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Functional and Integrative Medicine

What is Functional & Integrative Medicine?

The functional and integrative medicine model of care offers a patient-centered approach to chronic disease management. It seeks to answer the question, “Why are you ill?” so that you can receive personalized, effective care for your needs. As a functional and integrative medicine provider I spend time listening to you and gathering your medical history. I use this information to identify the root cause(s) of the illness, including triggers such as poor nutrition, stress, toxins, allergens, genetics, and your microbiome (the bacteria living in and on your body).
Once I identify the triggers, I customize a roadmap for you. Your roadmap will address many aspects of your life, from physical needs, including nutrition, exercise and sleep, to mental and emotional stressors related to social, work and community life.

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How it works 

Step One: Initial Phone Consultation. This is the very first step in becoming a patient at our office. This gives us a chance to discuss your situation and see if your specific problems are a good match for Functional and Integrative Medicine. If your case is accepted, then your first visit will be scheduled. We will email you the Functional and Integrative Medicine Forms for you to complete and return to me via email no later than 5-days prior to your first appointment.

Step Two: Initial Examination and In-depth Interview. This is the chance for you to tell your story and for us to review your case in-depth with you. Additional testing may be ordered if necessary. Some of these may be labs that your insurance company may cover, and some will be Functional and Integrative Medicine labs that your insurance may not cover. The results of
these tests may take 2-3 weeks to get back.

Step Three: Your Roadmap. During this session, we'll outline your recovery plan, delving into diet, nutrition, lifestyle, and supplements while addressing your questions. We'll also thoroughly review your lab results, aiming to identify  the underlying causes of your condition. While taking notes is beneficial, we recommend primarily listening and asking questions for clarity. Dr. Kumar will ensure you receive your personalized plan.

Step Four: Follow-Ups. Schedule bi-weekly, or as needed, follow-ups for 3-months. Each follow-up visit, which can be done virtually, lasts for 30 to 60-minutes. During these conversations, we discuss progress and make adjustment if needed. After 3-months, we will together determine next steps.

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