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Functional Medicine Specialist

Los Angeles Primary Care

Board Certified Internal Medicine located in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA

If you’re tired of not getting the health-related answers you need, functional medicine could be right for you. At Los Angeles Primary Care in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, Sera Ramadan, DO, and the team can help you find the answers you need to live the full, vibrant life you deserve. To set up a functional medicine appointment, call the office or request one online today.

Functional Medicine Q & A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is a science-based, patient-centered branch of medicine that considers the human body as an integrated system rather than a series of unrelated parts. 

Functional medicine specialists take your environment, emotions, and history into account when looking for the source of your symptoms. Functional medicine focuses on healing the underlying causes of your symptoms so that you can achieve optimal health.

How does functional medicine treat symptoms or disease?

At Los Angeles Primary Care, Dr. Ramadan understands that your symptoms or disease may have a complex series of underlying and intertwined causes. 

On the other hand, a number of symptoms may be caused by a single core problem, such as inflammation.

Before treating you, Dr. Ramadan aims to identify all of the factors that could be contributing to your distress. 

During that time, she asks you questions, listens carefully to your answers, and conducts a physical examination, so that she can learn about the key factors that influence your health, including your:

  • Personal medical history
  • Family history
  • Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental exposures
  • Lifestyle
  • Stress level

Dr. Ramadan may order additional testing that helps her understand how well your body is functioning.

What kinds of treatments are available with functional medicine?

Your treatment plan is based on the information that Dr. Ramadan collects about your condition. After she analyzes the data, she may recommend health-supporting treatments that may include:

  • Nutritional coaching
  • Food sensitivity and allergy testing
  • PRP treatments
  • Osteopathic manipulation therapy
  • Lifestyle changes

The goal of Dr. Ramadan and the Los Angeles Primary Care team is to heal the underlying source of your symptoms without drugs, surgery, or other invasive treatments.

To start your journey on the road back to good health, set up a consultation today. Call Los Angeles Primary Care or request an appointment online.