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Functional Medicine

The Blend Institute

Integrative Medicine Practice located in Bradenton, FL

The body is a complex machine, and managing your health means understanding how it all works. Dr. Timothy Blend and his team take the functional medicine approach, which considers all of the systems in your body and all the influential factors that impact its function, rather than looking at an issue and treating it with no additional information or testing. The Blend Institute goes outside the boundaries of conventional medicine to provide treatment to make you feel your best. If traditional medical treatment hasn’t delivered the results you need, schedule a functional medicine consultation with the team by scheduling an appointment today.

What Makes Functional Medicine Unique?

Functional medicine prioritizes the holistic well-being of individuals, unlike conventional medicine that often isolates symptoms and conditions. It delves into understanding how and why people get sick, focusing on addressing the root causes of diseases rather than merely alleviating symptoms. This approach empowers you to not only experience symptom relief but also to take full control of your health.

As a functional medicine patient with Dr. Blend, you gain an opportunity to comprehend the underlying causes of your health conditions. If you've faced chronic illness without success in previous treatments, functional medicine offers a tailored solution to uncover the overlooked reasons behind your symptoms.

What to Expect from a Functional Medicine Appointment

Your initial functional medicine appointment at The Blend Institute may extend beyond the typical office visit. As functional medicine aims to uncover the root causes of your health issues, the session involves a comprehensive discussion about your medical history, current health concerns, and treatment goals, in addition to a thorough physical exam.

During this process, you'll share details about when your symptoms first appeared, your family's medical histories, and your past attempts to address symptoms with other healthcare providers. This comprehensive approach provides Dr. Blend and the team with a detailed understanding of your unique medical concerns, guiding the creation of your individualized treatment plan. This plan may incorporate various effective traditional methods, such as:

  • Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy
  • Thyroid optimization
  • IV Infusion therapy
  • Chelation therapy
  • Physician-assisted weight loss
  • Peptide therapy
  • Advanced sexual health solutions
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Genetic testing
  • Comprehensive diagnostic testing
  • Trigger point injections
  • and more...

What Conditions Can Functional Medicine Treat?

Functional medicine has demonstrated positive results in treating various conditions that may have persisted for years, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Allergies and food sensitivities
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cancer
  • Fatigue
  • Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Weight gain

Moreover, functional medicine addresses reproductive health concerns, easing menopausal symptoms and potentially improving fertility for those experiencing infertility. In collaboration with psychiatric care and therapy, functional medicine plays a role in managing mental health conditions like ADHD, anxiety, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, depression, and PTSD.

If you're seeking a fresh perspective and a comprehensive approach to your health, schedule a functional medicine consultation with the dedicated team at The Blend Institute today

Our office is conveniently located just east of I-75 on SR 70 in Bradenton and is proud to serve the Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, and Parrish communities.