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Functional Medicine services offered in Greater Boston Area, North Andover, Stoneham, Stoneham, DRACUT and Wilmington, MA

Identifying the root cause of disease is critical for a healthy body and mind. At Today’s Wellness and Primary Care in Wilmington, Reading, North Andover, and Stoneham, Massachusetts, Mohammed Jaleel, MD, Jeena Vaid, MD, and Mahmoud Sakr, MD, practice functional medicine to prevent, diagnose, and treat a broad range of health concerns. Call Today’s Wellness and Primary Care or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

Functional Medicine Q & A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is a specialty that focuses on pinpointing the root cause of a condition to determine the appropriate treatment. Unlike traditional methods, functional medicine takes you as a whole person into account when investigating new or worsening symptoms. Your medical history, symptoms, stress levels, and mental health all play a role in functional medicine.

What factors do functional medicine doctors consider?

The team at Today’s Wellness and Primary Care considers all aspects of your health and well-being before recommending treatment. They may ask questions regarding your:

  • Symptoms and changes to your health
  • Family history
  • Past and current medications
  • Lifestyle habits (whether you smoke, drink, etc.)
  • Exercise levels
  • Stress levels
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Diet
  • Sleep patterns
  • Underlying illnesses

As a holistic form of health care, functional medicine enables the team to gather a complete picture of your overall health. This comprehensive diagnostic method can result in a more individualized treatment plan that targets your unique concerns.

How is functional medicine different from traditional medicine?

The Today’s Wellness and Primary Care team takes the time to get to know you and diagnose your health concerns. Your visits are typically longer and more detailed than with a traditional practitioner. Spending this extra time allows the team to collect the information they need to address your underlying issue, not just your symptoms.

What can functional medicine treat?

Functional medicine is a practice that can help diagnose, treat, and manage nearly any type of health condition. However, its emphasis on the body’s interconnectivity makes functional medicine ideal for individuals with chronic health conditions, such as:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food allergies
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Metabolic disorders (diabetes, insulin resistance, etc.)
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Lupus
  • Asthma
  • Digestive disorders (Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel syndrome, etc.)

By taking a multi-faceted approach to care, the team can design an individualized treatment plan that helps target the root cause of your condition. Finding the cause of your symptoms allows the team to treat your condition at the source to alleviate your discomfort. They may recommend a number of diet and lifestyle changes and medication management to relieve your symptoms.

To learn more about functional medicine, call Today’s Wellness and Primary Care or schedule an appointment online today.