Are you in Brisbane and looking for a functional medicine clinic?

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

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.

Brisbane, this is functional medicine, done better

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4-hour initial consult           

We want to spend a dedicated amount of time with you understanding your health picture. In your initial 4-hour consultation, your Functional Medicine Practitioner will ask you questions about your health history, lifestyle and environment factors, genetics, and so on.

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6-months high contact support

Implementing the new lifestyle changes suggested by your practitioner to improve your health condition can be confusing and stressful. Throughout the 6-month program you’ll get as many sessions with your  functional medicine practitioner as you need, and the support of a  dedicated health coach to guide you through your treatment plan.

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Functional pathology testing

We seek to identify and address possible triggers and root causes of your health condition. To do this, we use world-class pathology labs to test for specific issues or imbalances in digestive health, environmental toxins, food sensitivities, nutritional status and more.

Functional Medicine in Brisbane - who we help

We offer telehealth for people in Brisbane and across the country. Using telehealth saves you time, money and stress from travelling to and from appointments, and you can enjoy consultations in the comfort of your own home. Our functional medicine experts can help with many chronic health problems from gut to autoimmunity to women’s health conditions and skin conditions.

If you’re ready to identify the cause of your health problems, the highly investigative approach of functional medicine can help you find them. 

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The functional medicine difference - delivering quality healthcare

We deliver healthcare differently to give you long lasting results which is why we consistently receive rave reviews on Google and are regarded as leaders of functional medicine in Australia. You too, can achieve long lasting results for better health and quality of life.

Delivering personalised healthcare for Brisbane

A comprehensive health plan, made for you

When it comes to chronic health issues, an approach that considers your body as a set of interconnected systems rather than separate systems, is key to solving chronic disease, along with recognising the role that your diet, lifestyle and environment play in the cause and progression of illness. 

Together, we’ll explore your diet and lifestyle, as well as your medical history and current health picture before creating a personalised treatment plan to address the root cause, or causes, of your health concerns. This comprehensive plan, alongside health coaching support, will help you achieve health-promoting changes, and the results you’re looking for.

Look forward to feeling great.

Giving you support, when you need it most

Our approach is designed to help people heal, and gives you ongoing support that you need to get better. This is healthcare, reimagined.

While your practitioner directs and oversees your treatment, your health coach will help you keep focused, accountable, and on the right path to achieving your health goals. It’s this winning formula that makes us stand out from other healthcare providers.

FAQs

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

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 Brisbane - 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 Brisbane 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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