Functional Medicine is different from your typical medical appointment.  Instead of addressing one problem, Functional Medicine providers look for clues about how symptoms might be related, even if they are in different systems.  (The average Functional Medicine appointment addresses 5-6 problems, instead of just 1.)  Much time is spent getting the whole picture.  Important questions are: When did you last feel well?  What do you think caused your illness?  This information helps lead to understanding root causes and directions for treatment.  First appointments typically last 1-1.5 hours.  You will be asked complete extensive forms and return them ahead of time.