Functional Medicine

What is functional medicine and why should you choose it?

“It is more important to understand the imbalances in your body’s basic systems and restore balance, rather than name the disease and match a pill to the ill.”

-Mark Hyman M.D

What is Functional Medicine?

The purpose of Functional Medicine is to find the root cause of your chronic illness, disease, or health challenge. This requires special attention and a deep dive into a patient’s history, environment and lifestyle We offer testing for the early detection, prevention, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of today’s complex chronic diseases.

We offer testing for the early detection, prevention, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of today’s complex chronic diseases; genetics, organic acids, hormones, neurotransmitters, food sensitivities, microbes, fatty acids, parasites, and other pathogens such as mold and environmental toxins that may be keeping you sick. Once the root cause is identified, steps can be taken to start the healing process. A functional medicine doctor might spend 90 minutes initially with a patient, followed by several hours focused on evaluating lab results and putting the clues together to solve the health issue.

Why Choose Functional Medicine?

You may be on this website today, because you are one of the growing number of people who realize that the traditional medical algorithms practiced today are not likely to uncover the cause of your chronic health condition. If you are not satisfied with taking medications while your health continues to suffer under the influence of a chronic condition, this may be for you.

Functional Medicine looks at the whole individual for the purpose of uncovering the origin of complex, chronic conditions, like autoimmune disease, diabetes, hormone imbalances, thyroid conditions, inflammatory or digestive disorders and chronic pain syndromes.


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Traditional Medicine vs. Functional Medicine

Our American healthcare system is one of the best in the world at emergency medicine. Acute care is the focus and the majority of our doctors are well trained to look for infection, critical injury and life threatening disease. As you know, standard medical treatments consists of medications or surgery. Both are very effective for emergency medicine or stabilizing a patient in critical care. Medical algorithms are the road maps followed by modern medicine to name the condition (diagnosis) based on symptoms and then prescribe the medications that combat the symptoms.

Unfortunately, these methods of patient care do not translate well to chronic or complex conditions. The medical specialist typically, manage chronic conditions by administering medications, without identifying or addressing the underlying cause of the disease. Americans suffering with chronic conditions have for years relied on the acute care medical system for answers. As a result, the USA is ranked dead last in the industrialized world in health outcome scores. Simply put, traditional medicine is meant for short term issues and is not well suited to resolve chronic or complicated conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

If we are unable to answer your questions here, please feel free to contact us at (757) 604-8600 or

What kind of conditions are appropriate for functional medicine?
Any ailments that are not resolving under traditional medical care. Functional medicine is well suited for chronic or unexplained pain or dysfunction. Conditions commonly seen by functional medicine doctors include; digestive issues, autoimmune conditions, diabetes, weight loss, weight gain, poor health, neuropathy, skin conditions, complicated conditions with many unexplained symptoms.
Does insurance cover treatment?
We do not accept insurance or Medicare and we cannot assure you that services, phone consultations or lab tests will be reimbursed. You will be provided with diagnosis and procedure codes to assist you with possible insurance reimbursement.
What is the cost for a consultation?
No charge for initial ten minute consultation to see if you are a candidate. Appropriate next steps will be discussed.
What should I expect from a telehealth functional medicine appointment?
Before your appointment, Dr. Scott will want you to complete a health history questionnaire and forward any lab tests that you’ve previously completed. He will discuss your concerns and give you his impressions verbally and in writing. He will discuss the appropriate next steps and explain his rational. The consultation may take up to 90 minutes to make sure your condition is fully understood and all of your questions are answered.
Do I need to leave my current doctor?
No, you will remain under the care of your current medical team. Dr. Scott will be looking for the underlying factors that are keeping you from responding to traditional medical treatment. Dr. Scott’s recommendations will be in written form, so that you can easily share them with your doctors.
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