The Functional Medicine model 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 requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.
By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease. They may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. As a result, Functional Medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual.
As a Functional Medicine practitioner and Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Dr. Conan Shaw blends his over 20 years of clinical experience into a personally tailored health program for your individual needs. Patients seek his help in becoming healthy enough to discontinue the need for prescription medications, to understand and overcome a disease model, to regain control of their lives from stress, to battle debilitating and complex forms of auto-immunity or to fine-tune subtle health imbalances.