Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine services in Orlando, FL

Functional medicine is a patient-centered approach to care that addresses the root causes of illness and promotes overall wellness. At Dr. G Family Medical and Wellness Center in Orlando, Florida, Adamar González, MD, is committed to providing personalized care to help you achieve optimal health. Call the office or schedule an in-person or telemedicine appointment online today to learn the benefits of taking a functional approach.

Functional Medicine Q&A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is a whole-body approach to health care that addresses the root cause of health problems, rather than masking or treating their symptoms. 


This approach considers the unique genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence your health. Functional medicine aims to promote optimal wellness by addressing imbalances throughout your body and emphasizing the importance of natural treatments, such as diet and lifestyle modifications. 


By taking a personalized approach, functional medicine can help prevent chronic diseases so you can maintain excellent health as you age.

How does functional medicine differ from traditional medicine?


Functional medicine takes a more holistic approach to care than traditional medicine. While standard care focuses on treating symptoms once they develop, functional medicine takes your whole body into account to uncover the root cause of your discomfort.


For example, if you have digestive issues, a traditional doctor may prescribe medication to ease your symptoms. Unfortunately, medication doesn’t always address the cause of your issues. 


A functional provider, on the other hand, may order lab work to assess your nutrient levels and gut microbiome. They also examine your diet, sleep habits, and stress levels to closely examine your symptoms and design an appropriate care plan.

What are some common conditions treated in functional medicine?


Functional medicine can address a wide range of health concerns by uncovering the source of your symptoms. Common conditions treated in functional medicine include:


  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Skin conditions (psoriasis, eczema, psoriasis, and acne)
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Allergies and food sensitivities


At Dr. G Family Medical and Wellness Center, your provider works with you to address the underlying cause of your health concerns to relieve your symptoms and help you achieve an improved quality of life.

What are some examples of functional medicine?


Some examples of functional medicine treatments at Dr. G Family Medical and Wellness Center include:


  • Weight loss plans
  • Olympia Compounding Pharmacy IV therapy and supplements
  • Nutrigenomics 
  • dōTERRA® essentials oils 
  • LifeVantage® products 
  • Aromatherapy and sauna


The practice offers comprehensive nutrition consultations to create your personalized functional medicine plan.


Call Dr. G Family Medical and Wellness Center or schedule an appointment online today to learn how functional medicine can help you achieve your health goals.