Practitioners who practice functional medicine attempt to address the underlying cause of diseases. Functional medicine uses a systems oriented approach in a holistic partnership. In essence it employs a patient –centered approach rather than a disease –centered approach. It involves understanding the origins, prevention and treatment of complex and chronic diseases. Functional medicine integrates Western medicine with integrative medicine focusing on nutrition, diet and stress-management techniques. This mechanism of medicine better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century, as there has been a rise in individuals diagnosed with complex and chronic health conditions.
Dr. Anne Hermann, a holistic internal medicine physician, uses a functional medicine focus in her practice. Offices are located in Tampa and Saint Petersburg Beach, Florida. Dr. Hermann is also board certified in nutrition. Please contact the office at (813) 902-9559 for more information or to schedule an appointment.