Medelit’s Functional Medicine service provides a new approach to Medicine, where your Doctor will take all necessary time to understand not only your physical issues, but also the underlying background, genetics, lifestyle, dietary, environmental and stress-related factors related to your health problems and which can be fixed at the origin, so as to investigate, find and remove the root causes and not only the end-resulting symptoms of disease.
The functional medicine approach implies a first appointment, where family and personal medical background and environmental history are looked into very closely, together with extensive information regarding your current condition, symptoms, lifestyle, nutrition and all exams and therapies carried out up to now. This first visit with the Doctor usually last between 1.5 and 2 hours.
In the days prior to the visit we will send you some questionnaires which we kindly ask you to fill in and send back by email so that the functional medicine doctor can dedicate enough time to understand the situation and prepare for the first visit.
We are able to provide our Functional Medicine Consultations wherever is most convenient for you: the visit with the functional medicine doctor can be in person, in your Home, or in the Doctor’s Clinic in central London, or it be carried out in remote through a video-consultation. During the first visit you will be able to discuss the situation and the Doctor will outline initial thought on what can be done and what should be investigated. In the days following the first visit, the functional medicine doctor will prepare a report of your visit which will include an initial tailored treatment and lifestyle plan and any further exams needed.
The plan will be sent to you through your email directly for you to follow and you will have time to read it and ask any questions you may have.
If you think you might want to receive a more hands–on approach regarding your prescribed treatment plan, you can request for access to the coaching and monitoring program, where a dedicated digital platform will be set up for you, with dual access for you and the Doctor and to which you will have access for a period of 1 month. The platform allows continued monitoring and availability with the Doctor during the treatment plan, so that you can receive all necessary support during the first 1 month of treatment; the plan includes a full follow up video-consultation at the end of the 1 month period, to allow you to review symptoms and tests and apply all necessary changes to the therapy.