Medicine is not one size fits all so treatment should be tailored to the individual level. At Shore Functional Medicine, our focus is on getting and keeping our patients well, based upon their specific conditions and/or risk factors. Based upon our initial visit and your specific goals, we will create a comprehensive plan for you and be there for you on every step of your wellness journey. Schedule a telehealth appointment now to experience personalized healthcare to feel your best.
By utilizing custom labs, we can provide guidance for lifestyle changes and create treatment plans to prevent or reverse illness. By screening for hormones imbalances, risk factors, genetic variations, and other factors, we can help determine your likelihood of developing certain diseases (such as diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and many cancers), and work to prevent them BEFORE you are ill. Treatments may include IV therapy, nutritional supplement recommendations, dietary and/or lifestyle changes, and rarely medications, all at aimed at getting and keeping you healthy.
Using either peptide, bioidentical hormones (or both!) or IV/IM vitamins, we can help to stimulate growth and repair after an injury and treat specific health conditions. Peptides have shown promising results in their ability to help with soft tissue and bone health.
Through the use of tailored bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT), we can help reverse or slow the signs and symptoms of again. Once thought of simply to improve sexual performance, BHRT is now used for a wide variety of symptoms such as weight gain, fatigue, brain fog, insomnia, migraines, depression, and disease prevention. By balance hormones such as testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, DHEA and thyroid hormone, we can optimize function so you feel and look your best.
What’s the process?
The first step in the process is the initial consult. You can schedule this as a telehealth appointment so you can connect with us from anywhere, without waiting at a doctor’s office. If you are local, we also schedule in-person consults too!
The consult will provide us with enough information to order detailed laboratory work to form a comprehensive treatment plan. We will schedule a follow-up with you to provide you with an in-depth explanation on your results and provide you with a report, so we can track progress over time.
The treatment plan may include any or all the following: dietary or lifestyle changes, vitamin injections, IV therapy, peptide treatment or bioidentical hormone replacement. The course of treatment will determine how long is needed between follow up appointment and/or labs monitoring.
Do you accept insurance?No, we do not. In it’s the current state, insurance limits the care that clinicians can provide to our patients. By removing that barrier, we are able to provide the best, individualized treatment without needing to follow insurance-mandated protocols. Additionally, many treatments are not covered by insurance.
BHRT therapy eligibility is determined from lab work. All BHRT patients must undergo testing prior to starting, and routinely throughout, treatment. Additionally, certain medical conditions, such as active cancer, make patients ineligible for BHRT.
The three most common hormones used in BHRT are testosterone, estrogen and progesterone. We recommend pill, cream and injection forms of these hormones; your provider will explain which is best for you after your initial consult.
Results from BHRT can take weeks to months. We purposely increase levels slowly to achieve what is called a “physiological” level, to keep the body in perfect harmony.