Our Functional Medicine Approach
LifeScape is a unique, award-winning team of physicians, practicing a modern and relatively revolutionary approach to healthcare called Functional Medicine. In practice for more than a decade, both LifeScape practices were founded by revered caregiver, teacher and physician Dr. Susan Wilder.
We offer two levels of healthcare. Whether you are a LifeScape Premier Concierge Medicine Patient or a traditional insurance-based patient of LifeScape Medical Associates –you will receive the highest in care, with a holistic, functional medicine approach.
CHOOSE YOUR CARE:
To understand if it’s right for you – it is important to first know “What is Functional Medicine?”
Functional Medicine, according to the Institute for Functional Medicine, is a patient-centered approach that addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership.
Functional Medicine addresses:
The whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms
Allows practitioners to 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.
Supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
LifeScape’s functional medicine approach includes a comprehensive assessment of each patient, a complete executive physical, as well as personalized testing, including:
Testing for nutritional defiencies
Strategies to assess for sensitivity to foods, food additives, or environmental exposures
Advanced genetic testing panels specific to patient risks or symptoms
Assessment of sleep behaviors and referral for sleep studies if needed
Functional assessment of neuroendocrine system, including comprehensive hormone assessments and evaluation of balance of brain communication chemicals
How Functional Medicine Changes The Way We Work
Functional Medicine offers a powerful new operating system and clinical model for assessment, treatment, and prevention of chronic disease to replace the outdated and ineffective acute-care models carried forward from the 20th century; enabling physicians and other health professionals to practice proactive, predictive, personalized medicine and empowers patients to take an active role in their own health.
To learn more or to find out if the winning combination of a functional medicine approach within a concierge medical practice is right for you, please contact us.