Functional Medicine is a comprehensive systems approach which addresses the root cause of chronic disease. It is a patient centered care model which focuses on the whole person rather than an isolated set of symptoms. Although our current medical system is efficient in managing acute conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, acute infections and conditions requiring surgical interventions, it lacks in addressing the prevention of chronic disease such as, but not limited to obesity, lipid disorders, hormone balancing, diabetes, hypertension, mood/stress, sleep, gastrointestinal issues, irritable bowel and chronic fatigue. These chronic diseases are often lifestyle driven. Addressing modifiable lifestyle factors such as stress, relaxation, exercise and nutrition can reduce the burden of chronic disease. Addressing these offending lifestyle factors is the key to overcoming and correcting preventable chronic disease. This is the heart of Functional Medicine.
Using a patient centered approach, Dr. Sparanese at Vita Medical Clinic creates a care plan to assist individuals in preventing the burden of chronic disease.
To book an appointment with Dr. Sparanese, please call: 250-514-5172.
Individuals are responsible for the cost of this service as it is not covered by MSP.