Functional medicine is a personalized style of medicine that is characterized by an approach to chronic medical conditions that seeks to find the core imbalances or underlying causes rather than just treat the symptoms.
Functional medicine is grounded in the following principles:
(1) Excerpt from "What is Functional Medicine?" The Institute for Functional Medicine, accessed on July 1, 2010 at www.functionalmedicine.corg
The functional medicine approach can help find a solution to problems that other doctors either cannot figure out, or are simply prescribing medications to treat the symptoms. Dr. Pedre has been able to help patients heal from such conditions as irritable bowel syndrome, chronic headaches or migraines, and fatigue using functional medicine principles. He has tackled cases that even specialists were not able to figure out. Thus, although he is a primary care provider, often patients come to see Dr. Pedre for a second opinion on a condition they have already consulted other doctors about. You don't have to set up a separate appointment with Dr. Pedre for a functional medicine consultation. He applies the principles of functional medicine when appropriate, integrating and understanding the nuances of the Western approach, acupuncture, and functional medicine all together. This is why his approach to medicine is unique.Make an Appointment