Functional Medicine Specialist

Robert Watson, MD -  - Functional Medicine

WellCentric Health

Robert Watson, MD

Functional Medicine & Aesthetics located in Reno, NV

At WellCentric Health, Dr. Robert Watson practices functional medicine, addressing your medical concerns by achieving overall improvements in your health and wellness. Many residents of Reno, Nevada, turn to Dr. Robert Watson at WellCentric Health to address health concerns and achieve overall improvements in health and wellness. If you’re ready to try a new approach, schedule a consultation to meet with Dr. Watson and learn more about his services. Online scheduling makes it easy to find a convenient appointment time, or you’re always welcome to stop by or call the office to book your visit.

Functional Medicine Q & A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine determines the root cause of a medical issue and creates positive change by boosting overall health and wellness. It’s a medical approach that views each individual as a unique entity, with a distinct set of strengths, weaknesses, and needs. The primary focus is on individualized care with the goal of supporting your body’s natural healing mechanisms.

This approach differs from the way many practitioners practice medicine today. Very often, medical treatment looks only at the current collection of symptoms and tries to find a drug, treatment, or surgical intervention to relieve those symptoms.

Functional medicine is different because it examines the underlying conditions that lead to troublesome symptoms. Treatment is focused on leveraging your body’s natural healing ability to restore lost function.


Is functional medicine holistic?

A holistic approach is simply one that views you as a whole person, not simply a collection of unrelated systems. The practice looks at many different aspects of your health to determine the source of discomfort or illness.

When it comes to treatment, a holistic approach considers how improving a seemingly unrelated health issue can lead to improvements in all areas, including your area of concern. Understanding how the human body is a complex network of interconnected functions and interactions is the heart of holistic, and functional medicine. 


Is functional medicine an ‘alternative’ medicine?

Functional medicine is considered a form of alternative medicine, but don’t assume that such a classification means a departure from science. Functional medicine is deeply rooted in science, and an impressive body of research supports approaching health through the lens of functional medicine. In fact, many believe the future of medicine lies in the same principles that shape functional medicine.  

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Does functional medicine only offer preventive benefits?

Functional medicine certainly has the power to prevent many common diseases and medical conditions, but prevention is only part of the approach. Functional medicine also addresses existing disease and offers safe and effective treatment paths.

Dr. Watson views his role as a partner in your individual health and wellness. He works with you to find the best way to restore optimal function, enhance wellness, and prevent future issues from developing.

If you’re ready to learn more about how functional medicine can improve your quality of life, schedule an appointment today.