The Centre for Advanced Medicine is a rapidly growing integrative medical center with a distinct multidisciplinary healthcare team that applies the Functional Medical Model to solve chronic, complex health problems.
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, our Functional Medicine Clinic in Whitby & Markham focuses on 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 diseases. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
The Functional Medicine Doctors in Advanced Medicine
Our dedicated team of functional medicine doctors listens attentively to your concerns and works hard to understand your unique medical situation. By carefully gathering and examining information related to your health journey, we work tirelessly to identify the underlying imbalances that have caused you to feel unwell and, over time, led to your current medical condition. We then focus our attention on targeting these core processes with precision to restore your health, optimize function and allow you to reach your full potential.
Our functional medicine approach uses leading-edge diagnostic techniques with comprehensive treatment strategies to help you feel better fast. Along with our in-house team of professionals, we collaborate with a network of Medical Doctors, specialists and other health practitioners to solve the most difficult and complicated health problems.
Our commitment to our patients is to meet their current needs and help them feel better with long-term solutions that ensure immediate, renewed health and future health independence.
The human body is composed of many systems integrated into an intricate, communicative network regulated by the epigenome (how our genes are expressed). Diseases do not occur in isolated regions of the body; instead these conditions are the result of a disturbance of a more complex, interconnected web. For example, if a joint is inflamed, that process may have been triggered by impairments in the gut, liver, hormones, or some other system. Each pattern is unique. These core dysfunctions can then manifest into activation of the inflammatory process in a joint that you feel as pain. With that in mind, our focus is to identify your unique set of dysfunctions that led to the problem(s) you are experiencing. By addressing the impairments within the whole system, symptoms can be lessened and health can be restored.
The future of medicine is to treat the underlying process or mechanism (upstream cause), not just the disease (the downstream effect).