The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science based approached that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It relies on a detailed understanding of each patient's genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and evaluates that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved overall patient health.
According to the Institute for Functional Medicine, by addressing the root cause, rather than only treating symptoms, practitioners may find one condition has many different causes and one cause may result in many different conditions.
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Amy E. Black, CFNP
Amy E. Black, Nurse Practitioner, joined Commonwealth Dermatology in 2007 after four years of physician practice experience in various specialty settings. She is board certified as a Nurse Practitioner, graduating with a Master’s Degree in the Science of Nursing in 2002.
She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2001 where she was a member of the Nursing Honor Society and recipient of two scholarships based upon academic achievement. She is a member of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners, Dermatology Nurses’ Association, and Richmond Dermatologic Society. Resume.