In interactive and functional medicine we focus on prevention rather than disease management. If we reduce the likelihood of disease developing we will save a lot of pain, heartache, time and money in the most precious years of our lives. The earlier you begin taking care of yourself the greater your chances of optimized health in the second half of your life. A big part of disease prevention is strategic medical testing to better understand your genetic, biological and lifestyle risk factors. Just because your genes predispose you to certain medical conditions, doesn't mean they will occur. You can greatly reduce risk by utilizing the advancements & new knowledge in integrative and functional medicine.