AfterOurs Clinics - Colorado
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Functional Medicine in Denver

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Functional medicine represents a transformative approach to healthcare, focusing on identifying and addressing the root causes of diseases. At AfterOurs Urgent Care, we recognize the importance of this comprehensive approach and coordinate with Spire Health Pathways in providing referrals to functional medicine practitioners. Here are frequently asked questions to help you understand how functional medicine can benefit your health journey.

What Is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It involves understanding the origins, prevention, and treatment of complex, chronic diseases.

How Does Functional Medicine Differ from Conventional Medicine?

Unlike conventional medicine, which often focuses on treating symptoms, Functional Medicine seeks to identify and address the root causes of diseases. It treats the body as an interconnected system, emphasizing the patient’s unique environment, lifestyle, and genetic factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease.

What Conditions Can Functional Medicine Address?

Functional Medicine is particularly effective in treating chronic conditions such as digestive disorders, hormonal imbalances, autoimmune diseases, metabolic syndrome, and chronic fatigue syndrome. It can also play a significant role in managing mental health disorders, skin conditions, and allergic reactions.

What Can I Expect During a Functional Medicine Consultation?

During a Functional Medicine consultation, the practitioner will take a comprehensive health history, including a detailed discussion about your diet, lifestyle, stress levels, and genetic factors. Diagnostic tests may be recommended to gather more information about your health status. The goal is to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs.

How Does AfterOurs Urgent Care Coordinate with Functional Medicine Practitioners?

AfterOurs Urgent Care has established a network of trusted functional medicine practitioners. We coordinate referrals by matching our patients with specialists who best suit their health concerns and personal preferences. Our goal is to provide a seamless integration of services that supports each patient’s journey to optimal health.

What Are the Benefits Of Functional Medicine?

The benefits of Functional Medicine include a deeper understanding of the patient’s health issues, a focus on prevention and optimal wellness, personalized care plans that address the root cause of illness, and an emphasis on patient education and empowerment.

Is Functional Medicine Covered by Insurance?

Coverage for Functional Medicine services varies by insurance provider and plan. We recommend checking with your insurance company to understand what services are covered. The billing staff at the specific providers office will be able to assist with questions regarding their policy on accepting health insurance benefit payments.

Contact Us to Learn More

AfterOurs Urgent Care can help coordinate your referral to a qualified practitioner. Contact our office to discuss your health concerns, and we will guide you through the process of starting your personalized health journey. We are committed to facilitating access to functional medicine practitioners, ensuring our patients receive comprehensive and personalized care while pursuing their wellness goals in Littleton and Denver.