Functional Medicine is a rapidly growing science-based healthcare approach. It is the most effective use of the avalanche of new information coming out of the human genome project that modern medicine has seen. Dr. Mark Davies is the only member of the Institute of Functional Medicine in Central Oregon.
A Functional Medicine approach views “symptoms” as “clues” that can help solve individual health “mysteries”. Once the “clues” are understood and underlying root causes are identified, interventions can be focused on treating the cause of the problem, not just masking the symptoms. This Functional Medicine approach allows Dr. Davies to help many of his patients find answers to complex, chronic conditions and is also invaluable in identifying key individual anti-aging strategies.
After clinical and possible laboratory evaluation, treatment strategies including dietary and activity modification, when combined with nutrients targeted to specific functional needs, allows patients to regain control and be in charge of improving their own health and changing the outcome of disease.
Dr. Mark Davies has a diverse educational and clinical background in the healthcare field. He is one of less than 600 physicians in the United States that has had postgraduate education in Functional Medicine and holds professional membership with the Institute of Functional Medicine. Dr. Davies has incorporated Functional Medicine approaches into clinical practice for many years with excellent success.
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