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Functional Medicine Specialist

Robert Dougherty, MD -  - Concierge Medicine

Genesis Functional Medicine

Robert Dougherty, MD

Concierge Family Medicine, Functional Medicine & Aesthetics located in Bastrop, TX

Functional medicine is a branch of the medical field that focuses on the underlying causes of disease and illness. By addressing and treating the underlying causes, overall health and enjoyment of life can improve significantly. At Genesis Functional Medicine in Bastrop, Texas, Robert Dougherty, MD, and the team employ this systems-based approach to help patients of all ages reach their best state of well-being. Make an appointment online or call the clinic to learn more about how functional medicine can help you.

Functional Medicine Q & A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is an approach to wellness that focuses on identifying and treating the cause of a disease, rather than its symptoms. The causes that lead to disease or illness can change depending on your genes, lifestyle, and other environmental factors. 

The goal of functional medicine is to identify the correct cause of the symptoms you’re experiencing to address it and mitigate symptoms. 

Functional medicine often takes more time than conventional medicine, but it often delivers lasting benefits, improving overall wellness instead of just suppressing symptoms.

Functional medicine can be effective for chronic conditions when paired with traditional medical care. Many patients find relief from pain and improved feelings of well-being when participating in functional medicine.

What does functional medicine include?

Functional medicine includes a wide range of treatments and therapies that work to improve the function of the gastrointestinal, endocrine, and immune systems, among other bodily systems. 

It can be an effective option for people with chronic pain, cancer, fibromyalgia, and other conditions.

Common functional medicine therapies include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic care
  • Stress management
  • Aromatherapy
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Massage therapy

The team at Genesis Functional Medicine can recommend the best strategy for you to try. They offer essential oil treatments with doTERRA® essential oils, and nutritional support with XYMOGEN® supplements, along with many other integrative treatments to help you feel better. 

Is functional medicine right for me?

Functional medicine is a highly personalized wellness plan developed for you. At Genesis Functional Medicine, the team works with you to map your personal timeline, discussing your medical history and lifestyle to understand your symptoms and possible root causes. 

With functional medicine, you and the doctor develop a plan that may include nutritional changes, lifestyle changes, and therapies. Together, you take steps to help you achieve optimal wellness. 

Functional medicine can help patients manage conditions that don’t improve with more traditional medical approaches. 

To learn what a functional medicine program might look like for you, meet with Dr. Dougherty and the Genesis Functional Medicine team. You’ll find a holistic approach to health and wellness. 

Call the clinic or use the convenient online booking tool to schedule your first appointment today.