Functional Medicine

Treating the underlying cause of disease...

Functional Medicine is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. Each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of many contributing to an individual’s illness.

 

Based on cutting-edge science, functional medicine offers a whole new way to understand and look at chronic illnesses from diabetes to depression; heart disease to hypertension; autoimmune disease to autism; allergies to anxiety and more. The core concept is that chronic illness is an outcome of imbalances in the key underlying physiological systems in your body. When inflammation, blood sugar imbalance, insulin resistance, oxidative stress, hormonal problems, and systemic upset occur the body spirals out of balance.

This in conjunction with poor diet, lack of essential nutrients, emotional stress, environmental toxins, lack of exercise, and other lifestyle issues set the stage for chronic disease to develop.

 

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Suite B

Valdosta, GA 31602 

 

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Tel: 229-375-0747

 

Fax: 229-389-2274

 

Providing you with the best care and consideration

Melissa Milicevic, MSN, APRN, ACNPC-AG, CFMP

Nurse Practitioner, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, & Shoemaker CIRS Proficiency Partner

Past experience including cardiac/ telemetry dealing with post cardiac catherization and post open heart surgery recovery, emergency, and float staff working in all areas of the hospital with staffing needs including ortho/neuro, general surgery/ urology, pediatrics, ICUs, women's health, and pre-op preparing patients for surgery. She is now in the outpatient setting offering functional medicine evaluations and treatments, bioidentical hormone replacement, work, school, and DOT physicals as well as aesthetics such as dermal fillers and Botox/Dysport, Melissa is also a Shoemaker Proficiency Partner educated in treating mold / biotoxin exposures as well as post-Lyme syndrome.

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