Dr. Rebecca Ryder blends the roles of traditional and holistic medicine, and is one of the few physicians in Hampton Roads who has completed the Institute for Functional Medicine’s training program.
Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach that engages both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that tries to uncover and treat the root cause of dysfunction and disease.
By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.
Functional Medicine doctors spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, Functional Medicine individualizes treating the patient.
Synergy, located in Chesapeake, Virginia, is an integrative medical center for women and men that combines the best of traditional and holistic medicine. We specialize in functional medicine and integrative treatments for menopause and andropause, sleep disorders, fatigue, loss of energy, digestive problems, and much more. Our care includes bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, cognitive health, anti-aging medicine, medical acupuncture, herbal medicine, and nutritional medicine.
The integrative center serves women and men in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Williamsburg, Hampton Roads, Eastern Shore, Richmond, Virginia, and North Carolina.