Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine uses scientifically-validated and evidence-based techniques to address the underlying causes of disease. It aims at restoring the body’s natural function, rather than merely treating the symptoms, as current conventional clinical models do.

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Our society is experiencing a sharp increase in the number of people who suffer from complex, chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, and autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis.

Unfortunately, the acute-care approach to medicine lacks the proper methodology and tools for preventing and treating complex, chronic disease.

Most physicians are not adequately trained to assess the underlying causes of complex, chronic disease and to apply strategies such as nutrition, diet, and exercise to both treat and prevent these illnesses in their patients.

Functional Medicine involves understanding the origins, prevention, and treatment of complex, chronic disease.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE APPOINTMENT?

The day you schedule an appointment at IRM, you will receive questionnaires that you need to complete at least two days prior to your appointment.

During your first in-person visit, Dr. Midez will go over your in-depth medical, family and lifestyle history. He will do a complete physical examination, look for signs of nutritional deficiencies and metabolic dysfunctions, evaluate any lab work on hand and assess any further evaluation needed. He will then create for you an individualized health program.

This initial assessment typically takes about 90 minutes to 2 hrs.

A CUSTOMIZED PLAN JUST FOR YOU

Dr. Midez will create a plan that addresses your individual needs – treating chronic medical problems at their root and creating wellness for optimal health.

By unveiling your genetic predisposition and targeting the root of your dysfunction, you will better understand your body’s needs and how to treat it in order to live optimally.

EVERYONE NEEDS A SUPPORT SYSTEM – WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU

We have Health Coaches trained in functional nutrition and health coaching. A health coach plays an important role in one’s ability to make effective changes in the least complex way. They provide support and guidance to clients recovering from chronic illness or wishing to improve overall health and well-being. We are building a community-based system to support your transition and helping you reach a state of optimal wellness faster for a healthier, happier you!