Frequently Asked Questions
Conventionally, patients are often given a medication or treatment to address a symptom without understanding or treating the reason the symptom became a problem. The Functional Medicine Center’s approach looks at “the big picture” to figure out why the symptom.
Yes! Our providers are classically trained in Western Medicine and prescribe all medications that are appropriate and needed.
Simply, you should expect a patient experience like you’ve always wanted. Your provider will know you, remember you, and be familiar with all your unique needs. Your concerns will be addressed promptly via our patient portal or direct phone call to your provider.
Yes! We see patients from birth and are happy to be your child’s Primary Care Provider
The time constraints and financial overhead required to “work with” insurance carriers makes providing Functional Medicine almost impossible.
In North Carolina, a licensed provider can own their own practice. The Functional Medicine Center has a consulting Medicial Director who collaborates with respect to our Medical Policies and overall patient care. The Functional Medicine Center is a PLLC registered with the NC Medical Board and Secretary of State.
The short answer is no. Our providers greet their patients directly, check height/weight/blood pressure, and do everything that a nurse typically does in a Family Practice. Our support team is entirely administrative, helping with scheduling, paperwork, supply ordering, phone calls, and billing. All of your medical care is rendered by your provider.
These three papers summarize the best information that we have on how IV ozone works.
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