Functional Medicine Specialist

Getachew Health Center

Integrative Medicine located in Columbus, OH

The current traditional medical system has forgotten how to fully restore health because the focus is on the symptoms and the disease, not the person. Functional medicine, on the other hand, focuses on your whole health to identify the root cause of your symptoms or disease to optimize health and wellness. Integrative medicine specialist Eskender Getachew, MD, R.Ph, and the team at Getachew Health Center, in Columbus, Ohio, use functional medicine to treat many chronic health conditions. Call the office or request an appointment online today to schedule your evaluation.

Functional Medicine Q & A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine addresses the underlying cause of a disease, using a systems-oriented approach that empowers you to take control of your health journey. With functional medicine, the team at Getachew Health Center takes a more patient-centered approach to care, addressing you as a whole person, instead of just focusing on your symptoms or disease. 

After completing his traditional medical training, Dr. Getachew continued his education to learn about functional medicine so he could take a more natural approach to care. At Getachew Health Center, you get cutting-edge tests and therapies, along with the naturopathic philosophy that comes with functional medicine, which focuses treatment on the least invasive and natural therapies first. 

What conditions benefit from functional medicine?

The experienced team at Getachew Health Center has helped many people struggling with a chronic health condition regain control of their health and improve well-being with functional medicine. Some of the conditions that benefit from the more patient-centered, natural approach to care include:

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Thyroid disease issues
  • Autoimmune and immune disorders
  • Cardiovascular disease and stroke (co-management)
  • Asthma, dermatitis, and allergies
  • Cancer prevention (co-management)
  • Depression, anxiety, and psychiatric disorders
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Lyme disease
  • Candida overgrowth or infections
  • Bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic infections
  • Metabolic disorders, diabetes, weight issues
  • Parkinson’s disease, neurologic disorders
  • Inflammatory bowel disease and gastrointestinal disorders
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hormone imbalance in men and women (all ages)
  • Genetic mutations
  • Brain health and memory loss

Functional medicine at Getachew Health Center also benefits heavy metal and petrochemical toxicities. 

What can I expect during a functional medicine evaluation?

You can expect a comprehensive evaluation from the compassionate and caring team at Getachew Health Center when you come in for a functional medicine evaluation. During your exam, the team asks detailed questions about your health, past history, family history, diet, exercise, relationships, and daily stresses to better understand you and your health needs.

They also order functional lab tests to help determine how well your body and organs are working. 

What are the functional medicine treatments?

The team at Getachew Health Center uses the information gathered during your functional medicine exam to create your personalized treatment plan. Treatment may include:

The team schedules regular follow-ups to monitor your health and adjusts your plan as needed. 

For comprehensive care for your chronic health condition from a team focused on your whole health, call Getachew Health Center, or request an appointment online today.