Functional Medicine Specialist

Monarque Health & Wellness -  - Family Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Dermatology

Monarque Health & Wellness

Family Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Dermatology located in Ashland, OR

Functional medicine is an approach to your health that’s specific and focused on you as a person, not a diagnosis. The team at Monarque Health & Wellness in Ashland, Oregon, believes the functional medicine approach is the best method for preventing and treating disease. For a comprehensive consultation and complete evaluation of your health, call or book an appointment online today.

Functional Medicine Q & A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is an integrated approach to health care that recognizes that every aspect of a person’s body, mind, and spirit influences their general health and their ability to stay healthy and heal from disease.

The functional medicine approach focuses on the root causes of disease and associated symptoms, which must be seen in the context of each patient’s lifestyle, history, nutrition, and genetics.

Functional medicine incorporates traditional Western medicine with alternative — or integrative — medicine. This is a research-based, science-driven approach to your health and wellness, which emphasizes:

  • Disease prevention
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Genetics
  • Laboratory testing
  • Medication and supplementation
  • Detoxification
  • Stress management
  • Mental and emotional health

At Monarque Health & Wellness, functional medicine is highly individualized and patient-focused, rather than diagnosis-driven.

What is LivingMatrix?

LivingMatrix is a method for data collection used by the medical team at Monarque Health & Wellness. This revolutionary online tool helps your health care provider get an organized, comprehensive look at your health and root causes of any symptoms.

Before your first appointment, you’re asked to complete an extensive questionnaire. The questions help to collect information related to:

  • Timeline of symptoms
  • Genetics
  • Nutrition
  • Environment
  • Lifestyle
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Health history
  • Family history
  • Mental and emotional health

The LivingMatrix program helps your team piece together your disease progression like a puzzle, identifying connections between factors that may be difficult to see otherwise.

What does the functional medicine approach entail?

The providers at Monarque Health & Wellness are board-certified by the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM). Their extensive training in both functional and family medicine makes them uniquely qualified to provide comprehensive, patient-specific care.

Your care begins with an extensive consultation when you discuss the results of your LivingMatrix assessment. To get a complete picture of your health, your provider orders diagnostic studies that may consist of:

  • Insulin resistance and glucose levels
  • Hormone levels
  • Thyroid panel
  • Iron panel
  • Adrenal function profile
  • Liver function studies
  • Vitamin levels
  • Stool test
  • Autoimmune antibodies panel
  • Genetic testing
  • Sleep studies

Your LivingMatrix questionnaire, diagnostic testing, and physical exam help your provider get a sense of what types of support you may need and what treatment plan is best for you. At Monarque Health & Wellness, they’re committed to helping you achieve the best health possible.

For your integrated, functional medicine assessment and treatment plan, call or book an appointment online with Monarque Health & Wellness today.