Visit us for nutrigenomics in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd , Pennsylvania, Maple Shade, New Jersey, and the surrounding areas. The Falcone Center for Functional and Cosmetic Medicine uses functional medicine to effectively treat many chronic medical conditions.
What Is Nutrigenomics?
Nutrigenomics is a relatively new science that combines nutrition and the field of genomics. Genomics is the study of mapping and analyzing a person’s genome (entire DNA).
When combined with nutritional science, nutrigenomics examines how nutrition affects a patient’s genetic make-up or genomes. With nutrigenomics, we can determine how certain nutrients affect our bodies and how we metabolize what we eat. The idea is that we can have a truly personalized nutrition plan based on the nutrients that help achieve optimal health while helping to prevent certain diseases.
How Is Nutrigenomics Used in Functional Medicine?
Nutrigenomics is becoming an integral part of functional medicine. Functional medicine deals with medicine from a patient-centered approach to determine the cause of many illnesses then treats the patient to heal them and return them to health. Through nutrigenomics, functional medicine doctors have the ability to study and determine how specific nutrients affect patients, potentially minimizing the potential for illnesses especially those that to which there may be a genetic predisposition.
How Can I Benefit from Nutrigenomics at the Falcone Center?
At the Falcone Center, we can order genomic testing. Once determined, we work directly with our patients to create a plan that includes a personalized diet rich in the proper nutrients to best benefit their body and nutritional supplements that may help prevent chronic medical conditions or potentially reverse them.
What Is the Cost of a Nutrigenomics Evaluation at the Falcone Center?
At the Falcone Center, the cost for treating patients in Philadelphia, PA, Maple Shade, NJ, and the surrounding area is based on the appointment. Deposit is due when scheduling initial appointment.
It is important to note that the Falcone Center does not accept insurance as it is considered an “out-of-network provider” by most major insurance plans. While we cannot file insurance claims on our patients’ behalf, we can easily provide them with receipts and the necessary paperwork to file for reimbursement. We suggest that our patients determine whether their plans cover functional medicine prior to making an appointment.
How Do I Become a Patient at the Falcone Center?
To become a patient, please contact us to make an appointment for your initial consultation. We will ask that you complete our new patient paperwork prior to your first appointment so that we can review it. At your initial consultation, we can discuss nutrigenomics with you as a possible treatment option.