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Functional Medicine

Weston Medical Health & Wellness

Weight Loss Centers located in Weston, FL

Traditional Western medicine works to diagnose and treat uncomfortable symptoms. Functional medicine, on the other hand, views each patient as a whole person, and works to treat the underlying cause of these symptoms. At Weston Medical Health & Wellness in Weston, Florida, Diego Rutenberg, LAc, proudly offers functional medicine services in a comfortable, welcoming environment. To request your appointment, call the office or click the online booking tool today.

Functional Medicine Q&A

What is functional medicine?

In functional medicine we address the underlying causes of your health problems (instead of just treating symptoms) so you can get well and stay well without unnecessary drugs or surgery.
We use cutting-edge diagnostic tools to find the problem, and nutritional therapy, herbal medicine, supplements, stress management, detoxification, lifestyle changes, and only in some cases when necessary prescription medications to eliminate triggers and restore proper function and balance.

Ancestral We consider the modern environment and stressors shaping your health in positive, and negative ways. We look back to a time that was free of modern, chronic illness for insights in 21st Century health.

We recognize that despite all we share, we are each unique. Your challenges and goals are your own and your treatment is personalized. You become actively involved in your healing.
According to the Institute for Functional Medicine “personalized medicine deals with primary prevention and underlying causes instead of symptoms for serious chronic disease.”
Functional Medicine looks at the body as an interconnected whole, rather than the aggregate of various systems. Instead seeing each patient as a collection of diseases or complaints, it seeks to restore the “whole patient” to their natural state: optimal health and performance.
You don’t need to be sick to benefit from Functional Medicine. The preventive aspect of this method not only can help you avoid sickness and disease, but may also help you get to that next level of health and performance.
Our clinics serve the cities of Miami, Coral Gables, Doral, Hialeah, Aventura, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Weston, and Sunrise. Contact us now and we will help you implement the changes to get well and stay well with functional and evolutionary medicine.

Why is functional medicine important?

Millions of Americans are living with life-threatening, chronic conditions including high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes. Every year, these ailments cost society billions of dollars in medical treatments and lost productivity.  

Functional medicine encourages the use of preventive medicine. By living a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle and visiting the doctor at least once each year, it’s possible to catch these problems early on and treat them before they get out of hand. 

What types of functional medicine do you offer?

At Weston Medical Health & Wellness, Dr. Bretal offers a comprehensive suite of functional medicine services, including:

Preventive screenings and exams

Preventive screenings and exams work to pinpoint serious health problems, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol, before they cause cardiovascular disease. Dr. Rutenberg can work with you to develop a screening schedule that aligns with your health history and needs.

Nutritional counseling

Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet that consists of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains provides your body with the vitamins, nutrients, and minerals it needs. Whether you’re overweight or you simply want to improve your health, nutritional counseling is a great place to start.

Medically-supervised weight loss

Losing weight is no easy task. This is particularly true if you try and do it on your own. Following an exam and review of your medical history, Dr. Bretal can develop a medically-supervised weight loss plan that helps you shed weight and achieve your health goals. When you’re at or around your ideal weight, your risk of certain health problems drops significantly. 


At Weston Medical Health &Wellness, Dr. Rutenberg proudly offers supplements from Designs for Health. Designs for Health’s products contain safe, all-natural vitamins and minerals. In addition, each supplement undergoes years of product research and testing. 

To learn more about the benefits of functional medicine, make an appointment at Weston Medical Health & Wellness––call the office or click the online booking tool to begin.