Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine services offered in Edmond, OK

Finding out the root cause of your health issues can help provide effective treatment that restores balance to your body and mind. At Refine Medical in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Heather Kennedy, PA-C, has a functional medicine approach, which goes beyond solely treating your symptoms. It gets you well and helps you thrive. Call the friendly office staff or use the online scheduling tool to book a consultation.

Functional Medicine Q&A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine addresses the root cause of disease rather than just treating your symptoms. The patient-centered approach focuses on finding out the underlying cause of your health issue to help you achieve long-lasting results.

Your initial visit involves your provider learning about your current health condition, medical history, and family’s medical history. Your provider also asks about your lifestyle to find out if you have any contributing factors that might cause or make you more susceptible to illness.

Your treatment is highly individualized and personal, designed to help you achieve the best health possible.

What conditions does functional medicine treat?

Functional medicine can treat issues including:

  • Immune disorders
  • Chronic gastrointestinal issues
  • Osteoporosis
  • Migraines
  • Sleep disorders
  • Adrenal disorder
  • Memory loss
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Stress disorders
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Fatigue
  • Unintentional weight gain and weight loss
  • Aging skin

This approach to healing can treat conditions that reach far beyond this list and also prevent them. 

Talk to your practitioner about your symptoms. They can find out what’s causing your issues and help restore balance to your body and mind.

What does functional medicine involve?

The team at Refine Medical steers patients away from the heavy use of prescription medications that can mask your symptoms rather than treat them. Instead, they recommend and provide natural treatments and supplements that allow your body to heal itself effectively.

Your functional medicine plan might include:

Preventive care

Based on your family medical history, you may have a predisposition to developing certain illnesses. Your practitioner pays careful attention to your behaviors and lifestyle choices and offers ways to stay proactive about your health.


Nutritional supplements can provide you with the minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants your body needs to maintain good health. After a careful assessment of your health, your provider can recommend which ones to take to give your body the best results.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy

The team at Refine Medical provides bioTE®, which is a hormone replacement treatment (HRT) that comes in the form of rice-size pellets. Your practitioner inserts them under the surface of your skin, where they release a steady stream of hormones.

Habit changes

Poor habits could damage your health. Your provider at Refine Medical may recommend that you make changes like quitting smoking, modifying your alcohol intake, and implementing a daily exercise routine. Making these shifts can help you feel better.

Your provider also encourages you to remove triggers from your life that could create health problems, such as events that cause stress or foods that contribute to poor nutrition. 

Call today or use the online booking tool to learn more about how the Refine Medical team uses functional medicine to promote your health and wellness.