Functional Medicine


Functional Medicine is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the ROOT CAUSE of disease. Each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of many contributing to an individual’s illness.

For example, depression can be caused by many different factors, including inflammation, or imbalance in the gut micro-biome. Likewise, a cause such as inflammation may lead to a number of different diagnoses, not limited to but certain including depression. The precise manifestation of each cause depends on the individual’s genes, environment, and lifestyle, and only treatments that address the right cause will have lasting benefit beyond symptom suppression.

To book a functional medicine/naturopathic medicine appointment email Dr. Elizabeth Wade at 


complete the schedule now form on her personal websiteShe is currently booking appointments every 4-6 weeks at North Center Healthcare.