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      Improving Your Health

      Functional Medicine Doctor
      In Naples and Tampa, Florida

      Functional Medicine in Naples, FL

      What is Functional Medicine?

      This is a new way to wellness! Functional Medicine is a systems biology–based approach that is laser focused on identifying root causes of disease. The word “causes” is plural because an important aspect of Functional Medicine is the awareness that the same illness can result from many different causes and the causes will likely vary among individuals.

      Another important focus of Functional Medicine is its patient-centric approach centered on each individual, and that is precisely what you will experience from Dr. Rubin and his team at Improving Your Health.

      If you are ready to accurately pinpoint your specific health issues, experience a new level of wellbeing, and embark on a personalized Functional Medicine journey, call either of our Functional Medicine clinics or book online today:

      How Does Functional Medicine Treat Disease?

      There are several foundational approaches to treating disease with Functional Medicine that differ from conventional medicine, including:

      • Patient-centric approach
      • Focused on root causes
      • Nutrition or food-based treatment (e.g., “food as medicine”)
      • Complex understanding of how hormones influence health
      • Understanding the role genetics play
      • Taking the impact of stress seriously
      • Considering the effect of food allergens or environmental toxins in the development of disease
      • Committed to lifelong health and vitality, including anti-aging protocols

      What Conditions Can Best Be Treated with a Functional Medicine Approach?

      All medical conditions benefit from consultation with a Functional Medicine doctor, but some of the illnesses and diseases that respond best to a Functional Medicine approach include:

      • Autoimmune disease
      • Thyroid disease
      • Sexual issues-males and females
      • Gastrointestinal disorders
      • Fibromyalgia
      • Adrenal disorders
      • Hormone imbalances
      • Female reproductive disorders
      • Diabetes and insulin resistance
      • Dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease
      • Heart disease
      • Cancer
      • Allergies
      • Arthritis
      • Hair loss

      Arthritis is a good example. The disease process of arthritis can have many root causes – many of which are not fully understood. Arthritis pain may be exacerbated by inflammation in one patient, but in another patient, it might be directly related to overuse of one joint. But if you treat an eruption of arthritis pain with a pain relief rub, it may be less effective than if you treated the inflammation exacerbating the arthritis in that particular individual.

      The focus becomes isolating not just root causes – but the right causes – in that individual’s experience of the disease to not only relieve symptoms but to bring healing and restore wellness.

      How will my Functional Medicine Treatment Plan Be Developed?

      At Improving Your Health, Dr. Rubin takes a holistic approach to disease, focusing not just on short-term results but on long-lasting health. Our Functional Medicine approach means we work to understand the root cause of your condition, rather than simply treating symptoms.

      Your treatment will be personally tailored to your body's needs. Dr. Rubin utilizes a functional evaluation of your body and your health. This evaluation includes:

      • A review of your medical history
      • A full physical exam
      • A review of hormone functions
      • And perhaps most importantly, a review of what has and hasn’t worked so far

      Dr. Rubin creates a personalized medical plan tailored to fit your specific health goals based on the results of his evaluation. Your treatment plan at Improving Your Health may include the following components:

      • Vitamins, supplements, herbal remedies or vitamin therapy
      • Identifying and addressing food allergies and sensitivities, as well as environmental allergies that may be contributing to your health issues
      • Stress management protocols
      • Balancing hormones (e.g., BHRT)
      • Platelet-rich plasma treatments
      • Evaluating medications and supplements that may be triggering your symptoms
      • Testing and treating medical conditions underlying your condition
      • Detoxification program that aims to eliminate toxins in your body
      • Medication-assisted weight loss that includes the use of compounded Tirzepatide and Semaglutide – with telemedicine options in Naples, Tampa, South Palm Beach, North Broward and across the state of Florida, Colorado, and West Virginia.
      • Customized physical activity recommendations – from gentle movement to high intensity interval training, there is a plan that is right for you.
      • Other therapies – from Sarcotropin therapy to peptides – may be options that fit into your Functional Medicine treatment plan.

      At Improving Your Health, Dr. Rubin always aims to create personalized plans based on each client’s individualized assessment. He recognizes the unique differences among his clients, with the understanding that no two Functional Medicine treatment plans should ever be the same.

      What can I expect in a Functional Medicine consultation?

      Upon arrival for your initial Functional Medicine consultation, Dr. Rubin will ensure you feel valued as a patient and are comfortable in your surroundings. To begin, Dr. Rubin performs a series of blood tests. Laboratory facilities are conveniently available onsite. These tests will help Dr. Rubin understand how your body functions. As he discusses the results of the blood work with you and reviews your personal and family medical history, he will also ask you questions regarding your:

      • Current symptoms of concern
      • Recent changes in your quality of life
      • Stress factors
      • Lifestyle habits

      Dr. Rubin has a deep understanding of both conventional and Functional Medicine options for treatment. He looks for root causes: are your symptoms simply a result of lifestyle factors? Or could it be a side effect of medication? Or could your symptoms be caused by a specific medical condition? Does it run in your family? Is it related to hormone imbalances? Understanding why you are ill – why your body is not functioning properly - is the key to reversing all disease states.

      To begin your personalized Functional Medicine journey and see real success on your path to transformative health and wellness, call either of our offices or book online today.

      About Dr. Rubin

      Dr. Rubin is a widely respected Functional Medicine practitioner in Florida with offices in Naples and Tampa. An Advanced Fellow in the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Dr. Rubin is ABIM

      Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Medicine. He is a dedicated medical professional with an exceptional track record. He spent the first 25 years of his medical career working in internal and geriatric medicine, successfully becoming one of Palm Beach County’s top-rated physicians. For four years, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. recognized him as one of the “Top Doctors” in South Florida.

      After further specialized training, he shifted his practice to a Functional Medicine approach to better serve the needs of his patients. Over the last 15 years, Dr. Rubin has honed his focus creating a practice rooted in evidence-based healthcare that addresses the root cause of your symptoms. Combining this with his expertise in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, he provides a comprehensive approach to your health. Listening attentively to your concerns, Dr. Rubin personalizes a treatment protocol to meet your needs, guiding you confidently on your health and wellness journey.

      Dr. Rubin takes an individualized approach to treatment, recognizing that each patient has a different medical history, symptoms, and underlying issues.

      Request your consultation today!

      Contact us today at either of our two locations to begin your Functional Medicine journey – or to learn more about our telemedicine options in Palm Beach, Broward and across the state of Florida!

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