What is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine is a way for patient’s to discover answers not often addressed in the traditional medical model.  It is a personalized and holistic approach  to understand the underlying factors of complex chronic disease states.  This approach takes into account  the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of one’s health with the ultimate goal of healing the disease state to restore health. 


Dr. Plymel sees many patients who are experiencing a multitude of symptoms; such as, stress, insomnia, fatigue, hot flashes, mood swings, GI symptoms, memory loss as well as other symptoms that cannot be explained by traditional medicine.  Dr. Plymel strives to support the body’s innate healing ability rather than masking symptoms only.  


Dr Plymel utilizes her years of traditional training in combination with alternative therapies to treat each patient in a personalized approach.  She employs cutting edge testing methods to arrive at the underlying causes of health issues.  Her years of clinical experience combined with her continued acquisition of medical knowledge allows her to identify the root cause with a personalized treatment plan uniquely designed to optimize healthy outcomes.