Searching for a functional medicine clinic in Australia?

We serve Australians all over the country from Sydney to Perth, to Brisbane and Adelaide from our clinic in Melbourne using telehealth functional medicine.

If you're looking for a functional medicine practitioner with a long track record of helping people get healthy, look no further than Melbourne Functional Medicine. We help Australians like you by using our cutting edge approach that combines the latest functional medicine tools and insights with results-focused health coaching in our revolutionary six-month healthcare program. 

It’s healthcare, done better. And it works.

Read on or watch our short video to discover how we can help.

Time and support - so you get results

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4-hour initial consult           

Functional medicine sees the body as a system of interconnected pathways. In your initial 4-hour consultation your functional medicine practitioner will spend time playing detective to identify the root cause, or causes, and factors contributing to your health concerns.

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6-months high contact support

While you’re adjusting to the lifestyle changes suggested in your personalised plan, you’ll have the regular support of your functional medicine practitioner as well as uncapped access to your health coach to help you navigate the path back to wellness and keep you focused on your health goals.

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Functional pathology testing

Comprehensive testing takes the guesswork out of any imbalances that may be happening in your body. Your practitioner will use specific insights from recommended lab testing to develop your targeted treatment plan, addressing the root cause of your condition so that health can be restored.

Functional Medicine in Australia - achieving success across a range of conditions

We offer telehealth throughout Australia, so you can access our world-class healthcare wherever you are. Our functional medicine practitioners can help with various chronic health issues from gut disorders to skin, thyroid, heart and women’s health conditions.

If you’ve been searching for solutions to your health concerns, the highly investigative approach of functional medicine will help you find them. 

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Delivering first-class healthcare for Australians

Melbourne Functional Medicine’s highly collaborative and supportive approach is the reason we receive 5-star reviews on Google and why we’re considered a leading provider of functional medicine in Australia.

If you’re looking to finally get to the root of your chronic health issue, then our award-winning program is for you.

Personalised healthcare

Your comprehensive health plan

As industry-leading functional medicine practitioners, we take pride in delivering a holistic health program that takes into consideration all facets of your life and the interconnected systems of your body – not just your symptoms. 

Together, we’ll investigate your health history, environment, lifestyle, genetics and current state of health before designing a comprehensive and targeted treatment plan that addresses the root cause of your condition. This personalised plan, paired with health coaching support, will help you to implement and achieve habit and lifestyle changes for long lasting results.

Look forward to a future of feeling good.

All the support you need

Time and time again we’ve seen that when patients work collaboratively with their functional medicine practitioner and health coach, they’re far more likely to succeed in achieving their health goals.

While your functional medicine practitioner prescribes and oversees your treatment, your health coach will ensure you stay focused, accountable, motivated and on track to get the results you're looking for. It’s a winning formula. And it’s what makes us stand out from other healthcare providers in Australia.

FAQs

Functional medicine Australia - What is it, and how is it changing healthcare in Australia?

Functional medicine helps people with chronic health issues get better again by identifying and resolving the root causes of their health issues. Functional medicine takes a holistic overview of a person's health, factoring in their diet, lifestyle and environment to understand what's going on in their body, and why.

While conventional healthcare splits the body up into systems, with specialist practitioners specialising in each system, functional medicine practitioners have a broad understanding of the body, and how each body system interacts with the other systems. This means that patients who have complex health problems can be assessed by a functional medicine practitioner, who can put together all the pieces of their health picture, and make sense of it all.

Functional medicine Australia - What's the difference to conventional medicine?

Often, looking at simply addressing the symptoms of a health problem isn't enough to solve a problem. A good way to understand the difference between functional medicine and conventional medicine is to imagine the body as a system of complex, interconnected pathways, like everything within the structure of a building, including plumbing, lighting, electricity, walls and so on. In this building, the electricity on the first floor stops working.

In a conventional medicine setting, a practitioner would only look at what's happening on level 1 (the symptom). He would try to patch the electrics as best he could, and wouldn't be able to offer any other solution.

In functional medicine, a functional medicine practitioner would look both upstream and downstream to determine where the problem was coming from, and consider what other factors might be contributing to the problem. So beyond just looking at the electrics on level 1, they'd look at the electrics on other levels, and explore what else could be causing the issue. Upon investigation, they discover a small leak in one of the rooms that entered a crack in a wall that shorted out some loose wires. Once they solve the leak, replace some wiring and fix the crack in the wall, the electrical problem resolves for good.

To find out more, visit What is Functional Medicine?

How do I work with your functional medicine practitioners?

Our functional medicine practitioners Jabe Brown and Rebecca Hughes have over thirty combined years of clinical experience in helping people with chronic health issues.

Many Australians come to see Jabe and Rebecca with complex health conditions. They've seen specialist after specialist, and because they have a range of complex symptoms, they're not sure who the best specialist is to see.

Jabe and Rebecca can help treat a range of conditions, from autoimmunity, digestive disorders, women's health issues and skin conditions.

Find out more about Jabe here.

Find out more about Rebecca here.

Why does Australia need functional medicine?

Did you know that in Australia, almost half the population lives with a chronic disease that is largely preventable, even reversible? The problem with healthcare in Australia is that the system was designed for acute conditions, like accidents and emergencies, rather than chronic health conditions. Applying an acute model of healthcare to chronic health conditions doesn't seek to solve a person's health condition - only manage it.

The latest scientific understandings of chronic disease reveal that all chronic diseases are caused by dietary, lifestyle and environmental factors. The good news for Australians is that the way to improve your health is through modifying their diet, lifestyle and environment. This understanding underpins the functional medicine approach and is a big focus in treatment, rather than resorting to drugs and surgery. Find out more about functional medicine here.

Who is Melbourne Functional Medicine?

At Melbourne Functional Medicine, our mission is to provide a world class healthcare experience across Australia via in person consultations and telehealth. We service Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and regional Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia.

In our healthcare program, you'll work alongside a functional medicine practitioner and a health coach so you can get better. Your functional medicine practitioner will play detective to solve your case, and your health coach will help you implement your personalised plan with ease. To find out what past patients have said about working with us, visit our Success Stories page.

To learn more about the personalised, tailor-made programs on offer at Melbourne Functional Medicine, find out about our program, then get in touch to speak with us today.

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