Dr. Aaron Hartman
Functional Medicine Specialist
Our Integrative Model
We practice a model of medicine that incorporates the standards of care in conventional medicine with the best diagnostic and clinical tools, technologies, research and resources from other field of scientific inquiry and then combines these with a systems biology approach (also known as root cause analysis or Functional Medicine).
This Functional Medicine model helps us identify the critical imbalances that are at the root of an illness and then to address them one by one. This is patient-centered and individualized (not disease-centered and protocol driven) model of medicine similar to what is going on right now at the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine.
This new paradigm is the future of medicine, available today.
Need some help clarifying what we mean by “Integrative Medicine” or “Functional Medicine”? Start with this page:
While we are increasingly hearing more about inflammation, few of us understand the good purposes inflammation plays in our body or when those good purposes move to dysfunction.
In the Functional Medicine model, the body’s function is viewed in light of seven fundamental systems. It takes into account how the environment interacts with your genes and can result in health or disease.
Most individuals don’t recognize that fatigue, digestive issues, aches, pains, allergies, mood swings … are not just annoying symptoms but are early clues to underlying biological dysfunction that may develop into a full blow disease over time…
Using our integrative model, treatments typically include:
- Medicinal Dietary Plans
- Neutriceutical Treatment Plans
- Herbal & Phytonutrients Treatments
- Genetic Evaluations
- Epigenetic Treatment Protocols
- Systems biology evaluation (also known as the Functional Medicine Matrix)
- Detoxification Protocols
- Digestive System Evaluations & Microbiome Treatments
- Body Impedance Analysis
- Personalized Medicine using Functional Medicine Matrix and Time Line methodology
- Advanced Treatment Modalities like IV Glutathione, PEMF, tVNS
Richmond Integrative & Functional Medicine