How do we practice better medicine? It starts with listening closer, working with you as a team to understand the root cause of your pain, and applying nonsurgical therapies and treatments that aim to restore your vitality and well-being.
With an integrated focus on your unique needs as a person, our team of professional healers is uniquely qualified to help you get back to the life you love. Look closer, and we think you’ll find it’s a different way of seeing and practicing medicine.
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Imagine medicine as you know it.
Traditionally, a doctor practicing conventional medicine uses drugs or surgery as tools to deal with dysfunction, disease and pain. The standard model of care is generally the same—whether the condition is low thyroid, diabetes, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, arthritis, tendonitis, disc degeneration, cartilage wear and beyond. When drugs or surgery fail to deliver the desired results, many patients become frustrated in their journey toward health and wellness. They feel unheard by their doctors and unsupported in their search for answers.
If this sounds all too painfully familiar, consider an alternative.
At Atlanta Innovative Medicine, we take an innovative and integrative team approach to individualizing and personalizing the care and solutions we provide to you. We do this with an array of treatments called functional and regenerative medicine. In many ways, this is the future of medicine—available here and now.
These specialties seek to identify and address the root causes of disease and dysfunction, and not simply suppress and mediate the symptoms with toxic and ineffective drugs. We view the body as one integrated system, not a collection of independent organs divided up by medical specialties. Here’s one way we think about your care.
1. Open heart + mind
When we seek to discover why a person develops a painful symptom or a chronic disease, it takes an open heart and an open mind to consider all of the potential root causes. That’s because our approach is centered on treating you as an individual human being with a specific history and needs. We believe in treating you, not your collection of symptoms.
Consider the analogy of a car that develops a serious engine noise and triggers a “check-engine light.” It warns you of an impending problem. If a mechanic merely unplugs the light bulb and asks you to raise the radio volume to mask the terrible engine noise, you would assume (s)he is incompetent. It is vital the car’s root cause of the problem is diagnosed and properly repaired—not masked over.
2. Getting to the root
Functional and regenerative medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, pain and dysfunction. That requires using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a fantastic healing partnership. We believe it is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the health care needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered and root cause approach, functional and regenerative medicine addresses the whole person and the true underlying issues, not just an isolated set of symptoms.
3. Proper diagnosis
Functional and regenerative medicine physicians spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional and regenerative medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
The diagnostic process can include extensive evaluations, including:
- specialized blood, stool and genetic testing
- imaging technology
Because more minds are better than one, a host of our specialists in functional and regenerative medicine review diagnostics and recommend treatment. This collaborative decision offers integrated treatments specific to the individual’s needs—with the aim of addressing the root cause of a problem and enhancing vital life forces.
4. Integrating healing treatments
We utilize an incredible array of approaches—from physical medicine and stem cell therapy to prolotherapy, prolozone and SC-PRP treatments and beyond—each customized to the patient.
Yet we also recognize that the body works as whole. So it is imperative to identify nutritional gaps, hormone imbalances, food requirements and hidden environmental and food intolerances as part a truly successful approach.
Regardless of the illness or injury, the body works as a highly intuitive system that requires the musculoskeletal, gut, immune and hormone systems to function at a high level because they are completely dependent on each other.
Health is not just the absence of disease, but a state of immense energetic vitality that can be restored. At Atlanta Innovative Medicine, we believe in using brilliant, innovative and integrative techniques. We believe in better medicine—uniquely customized for you.