Entries by VibrantHealth

Primary Health Care 101

What is Primary Care? It’s not always understood what is meant by the term “primary care” in medicine. Primary care by definition means providing care at a basic and broad, not specialized, level. Providers will perform physical exams and order routine screening tests such as mammograms and bloodwork. They oversee most chronic conditions, prescribe medications, […]

What is Functional Medicine?

What is Functional Medicine? Functional Medicine is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness (The Institute for Functional Medicine). So, what does that mean for you & your health? Well, instead of prescribing medicine that relieves symptoms we […]

What Type of Medicine Practice is Right for YOU?

In the past few years, several different methods of practicing medicine have appeared on the horizon. You may have heard of them if you’re interested in a more comprehensive approach to your healthcare. Perhaps you’re unsure where to begin your research, or which healthcare practitioner offers the best care for your needs? Functional medicine, integrative […]

What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Your hormones control most of your basic bodily functions. They serve as an internal communication system between cells throughout the body. They coordinate everything from digestion and growth to your appetite, immune function, mood, and libido. So, when your hormones are out of balance, even slightly, it can have a big impact on your health […]