Dr. Rosco is back to school!

Dr. Rosco is back to school!
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Dr. Rosco started a program in functional medicine. For those that aren’t familiar, functional medicine is patient-centered medical healing at its best. Instead of looking at and treating health problems as isolated diseases, it treats individuals who may have bodily symptoms, imbalances and dysfunctions. Functional medicine treats the problems not the symptoms.

Think about going to the doctor for insomnia. In most cases, you’ll be handed a prescription for a medication that will help you sleep. A doctor that practices functional medicine would get to the root of the problem and could discover that your insomnia is caused by a health condition such as thyroid or liver disease.

Here’s a visual example of functional medicine:
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If you know of anyone that can benefit from this type of practice, send them her way!