What is Functional Medicine?
The Institute for Functional Medicine defines functional medicine as “addressing the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional medicine practitioners 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. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.”
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Our pharmacist, Jeff Hogrefe, is now offering private Functional Medicine consultations. These consultations go beyond the standard hormone consultation and explore:
- energy issues
- cardiovascular issues
- gut issues
- autoimmune diseases
- lab work – analysis and interpretation
A 30 minute consultation is $100 and $200 for 60 minutes. Functional Medicine appts can be scheduled by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeff Hogrefe, R.Ph., AFAARM graduated in 1987 from Ohio Northern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy, and received specialized compounding training at the Professional Compounding Center of America (PCCA) in Houston, Texas in 2004. At PCCA he was trained in both sterile and non-sterile compounding and he regularly attends continuing education seminars. In addition, Jeff has specialized training in asthma, diabetes care and complementary IV therapies. For the past several years, Jeff has been studying with A4M for his degree in Functional Medicine. In the fall of 2013, Jeff received his Advanced Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Regenerative Medicine. He continues his affiliation with A4M (Academy of Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine) by serving as a Diplomate. In the winter of 2018, Jeff became certified in nutragenomic testing. He is currently in a 2 year program with cancer scientist, Dr Mark Rosenberg, dealing with innovative and Integrative screening and treatment of cancers. Jeff has a passion for helping men and women prevent disease and live a higher quality of life. Finally, Jeff became certified in genetics and genetic testing in 2018 through Biologix and in early 2019 with DNA Life.
Jeff purchased the Piqua Compounding Pharmacy (now part of the IHC & Pharmacy in Centerville since July 2018) in 2006. The pharmacy is best known for specializing in HBT (Hormone Balancing Therapy) for both men and women and has thousands of success stories. Over the past three years, Jeff has invested over $300,000 in renovations to the lab including new automation software and bar code scanning to improve both accuracy and efficiency. In 2012, the pharmacy was the first compounding lab in the world to utilize the Resodyn acoustic mixer in the preparation of compounds. This mixer improves the accuracy 30-50 times over traditional compounding methods as well as significantly speeding up the compounding process. Our state of the art compounding facility and staff rivals any compounding pharmacy in the Country and we are proud to be mentioned in many of Suzanne Somer’s books as the compounding pharmacy of choice in Ohio. To find out more about the IHC and Pharmacy, , click here.
Jeff began his BioMale Center (now known as IHC for Men) in the spring of 2015 to help men feel their best and ultimately to prevent disease. Jeff focuses on reducing cardiac risk through lifestyle changes, proper supplementation and reducing inflammation. Testosterone is recommended, as needed, after reviewing innovative lab panels. Clients are seen at our Mason office located at 6860 Tylersville Road, suite 10 or at our Integrative Hormone Center located at 8101 Miller Farm Lane, building B, Centerville, Ohio. Men interested in pursuing treatment can connect with our IHC for Men at 937-888-8378 or visit www.IHCforMen.com.