According to Dr. Mark Hyman, Functional Medicine “seeks to identify and address the root causes of disease, and views the body as one integrated system, not a collection of independent organs divided up by medical specialties. It treats the whole system, not just the symptoms.” At Medac, PC, we understand this concept and start by asking “WHY?” Why do you have these symptoms? And when we have the answer, we continue to ask why until we get to the root cause. This allows a much more individualized and complete approach to healing.
As we experience a dramatic increase in the number of people who suffer from chronic diseases and autoimmune disorders, we have to recognize that the approach taken by most physicians tends toward acute care and treatment for the immediate problem or symptom (prescription drugs, surgeries, etc.) Dr. Strickland strives to understand the origin, prevention and treatment of chronic disease with a patient centered focus, use of the latest technology for diagnostic and treatment, and a holistic approach to include nutrition, exercise, mental and emotional health.