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Functional Medicine Specialist

Glendale Whole Health

Aesthetic, Functional, Integrative, Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine located in Glendale, CA

Traditional modern medicine focuses on treating the symptoms or disease, not the patient. Functional medicine takes the opposite approach, focusing on the patient rather than their disease or symptoms. Cristal Speller, MD, and the medical professionals at Glendale Whole Health in Glendale, California, specialize in functional medicine, treating the root cause of your disease or symptoms to alleviate symptoms or eliminate the condition altogether. To schedule your functional medicine consultation, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Functional Medicine Q&A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is a patient-centered approach to health and well-being. Unlike traditional modern medicine, functional medicine practitioners focus on health and wellness, not sickness.

Glendale Whole Health is a functional and integrative medical practice. When patients come in for care, the providers conduct comprehensive evaluations to find the root cause of their symptoms, disease, or health concerns. 

Then, they design plans that focus on treating the root cause of the problem to alleviate symptoms or even eliminate the health condition.

Am I a candidate for functional medicine?

Anyone struggling to manage a chronic health condition, symptom, or issue benefits from functional medicine. Schedule a consultation with the experts at Glendale Whole Health to learn more about functional medicine and how it may benefit you and your health.

Glendale Whole Health provides care for patients with all types of health issues, including:

  • Temporomandibular joint disease (TMJ)
  • Migraines
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating)
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid problems
  • Allergies
  • Joint problems

When you come in for a functional medicine consultation, your provider first spends time listening to your story, including your health concerns or symptoms. They also ask detailed questions about your typical day, including diet, work-life, exercise habits, and stressors.

Your provider performs a physical and runs various diagnostic tests to look for heavy metal toxicities, nutritional deficiencies, food sensitivities, and allergies. They also run lab tests that provide information about your current health and future health risks.

What can I expect with functional medicine?

Glendale Whole Health customizes your functional medicine treatment plan to match your unique health needs. That means no single treatment plan is like another. Some of the functional medicine therapies offered at Glendale Whole Health include:

  • Therapeutic Botox®
  • FIT® Bodywrap (infrared sauna body wrap)
  • Intravenous (IV) vitamin therapy and vitamin injections
  • Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) IV therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Peptide therapy (e.g., ipamorelin, sermorelin, Cerebrolysin®)
  • Bioidentical hormones
  • Lipotropic injections
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Personalized diet plan
  • Customized exercise program
  • Chelation therapy
  • Detox kits
  • Nutrafol® (nutritional supplement for hair thinning)  

Glendale Whole Health has an online webstore where it sells many of the nutritional supplements and therapies you need to optimize your overall health and well-being. 

Once you start your functional medicine treatment plan, your provider schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your health and symptoms and provide support and encouragement. They also re-run your lab work to assess the effectiveness of your treatment plan. 

Functional medicine is a patient-centered approach to health. Call Glendale Whole Health, or book your functional medicine appointment online today.