Functional Medicine

Mission Statement

South Peninsula Hospital Functional Medicine Clinic exists to make Functional Medicine a living, vital presence in our community.


Functional Medicine looks for the root cause of disease and addresses lifestyle modifications to enhance personal wellness.

How is a functional medicine different than conventional medicine?

  • Functional Medicine uses a bigger toolbox than most conventional medicine: medications still have a role and additional tools include food plans, vitamins, minerals, supplements, supporting adequate healthy sleep, supporting adequate social resources, stress management, exercise and restorative practices like yoga, meditation and biofeedback.
  • Sophisticated tests are available to evaluate functions of the body via Functional Medicine labs and all tests results showing imbalance(s) have accompanying strategies offered to restore the imbalance(s) to optimal.

Learn more about functional medicine by watching the video below or visiting Institute for Functional Medicine