Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine is personalized medicine with a focus on prevention and underlying causes.  It is a science based field of healthcare that is grounded in patient-centered medicine emphasizing “patient care” rather than “disease care.”   Functional Medicine is anchored by an examination of the core clinical imbalances that underlie various disease conditions.  Those imbalances arise as environmental inputs such as diet, nutrients (including air and water), exercise, and trauma are processed by one’s body, mind, and spirit through a unique set of genetic predispositions, attitudes, and beliefs. 

Functional Medicine emphasizes a definable and teachable process of integrating multiple knowledge bases within a pragmatic intellectual matrix that focuses on functionality at many levels, rather than a single treatment for a single diagnosis.  Dr. Raul Llanos’ extensive training and 34 years of private practice has incorporated Functional Medicine in all offered medical services.  Dr. Llanos takes the time to visit with patients to discover signs and symptoms in a patient’s life to tailor his approach in the prevention and treatment of patients.  Dr. Llanos can assist patients with the following assessments:

  • Gastrointestinal
  • Immunology
  • Nutritional
  • Endocrinology
  • Metabolic
  • Others including:  Comprehensive Inflammation, CardioGenomic, DetoxiGenomic, ImmuneGenomic, NeuroGenomic, and OsteoGenomic

To schedule an appointment for a comprehensive Functional Medicine visit, please call 504-834-1050.

For more information on Functional Medicine, please visit http://www.functionalmedicine.org