Functional / Integrative Medicine
Why Grover Health and Wellness?
Functional medicine is a science-based, integrative approach to a healthy life. It is meant to reduce the need for medication by treating the underlying causes of your issues, such as stress, exercise, and diet. We take advantage of new findings to treat your health and examine how various environmental and lifestyle factors impact your health. Our approach allows patients to develop new habits suitable for their lifestyle versus going from one new health trend to another without sustainable results.
What is our approach to improving your health?
Functional Medicine targets the underlying causes of disease, rather than just treating the symptoms. We use a systems-oriented approach to work with each patient in a therapeutic partnership. Functional Medicine is an evolution in medical practice that we feel better addresses the healthcare needs of the patient long term by healing them from the core of their issues. Think of it as changing a leaky wheel itself rather than continuing to patch it over and over.
By shifting from a symptoms-oriented focus of common medical practice to being solely patient-centered, we’re able to address the whole person’s wellbeing, not just a set of isolated symptoms caused by their disease. We listen to patient history and look at genetics, their environment, and their lifestyle factors influencing their health long term and chronic disease.
Why we are different
Having been trained by some of the leaders in several disciplines including Neurosurgery, Ear Nose and Throat/Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Pediatrics, Dr. Grover is able to integrate the best of traditional medical care into each individual’s tailor-made health and wellness plan. Often times, individuals are given conflicting health care advice by their MD/DO and wellness providers (i.e., naturopathic/chiropractic providers). In contrast, at Grover Health and Wellness, we value each disciplines’ strengths and customize our approach to optimize your health and wellbeing.
Functional and Integrative Medicine can help with issues like cancer, pain, fatigue, fibromyalgia, and many others. We help patients to better manage the symptoms of these conditions to improve their life quality by reducing fatigue, pain, and anxiety. Some examples of integrative medical approaches include:
- Animal Assisted Therapy
- Dietary Supplement Management
- Massage Therapy
- Appropriate Prescriptions
- Traditional and Specialized Labs
- Diagnostics (X-Ray / Ultrasound)
- Music Therapy
Treatments used in Integrative Medicine approaches are not a complete replacement for medical care and medications that you need. They should be used in conjunction with the standard medical treatments that you need and implemented under our guidance. Over time, functional medicine can alleviate the need for medication, but this process should be done carefully to avoid any health issues.