Treating Obesity with Functional Medicine

Treating Obesity with Functional Medicine

Obesity is defined as having a BMI of 30.0 or more. Body mass index (BMI) is a calculation that takes a person’s weight and height into account to measure body size. In adults, the condition is associated with a higher risk for serious diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Obesity is common. Approximately 42 percent of Americans had obesity in 2017 to 2018. Obesity is complex. With this in mind, determining its root cause requires looking at the whole person. As a result, treating obesity with functional medicine requires a holistic approach that examines genetics, diet, lifestyle, and environment.

What are the Problems of Obesity?

Obesity can lead to more than simple weight gain. Having a high BMI puts strain on your bones as well as your internal organs. It also increases inflammation in the body. For this reason it is thought to be a risk factor for cancer. A high BMI is also a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Obesity has been linked to a number of health issues, some of which can be life threatening if not treated.

Health Issues of Obesity

  •  Type 2 Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Certain cancers (breast, colon, and  endometrial)
  • Stroke
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Sleep apnea and other breathing problems
  • Arthritis
  • Infertility

The Conventional Medicine Approach to Obesity

Nearly all conventional healthcare providers recognize obesity as a chronic condition. However, most do not understand how to treat it. They might offer advice on reducing calories and increasing physical activity, but that’s about it. Unfortunately, they fail to recognize the complexity of the condition. Next, they fail to get to its root causes. Finally, they do not provide comprehensive strategies to successfully treat it.

The Functional Medicine Approach to Obesity

Unlike conventional healthcare providers, we take a holistic approach to weight loss. While every patient is different, the following principles help guide us when creating care plans:

  • Test-for and address any possible root causes of obesity
  • Test-for and remove toxins
  • Consume a high quality, nutrient rich diet
  • Reduce sugar
  • Reduce inflammation by addressing food sensitivity
  • Feed your gut with healthy bacteria
  • Prioritize sleep and reduce stress
  • Balance your system through nutritional supplementation
  • Get and stay active by engaging in functional exercise

Our functional medicine approach for obesity helps clients both lose weight and keep the weight off. We accomplish this by employing a number of steps that include dietary and lifestyle change, exercise, nutritional supplementation, stress management, and diagnostic testing for uncovering potential root causes. Learn more about our weight management program here.

Become a Patient

If you struggling with obesity, we can help. At Bion Healthcare, our goal is for you to experience personalized medicine that addresses the root cause of your health concerns and moves you toward optimal living.

STEP 1. Call Us

Schedule New Patient Consultation: Call us at 888-354-2466 to schedule a New Patient Consultation appointment.

Step 2. Registration

Patient Registration: Go online and visit the patient portal, create your patient profile, complete the New Patient Registration form, sign any necessary documents, and have faxed to us your past medical history and any recent lab work.

Step 3. Virtual Visit

New Patient Consultation: Go online and meet with your Bion Healthcare practitioner to discuss your prior medical history, health issues and goals, and complications reaching those goals. Your practitioner may order diagnostic lab testing to help determine the root cause(s) of your health concerns.

Cost: $100

Service: 60-minute virtual visit

Step 4. Lab Testing

Diagnostic Lab Testing: Visit a LabCorp testing center near you and have your labs drawn.

Cost: $25 – $1500+

If you have medical insurance, you can utilize that insurance toward the cost of the labs. While you may be able to utilize your insurance toward the cost of the labs, you may still need to pay out-of-pocket for a portion of your labs.

Step 5. Virtual Visit

Case Review Consultation: Go online and meet with your Bion Healthcare practitioner where s/he will discuss your laboratory results, provide you a personalized treatment plan, and schedule a follow-up appointment.

Cost: $200

Service: 60-minute virtual visit

Step 6. Begin Treatment

Treatment: Your Bion Healthcare practitioner will order your treatments for you. Go online, complete the order, and the treatments will be delivered directly to you!

Cost: Varies depending on treatment plan.

Step 7. Virtual Visit

Follow-Up Consultation: Go online and meet with your Bion Healthcare practitioner to discuss your progress and results. The follow-up appointment is typically 90 days after your Case Review Consultation.

Cost: $100

Service: 45-60 minute virtual visit.

Telemedicine | Virtual Visits

We see our patients VIRTUALLY via our HIPAA Compliant software. Bion Healthcare’s holistic, functional telemedicine service is a safe, secure, and convenient way to connect with your functional medicine provider. With this in mind, you can visit with your provider from your home or office, or on a smart phone, computer, or tablet. After all, it’s so easy!

OUR HOLISTIC APPROACH

A holistic approach to healing includes evaluating and addressing the function of the body’s systems. Underlying issues such as genetics, diet, and lifestyle play a large part in the state of our health. For this reason, our approach often lends itself to the evaluation of the body’s systems. This is to say, using functional medicine we can focus on identifying and addressing the underlying cause of illnesss, rather than just suppressing symptoms. In short, we address the root cause of your health concerns, as well as the symptoms.

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Functional Medicine Treatments

We use various health treatments when treating obesity with functional medicine. These include nutritional therapy, herbal medicine, and lifestyle changes, and in some cases prescription medications. Deep and lasting healing is possible when we address the root causes of illness. For this reason, understanding the core systems of the body and how they are related, many chronic illnesses can be prevented and even reversed.

Who Are Our Clients?

We treat clients with a wide range of chronic health problems. Clients who do best under our care don’t want to rely on unnecessary drugs for the rest of their lives. Instead, they are:

  • Interested in discovering the underlying cause of their problems, rather than just suppressing symptoms
  • Motivated to play an active role in their own healing process
  • Willing to make the necessary dietary and lifestyle changes

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Even if you’re not a client, you can still sign up and access our favorite supplement provider. In short, simply visit the store’s landing page, browse and shop. By all means, if you have any questions, please contact us. After all, we are happy to help!

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS BLOG

At Bion Healthcare, our goal is for you to experience personalized medicine that addresses the root cause of your health concerns. Above all, we can help you get well and stay well, without unnecessary drugs or surgery. Visit our Health and Wellness blog for articles to help you achieve optimal health and wellness.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule a New Patient appointment?

If you are new to Bion Healthcare and want to become a patient with us, call us at 888-354-2466 to get started.

I’m not an Indiana or Florida resident, can I still become a patient with Bion Healthcare?

No. In order to become a patient at Bion Healthcare, you must be a resident of Indiana or Florida.

Do I need to have an established Primary Care Physician to become a patient?

Yes. If you are a client with us, we require you establish care with a Primary Care Physician within the first 3 months to continue working with us.

Holistic Medicine in Florida and Indiana

We passionately offer holistic care in Florida and Indiana. Our Holistic Functional Medicine team will create a holistic treatment plan just for you, for the purpose of helping your body begin healing. Above all, our goal is for you to experience personalized medicine that addresses the root cause of your health concerns and moves you toward optimal living. We proudly serve the following communities.

Functional Medicine in Indianapolis

5351 E. Thompson Rd
Suite 180,
Indianapolis, Indiana 46237
United States (US)
Phone: 888-354-2466
Fax: 317-973-6858
Email: info@bionhealthcare.com
URL: https://bionhealthcare.com

Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Functional Medicine in Delray Beach

606 E Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach, Florida 33483
United States (US)
Phone: 561-479-7172
Fax: 317-973-6858
Email: info@bionhealthcare.com
URL: https://bionhealthcare.com

Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Bion Healthcare offers a personalized approach to healthcare. No trip to the doctor’s office required. With virtual access to our medical providers and treatments mailed to you, Bion Healthcare is functional health and wellness made easy.