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Functional Medicine Specialist

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Complete Pediatrics And Specialty Care

Pediatrics & A Private Medical Practice located in New Albany, IN

Complete Pediatrics and Specialty Care in New Albany, Indiana, is a functional medicine pediatric practice. Under the leadership of experienced pediatrician, Laleh Rezaei, MD, the practice takes a more holistic approach to your child’s health and wellness, focusing on finding the root cause of illness, instead of prescribing medication to manage symptoms. To learn more about the benefits of functional medicine for managing your child’s health, call the office or book online today.

Functional Medicine Q & A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is a more holistic approach to medical care. Traditional medicine tends to focus on treating the symptoms of diseases rather than preventing them.

Functional medicine takes a different approach to health, focusing on finding and treating the root cause of the disease or illness. The biology-based practice takes a more holistic approach to health, understanding that one disease may have multiple causes or one root cause may lead to multiple illnesses or afflictions.

Though your child may suffer from a common childhood disease such as asthma, the underlying cause of your child’s condition may be different from that of another child with the same disease. Therefore, the treatment that helps one child may not benefit another. 

With functional medicine, Complete Pediatrics and Specialty Care focuses on your child as a whole person instead of just treating the symptoms of their disease or illness. The practice takes a more individualized approach to your child's health and wellness, creating plans focused on the underlying cause of their illness to alleviate and potentially resolve the condition altogether.

Is my child a good candidate for functional medicine?

If you’re searching for a more holistic approach to your child’s health and wellness, as well as the treatment of their chronic disease, then your child is a good candidate for functional medicine. Complete Pediatrics and Specialty Care is a full-service pediatric practice that cares for children of all ages, from newborns up to age 19. 

In addition to comprehensive wellness exams, they also specialize in many chronic childhood conditions, including constipation, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), asthma, and allergies. The practice also provides comprehensive care for common pediatric infections, such as ear infections, colds, and the flu.

What can I expect during a functional medicine consultation?

You can expect a thorough evaluation during your child’s functional medicine consultation. They schedule your appointment so there’s ample time to fully understand your child’s health and wellness needs.

In addition to reviewing your child’s symptoms and health history, your provider also asks detailed questions about your child’s diet, typical day, and environmental exposures. To identify the root cause of your child’s health issue, they conduct functional medicine lab testing, which may include blood, urine, and stool analysis. 

What are functional medicine treatments?

The team at Complete Pediatrics and Specialty Care interprets the diagnostic data from your child’s lab testing to determine the root cause of your child’s health issue. Your child’s treatment is individualized and may include research-based, functional medicine-based medication, as well as:

  • Personalized nutrition plan
  • Exercise program
  • Nutrition supplements
  • Disease-specific medication

Complete Pediatrics and Specialty Care schedules follow-up appointments to monitor your child’s health and repeats the diagnostic testing to assess the effectiveness of the functional medicine treatment plan. 

For a more individualized approach to your child’s health and wellness, contact Complete Pediatrics and Specialty Care today to schedule your child’s functional medicine appointment.