Is Personalized Medicine The Future?

Is Personalized Medicine The Future?

Many people are turning to integrative methods of healing and turning away from conventional medical doctors who prescribe medications that just treat symptoms. When working with personalized medicine, the practitioner digs deeper to uncover root causes of illness, helping to heal the body from the inside out.

The body has an innate capability for healing when given the right tools, and most patients will notice huge improvements in their health by supporting the body’s natural ability. It can be a challenge to go it alone, so working with a doctor like Dr. Leo or Dr. Rosenberg can give you the resources you need to start your healing journey. 

What Is Personalized Medicine? 

Typically, when you visit your medical doctor you will see them for about ten minutes, go over any concerns, and they will be on their way. They generally don’t ask too many questions and really dive deeper into your overall health history. With personalized medicine, providers spend more time uncovering the root cause of any illness or health concerns you may have.

They go over your past health history, asking questions to help them get a full picture of your overall health. Unlike most conventional doctors, they truly take your individual health needs into account and develop a personalized treatment plan. 

Working With Your Body to Obtain Optimal Health

The way people respond to treatments varies due to their genetic makeup as well as other factors. Some people may respond to certain treatments very well, whereas others may not respond at all. Matching your personal biology to your individual medical care is what personalized medicine is all about. You inherit a unique set of genes from both parents, and the DNA instructs your body how to perform certain tasks and make proteins.

Genes often differ slightly between people, and variations can create unusual proteins that may increase risk for certain diseases. Variants may also affect how effective medications are in your body. At Today’s Integrative Health, our providers know how unique each person’s medical needs are and we work with each patient as an individual. 

How Are Potential Problems Identified? 

Doctors routinely run comprehensive blood tests to help identify any potential health problems even before symptoms start. There are other noninvasive tests available to help the doctor assess your overall health, predict potential problems, and identify an existing illness. Evaluating your lifestyle habits, individual physiology, and personal history are what makes the personalized medicine approach different from the traditional approach.

While the traditional approach is still used by many doctors, it only covers a few factors with a huge focus on family history. Personalized medicine goes much farther than just family history and explores other factors that are unique to each individual. 

Combining the Best of Both Worlds

Working with traditional and complementary methods, our practitioners offer many different healing modalities. Functional medicine is a personalized approach for patients to prevent underlying causes of chronic disease. By getting to the root of the problem, many different situations can be helped, and in some cases an alternative to drug-based therapy can be offered. Some of the treatments we offer include:

  • Active Release Technique
  • Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy
  • Integrative Functional Medicine Specialist
  • Chiropractic care
  • Functional Medicine
  • Homeopathy
  • Herbal/Botanical Medicine
  • Integrative Cancer Treatment
  • Integrative Health Care
  • Internal/General medicine
  • IV Therapy
  • Meridian Therapy
  • Ozone Therapy
  • Personalized Medicine
  • Weight loss
  • Telemedicine

With all these healing modalities available, our practitioners have been able to help many people on their health journey. Whether you are in pain, dealing with hormonal issues, or have been suffering from chronic illness, there is hope. Working with a knowledgeable doctor can be the most important step in helping you support your body to heal. 

Call Us Today to Start Your Healing Journey

Whether your goal is to prevent disease or you’ve been suffering with a chronic illness for years, there is hope! Give our office a call today to schedule your appointment to get on the road to healing. Dr. Leo and Dr. Rosenberg enjoy helping patients discover the root cause of their illness and develop a treatment plan unique to their specific needs. Don’t suffer any longer–optimal health is attainable, and easier than you think!

We are located at 6321 Executive Blvd, Rockville, MD 20852, in the Executive Office Park

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Dr. L. J. Leo

Dr. Leo began his education at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia, where he earned his doctorate in osteopathy. He completed his internal medicine residency through the U.S. Army and had the honor of serving multiple overseas tours before retirement.

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