Functional Medicine

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What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is a holistic approach to identifying the underlying causes of health issues. It’s about addressing existing concerns and proactively nurturing health in individuals who already feel well. By focusing on lifestyle enhancements in diet, exercise, sleep, and stress management, functional medicine promotes mental, emotional, and physical well-being. A treatment plan may involve a combination of lifestyle adjustments, supplements, prescriptions, and close follow-up, all geared towards addressing the individual as a whole. Functional medicine is ideal for those who are ready to delve deeper into uncovering the root causes of their health issues or for those seeking preventative healthcare.

Health conditions and symptoms often overlap, presenting challenges for patients and healthcare providers. However, the functional medicine approach helps us see our body systems’ interconnectedness. Functional medicine assesses genetic, environmental, lifestyle, and other health and well-being factors through a comprehensive evaluation. When working with patients, the primary objective is to pinpoint and address underlying deficiencies and barriers to restore optimal function to both the body and mind.

Why would someone want functional medicine?

A functional medicine approach delves deeply into the underlying causes behind health concerns. Symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, weight fluctuations, brain fog, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, unwanted hair growth or hair loss, acne, mood swings, sleep disturbances, and skin and nail changes warrant consideration through functional medicine. Particularly, individuals diagnosed or suspected of having autoimmune diseases, hormonal imbalances, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or other chronic conditions stand to benefit significantly from a thorough functional medicine evaluation.

Who can benefit from functional medicine?

Functional Medicine is for everyone, no matter where you are on your health journey. The types of concerns we address are:

  • GI & Digestive Health
  • Hormone Health for Men & Women
  • Nutritional Health
  • Longevity
  • Overall Health Optimization

Wendy F. Currier, NP-C, RN, BS

Meet Wendy F. Currier, NP-C, RN, BS

Wendy F. Currier, NP-C, RN, BS, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with nearly 14 years of experience in the primary care setting. She graduated magna cum laude from The Ohio State University Honors Program in 2006, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Subsequently, she became a registered nurse and then completed her Master of Science degree in Nursing from The Ohio State University in 2009.

Wendy transitioned from providing primary care services to offering laser treatments for permanent hair reduction and skin improvements in 2023. Simultaneously, she furthered her education through The Institute for Functional Medicine, enhancing her capacity to deliver personalized healthcare solutions to restore bodily function and foster optimal wellness. Wendy adopts a holistic perspective to identify the root causes of persistent health issues while advocating for lifestyle improvements and mind-body harmony tailored to each individual. Her practice interests include hormonal health and gut health.

Wendy is committed to providing individualized care to each patient and genuinely wants to help people of all ages feel their best. Her deep understanding of patient concerns enables her to offer an approach tailored to each person’s unique needs. Wendy strives to help her patients feel their best from the inside out and is dedicated to enhancing their well-being through her unwavering care and support.

Functional Medicine Testing

Functional medicine testing encompasses a variety of modalities, including blood, saliva, urine, breath, and stool analysis. For many individuals, these objective tests offer a newfound clarity they’ve sought for years. By providing concrete data, testing facilitates a pathway toward optimal wellness. This journey requires a steadfast commitment from the patient to implement necessary improvements and strive for their best health. Testing is personalized to each person’s health goals and concerns. Specific tests will focus on hormone testing, gut health testing, food sensitivity testing, mineral/vitamin/antioxidant testing, mold testing, toxin testing, and methylation testing. These tests are self-collected in the privacy of the home except for the blood work.

Get Started

New Patient Functional Medicine Discovery: Free 10-minute discovery call
Ask any questions before getting started.

New Patient Functional Medicine Testing Only: $180

  • 30-minute appointment in person to discuss specific testing
  • This is a great option if you want to discuss testing options and do not have any health concerns. If there are unexplained symptoms, ongoing health concerns, or current/past diagnoses (such as an autoimmune disease, genetic condition, or cancer history), please schedule the “New Patient Initial Evaluation Functional Medicine” to fully address the concerns.

New Patient Initial Evaluation Functional Medicine: $475

Schedule an initial appointment to take a deep dive into health concerns and chronic conditions. The initial evaluation includes the following:

  • 60-minute, in-person appointment
  • A comprehensive review of the health history form
  • Review of prior lab work and notes from other healthcare providers
  • Discussion of health concerns and personal health goals
  • Order lab work and testing pending individual needs
  • Implement lifestyle improvements for nutrition, exercise, sleep, and stress

Established Patient Follow-Up Appointment for Functional Medicine: $300

Schedule a 45-minute follow-up appointment either in-person, virtually, or by phone to:

  • Review and discuss test results
  • Develop and initiate a personalized treatment plan pending test results
  • Reevaluate health concerns and monitor progress after implementing changes
  • Discuss and monitor supplements and/or prescribe medications if needed
  • Address any new concerns

*Please note that laboratory tests are not covered within the visit prices. Specific laboratory test costs are transparent and will be discussed during your visit. The prices can vary significantly depending on the tests selected. If certain tests exceed your budget, alternative approaches emphasizing lifestyle improvements will be explored to ensure comprehensive care.

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