Functional Medicine

Integrative Medicine, Telehealth, Primary Care, Pediatrics, Urgent Care & Functional Medicine located in Lemont, IL

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Functional Medicine services offered in Lemont, IL

Functional medicine focuses on finding the root cause of a health condition and using lifestyle management before medication to treat it. Jessica Vodicka, FNP, is a certified functional medicine practitioner at Vodicka Family Health & Wellness LLC, based in Lemont, Illinois. Call today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about functional medicine and how it can help you.

Functional Medicine Q & A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is a type of medical care that aims at getting to the root cause of the problem. Instead of prescribing medication to treat symptoms, functional medicine practitioners like Jessica take an extensive health history and do laboratory testing to find the root cause.

Vodicka Family Health & Wellness LLC is a telehealth integrative medicine practice. Jessica is a certified functional medicine practitioner who combines lifestyle changes and supplements with traditional medical treatments to manage health conditions. 

What does functional medicine treat?

Jessica uses functional medicine to treat a wide range of health conditions. You may consider scheduling a consultation at Vodicka Family Health & Wellness LLC if you want to be more proactive in managing your:

  • Headaches
  • Metabolic disease (diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity)
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Fatigue

Jessica also uses functional medicine for weight loss. When it comes to weight management, no single method works for all because the root cause varies. Jessica finds the underlying reason why you’re struggling to reach your weight goals and creates a plan that addresses that cause. 

What can I expect during an initial functional medicine consultation?

You can expect comprehensive and patient-centered care during your functional medicine consultation with Jessica. She does most visits through her telehealth platform. However, she also offers in-home care, depending on your location.

Jessica asks detailed questions about why you’re seeking a more holistic approach to managing your disease and health. She reviews your medical records and previous lab tests. 

She asks about your daily routine, including your usual diet, exercise habits, and stressors. Based on the information she gathers, Jessica determines what type of testing she needs to better understand your health and the root cause of your health issue.

Testing might include the DUTCHtest® to check hormone levels, YorkTest® for food allergies and sensitivities, and micronutrient testing. 

What are functional medicine treatments?

Jessica uses the information she gathers from your interview and lab testing to develop your personalized functional medicine treatment plan. Instead of immediately turning to prescriptions, Jessica starts with lifestyle changes and supplements. This might include:

  • Diet counseling 
  • Exercise program
  • Nutrition supplements
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Stress management
  • Weight loss

She schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your health and habits and provide the ongoing support you need to create the lifestyle changes that improve health.

For a more holistic approach to your health and wellness, call Vodicka Family Health & Wellness LLC or schedule an appointment online today.