Our mission is to get to the root cause of chronic disease and prevent future illness. Our pillars are collaboration, education and empowerment.
Our mission and pillars are the heart of our our practice.
The Institute for Functional Medicine describes our style of patient care as "a systems & biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. Each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of many contributing to an individual’s illness." Conventionally, patients are often given a medication or treatment to address a symptom without understanding or treating the reason the symptom became a problem. In a common condition like blood pressure, instead of just prescribing a pill to "get your numbers down", we delve into the physiologic, anatomic, genetic, enviromental, and psychologic causes.
As our providers are all classically trained in Western Medicine, we still prescribe traditional medications when appropriate, but collaborate towards your health with research and evidence based methods that simply aren't commonplace in Western Medical training. When we started seeing patients in 2017, we opened our doors as Restoring Balance Family Practice. After many of our patients commented that it wasn't like any Family Practice they had been to, we realized that The Functional Medicine Center describes who we are and made the shift in name. Our practice is owned by Kathryn Godly, PA-C, who is featured in the video above talking more about our mission and pillars of care.
The Functional Medicine Center is for everyone! We are an LGBTQ affirming practice! We treat newborns and those who were born not so recently! All are welcome at our pratice! Many of our patients are uninsured and find us looking for reliable care without insurance. Many patients with insurance have insanely high deductibles and find it costs them less to get their care with us than if they have to pay their deductibles. Many come to our practice through word of mouth referrals as their friend or family member is finally getting the care they have sought for so many years. As we are never constrained by insurance authorization or denials, you can get the care you need efficiently and cost effectively.