Functional Medicine analyzes how and why illness occurs. Then using this information restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual.
The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that works to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal health and wellness. Functional Medicine is built upon the foundation of holistic and alternative medicine techniques and knowledge. However, Functional Medicine goes beyond and builds upon the simplicity of these forms of medicine with the usage of advanced medical pathophysiology and research. It utilizes the understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.
By addressing the root cause, rather than symptoms, Functional Medicine doctors focus on finding the true underlying cause of one's complex disease. Functional Medicine does not apply the bias that all patient's are the same and only their diagnosis. As a result, Functional Medicine looks at each person as a unique patient with specific and unique manifestations of disease. Your medical experience with acute or chronic disease is unique to you and different from everyone else including those who may have the same diagnosis. Functional Medicine is not one size fits all like conventional medicine.
Dr. Brad Schneider at his clinic in Northeast Ohio, Concierge Health Network, utilizes Functional and Integrative Medicine to help all of his patient to obtain their optimal health and wellness. Dr. Schneider's Functional Medicine training is through the Institute of Functional Medicine, which is associated with the Cleveland Clinic. If you are interested in becoming a direct primary care patient of Dr. Schneider please call or complete the new-patient sign-up form on the home page. If you are solely interested in obtaining a Integrative or Functional Medicine Consultation please click the link below to schedule your first consultation with Dr. Schneider. Consultations can be completed in person or via telemedicine throughout Ohio.