What is Functional Medicine?

What is Functional Medicine?

The functional medicine model of care is a holistic approach to healing. It involves 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. As a result, the approach often lends itself to the evaluation of the body’s systems. This is to say, we focus on identifying and addressing the underlying cause of chronic disease, rather than just suppressing symptoms. In short, we address the root cause of your health concerns, as well as the symptoms.

Functional medicine treats the whole patient, rather than a single system.

How is Functional Medicine Different Than Conventional Medicine?

To begin, the healthcare approach is different. The goal of conventional medicine is for providers to identify and treat disease symptoms. Treatments are the same for all patients with a particular disease and include prescription medication. Next, conventional medicine separates providers based on their specialty. This arranges medical care into separate silos. Unlike conventional medicine, the functional medicine model of care is holistic. This means the provider looks at the whole patient, instead of just one area. The functional medicine approach views the body as one integrated system. It seeks to identify and address the root cause of chronic disease. Functional medicine treats the whole system, not just the symptoms.

OUR HOLISTIC APPROACH

The functional medicine model of care offers a patient-centered approach to chronic disease management. It 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. That being the case, the functional medicine model of care empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of chronic disease and promote optimal wellness through individualized treatment planning and holistic therapy.

Holistic Functional Medicine

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

How We Work WIth Clients

We focus on identifying and addressing the root cause of chronic disease, rather than just suppress symptoms. We use a variety of tools including detailed questionnaires, a thorough medical history, and comprehensive laboratory tests.

Telemedicine | Virtual Visits

Bion Healthcare’s telemedicine service is a safe, secure, and convenient way to connect with your functional medicine practitioner. 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!

Become a Patient

At Bion Healthcare, our goal is for you to experience personalized medicine that addresses the root cause of your health concerns and moves you towards 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.

Functional Medicine Treatments

Our functional medicine practitioners utilize various holistic treatments to eliminate triggers and restore proper function and balance. To point out, these include holistic therapies such as nutritional supplementation, herbal medicine, and lifestyle changes, and in some cases prescription medications. Deep and lasting healing is possible when we address the root cause of illness. For this reason, understanding the core systems of the body and how they are related, many chronic diseases can be prevented and even reversed.

Health Conditions We Treat

In conventional medicine, there’s a doctor for every part of your body. But, in functional medicine, we see the body as an interconnected whole, within a larger environment. In short, we recognize that in order to treat one part of the body, all of the other parts must also be considered. When working with a client, holistic doctors and practitioners try to see common features that might link all of a client’s health conditions. Most importantly, by looking for commonalities, we are able to create personalized holistic treatments that affect multiple pathways. After all, this helps our clients recover their health faster and more completely. Thus, as functional medicine practitioners, we are able to treat a wide variety of health conditions, including (but not limited to):

Our Services

Bion Healthcare utilizes the holistic functional medicine approach when treating our clients. To clarify, the use of functional medicine allows us to thoroughly explore disorders in the body. For example, we create a patient-specific holistic treatment plan that includes lab testing, diet, and lifestyle, as we monitor patient progress. We offer the following services:

Get Access to Our Favorite Supplement Picks

Even if you’re not a client, you can still sign up and access our favorite supplement provider. In short, to sign up, 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 individualized patient-centered medicine that addresses the root cause of chronic disease. 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.

Functional Medicine Health Services in Florida and Indiana

Bion Healthcare is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. However, we passionately offer our functional medicine health services to all of these great communities in Indiana and Florida. We provide an alternative, investigative approach to healthcare that is both advanced and personally attentive. Above all, our patient services help clients heal and fully optimize their 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.

Functional Medicine in Indiana

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

Bion Healthcare

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.