We serve people in Perth and across Australia through our new approach to healthcare that is investigative, evidence-based, and personalised to you and your health needs.
If you’re feeling confused and frustrated after seeing countless specialists, practitioners, and integrative GPs who haven’t been able to solve your health problems, we’d love to help. The combination of our comprehensive approach with our practitioners' extensive knowledge means we often solve cases that others haven’t been able to. We have built a revolutionary six-month healthcare program that combines the latest functional medicine tools and insights with results-focused health coaching to get you the results you have been looking for.
It’s healthcare, done better. And it works.
Getting a deep and thorough understanding of your health picture takes time. At your initial consultation, your practitioner will spend 4 hours with you exploring possible triggers or factors contributing to your health concerns to identify the root cause, or causes, of your health issue.
We want to give you as much support as you need while you get better. For 6 months you’ll have ongoing access to your functional medicine practitioner, as well as the support of your health coach who’ll help you navigate your path back to wellness, while keeping you motivated and on the right path!
Getting a deeper understanding of the root cause of your health issues will help inform the development of a precise and personalised treatment plan for you. By accessing the world’s first-class pathology labs, your functional medicine practitioner may suggest comprehensive, investigative testing to pinpoint any imbalances in your body.
We offer telehealth for people in Perth and across Australia. This service allows you to enjoy consultations from the privacy and comfort of your home, and saves you time, stress and money travelling to and from appointments. Our functional medicine experts can help with many different chronic health concerns such as autoimmunity, gut, thyroid, heart, skin and women’s health conditions.
If you’re searching for answers to your health concerns, functional medicine is the highly investigative approach you’ve been seeking.
Our personalised healthcare program is the reason we consistently receive 5-star reviews on Google, and why we’re considered a leader in functional medicine in Australia. You too, can attain significant results that improve your health and your quality of life.
As experts in functional medicine, we pride ourselves on delivering a holistic health program that considers the interconnected facets of your life – not just your symptoms.
Together, we’ll explore factors such as the environment you live in, your lifestyle, genetics, medical history and current state of health before creating a tailored treatment plan to address the root cause of your condition. This holistic plan, paired with health coaching support, will give you the tools you need to implement habit and lifestyle changes to achieve long-lasting results.
Look forward to a future of feeling good.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.