Healing is a matter of time, but it sometimes is also a matter of opportunity. Hippocrates
FuncMed was founded in the fall of 2017 by Dr. Travis W. M. Cox out of an opportunity. At first the opportunity was masked as a nightmare. Dr. Travis's father had a routine Stress Test to monitor his risk for Heart Disease in August of 2015. It was discovered that he was in desperate need of a quintuple by-pass. He was scheduled for emergency surgery later that week to save his life. After a successful surgery it seemed that his Father's life would never be the same and would require medications, a dramatic shift of his diet and a strict exercise routine to keep his heart healthy.
One year later his mom was hospitalized for about 4 months to try and treat her chronic Ulcerative Colitis. Now, this was something she had operated on before a few times over the past 30 years, but this time it was different. After 2 failed surgeries, she had to have one last one that would change her life forever. She now needed to completely change her diet which made her ability to get nutrients extremely challenging.
Out of these stressful and scary moments lived an opportunity.
Dr. Travis Cox wanted to help his parents so desperately but knew that surgery was the only option for his mom and dad. Luckily it saved their lives but he knew the were was another way. These ailments his parents suffered from did not simply occur overnight, they took decades to come to be. But why didn't the health care system do something to prevent them from happening? Why did it take life threatening scenarios to spur some kind of effort with the health system? That's when Dr. Travis discovered the health care approach of Functional Medicine....