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Emerald Coast
Functional Medicine and Laser Center


Daniel J. Bourassa, DC PhD

I am very excited to be offering State of the Art
Class IV Medical Laser and NEURA LASER Therapy!
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It’s the most profound and effective way to treat patients—particularly those with chronic pain or health issues—and here’s why:

Emerald Coast Functional Medicine care rocks...

1. Our care is all about you.
In simplest terms, think of it as the ultimate in personalized, one-on-one, therapeutic relationships. It’s a health-focused, patient-centric partnership, in which doctor and patient work together to dig deep and find out the root causes of pain, illness, and disease. We not only examine you, but also your unique history, environment, lifestyle, and underlying factors.
We then develop a health-enhancing, usually drug-free plan to help restore the you to good health and get you on a life-long path of wellness. In Functional Medicine, we look beyond the laundry list of symptoms; we take the whole person into account.
4. Our care is the best of all worlds.
Our approach to care is not an either/or system, but rather a true combination of evidence based medicine and many different alternative and complementary therapies. It acknowledges the strengths of conventional medicine for acute and crisis-care, but also realizes that this approach does not have the tools for preventing and treating chronic diseases. Unlike traditional practitioners, we are able to tap into all the tools of healing—drawing from Western, Eastern, alternative, preventative, chiropractic, and integrative medical practices—to help our patients heal. By pulling from all of these approaches and by paying special attention to diet, exercise, nutrition, supplementation, mental well-being, and proper spinal function, we’re giving patients the tools to create long term wellness and vitality. To me, this is what true healing is all about.
2. Our care is 'artisan medicine'.
With our care, the patient experience is anything but conventional. One might even call it ‘artisan medicine’, because it involves time, care and patience. True healing doesn’t happen overnight. By combining Functional Medicine with Chiropractic, we treat the person who has the disease rather than the disease the person has.   We don't let disease define you.
It’s not unusual for me to spend an hour or more with patients, listening to their histories, doing the detective work, asking questions, and examining the genetic, environmental, and lifestyle patterns that effect their health. By addressing the underlying causes of illness and disease, I am able to design unique, personalized healing plans that more traditional healthcare practitioners literally don’t have the tools, training, or the time to do.
5. Our approach looks for the cause.
In a conventional approach, doctors try to make a diagnosis and then apply a treatment for that particular diagnosis. With our approach, we are less concerned with the diagnosis and more concerned with the underlying why, the imbalances, and/or dysfunctions. These are the mechanisms of the disease process.
My focus is in treating those underlying disease mechanisms and ultimately, to look for and correct the root causes of those imbalances.
3. Our care is not assembly-line healthcare.
The current health care system is governed by "procedures for profits" practice models that essentially force doctors to manage huge caseloads and keep people moving through the system as quickly and as long as possible. It falls way short when it comes to treating chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, gastrointestinal problems, chronic fatigue, autoimmune disease, depression, functional musculoskeletal disorders, pain, and stress effects.
This is where Functional Medicine combined with Chiropractic medicine shines brightest with its more comprehensive, thoughtful approach. I feel like it gives an important added dimension to my patient care as a Chiropractic Physician.
6. Our approach is true health care.
Unlike the disease care model of conventional medicine, our care is true health care. We now have the knowledge to go beyond the current crisis care model and offer patients a much better approach to their health.
We incorporate lifestyle medicine, chiropractic, epigenetics, nutrition, supplements, stress reduction and exercise to improve the functioning of organs as a means of preventing disease and creating vibrant, sustainable health.