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Functional Medicine Los Angeles

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What is Functional Medicine?

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Functional medicine is an evolution in the practice of medicine to better addresses your individual needs. It is the change people have been waiting for—the future of medicine, available now. The focus is to improve your body’s level of functioning, instead of just focusing on any level of disease symptoms. This is a welcome shift from the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice today, to a patient-centered approach.

With functional medicine you are addressed as a whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. A functional medicine doctor like Dr. Lieberman in Beverly Hills, spends time with his patients. He listens to their histories. He looks at the interactions among environmental, epigenetic, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term well-being and/or complex, chronic disease. Dr. Lieberman uses functional medicine to support your unique expression of optimal wellness, as an individual. In Los Angeles Call 310-282-8882   Los Angeles

Why Do We Need Functional Medicine?

※ In Los Angeles, and globally, we are experiencing a sharp increase in the number of people who suffer from complex, chronic diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, confusion, "mental illness," chronic fatigue, cancer, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, or autoimmunity.

The current system of medicine practiced by most physicians is oriented toward acute care. It suits diagnosis and treatment of trauma, or illness of short duration which needs urgent care. Prescribed treatments such as drugs or surgery treat the immediate problem or symptom.

※ Unfortunately, the acute-care approach to medicine lacks the proper methodology and tools for preventing and treating complex, chronic disease. In most cases, acute care does not assess the unique background of each individual. Environmental exposures to toxins, epigenetics, and aspects of today’s lifestyle choices have a direct influence on the rise of chronic disease in our society. They all need attention, especially here in Los Angeles.

※ There's a huge gap between research and the way most doctors practice. It can take as long as 50 years for emerging research in basic sciences to be integrated into medical practice — particularly for complex, chronic illness!

Most physicians are not adequately trained to assess the underlying causes of complex, chronic disease, or to apply strategies such as nutrition, diet, and exercise to treat or prevent these illnesses. Surgery or drug therapy training do not include these crucial, functional medicine tools.

How is Functional Medicine Different?

A functional medicine doctor must understand the underlying origins or causes of disease, prevention, and treatment of complex chronic disease. instead of managing or masking symptoms. Hallmarks of a functional medicine practice include:

Patient-centered care. Dr. Lieberman's focus with functional medicine is patient-centered care. He promotes health as a positive vitality, beyond just the absence of disease. By listening to the patient and learning his or her story, Dr. Lieberman brings you into the discovery process and tailors care that address your individual unique needs.


An integrative, science-based healthcare approach. A functional medicine, doctor like Dr. Lieberman looks at the roots of your condition to reveal your solutions based on current science. Your level of health, or potential level of illness is based on a complex web of interactions, between physiology, and lifestyle. We address both internal (body, mind and spirit) and external (physical and social environment) factors that affect you optimal functioning level.

Integrating best medical practices. Functional medicine integrates traditional practices with what are sometimes considered "alternative" or "integrative" medicine. Dr. Lieberman creates a focus on prevention through nutrition, diet, and lifestyle. Dr. Lieberman uses leading-edge in-office testing techniques, and/or the latest lab testing. He will recommend combinations of natural botanical medicines, supplements, modified eating, detoxifying programs, weight loss,Dr Lieberman chiropractic, or stress-management techniques.
Call Dr. Lieberman for your appointment today! 310-282-8882   Los Angeles

Don't wait, call today! Even Dr. Oz is interested in Functional Medicine
Dr. Barry Lieberman, DC practices Natural Functional Medicine in Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Serving Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Century City, Culver City

©2011 - 2013 Barry J. Lieberman, D.C. Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Also serving Los Angeles.
Adapted from The Institute for Functional Medicine, a nonprofit educational organization
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