Who can benefit from Functional Medicine?
Seth Osgood is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, and a Certified Practitioner through the Institute of Functional Medicine. He has helped people from around the world identify the root causes of complex health conditions during his time working as the primary provider at Austin UltraHealth, the clinic of Functional Medicine expert Dr. Amy Myers. Get to know more about me and GrassRoots Functional Medicine on the about page.
What is Functional Medicine?
Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional Medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, Functional Medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
- Institute for Functional Medicine, 2016