Functional & Nutritional Medicine And Programs Specialist

The Lamkin Clinic

Functional Medicine & Hormone Replacement Specialist located in Edmond, OK

Are you looking for a more holistic approach to managing your health? Do you want more options than prescription medications for treating your disease? The Lamkin Clinic in Edmond, Oklahoma, is an anti-aging and functional medicine practice that takes a preventive and proactive approach to health and wellness. Brian Lamkin, DO, offers comprehensive functional and nutritional medicine and programs to manage health and disease. Call the office, or schedule a consultation online today.

Functional & Nutritional Medicine and Programs Q&A

What are functional and nutritional medicine approaches?

Functional and nutritional medicine are proactive holistic approaches to health and wellness. 

Functional medicine

Functional medicine is a more patient-centered approach to medical care. Instead of focusing on a patient’s disease or symptoms, functional medicine practitioners aim to find the root cause of the disease or symptoms.

Then, using a system-oriented approach, functional medicine practitioners work in partnership with their patients, helping them make better lifestyle choices that lead to better health. 

Many patients are stuck in the traditional medicine practice where the first, second, and only options are pharmaceutical drugs. Functional medicine isn’t against traditional medical therapies, but it first seeks to understand the core contributors to the problem. 

Then, they develop strategies that address the problem or condition from multiple angles.

Nutritional medicine

Nutritional medicine is a major part of functional medicine. All of your choices, including the types of food you eat, affect your body.

With nutritional medicine, The Lamkin Clinic teaches you how food and nutrients influence your health and how to create changes to your diet so your body can function at its best. 

What happens during a functional and nutritional medicine consultation?

The Lamkin Clinic takes a patient-centered approach to care, and the specifics of your functional and nutritional medicine consultation depend on your health needs and goals. However, you can expect a comprehensive evaluation that investigates all of the factors that affect your health and well-being.

Your provider asks detailed questions about your health concerns and goals and reviews your medical history, usual diet, exercise routine, and daily habits. The Lamkin Clinic also runs specialty lab testing to get a better picture of your overall health.

Testing might include:

  • Hormone analysis
  • Dutch Complete™ testing
  • Neurotransmitter and adrenal testing
  • Gut microbiome assessments
  • Food allergy and sensitivity testing
  • Evaluation for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Genetic assessment
  • Nutritional analysis

The Lamkin Clinic also has the Prodigy® bone density and body composition scanner from GE Healthcare. This technology determines how much of your weight comes from fat and how much from lean muscle mass.

What are types of functional and nutritional medicine and programs?

Functional and nutritional medicine aim to address your health problems from numerous angles. The types of programs The Lamkin Clinic offer for functional and nutritional medicine include:

  • Nutrition therapy
  • Metabolic conditioning
  • Hormonal optimization
  • Lifestyle and fitness interventions
  • Stress and nervous system balancing
  • Sleep optimization
  • Detoxification
  • Medical weight loss management

For general health or chronic disease, The Lamkin Clinic designs a comprehensive health plan that puts you back in control of your wellness.

To find out more about functional and nutritional medicine and programs at The Lamkin Clinic, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.