Functional Medicine

by Martin Rutherford, D.C.

Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner Reno, NVOur clinic uses an innovative approach to assessing and treating your health care concerns. Perhaps you have experienced being examined by your doctor, having blood tests done or other diagnostic tests taken, only for your doctor to report back that all your tests are normal yet both you and your doctor know that you are anything but normal! Unfortunately this experience is all too common.

Most physicians are trained to look only in specific places for the answers, using the same familiar labs or diagnostic tests. Yet, many causes of illness cannot be found in these places. The usual tests do not look for food allergies, hidden infections, environmental toxins, mold exposures, nutritional deficiencies and metabolic imbalances. New gene testing can uncover underlying genetic predispositions that can be modified through diet, lifestyle, supplements or medications.  Since we do not prescribe any medications if medications are needed we will work with your medical doctor to help you get what you need.

We use a variety of innovative testing techniques and procedures to help our patients prevent illness and recover from many chronic and difficult to treat conditions. Our clinicians are highly skilled in evaluating, assessing and treating chronic problems such as fibromyalgia, fatigue syndromes, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory disorders, mood and behavior disorders, memory problems and other chronic, complex conditions. We also focus on the prevention and treatment of heart disease, diabetes, dementia, hormonal imbalances and digestive disorders.

Once the testing has been completed and assessed a personalized treatment plan will be put together for you.  In most cases the treatment plan will consist of supplementation and dietary changes to help address the issues.