Functional Medicine Consultation
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Transform Your Health with Functional Medicine
Functional Medicine Consultation is at the core of what we do at Newbridge Health & Wellness – simply put, it is the pathway for healing our patients.
Functional Medicine “Consultation” is actually a multi-step process by which a functional medicine provider works in partnership with the patient over a series of consultations to guide them toward optimal health. The principles of functional medicine are applied during this entire process. Over the course of weeks and months, the provider and patient establish care, identify the health issues at play, build a roadmap for treatment, and together take the steps to work toward recovering health.
Each consultation builds upon the previous one and brings the patient one step closer to optimal health. Along the way, the provider takes numerous action steps to get to the root cause of the patient’s illness and symptoms, and to create a powerful action plan to support physical, mental, and spiritual healing. Feedback to the provider from the patient is critical along the way and gives the provider even more information on what the patient needs and how treatment is helping.
Our Functional Medicine Consultative Process
Choosing Your Provider
Ready to make an appointment, but don’t know which provider you would like to see? Schedule a complimentary appointment with our Intake Coordinator, who will assess your needs and goals, and match you with the right functional medicine provider. Already know who you want to schedule with? Request your appointment online from our scheduling page.
Before Your First Visit
Our process begins before you even arrive! Prior to your first visit, we will ask you to complete a comprehensive health questionnaire. This will give our providers your detailed medical history and your goals as a patient.
Your First Functional Medicine Consultation
Led by your Functional Medicine provider, this will be a deep dive into your medical history, symptoms, lifestyle, diet, and other factors – like genetics and nutritional deficiencies – related to your health. Your provider will work like a medical detective to untangle your illness and symptoms, identify the root cause(s) of your condition(s), order specialized lab panels to assist in proper diagnoses, make additional diagnoses (if applicable), and overall gain a clearer picture of what is going on inside your body.
Starting Your Plan
You’ll leave your first consultation with a personalized plan including nutrition and lifestyle recommendations, supplement recommendations, prescriptions (if needed), lab orders, and options for interventional treatments and therapies.
Follow-up appointments are critical check-ins that help you and your provider to review your progress. 4-6 weeks after your first appointment, you and your provider will meet again to discuss your protocol and to make adjustments as needed. A plan will also be made for future follow-up appointments. The frequency and timing of visits will be determined based on your unique needs and in support of optimizing your progress.
Maintenance & Well-Being
Our goal is to help restore your health and minimize the need for visits as time goes on. But, health isn’t always a straight line, and maintaining positive outcomes sometimes requires adjustments to the plan. This is why Newbridge is here for our patients for the long haul. The number of visits needed once significant improvements have been achieved varies by patient, and your provider will work with you to determine the best plan. To make it easy, we offer several appointment options including in-person, by phone or via Charmhealth.
What Our Patients are Saying
Over the years I was sick with a multitude of symptoms, fibromyalgia, pain, headaches, fatigue, head fog, and I wasn’t getting better and I started to seek answers and conventional medicine didn’t have any answers for me. It’s been wonderful to be empowered to heal myself and know I can make a difference on my own health. Going on the autoimmune protocol diet was probably the number one thing that helped me understand how sick I really was, because within a week all my pain was gone.Renea J.
I became a patient of Newbridge because of the caliber of their staff and their ability to treat complex chronic illness effectively. I also had interest in trying out some of their novel therapies, particularly frequency specific microcurrent (FSM). At the initial consultation, I learned that the FSM team helped determine what protocols might be relevant to my complex health situation and symptoms that had become burdensome to me. At each treatment, I would rate the intensity of my symptoms pre-and post- FSM treatment, and I was amazed at some of the improvement I felt after just one session. I later went on to rent a unit for home use. Their FSM technician was my go-to guru for my rental education and experience. I had further positive transformation of my health issues take place over my month of renting the unit, after which I determined that purchasing a FSM device would be my next step. I have been guided and supported every step of the way using FSM by the Newbridge staff and because of this, I have made substantial progress in both reducing some of my most bothersome symptoms and improving my overall energy level. I now consider FSM to be an essential part of my wellness regimen and I highly recommend it to others as a therapeutic option to try.Wendy E.