Functional Medicine

Chronic disease is spreading and conventional medicine is failing at stopping it. Have you ever been to a doctor – had blood tests, X-rays or other diagnostic tests – only to be told “all your tests are normal?” Yet, both you and your doctor know you’re suffering. It's time you get to the bottom of your health care problems and a Functional Medicine approach can help.

Best Functional Medicine Doctor in Austin, TX

As a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Dr. Daniel has helped thousands of people over come debilitating health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune disease, arthritis and digestive issues . Using a combination of advanced laboratory testing, history and present symptoms, he can guide you in collaborative, holistic and healing-focused approach to better health.

If it sounds different than what you’ve experienced in a conventional setting as a patient or practitioner, that’s because it is. Our current medical model can’t stop the chronic disease epidemic, the biggest health threat we face today; it was never designed to. But Functional Medicine can, precisely because its methodology addresses the root cause of chronic illness to foster real wellness in its patients, as well as its clinicians.

Functional Medicine Benefits

Who Can Benefit from Functional Medicine?

Have you ever visited your doctor, been treated and still feel sick? Or are you on medication that is only partially helping or has side effects?

That’s when you should consider trying functional medicine.

Patients with a wide variety of conditions can benefit from a functional medicine approach, including:

  • Cardiometabolic conditions – blood sugar problems, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and heart disease
  • Neurological and psychiatric conditions – depression, attention deficit disorder and migraine headaches
  • Digestive disorders – irritable bowel syndrome, candida, parasitic infections, ulcers, chronic pancreatitis, acid reflux and diverticulosis
  • Autoimmune diseases – hashimoto's thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and celiac disease
  • Skin disorders – psoriasis, acne and eczema
  • Hormonal problems – thyroid conditions, low testosterone, estrogen dominance, PCOS, chronic fatigue and menopause
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How Does It Work?

We guarantee this type of service is going to be completely different than what you have ever experienced working with a doctor.

Because of that, Dr. Daniel works virtually via phone and or video consults – with every single functional medicine patient. What's convenient about this process is that you don't have to travel, sit in traffic or wait in a busy office for your appointment.

This allows Dr. Daniel to spend as much time as he needs to deeply understanding what is happening in your body.

If you're interested in seeing how this works, then schedule a Free Consult with Dr. Daniel.

If you choose to move forward with Functional Medicine, you'll get access to a Private Patient Portal and begin the process of optimizing your health.

Dr. Daniel starts his assessments with a comprehensive intake form so you can begin sharing not only your health symptoms, but diet, exercise patterns, traumas, lifestyle and any exposures to toxins.

Next, you'll collaborate on coming up with a plan to address the underlying causes of your health problems. This includes searching for factors that might affect how your body is functioning, including:

  • Personal Biochemistry and Genetic makeup
  • Lifestyle choices such as diet, activity and stress
  • Environmental influences (such as exposure to toxins)

Dr. Daniel likes to start with an analysis of your current diet and lifestyle as well as comprehensive blood chemistry testing. From there, he can determine if additional testing is necessary.

The key is not just changing your diet and lifestyle, but figuring out your personalized diet and lifestyle based on your unique biochemistry; one that your body thrives at. And this can be completely different for each and every one of us.

Functional medicine is the map — the GPS system — that we use to navigate the landscape of chronic disease.

A disease can have more than one imbalance that needs to be treated.

For example, obesity can be the result of imbalances in inflammation, hormones, gut flora, genetics, diet and exercise or exposure to environmental toxins.

Similarly, one imbalance — such as inflammation — can cause many conditions. Functional medicine studies these complexities and believes restoring balance is key to restoring health.

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Ready to Get Started with Functional Medicine?

Each one of our patients has come to realize the care we deliver in our office is UNIQUE AND DIFFERENT. Our methodical approach, personal relationships, and most importantly, outstanding results set us apart from most chiropractic and medical offices.

1. Sign up for Dr. Daniel's Functional Medicine Membership

The First Step is always the Hardest.

Dr. Daniel's Functional Medicine Membership plan is easy and affordable. Why?

Because he got tired of patients saying that only “Wealthy People” could benefit from Functional Medicine.

Searching online, you'll likely find that most Functional Medicine Doctors charge between $500 to $1500 for the initial visit alone.

Dr. Daniel wants to change that. His membership is $99/month and there's no contract or long term commitment.

If your insurance covers lab testing, great! If insurance doesn't cover testing, then members will get discounted lab tests.

Your membership includes:

  • All Lab Interpretations/Protocols/Treatment Plans
  • Weekly Phone/Video Consults
  • Unlimited Email/Text Support
  • Discounts on labs not covered by insurance

2. Access Your Online Private Patient Portal

Begin the process of sharing your story…

As soon as you become a member, you will get access to Dr. Daniel's Functional Medicine portal. Here, Dr. Daniel will share with you a few forms to fill out and give you specific instruction on what types of health information he will need to proceed with your care.

3. Receive Personalized Testing Recommendations

Test, Don't Guess with your Health.

The most basic form of testing and analysis starts with a comprehensive health history analysis, analysis of your diet and lifestyle and a few health markers that you can start tracking on your own. But if you're serious about your health, then the next step is a comprehensive blood chemistry panel.

A comprehensive blood chemistry panel allows Dr. Daniel to do a series of calculations and analyses, unlike any blood chemistry analysis you've ever had, to determine nutritional deficiencies, biochemical imbalances and identify what major body systems are imbalanced.

From here, you can start making the right choices to improve your overall health.

4. Comprehensive Ongoing Assessments

Accelerate Your Treatment Through Periodic Refinement

From the very first session, you'll start learning more about your body and why it probably hasn't been responding to any previous treatments. Moving forward, Dr. Daniel will continue to monitor changes in your health and use this information to adjust your treatment plan and recommendations.

5. Correction of the Underlying Issue

Health is not something you simply arrive at and say you're done.

Health is a process and continuously evolving at different stages in your life. A specific diet may have worked for you in your 20's and this diet could be completely wrong for you in your 40's. With a deeper understanding of your current biochemistry and evolving, unique needs, you can absolutely correct underlying health issues and continue to live your best life.

Dr D helped me through a really rough time when I had stomach issues that caused all sorts of issues with my physical and mental well being. I spent months trying to determine what was going on, visited numerous Dr and Specialist that all gave me text book answers, ordered test then rescheduled me for a follow up 6-8 weeks out. This went on for 6-8 months until I talked to Dr D. He ACTUALLY listened to me, spent an hour going over everything, asked for all my test results then followed back up few days later. Next step he Ordered new testing that should have been done months ago, grabbed those results and contacted me back the following week and set up a game plan to repair the gut and get me back to a healthy life. EVERY time we talked he gave me as much time as I needed, actually listened to me and his video responses explained what was going on and steps we would take. Can’t say enough about Dr D as a health care provider who really cares and a friend who listens. Thanks Dr for doing so much to help me through this really rough period of my life
Mark Schuh
Mark Schuh
00:14 25 Jan 20
My digestion was so bad that I couldn't make it through a 2 hour movie without having a scare. I chose to avoid heavy traffic, didn't participate in school events and dating was pretty hard because I was embarrassed. I'm so much better now and I'm happy with the Functional Medicine services Dr. Daniel provides.
Lea Masters
Lea Masters
14:28 24 Dec 19
I really don't know where to begin. Ever since I was a child, I suffered from all sorts of health problems including chronic ear infections, allergies and digestive issues. My whole life I struggled with gaining weight and having enough energy to exercise. Dr. Daniel has become the single leading cause of my return to good health after years of antibiotics, antidepressants, birth control and over the counter medications. I honestly didn't expect any major changes to occur and after 3 months of working with him, my health was better but not perfect. We started off with optimizing my nutrition and then proceeded to restore gut health. He taught me how connected by digestive system is with everything else and without having to do any major changes for my hormones, after cleaning up my gut, my hormones are all normal (which is a first) and I'm not even on birth control? Not only have I seen my symptoms go down over time, but the healing of my body from inside out has played a great part in me being in the best shape of my life mentally and physically. I highly recommend working with Dr. Daniel whether you have major health problems or not.
Hailey Bergen
Hailey Bergen
20:54 26 Nov 19
I’ve worked with several natural medicine doctors and integrative clinics over the years and Dr. Dan has been one of the best. My health is good and I use him to give me a second opinion and guidance to make sure I’m not missing anything.
Eric Kim
Eric Kim
02:00 12 Oct 19
I been working with Dr. Daniel for only a short period of time. I decided to go to him for the Functional Medicine because my lab work was showing some elevated numbers that concerned me. He order more lab work and his first approach was to change my diet for 30 days. By the fifth day of me being on this diet I notice my neck pain had disappeared. I had suffered from neck pain for years. I'm also noticing my feet don't hurt as much in the morning when I get up. I even went on a short jog the other day which is a miracle for me. I'm not done with my 30 day diet, but I'm looking forward to seeing an improvement in my lab work. I had no idea that my diet was causing inflammation in my body. Thank you Dr. Daniel for helping me improve my health.
niyana fam
niyana fam
14:02 11 Oct 19
I've been working with Dr. Daniel for over a year now and I've been nothing but impressed with his guidance and continuous support. This journey has not been easy, but I am definitely in a better place and have more understanding of my body and my health. I recommend him to all my family and friends.
Andrea Hill
Andrea Hill
16:27 13 Sep 19
I'm a physician myself and fully admit that I don't have the knowledge or training to do what Dr. Daniel does for me. I know enough to eat healthy and exercise, but that is not enough to truly figure out what's missing. Having a second set of eyes on my health has been one of the best decisions I've made.
Alan Borders
Alan Borders
19:54 30 Aug 19
Dr. Daniel has been so great to work with. He figured out things that no other doctor was able to see, even though they had the same information to work with. He won't hold your hand, but he will give you a clear path of what needs to be done to get better. The rest, as they say, is really up to you.
Patricia Sendero
Patricia Sendero
20:07 02 Aug 19
Dr Daniel is a breath of fresh air! I first sought his help in treating my baby's eczema. He made several dietary recommendations and his eczema quickly cleared! I was so impressed that I signed up as well. He was very thorough in his approach and very organized and easy to work with. Although I didn't have specific health issues, he really helped me to optimize my nutrient intake and "course correct" for a healthier future. Highly recommend!
Kristen Schmidt
Kristen Schmidt
12:13 18 Jul 19
What can I say, Dr D is the best doctor I’ve had a conversation with my entire life. I was growing tired of going to doctors and explaining my symptoms only to be written a prescription or told that I should just eat better and work on my stress. Dr Daniel not only took time to explain results to me but gave me actionable steps that led to resolution of my problems. I’m so much better in terms of health and I continue to use his guidance.
Jacob Saenz
Jacob Saenz
22:13 04 May 19

Still not Convinced Functional Medicine is for You?

You may be feeling any of these things:

Your concern: This is going to be too expensive!

Functional Medicine with Dr. Daniel is less than $4 per day. That's hardly expensive and most Americans spend more than that on their morning cup of coffee.

Health is certainly not a topic that we should place a price tag on, but in this case, Functional Medicine with Dr. Daniel is priceless.

Your concern: I don’t have time for this…

The best part of working with Dr. Daniel is that you can have consults with him from home. These visits would be similar to sitting knee to knee in an office, but from the convenience of home or work.

Dr. Daniel offer's both phone and video consults (generally between 30-60 minutes). It's easy, quick and definitely fits the busiest work schedules!

Your concern: You probably can’t fix my problem.

Dr. Daniel has experience in treating hundreds of patients just like you. When it comes to functional medicine, here's a list of what he has helped people to successfully overcome:

  • Adrenal Fatigue or HPA-Axis Dysfunction (low energy, fatigue, low sex drive)
  • Sex Hormone Imbalances (Thyroid, Estrogen, Testosterone Imbalances, PCOS, Infertility)
  • Digestive Disorders (IBS/IBD, GERD, ulcerative colitis, diverticulosis, constipation, Food Sensitivities)
  • Autoimmune Disorders (Rheumatoid, Lupus, MS, Psoriasis)
  • Weight Loss
  • Diabetes (High and Low Blood Sugar, Type 2 Diabetes)
  • Heart Disease (High Cholesterol, Hypertension, Low Blood Pressure)
  • Anxiety, Depression and Cognitive Disorders
  • Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis and other Skin Conditions

Start Treating the Root Cause of Your Health Problem

It’s time you start living your life on your own terms. Family Health Chiropractic in Austin, TX is here to help, with the best Functional Medicine treatments, personalized care, and the health outcomes you’ve been waiting for.