Functional Medicine in Clive, Iowa

Let's find out how and why your illness occurs and restore health by addressing the root causes of disease on an individual basis

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine is an individualized, patient-focused model of care that helps discover the root cause of chronic disease and empower patients toward optimal wellness. It focuses on WHY the patient has particular symptoms or diseases. Functional Medicine aims to treat the whole person rather than simply masking symptoms.

What does Functional Medicine look like in our office?

First and foremost, Functional Medicine is a team effort between you and the Functional Medicine doctor.

  • During the initial visit we will take a deep dive into your history from birth to present, identify health goals, and establish the patient/practitioner relationship. We listen and learn about you– all details matter.
  • After the initial visit, we will determine which in-depth labs need to be done. Everything recommended is individualized.
    • Testing examples include: comprehensive blood panels, stool tests, food sensitivities, hormone tests, urinary organic acids, salivary cortisol, and more.
  • Once the results of the labs are in, we will go over them together and form a care plan tailored specifically to you. Our Functional Medicine care plans help patients work toward greater wellness with high-grade supplements, nutritional eating, and lifestyle changes.
  • Once the journey begins, we will continue to support you along the way because making significant lifestyle changes can be a unique challenge. Healing is not always linear but optimizing your quality of life and feeling like the best version of you is simply blissful.

Who can Functional Medicine help?

Functional Medicine is a wide reaching model of care. Those who can benefit may be struggling with multiple chronic diseases or just looking to be proactive and optimize their already good health.
GUT DYSFUNCTION (IBS, food sensitivities, heartburn/GERD, celiac, bloating)
METABOLIC SYNDROME (Type II Diabetes/Insulin resistance, high cholesterol, obesity)
AUTO-IMMUNITIES (Hashimoto’s/thyroid issues, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis)
SKIN ISSUES (acne, eczema, hives, hair loss)
DEPRESSION/ANXIETY
HORMONE IMBALANCES (PMS, PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids, menopause symptoms)
CHRONIC INFECTIONS/MOLD ILLNESS
CHRONIC FATIGUE, FIBROMYALGIA, ADRENAL FATIGUE
and Many More!
Functional Medicine Doctor Rachel Wanninger

Dr. Rachel Wanninger

Functional Medicine Doctor

Dr. Rachel Wanninger is our Functional Medicine provider who is passionate about empowering patients toward optimal wellness.

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We have providers that all have expertise in areas of practice that cover most needs ranging from pediatrics to sports to general care and more. We accept most major insurance companies and also offer affordable payment options for individuals without insurance benefits.
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Chiropractic care and massage therapy located in Clive, Iowa and serving the surrounding communities including West Des Moines, Waukee, Des Moines, Urbandale, Johnston and Grimes.
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