Functional Medicine Specialist

Alpha Care Medical

Primary Care Provider & Behavioral Health located in Seaford, DE & Millsboro, DE

Many health care providers focus on your symptoms, not you or your overall health. At Alpha Care Medical, with locations in Seaford, Millsboro, Harrington, and Dover, Delaware, the integrated medical team takes a more holistic approach to disease management and uses functional medicine to find the root cause of your disease or illness to alleviate your symptoms and improve your overall health and wellness. To learn more about functional medicine and how it can benefit your health, call the office nearest you.

Functional Medicine Q & A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is a health-oriented and patient-centered approach to care that puts you back in control of your health. With functional medicine, the team uses advanced diagnostic testing to identify the many possible underlying causes of your acute or chronic health condition. 

The team at Alpha Care Medical forms a partnership with you and provides the guidance and tools you need to improve your health and your overall well-being. 

During a functional medicine evaluation, the team takes more than your symptoms and disease into consideration when looking for the underlying cause of your illness or disease. They also evaluate your diet, lifestyle, and environment, which may be factors in your illness or disease.

Am I a good candidate for functional medicine?

Anyone is a good candidate for functional medicine. Whether you’re struggling to manage a chronic health condition or simply want to improve your overall health, the team at Alpha Care Medical can provide the individualized care you need with functional medicine. 

What can I expect during a functional medicine evaluation?

You can expect a comprehensive exam during a functional medicine evaluation. During your exam, your provider at Alpha Care Medical asks detailed questions about your symptoms, medical history, family history, diet, exercise, daily routine, and stresses. Your provider then conducts a physical exam.

Based on the information gathered during your exam, your provider determines the types of diagnostic testing needed to determine the underlying cause of your health issue. 

How are functional medicine treatments developed?

Functional medicine is a personalized approach to care, and your treatments are individualized to meet your specific health needs and wellness goals. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Nutrition therapy
  • Exercise program
  • Nutrition supplements
  • Prescription medication
  • Behavioral health

Once your personalized treatment plan is in place, your provider schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your progress, which may include a repeat of your diagnostic testing to ensure your plan is improving the root cause of your health condition. 

For personalized care focused on healing your body, contact Alpha Care Medical by phone today to schedule your functional medicine appointment.