Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine Brentwood & Franklin

What is Functional Medicine?

At Care Nashville, we recognize that each patient presenting with a health challenge has a unique genetic and biochemical makeup. We understand that each patient must be assessed and treated as an individual. Functional medicine takes a personalized approach to patient care and focuses on optimizing the ‘function’ of each organ of the body based on individual needs—be it managing chronic fatigue or autoimmune disorders.

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Functional medicine practitioners treat each patient as a unique individual and aim to reach a comprehensive understanding of their genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors. Practitioners can then view the patient’s health in a more complete manner, and address the root cause for medical conditions, rather than the symptoms they present. 

We start with a consultation where we actively listen to you and engage in an inclusive discussion to learn more about your health challenges, diet, and lifestyle. This is followed by proper functional diagnostic tests that may include tests for:

  • Viral Infections
  • Mold
  • Gut microbiome
  • Hormone levels
  • Complete blood count
  • DNA or genetic predisposition
  • Auto-immune disorders 
  • Food sensitivity
  • Gluten intolerance
  • Metabolic panel
  • Heavy metals
  • Lyme disease
  • Parasitic Infections

Your clinician may also complete a parasitic review through stool testing. We also utilize DNA testing to make our treatments ultra-specific to each individual and to ensure we have as much information about each patient and their condition as possible.  

Once we have compiled this data, our practitioners will understand you holistically and can personalize their treatment approach to improve your patient outcomes.

When you begin treatment with a functional medicine practitioner, you will notice a difference in the care you receive. The functional medicine movement fosters a feeling of openness between patients and practitioners, as clinicians take an increased interest in the patient’s experiences and lifestyle factors.

By approaching each patient as a unique individual and fostering a relationship based on open communication, we aim to make each patient feel comfortable and listened to.

At Care Nashville, we are dedicated to finding and formulating treatment plans for the underlying causes of chronic conditions, illnesses, and pain. We can partner with you to reach and treat the root cause of several diseases like:

  • Lyme disease and its coinfections
  • Chronic illnesses
  • Autoimmune issues
  • Mold illnesses
  • Viral diseases
  • Heavy metal toxicity
  • Chronic bacterial and viral infections
  • Parasitic infections

Functional Medicine is an extremely beneficial approach for people who feel that they have not been served effectively by conventional medicine. Unfortunately, it is an all too common experience for people to feel unheard by the medical community, and to feel that their treatment is only palliating symptoms. This can lead to ongoing chronic pain and illness, which can cause both emotional and physical distress.

We understand what it is like to live with chronic pain, and we are dedicated to addressing the root cause of illnesses in order to provide our patients with relief. If you have been experiencing ongoing health concerns and are motivated to make lifestyle changes to improve your health and quality of life, Functional Medicine will likely benefit you.

Start the journey to improving your health by scheduling a consultation at Care Nashville. To learn more, visit our FAQ page or contact our office directly at 615-591-1965. To schedule a consultation, call our office or fill out our consultation request form and one of our staff members will contact you shortly.