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Functional Medicine services offered in Indianapolis, IN

A functional medicine approach to your health involves treating and caring for every aspect of your wellness. At Sure Success Wellness Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, Sheila Thomas, DO, offers expert functional medicine-based care for the prevention and treatment of acute illnesses, chronic disease, and mood disorders. To receive holistic, patient-focused care, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine Q & A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is an approach to health that involves assessing and caring for every aspect of your overall well-being, not just focusing on your symptoms. This integrated view of your health evaluates and treats the underlying cause of disease and identifies where you need support for optimal healing.

Functional medicine combines the best of traditional medicine, integrative medicine, and naturopathic medicine to develop highly personalized care plans that take into account your:

  • Physical health
  • Emotional wellness
  • Mental health
  • Nutritional status
  • Lifestyle and habits

Functional medicine uses the expertise of a wide range of specialties to treat acute and chronic illnesses. 

For instance, a poor diet and lack of exercise might not be the only factors that contribute to excess weight. It may also be caused by hormone imbalance. A functional medicine program might address the underlying hormone imbalances with hormone replacement therapy. 

What conditions can functional medicine treat?

At Sure Success Wellness Center, functional medicine is used to treat a wide range of health problems, including: 

  • Chronic fatigue 
  • Mold illness
  • Mood disorders 
  • Menstrual issues 
  • Ovarian cysts 

Functional medicine can also address digestive problems and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). 

The goal of your treatment plan is to help relieve your pain or other symptoms that affect your quality of daily life and treat the factors that contribute to your condition.

What can I expect during a functional medicine consultation? 

At Sure Success Wellness Center, your provider reviews your medical history and works closely with you to identify the underlying cause of your condition. They take the time to understand all the factors that may play a role, which may include your family medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle (diet and exposure to environmental toxins). 

They may also recommend testing, such as blood work or a mental health assessment, to gather more information about your condition. 

Based on the information gathered, they personalize your treatment plan to improve your overall well-being. Throughout your treatment, you’ll have the support of Sure Success Wellness Center. Your provider can address any questions you have during your follow-up visits. 

To schedule a functional medicine consultation, call Sure Success Wellness Center or book an appointment online today.