Functional medicine by definition means, “medical practice or treatments that focus on optimal functioning of the body and its organs, usually involving systems of holistic or alternative medicine.”
In order for a doctor to truly correct your health, they need to understand a multitude of factors that contribute to who you are, and how you reached this place with your health. Spending 10 minutes with a doctor (if you’re lucky), and then the doctor writing a prescription and running to his next patient, isn’t going to solve your health concerns! At Core Health in St. Louis, Dr. Gerlach is committed to the recovery of your health, and that reflects in the time he spends with you. When you first arrive at the office you will be given an extensive Functional Medicine Evaluation to determine what is best for you; you will not be diagnosed with a cookie cutter health issue, written a prescription, and sent off without a glimmer of hope for recovery.