In this article published by Daily American, functional medicine is a new method of curing patients permanently.
Functional medicine is a form of alternative medicine which proponents say focuses on interactions between the environment and the gastrointestinal, endocrine, and immune systems.
Dr. Mark Hyman, wants to create a department that would be based on the use of “functional medicine”
Toby Cosgrove, CEO of Cleveland Clinic hired Mark Hyman to work at his firm.
The Center for Functional Medicine has a different and creative approached in meeting patients.
First, the patient will read and complete a questionnaire that will be read and reviewed by the physician.
Then, 60 minutes will be spent with the physician and 45 minutes will be spent with the nutritionist.
Lastly, the health coach, nutritionist, and the physician will work with the patient in order to create a plan that includes eating healthy.
While this mode of operation is slower than most procedures, it is the most effective at finding a solution to the problem rather than creating a temporary treatment from it.
The popularity of this procedure is starting to reach international levels.
In fact, “Within the Cleveland Clinic, other doctors are already asking to learn more and collaborate with the functional medicine staff. And calls from people wanting to schedule appointments have flooded in from across the country and Canada.”
Despite the multitude of problems that occurs through American Healthcare system, Cosgrove believes that their firm will prosper.
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