Functional Medicine

Caring for and maintaining the body’s health is an act of integrating treatment methods, not separating them. Dr. Banik prioritizes a method of functional medicine that not only treats the eye and brain, but also treats the unified system of your body.

Rudrani Banik, M.D. has specialized training through the Institute for Functional Medicine. Functional Medicine is based on root cause resolution and its tenet is “Food is Medicine”.

The underlying philosophy of Functional Medicine is that chronic disease is caused by clinical imbalances within organ systems in the body.  In Functional Medicine, after these imbalances are identified through root cause analysis, tailored treatment strategies are used to rebalance the body. 

The principles that characterize Functional Medicine are as follows:

  • A medical diagnosis is made by listening carefully to the patient’s medical and psychosocial history, documenting  lifestyle choices and medicinal interactions.
  • Assessment and prevention are prioritized over wait-and-see treatment approaches. Natural approaches such as customized diets and lifestyle changes are used to treat chronic conditions rather than prescription medications, which often treat symptoms but do not address the root cause of the problem.
  • Patients take an active role in their own health. They are armed with information and encouraged to work role in improving how they feel.

Utilizing the Functional Medicine approach can allow patients who have been searching for solutions to their problems for years to finally have hope. Instead of relying on being prescribed medications again and again for temporary relief, Dr. Banik diagnoses problems holistically in order to find permanent cures. 

Since the founding of her practice, using the principles of Functional Medicine, Dr. Banik has helped hundreds of patients heal from life-altering conditions such as vision loss, migraines, autoimmune disease, and more. Dr. Banik uses customized nutritional and lifestyle interventions to treat the root cause of many chronic conditions.

Whether Rudrani Banik, MD is the first doctor you are visiting for treatment of your issue, or simply the last one, Dr. Banik will make sure she does everything in her power to find an effective treatment to help you see, feel, and function better.

Take The First Step Towards Better Eye and Brain Health

Maybe you have some questions you’d like to ask before you make a decision on becoming a patient.

Dr. Banik is happy to answer any questions you have to see whether or not her practice is right for you.