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Functional Medicine Specialist

Faride Ramos, MD -  - Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician

Faride Ramos, MD

Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician & Functional Physician located in Fort Lauderdale, FL

The best way to treat symptoms and restore your wellness is to identify the underlying causes. With functional medicine, Dr. Faride Ramos can help you restore balance and ease symptoms of unwellness at her office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. You can also book a telehealth visit with her if you live in Virginia, Pennsylvania, or Illinois. For more information on functional medicine, call Dr. Faride Ramos or book an appointment online today.

Functional Medicine Q&A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is an approach to health care that puts you, the patient, at the center. When you seek care with a functional medicine approach, Dr. Ramos works to find the root cause of your symptoms or condition, and also works very hard to prevent others. By treating the underlying condition and not just its symptoms, you can achieve long-lasting results. 

When you arrive for your appointment, Dr. Ramos gathers a wide variety of information about your current health. She also asks about your lifestyle to connect the dots and find factors that might contribute to your condition. 

She uses this information to create a detailed perspective of your health over time and the factors that affect it. Your treatment is highly individualized and designed to promote your long-term health and wellness. 

What can functional medicine treat?

Dr. Ramos uses a functional medicine approach to treat a wide range of physical and mental health conditions. By taking a functional medicine approach to prevent and treat a health condition, you might notice improvements in other aspects of your health too. 

Functional medicine can effectively treat:

  • Immune disorders (allergies, weak immune system)
  • Brain Health
  • GI Health & Intestinal permeability test
  • Heavy Metals testing 
  • Aging features (wrinkles, skin elasticity)
  • Poor nutrition
  • Fatigue
  • Mood disorders (depression, anxiety, ADHD)
  • Sleep disorders 
  • Hair loss
  • Chronic gastrointestinal issues (intestinal permeability, constipation, diarrhea)
  • Memory loss
  • Migraines
  • Osteoporosis
  • Adrenal disorder (cortisol imbalance)
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Stress disorders
  • Weight imbalances (losing and gaining weight unintentionally)

You might experience one or more complications or symptoms depending on the underlying condition causing them. Dr. Ramos creates your personalized treatment plan to restore balance throughout your mind and body. 

What does functional medicine entail?

With his functional medicine approach, Dr. Ramos prioritizes lifestyle changes and healthy habits in lieu of pharmaceuticals and medications that often just mask your symptoms. Your functional medicine treatment plan might include:

Preventive care

Based on your own distinctive factors including your family and personal history, lifestyle, behavior, and psychospiritual factors, Dr. Ramos will guide her care in order to prevent the development of medical problems. Even though you may have a predisposition for some illnesses, you may not develop them unless you adopt certain behaviors or lifestyle choices. There are many ways men and women can live longer healthier and happier lives if they are proactive and take care of their own body.

Dietary changes

Dr. Ramos helps you design a diet that gives you all of the nutrients you need for a healthy, functioning body. 

Nutritional supplements

Dr. Ramos recommends nutritional supplements to give you the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants you need to be healthy, based on your blood levels.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy 

If hormone loss is to blame for your symptoms, Dr. Ramos recommends bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in the form of pills, patches, creams, or injections.

Athletic Performance Optimization

If you play sports competitively, Dr. Ramos can help you adjust your lifestyle and supplement your fitness routine with new, beneficial steps that help you stay healthy and strong. She can help you create a diet plan, select nutritional supplements, and orchestrate your sleep and recovery to help you achieve specific goals and perform at your best. The tests that can be done are amino acids, fatty acids, and nutrient hormones. All depending on your personal clinical history

Other lifestyle changes

Depending on the underlying causes of your symptoms, Dr. Ramos might recommend other easy-to-integrate lifestyle changes. She might tell you to stop smoking, exercise more often, hydrate more or learn to manage your stress. 

Dr Ramos offers Private consultation up to 60 m via telemedicine for personalized medicine at your convenience to manage those conditions a conventional primary care or other provider has been unable to manage or control (weight problem, insomnia, fatigue, sexual disfunción, lack of attention and more).

To book a consultation for functional medicine, call Dr. Faride Ramos or use the online scheduling tool today.

Dr. Faride Ramos can provide Telehealth visits with a personalized approach if you cannot make it to her physical location in Fort Lauderdale.