Functional Medicine Specialist

Improving Your Health

Robert Rubin, MD

Functional Medicine located in Naples, FL & Tampa, FL

Robert Rubin, MD, specializes in functional medicine at Improving Your Health, with offices located in both Naples and Tampa, Florida. Unlike traditional medicine that only focuses on treating symptoms, functional medicine aims to uncover the underlying cause of symptoms and to establish a long-term personalized health plan. To begin your personalized functional medicine journey, call the office or use the online booking tool today.

Functional Medicine Q & A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine uses a personalized, systems-based approach to identify the root cause of a condition and eliminate the factors that influence it. Functional medicine focuses on uncovering certain everyday factors that have the potential to impact your health negatively, such as:

  • Overall lifestyle choices
  • Poor nutrition
  • Stress 
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Genetics 

Unlike traditional medicine that treats symptoms often using prescription drugs and invasive procedures, functional medicine aims to create a long-term, personalized health plan focussed on the body as a whole. 

What can I expect in a functional medicine consultation?

Upon arrival for your initial functional medicine consultation, Dr. Rubin will ensure you feel valued as a patient and are comfortable in your surroundings.

To begin, Dr. Rubin performs a series of blood tests. Laboratory facilities are conveniently available onsite. These tests will inform Dr. Rubin how your body functions. As he discusses the results of the blood work with you, he will also ask you questions regarding:

  • Personal and family medical history
  • Symptoms of concern
  • Changes to your quality of life
  • Stress
  • Lifestyle habits 

After the evaluation, Dr. Rubin will determine a personalized treatment plan to enable you to gain control of and improve your health overall. This plan may include specialized therapies, such as platelet-rich plasma therapy, shockwave therapy, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. 

What functional medicine treatments are available for weight loss?

Dr. Rubin offers a strategic weight loss program that begins with a functional evaluation of your body. This evaluation includes:

  • A review of your nutritional history
  • Thyroid exam
  • A review of hormone functions
  • A review of what has and hasn’t worked so far

Dr. Rubin creates a personalized medical plan tailored to fit your specific weight loss journey based on the results of the evaluation. This plan may include a Detoxification Program, aiming to eliminate your body of any toxins that may be weakening your metabolism. The plan may also include a specialized diet, sarcotropin therapy, or a series of physical activity suggestions. 

At Improving Your Health, Dr. Rubin aims to create personalized plans based on each client’s assessment. He recognizes the unique differences across his clients, with no two functional medicine treatment plans ever being the same. 

To begin your personalized functional medicine journey, call the office or use the online booking tool today.