you are looking for!
Our Functional Medicine Program Includes:
Comprehensive exam with a detailed assessment, natural supplement recommendations, and nutritional and lifestyle counseling. The best part of this program? You will have access to a physician who truly listens and addresses your concerns, answers your questions and is there for you every step of the way!
What is Functional Medicine?
Functional Medicine is a scientific approach to the prevention and early assessment of complex, chronic diseases, and the use of natural therapies to restore health and well-being. The focus of FM is not on the condition itself, but more on identifying and removing the underlying cause and the obstacles that block our healing. All while improving existing physiological systems. Our patients utilize FM to have their condition treated, but also achieve a high quality of life because the focus is on the whole person and not just the disease.
How Does Functional Medicine Work?
We begin by getting a thorough history of your past and present health information and lab work. In Functional Medicine, Dr. Sherrell acts as a “medical detective”, piecing together all of your medical information, health assessments, history and lab findings to provide a clear picture of the disease mechanism. By identifying the main culprits (i.e. bacteria, parasites, food allergies, stress, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalance, etc.) we are able to treat the root cause of your condition, providing you with the most optimal results. Conventional medicine skips this step and jumps right into the treatment, often missing the valuable information that provides answers to your health problems.
What are the Concepts of Functional Medicine?
Chronic disease is always preceded by a lengthy period of physiological or biochemical dysfunction. Addressing underlying dysfunction is necessary to restore or improve health (finding the root cause). This approach to health combines effective nutritional supplement protocols with dietary, lifestyle, exercise and stress management therapies that are uniquely tailored to fit the needs of each patient.