The process of finding a new general practitioner or family doctor can be a long and winding road. You want to find someone you feel comfortable with, someone who cares, and most of all someone who has an excellent education and is passionate and great at what they do. Why should finding functional medicine doctors be any different? We’re here to explain why the doctors at the American Regenerative Clinic locations are the best functional medicine doctors near you.
What Is Functional Medicine?
But first, what exactly is functional medicine? Functional medicine is a truly patient-centered approach to treatment. It is a personalized, systems-oriented model that empowers both practitioners and patients by working in collaboration to address the underlying causes of disease. Functional medicine allows practitioners to practice the treatment of the whole individual, instead of just eliminating a set of symptoms and treating those.
In today’s conventional medicine, we often see practitioners outlining a diagnosis based on symptoms, and then treating those symptoms with expensive drugs, or expensive surgeries, without understanding the diagnosis from a holistic standpoint. Functional medicine offers an approach to correct that and looks at each patient’s case in a personalized way.
The American Regenerative Clinic lives by the rules of functional medicine and you will notice this because your first appointment will always be a deep dive into your medical history, lifestyle, eating habits, exercise regime, etc. so the doctor can get a holistic view of your body and lifestyle. You’ll also always find that our doctors speak to you in a language you can understand so that you feel like a part of your health and wellness journey.
Who is Dr. Lutskovsky?
Dr. Andrey Lutskovsky is the main reason why the American Regenerative Clinic has brought so many innovative treatments to our patients through this functional medicine approach. Most patients simply call him Dr. Andrey and describe him as passionate in his determination to help anyone who comes to the clinic looking to better themselves or their lives. Dr. Andrey received his medical degree in Ukraine and then worked as a general and trauma surgeon until 1994 when he moved to the United States. He then earned a second medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2004, before moving to Michigan for his residency.
Dr. Lutskovsky has been primarily focused on his passion for regenerative medicine, including stem cell therapy, since 2009. He attends numerous conferences and workshops to stay up to date on the latest groundbreaking research in the field. He learns from his peers in regards to improving his knowledge and techniques in providing regenerative therapies. Dr. Andrey is an active member of the American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine, International Fellowship in Advanced Aesthetic Science, Academy of Regenerative Practices, and Institute for Functional Medicine.
Who Can Benefit Most from Functional Medicine?
Among the wide variety of diseases functional medicine can help with, here are a few we see most often:
- Chronic or stress-related fatigue, migraines, sleep and thyroid disorders, adrenal imbalances
- A wide spectrum of digestive issues
- Menopause, PMS, andropause, decreased libido
- Chemical, environmental, or food-related allergies/sensitivities, skin rashes
- Chronic pain, fibromyalgia, sluggish metabolism, weight gain, cardiometabolic syndrome
- Autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis, etc.
- Autism, depression, anxiety
Therapies at our clinic locations include ozone therapies, prolozone therapy, prolotherapy, PRP or platelet-rich plasma, stem cell therapies, minimally invasive medical aesthetics, skincare services, and much more.
If you’re looking to improve your health through functional medicine, or are looking into regenerative skincare, call the American Regenerative Clinic to book an appointment today!