We look for the cause of your symptoms which might include innovative diagnostics like neurotransmitter testing. Functional medicine can possibly curb chronic diseases like arthritis, diabetes, dementia, and heart disease. Since a chronic disease can have dozens of underlying causes, or one issue such as genetic predisposition or exposure to toxins these causes can lead to multiple chronic conditions, Functional Medicine focuses on systems, instead of organs, origins, or diseases. Functional Medicine doctors listen to patients in a different way to put the pieces of the puzzle together. The objective is not simply about arriving at a diagnosis, it’s about getting to the root or cause of the problem.