Integrative and functional medicine doctor in King of Prussia
The goal of integrative and functional medicine is to get to the root cause of health problems and treat the whole person with a combination of approaches—optimizing health for those who have it and restoring health for those who have lost it. Rachel Sugarman, DO, an integrative and functional medicine doctor in King of Prussia,Pennsylvania, treats adults and children, developing a patient-physician relationship and helping patients navigate their health care journey.
Integrative and functional medicine treatments
Functional medicine and integrative medicine are often used interchangeably, but the terms are actually referring to two different approaches to patient care. Functional medicine is a patient-centered care approach that promotes health and longevity and improvement of quality of life by addressing the root causes of diseases. This is done by examining interactions between a patient's history, lifestyle and physiology in conjunction with advanced functional medicine testing—something which traditional medical providers would not offer. Find out more about functional medicine (PDF).
Patients often turn to functional medicine for treatment of a wide variety of health conditions when traditional medicine has failed to resolve their health problem. Functional medicine practitioners see patients for:
- Anxiety and depression
- Athletic performance
- Autoimmune diseases
- Brain health
- Cancer prevention and support
- Cardiovascular support
- Detoxification imbalances
- Digestive disorders
- Environmental and food allergies
- Healthy weight and metabolism
- Osteopathic manipulation
- Sleep disorders/insomnia
Treatments may include a combination of prescription medications, nutritional supplements, therapeutic diets and lifestyle counseling, exercise prescriptions and stress management techniques. Our personalized nutrition plans include:
- Cooking demonstrations
- Grocery-store tours
- Nutrition lectures
- Macronutrient counting
For health conditions and concerns that can be addressed with integrative (sometimes called complementary) medicine, options to prevent and treat chronic disease, pain and nutritional deficiency may include:
- Mindfulness meditation
- Osteopathic manipulation
…and many other alternative therapies.
You can book today with this integrative and functional medicine doctor in King of Prussia in the western suburbs of Philadelphia.
Main Line Health's integrative and functional medicine physicians are now offering telemedicine appointments for evaluation for autoimmune and chronic conditions as well as functional wellness evaluations.