Functional Medicine Specialist

Chong Kim, MD -  - Anti-Aging & Functional Medicine

Coastal Anti-Aging Medical Group

Chong Kim, MD

Anti-Aging & Functional Medicine & Internist located in Torrance, CA

Men and women across America are coming to realize that traditional medicine doesn’t offer answers to all of their health conditions. Chung Kim, MD came to the same realization, so he opened up a practice in Torrance, California that puts functional medicine at the center of patient care. At Coastal Anti-Aging Medical Group, Dr. Kim and his team offer functional solutions to virtually every health problem, from diabetes to cardiac disease. To find out if functional medicine is right for you, click or call to schedule your consultation today.

Functional Medicine Q & A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine has been around since ancient times. Today, it's a natural and personalized approach to treating diseases and preventing them.

Functional medicine is preventative and immersive, which gives you more control over your health.

Dr. Kim practices functional medicine by taking an interest in the whole person, getting to know and understand their lifestyle. He then makes recommendations or begins treatments that help counteract negative influences, such as the effects of free radicals on the body.

What can I expect at my first appointment for functional medicine?

During your first consultation, Dr. Kim takes time to sit down with you and address your concerns. He strives to gain a thorough understanding of how you live and what your daily routine encompasses.

After obtaining the necessary information, Dr. Kim devises an individual plan to treat any conditions from which you may currently suffer. He then helps you make the lifestyle changes you need to prevent diseases in the future.

At your first appointment, you can expect to:

  • Be treated with respect
  • Be listened to
  • Get into and out of your appointment in a timely fashion
  • Ask any and all questions you have
  • Voice any concerns

Is functional medicine as effective as traditional medicine?

In many instances, functional medicine is just as effective as traditional approaches, and often more so.

Functional medicine leads to higher levels of comfort, satisfaction, and success because it helps you take responsibility for your own health. It also produces results because Dr. Kim collaborates with you to identify and eliminate the negative items in your life that currently affect your health.

What is involved in functional medicine?

Functional medicine encompasses many treatments, including:

  • Massage therapy
  • Yoga
  • Exercise
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Stretching
  • Meditation
  • Herbal supplementation

It boosts your immune system and stop the onset or advance of chronic conditions, such as:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Cardiac disease

If traditional medicine hasn’t resolved your conditions, functional medicine is a completely viable alternative. To learn more about how it can help, schedule an appointment with Coastal Anti-Aging Medical Group today.