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. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses 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 disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
How Dr. Santelli practices Functional Medicine:
At Santelli Functional Wellness, Dr. Santelli provides a step-by-step protocol and guidance to living a healthier way of life. She intends her practices to be incorporated with ease and eventually become second nature. She works to move people away from quick fix diet fads and random supplementation. These practices, which do not address lifestyle changes and clinical diagnosis, ultimately fail in the end. Whether treating a current disease or preventing one; optimizing your health through realistic meal plans, supplementation, blood chemistry analysis, and laboratory testing, clinical nutrition stands to benefit everyone.
What makes this nutrition program so unique is that it is based solely on the patient's individual biochemistry. This is a process in which the patient will not only learn about their body and nutritional needs, but have the educational tools to prevent future illness and live a happier and healthier lifestyle. The goal is a maintenance plan after the clearance of initial concerns. Patients are then placed on a general check-up schedule and monitored for optimal health and disease prevention.
At Santelli Functional Wellness we look forward to educating and helping our patients to live a vibrant and healthy lifestyle!
What Conditions can Functional Medicine Address?
Food/ Environmental Allergens
- Crohn's Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
- Hashimotos Disease
- Rhuematoid Arthritis
- Celiac Disease
Expectations of initial appointment:
All first time patients will have an initial in-depth intake appointment, a full blood panel ordered, and an individualized protocol will be created based on the findings. Additional laboratory testing may be necessary depending on blood panel findings and symptomatology. Each protocol will incorporate a specific and customized nutrition, lifestyle, and supplementation program.
Additional Testing We Offer:
- Quicksilver Scientific Clinical Metals Test
(Heavy Metals/ Mercury Testing)
- Precision Analytics DUTCH Test
- Diagnostic Solutions GI-MAP Test
(Gut & Microbial Assessment)
- Genova Diagnostics Allergy Antibody & Celiac Profile
(Food Allergy/Sensitivity Testing)
- Great Plains Laboratory Mycotox Test
- SIBO Test
(Testing for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth)
Functional Medicine Appointments + Pricing:
Initial Consult (60 minutes): $150
Clinical Case Review (90 minutes): $550
Follow-up Appointment (60 minutes): $200
Follow-up Appointment (30 minutes): $150