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Using the 6 Steps to Wellness, We Unlock the Health Potential in an Individual by Providing Cutting-Edge, Natural Healthcare Without Judgment in a Safe, Caring Environment.

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, seeing the whole person, and not just an isolated set of symptoms.

Functional Medicine physicians spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease.

Functional Medicine then utilizes nutrition, lifestyle, and plant medicines/nutraceuticals to restore balance to the body, so that interferences to the body’s self-healing capacities are reduced or eliminated. And in doing so, functional medicine allows for “personalized” medicine and empowers patients to take an active role in their own health.

The Functional Medicine approach to patient care is considered the future model for healthcare destined to transform the traditional “disease-centric” model to one where scientific principles and extensive patient evaluation are combined to create a strategy capable of improving current health and laying a foundation for health and vitality lasting throughout the patient’s life span.

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Treatment Plan Tailored to Individual

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Start working on your journey toward optimal health today with an individualized treatment plan
– you’ll be on the road to a healthier and happier you.

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Who We Are

Dr. Hilary Rutledge, DC, DABCI

Alyssa Fish

NancyAnn Rutledge

Serving the greater Wilmington area for over a decade, Wilmington Functional Medicine provides all-natural, non-pharmaceutical alternatives to patients and their family members who are frustrated with being sick and “Traditional Medicine’s” approach to their ailments.

Led by Dr. Hilary Rutledge who has been practicing for over 20 years, Wilmington Functional Medicine aims to serve the health needs of all those in our community who are sick or “sick of being sick.” This office is ideal for those sick people that have not responded to traditional medicine or for those that desire a more natural approach.

Functional Medicine then utilizes nutrition, lifestyle, and plant medicines/nutraceuticals to restore balance to the body, so that interferences to the body’s self-healing capacities are reduced or eliminated. And in doing so, functional medicine allows for “personalized” medicine and empowers patients to take an active role in their own health.

The Functional Medicine approach to patient care is considered the future model for healthcare destined to transform the traditional disease-centric model to one where scientific principles and extensive patient evaluation are combined to create a strategy capable of improving current health and laying a foundation for health and vitality lasting throughout the patient’s life span.

What to Expect From Us.

Most people who have not worked with a functional medicine doctor find the process more comprehensive than other experiences. It is essential to the doctor to gather extensive information that is used to determine the underlying imbalances and influences that are a unique combination of genetic, environmental, lifestyle and psychosocial factors. These unique factors in each person influence and create disease, symptoms, or dysfunction. The Doctor uses the information gathered along with comprehensive laboratory testing to customize a personalized, science-based, natural treatment plan interventions to reestablish the body’s self-healing capacities and bring balance and functionality to the body’s systems.