Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of health problems rather than using medication to cover up symptoms. By fixing the root cause of the problem, medication is normally not needed or can at least be decreased. Dr. Sam is able to run a full array of diagnostic blood work to show what is going on in a patient’s body and to determine why a patient is experiencing their symptoms. She can also look at previous tests from other doctors. So why have Dr. Sam look at them if someone else already has? Functional medicine practitioners differ from normal medical doctors because they look at different bloodwork ranges, obtain extra test results to get a better look at what is going on inside the body, spend more time with a patient and get a better history, and focus more on lifestyle changes rather than just putting patients on more medication. The results have been phenomenal and have given people back the health and life they deserve.