Functional Medicine Specialist

Erica Song, MD -  - Functional Medicine Specialist

Vibrant Life Medicine

Erica Song, MD

Functional Medicine Specialist & Integrative Gynecologist located in Englewood, NJ

At Vibrant Life Medicine in Englewood, New Jersey, Erica Song, MD, FACOG, FAARM, understands that your health is influenced by the way your biochemical and genetic makeup interacts with everything in your environment. She offers customized functional medicine consultations that develop a comprehensive understanding of the imbalances that cause your health conditions and symptoms and innovative treatments that address your unique physical, emotional, and psychological needs to enhance your overall health. Call Vibrant Life Medicine to make an appointment today.

Functional Medicine for Men & Women

What is functional medicine?

Conventional medicine focuses on treating patients with a “diagnosis” and addressing acute problems. Functional medicine gets to the root cause of why your body is not functioning properly. At Vibrant Life Medicine, Dr. Song seeks to identify the underlying causes of imbalance in your body and correct those imbalances in the integrative, holistic manner known as functional medicine. If something doesn’t feel right, Dr. Song will work to discover the root of your problem rather than only treating your symptoms.

Dr. Song treats all patients as unique beings. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to a healthy life. Dr. Song’s unique approach not only treats chronic conditions and pain, but it also works to prevent disease before it is evident. This form of functional medicine will improve your vibrancy so that you can live a long, happy, and healthy life. Don’t wait for sickness and disease to find its way to you. However, if you are feeling ill or in pain, discover the benefits of functional medicine at Vibrant Life Medicine.

What conditions can functional medicine treat?

Dr. Song uses a functional medicine approach for every condition from migraines and menopause symptoms to bloating and gastrointestinal problems. Have you been to a doctor, after running several tests for everything to come back, ‘normal,’ yet you know you are unwell. Dr. Song takes everything into consideration to get you on your path to wellness. The functional medicine approach considers all aspects of your health and includes specialized testing to identify dysfunction including:

  • Hormonal and neurotransmitter imbalance
  • Metabolism disruptors
  • Toxicity
  • Digestion, absorption, and waste elimination effectiveness
  • Immune system strength
  • Inflammation
  • Musculoskeletal imbalances

These areas of dysfunction contribute to many modern ailments, but conventional medicine doesn’t necessarily provide the extensive testing necessary to identify these underlying health issues.

What should I expect during a functional medicine consultation?

A functional medicine consultation is more detailed than what you might experience during a conventional checkup. Dr. Song schedules plenty of time to have a meaningful conversation with you about your symptoms and overall health. You’ll answer questions about your diet, exercise habits, sleep patterns, and more.

Dr. Song also provides a thorough physical exam and will order specialized testing to gather information about your genetic profile, metabolism, hormone levels, and more. Her goal is to accumulate as much detail as possible about your health and body function to identify the core issues that are interfering with your health.

Once Dr. Song understands your health, she works with you to create a customized, patient-focused treatment plan, designed to address your specific needs and optimize your body function.

For example, many patients suffer from gastrointestinal problems, including bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. After your comprehensive testing, Dr. Song creates a customized treatment plan to optimize your gut health.

Your plan may include dietary changes and supplements to reduce inflammation and heal your digestive tract to improve your nutrient absorption and the efficiency of your system. As your gut heals, you may also find that your energy levels improve and other symptoms like dry skin or brittle hair and nails also disappear.

If you want to work with a doctor who considers your overall health and well-being and is focused on enhancing your health, call Vibrant Life Medicine to schedule a functional medicine consultation today.

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