Functional Medicine San Diego

Functional Medicine San Diego

Integrative Medicine involves combining the best of conventional and alternative medicine to provide the highest quality patient care. Conventional medicine is most useful for managing acute flares of chronic disease while functional and naturopathic medicine seeks to treat the root cause of chronic disease to minimize the need for more invasive pharmaceutical and surgical interventions. Using functional medicine tools, our doctors provide patient-centered care to treat the root cause of chronic disease with natural therapies to minimize harmful side effects. Functional medicine is indicated for mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, hormone imbalances, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, autoimmune conditions, and chronic digestive issues. Our doctors will collaborate with your conventional MD or DO providers to ensure that you have appropriate and thorough diagnostic work-up while undergoing treatment so that natural therapies can be specific and targeted to treat the root cause. This often involves functional diagnostic testing such as a food sensitivity panel, a urine hormone or neurotransmitter test, or a comprehensive stool test.

Here are some functional, diagnostic tests that we offer:

  • Comprehensive general bloodwork: CBC, CMP, Thyroid function testing, etc.
  • Food sensitivity/allergy panel
  • Micronutrient testing for vitamin deficiencies
  • Urine hormone testing for adrenal and sex hormones
  • Urine hormone testing for neurotransmitter metabolites
  • Comprehensive Stool Analysis for functional digestive issues
  • SIBO Breath Test
  • Salivary genetic testing