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Swathi Rao PA-C, an Indianapolis Clinician, Graduates to Become a Part of the Elite Group of Certified Practitioners by the Institute for Functional Medicine

Swathi has chosen to focus her expertise in Functional medicine for many timely reasons. According to Federal Way, WA; February 10, 2014: "Of total healthcare costs in the United States, more than 75% is due to chronic conditions." Functional medicine incorporates the latest in genetic science and systems biology, and also enables health care practitioners to practice proactive, predictive, and personalized medicine while empowering patients to take an active role in their own health.

Swathi Rao PA-C, an Indianapolis Clinician, Graduates to Become a Part of the Elite Group of Certified Practitioners by the Institute for Functional Medicine
Indianapolis, IN, February 14, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), the global leader in providing clinical education in functional medicine, is pleased to announce Swathi Rao of Excell for Life Family Care and Pediatrics as a member of the first graduating class of certified functional medicine practitioners.

As a graduate of The Institute for Functional Medicine’s Certification Program (IFMCP), Swathi Rao is uniquely trained in the functional medicine model to identify and treat the root causes of chronic disease. In order to achieve the designation of IFM Certified Practitioner, Swathi has completed 7 onsite training seminars and passed stringent written and case study evaluations.

Swathi joins an elite group of 124 practitioners who are among the first graduates of IFM’s Certification Program.

About Swathi Rao PA-C
Swathi is a Physician Assistant who works at Excell for Life Family Care & Pediatrics. She obtained her Physician Assistant Degree at Buter University and her Bachelors at Indiana University. To arrange an interview with Swathi please contact: Samantha Crispin, 317-660-0888 ext. 205, scrispin@excellforlife.com

About The Institute for Functional Medicine
The Institute for Functional Medicine believes that good health and vitality are essential to the human spirit. The mission of IFM is to serve the highest expression of individual health through widespread adoption of functional medicine as the standard of care.

Functional medicine is a personalized, systems-oriented model that empowers patients and practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health by working in collaboration to address the underlying causes of disease. The primary drivers of the chronic disease epidemic are the complex daily interactions among an individual’s genetics, environment, and lifestyle choices. Functional medicine addresses these underlying causes of disease and equips healthcare practitioners to help their patients manage this complex, interconnected web. For more information, please visit: http://functionalmedicine.org/.

About Functional Medicine
The rising rates of chronic disease are creating a huge burden on the economy and the current health care system is not adequately addressing the problem. Conventional health care is rooted in an acute-care model focused on rapid diagnosis and long-term pharmaceutical interventions. Functional medicine is a model for 21st century health care that focuses on identifying and addressing the underlying causes of chronic disease by recognizing that each patient is biochemically unique, a product of the continuous interaction between their genes, their environment, and their lifestyle choices. Only by finding the specific causes of each patient’s disease and providing treatment that is individualized to that patient will we be able to reverse the epidemic of chronic disease.
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Excell for Life Family Care and Pediatrics
Samantha Crispin
317-660-0888 ext. 205
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www.excellforlife.com

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