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Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine services offered in Ashland, KY

If you have a chronic health problem, like hypertension (high blood pressure) or diabetes, functional medicine can reduce uncomfortable symptoms, prevent the condition from worsening, and improve your quality of life. At AIM Wellness, functional medicine specialist, Jeannine Parikh, MD, provides functional medicine services to individuals ages 20 and older. Dr. Parikh is also a nutritional and integrative health specialist, as well as a member of The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). To make an appointment, call the office in Ashland, Kentucky, or book online today.

Functional Medicine Q & A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine takes a holistic and patient-centric approach to health care. Instead of simply diagnosing and treating a specific health problem, it combines patient education, regular checkups, and healthy lifestyle changes to improve your quality of life. 

The focus of treatment isn’t on masking symptoms. Instead, the goal is to improve your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

What are the benefits of functional medicine?

Functional medicine at AIM Wellness offers various benefits, including:

  • Improved physical health
  • Reduced stress
  • Better sleep
  • Enhanced mobility

Functional medicine can also prevent chronic conditions from worsening. In addition, regular visits to AIM Wellness present an opportunity to learn, ask questions, and build a relationship with your provider.

What services does functional medicine provide?

AIM Wellness offers a wide range of functional medicine services, including:

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with pellets

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) with pellets, provides an all-natural way to treat low testosterone and other hormonal imbalances. During treatment, your AIM Wellness provider insets one (or several) BioTE pellets into a small incision in your lower back. Over time, the pellets release hormones into your bloodstream, restoring your body to balance.

Peptide therapy

Peptide therapy is a complementary treatment designed to boost your energy levels and metabolism. During peptide therapy, your AIM Wellness provider administers a series of subcutaneous injections. Each injection contains peptides –– the building blocks of proteins –– which encourage various bodily processes.

Nutrition guidance

To look and feel your best, it’s important to eat a healthy and balanced diet. If you want to implement healthy eating habits, AIM Wellness can assist with nutrition guidance.

Weight management 

Many people struggle to lose weight on their own through traditional methods, like diet and exercise. If you’re overweight and want to shed pounds once and for all, consider weight management at AIM Wellness. 

A combination of exercise guidance, low-calorie diet recommendations, and medication to suppress your appetite, can help you achieve your goals. 

Is functional medicine covered by insurance?

Some insurance providers cover functional medicine services, while others don’t. If you have questions about your health insurance policy, reach out to your provider before scheduling an appointment at AIM Wellness. An insurance representative can answer your questions or concerns.

To explore the benefits of functional medicine, make an appointment at AIM Wellness by calling the office, or booking online today.

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