Not just the WHAT
Functional Medicine Doctors, like Dr. Brenda L. Hilby focus on the underlying causes of diseases. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the world in which we live. At Northwest Wellness Center Dr. Hilby shifts traditional disease-centered patient care (commonly practiced by medical doctors) to patient-centered care. Functional Medicine sees the whole person, not just isolated and seemingly unrelated symptoms, (for which many medical doctors simply continue to give more drugs). Functional Medicine Doctors, usually Chiropractors and Naturopaths, spend time with their patients, listening to personal, detailed medical history. We look at the interactions among genetic, environmental, dietary and lifestyle factors that influence health and vitality of the individual.
Once all the data have been gathered, Dr. Brenda L. Hilby will then prescribe a regimen of highly specific Nutraceuticals for the duration of care. This is done in combination with Chiropractic care, physiotherapy, blood and urine testing, allergy testing, oxygen therapy and much more.
Functional Medicine has phenomenal results for those suffering from autoimmune disease processes. Traditional western medicine seeks to prescribe drugs for symptoms of autoimmune disorders, without addressing the root cause of WHY is the patient attacking his or her own body!