Folsom, CA (PRWEB) September 29, 2010
The Academy of Functional Medicine, Dentistry and Psychology, LLC, seeks to educate practitioners on the benefits of performing medical testing, diagnosis and treatment strategies as it relates to all chronic diseases.
According to its Chief Science Officer, Dr. C. E. Gant, (MD, PhD), “Once participants begin to appreciate the wisdom of investigating, the unique, root, biochemical causes of suffering in each patient, they will never be satisfied with guessing again.” He then quoted what one would call the Functional Medicine creed, “If you don’t test, you’ve guessed.”
While modern medicine has made astonishing advances in the treatment of acute healthcare problems, consumers are increasingly suffering from chronic diseases, such as arthritis, diabetes, cancer, addictions, depression, heart disease and auto-immune disorders. There are many tools to address chronic health problems in a doctor’s toolbox, however, only Functional Medicine offers the comprehensive set of specialized technologies to assist practitioners in getting to the root biochemical causes of these chronic problems.
Dr. Gant, an internist, has provided healthcare for tens-of-thousands of patients for over three decades. In his opinion, authentic ‘care’ entails taking the time and making the effort to deeply understand the root, unique and physical causes of each patient’s suffering.
Under the urging of the Academy’s executive staff, (one being a former patient of Dr. Gant’s), he formulated the Academy’s Functional Medicine curriculum, the most comprehensive in the field, with the goal to educate as many practitioners as practical on these methodologies. Dr. Gant and the Academy’s staff believe that the so-called ‘healthcare crisis’ is a crisis of ignorance, a preoccupation with diagnostic labels and diseases which somehow magically ‘just happen’ without well-defined causes.
Dr. Gant states that he has always cared too much about his patients to allow them to suffer from this delusion. He not only carries out this premise throughout his practice, but also to his students. He makes it clear that all chronic diseases, maladies, disorders and illnesses are merely fantasized labels for various types of mental and physical suffering that have been invented over the ages before science knew what the underlying causes actually were. Through the Academy’s Functional Medicine Certification Program, he carefully and urgently compels his students to break through this level of ignorance and to achieve far better outcomes than that of mainstream medicine.
The Functional Medicine Certification’s 72-week program, offers a ‘live’ webinar format. It is also divided into six-modules, so that students can select specific modules and participate from the convenience of their home, at their own pace, and on their own schedule. All sessions are recorded so missed sessions can be made up. Its structure is highly participative with extensive review of case studies, forums and discussions. Gant incorporated this approach to enhance learning transfer. To quote his analogy, “a student pilot can only resort to theory for so long. At some point, they need to get into the cockpit and fly the plane.”
Dr. Gant, along with other Academy instructors employ this method as the emphasis of the curriculum will be on learning "how to think" about medical and psychiatric disorders through biochemical and physiological investigations, rather than on what to think, which is a more conventional approach to learning about healthcare matters.
Upon completion of the program, one is prepared to implement this "new way of thinking". This exciting paradigm shift has refreshed many healthcare practitioner careers as every patient now approached teaches them new information as they investigate the underlying, scientific basis of their suffering.
The Functional Medicine Certification Program, now entering its third year continues to receive rave reviews. The common thread of its accolades from students is the privilege to study under Dr. Gant, who besides being a pioneer and global expert of Functional Medicine, is also deemed to be one of the best in the world when it comes to lab test interpretation.
The Academy is now enrolling for its fall semester’s Functional Medicine Certification Program, which will be held on Tuesday evenings on-line from 8:00 – 9:30 PM EST, beginning October 5th. The program is competitively priced and a ‘two-for-one’ tuition promotion, (two colleagues can attend the course for the price of one tuition), is presently being offered through October 1st. For more information, please visit the website at http://www.academyoffunctionalmedicine.com.