The Benefits of Functional Medicine
Most of us are paying high prices for insurance. However, despite this, we get limited care from our traditional doctors. Both patients and doctors have their own frustrations over healthcare and doctors find the indusrance industry so restrictive in their regulations and definitions. Today, many are finding the possibility of being treated for a definite disease, but the proactive care that could prevent disease from developing is not covered by our healthcare plans.
Today, functional medicine allow doctors the freedom to better serve their patients by eliminating the third party. Below are some of the benefits of functional medicine.
Functional medicine allows you to choose services when you need them and pay for it as you choose them. You decide when to pay for preventive care instead of making a regular payment to an insurance company who decides whether or not to pay for your care after you have become ill.
In functional medicine, your doctor and his staff will spend time to get to know you better. It is important that time is spent with you by your doctor. This time is comfortable and without rush and this allows comprehensive conversations. These conversations will give them a clue to the symptoms of your illness. Together with your doctor, you will be able to develop a course of preventive or diagnostic treatment.
Preventive medicine is embraced in functional medicine. You and your doctor will develop a good nutrition plan which is a healthy one and some exercise programs that you can do. Consultation periods with your doctor is unhurried and it is during this time that you will be able to discuss your health concerns, options, and treatment preferences.
You will be able to seek help from a traditional doctor if you get sick during the business day. What happens then if you get sick outside of the business day? With functional medicine, the availability of doctors is opened up. If you feel sick your functional medical practitioner can be called, emailed, or visited.
In traditional scenes, you go to a hospital for treatment without your doctor and you will be attended by strange people who are basing their care on the notes that they are holding and limited information. Functional medicine requires that the doctor is there to supervise your care and he also confers with other professionals regarding yor treatment plan and preferences.
Functional medicine gives you the freedom to choose your healthcare and treatment methods and this is accomplished through ongoing communication with your doctor without the dictates of an insurance company. With functional medicine, you are given a new and brighter path different from typical health care.