Dr. Bourara practices functional medicine from his comfortable office in Astoria, Queens, NY.
Functional Medicine is a systems biology-based approach which emphasizes distinguishing and confronting the root cause of disease. This patient-centered approach allows providers to break down the underlying causes of disease and promote peak health, beyond just the absence of disease. Joining the beneficial elements of Western medicine, along with "alternative" medical practices allows for a deeper delve into the overall health of an individual, and provides additional resources of resolving such issues.
The factors that are involved with determining a patients health go beyond a unique genetic makeup, it also involves internal and external factors. Internal factors, including mind, body and spirit, and external factors, such as physical and social enviroment, are all equally weighed in determining the components of an individuals health.