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Functional Medicine at Powell Clinic

Woman outside with her arms outstretchedFunctional Medicine is personalized health care that acknowledges the relationship of dysfunction and illness to diet, lifestyle, and environment.

Dr. Powell has been a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine since its inception and is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP). To learn more about Functional Medicine you can visit their website by clicking here.

How is Functional Medicine Different?

Functional Medicine involves understanding the origins, preventions, and treatment of complex, chronic disease. Hallmarks of Functional Medicine approach include:

  • Patient-centered care. The focus of Functional Medicine is on patient-centered care, promoting health as a positive vitality, beyond just the absence of disease. By listening to the patient and learning his or her story, the practitioner brings the patient into the discovery process and tailors treatments that address the individual’s unique needs.
  • An integrative, science-based healthcare approach. Functional Medicine practitioners look “upstream” to consider the complex web of interactions in the patient’s history, physiology, and lifestyle that can lead to illness. The unique genetic makeup of each patient is considered, along with both internal (mind, body, spirit) and external (physical and social environment) factors that affect total functioning.
  • Integrating best medical practices. Functional medicine integrates traditional Western medical practices with what is sometimes considered “alternative” or “integrative” medicine, creating a focus on prevention through nutrition, diet, and exercise; use of the latest laboratory testing and other diagnostic techniques; and prescribed combinations of drugs and/or botanical medicines, supplements, therapeutic diets, detoxification programs, or stress-management techniques.

Get Started Today

Learn more about Functional Medicine. Call Powell Clinic today to schedule an appointment.

Functional Medicine Downtown Scottsdale AZ | (480) 990-0664