Functional Medicine addresses the root cause of disease. It looks at a person as a whole, not just a particular set of symptoms. Functional medicine plays a key role in addressing genetic, environmental, and lifestyle choices that can cause chronic disease and long term health issues.
A functional medicine evaluation is conducted at which time a detailed series of questions will be asked regarding your symptoms. These include the major influences contributing to the epidemic of chronic disease, such as: nutrition, lifestyle influences, environmental toxicity, and chronic stressors. Once a detailed evaluation has been conducted, testing may be recommended.
Dr. Coppola uses multiple labs including Cyrex Labs, DiagnosTechs, Genova, and Meridian Valley Labs that offer many types of testing to help diagnose the underlying causes of many diseases. Some of the testing Dr. Coppola conducts is for hormonal imbalances, food intolerances, allergies, and GI health.