Functional Medicine Services

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine is a collaborative approach, between doctor and patient. It views the person, as just that, a person, and not just a set of symptoms. It is holistic partnership, and takes into account mind, body, and spiritual aspects of the patient.

Rather than targeting individual symptoms like conventional medicine, functional medicine focuses on the optimal functioning of the entire body. It addresses the underlying or root causes that lead to ones symptoms and disease.

Genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors all have a direct influence on long-term health and chronic health issues.

When you’re out of sync, your body works, just not as well as it should. This means that the different systems are not working in harmony. The cell is unable to keep up with the many demands it’s responsible for.

Mind Body Balance Cellular Demands
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Telemedicine Services

Dr. Quintana offers convenient consultation options with his telemedicine platform. Telemedicine allows patients to connect with their provider from the comfort of their home.

The following services are offered to support client wellness:

The majority of lab tests used to help uncover drivers of disease are performed in the comfort of your own home. Kits are delivered to your home and may include blood spot (finger prick), salivary, stool, or urine collection. Once the collection is completed, the samples are sent back to the lab in prepaid shipping bags. Dr. Quintana, a functional medicine doctor, will get the results in 7-14 business days, depending on the nature of the test. Upon receiving the results, Dr. Quintana will review the findings and interpret the data for your individual case. Next, a follow-up appointment, called the report of findings, will take place to explain the meaning of your results and review your personalized health program. Therapy Plans will include one or more of the following: diet changes, nutritional supplements, exercise, lifestyle, and stress management recommendations. Subsequent consultations are scheduled to monitor your progress and to modify your program. Labs can be ordered individually or in bundles (Savings on lab panels when ordered in bundles).

What are root causes of illness?

Root causes are the key drivers that lead to stress, damage, and cellular dysfunction in the body. These root causes can be broken down into

  • Infection/pathogens
  • Environmental exposures- chemicals, heavy metals, allergens, mycotoxins
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Physical injury
  • Negative thoughts and trauma

The above can be complicated by genetics, but once identified, can be overcome with the right nutrients and lifestyle modifications (epigenetics).

How do root causes effect or health?

Root causes when uncorrected lead to secondary physiologic changes in the body. Common findings include:

  • Blood sugar dysregulation/insulin resistance
  • Hormone imbalances
  • GI dysfunction
  • Inflammation

Common Symptoms in the Functional Medicine Clinic

When these physiologic imbalances last long enough and become chronic, symptoms arise. Common symptoms in the functional medicine clinic include:

  • Constipation and/or diarrhea
  • Bloating
  • Fatigue and low energy
  • Acid reflux
  • Brain fog and memory decline
  • Joint pain
  • Weight gain
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety/depression
  • High blood pressure
  • Acne and hair loss

The Mind Body Balance Clinic Approach

Dr. Quintana takes a thorough history, along with using detailed health assessments, to help identify keys areas of dysfunction. Laboratory assessments are utilized to help confirm and further identify underlying root causes. Lab panels may include blood, saliva, stool, and urine samples. The appreciate tests are discussed at your initial visit with the functional medicine doctor.

Once the work up stage is compete, you will follow up with the doctor to review and discuss your findings. At this appointment, a custom therapy plan is cultivated just for you! No cookie cutter approaches because you are unique. Therapy plans include targeted nutritional supplements, herbs, and support to each of your pillars of health. Patients may also be recommended for chiropractic, HeartMath, orthopedic massage, dry needling, or PEMF therapies to assist in their healing process.

Pillars of lifestyle health

The mind-body connection is bi-directional, and can negatively or positively impact the other. This is why a comprehensive, holistic approach is warranted, in order to get to your root causes and establish appropriate interventions.

The pillars of lifestyle health Dr Quintana focuses on for therapy plans include:

  • Diet and nutrition
  • Movement
  • Sleep
  • Hydration
  • Breathing
  • Mindset

Together we can uncover the life you deserve through functional medicine.

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What is the fee for a consultation?

The fees vary based on the time of consultation. So, if you are looking for a functional medicine facility near you, call Dr. Quintana to find a natural remedies solution for you. Details will be discussed at the end of the Discovery Call.

  • Insurance: Mind Body Balance Clinic is in-network with the following: BCBS PPO and Blue Choice. Co-pays are due at time of consultation.
  • Payment for self-pay & non-covered services are due in full at time of consultation.