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Functional medicine is a personalized approach to healthcare which involves understanding the prevention, management, and root causes of chronic disease. Functional Medicine works with the patient to form a cohesive plan that will peel back the layers and work to restore one’s health and vitality. Pamela Hughes, D.O., a consultant with Patronus Medical and expert in functional wellness, will discuss the philosophy that every patient has a unique footprint stemming from genetics, lifestyle, toxic exposures, and both mental and physical stress.
Dr. Andrew Desjardins, a board certified emergency physician and Navy Flight Surgeon, oversees a stable of Patronus’ private health clients as well as the company’s destination health program which ensures the health and wellbeing of members, guests, and employees at some of North and Central America’s preeminent resort communities. Dr. Desjardins can address how to best manage your healthcare, existing conditions, prescription medicine, when to visit the emergency room, newborn and child safety, how to prepare to travel again, and what to ask and look for when being hospitalized for an injury or illness.