What is Functional Medicine?

Our bodies and their systems (organs, muscles, bones, etc.) are masterpieces of design. Every part has its specific functions as well as an interrelationship with the whole. When you experience symptoms, it’s your body’s way of telling you that something isn’t working at its full function. Our role is to work with you to determine what’s not functioning, why, and how we might assist you in restoring your health.

We use a holistic, supportive, patient-centered approach to healthcare that benefits patients of all ages and conditions. As functional medicine practitioners, we consider the web of interactions that occur among the following:

  • Nutrition
  • Digestive function
  • Detoxification function
  • Energy metabolism
  • Hormonal function
  • Structural function
  • Immune system function/inflammation

We clarify the extent of any dysfunction by intensive listening (taking your history), physical examination, and laboratory tests. Once we have identified the root causes of your symptoms, we recommend specific treatments and therapies, including dietary changes, nutritional supplementation, herbal medicines, exercise and stress reduction appropriate to your lifestyle, chiropractic treatment, mind body medicine, and pharmaceutical use when necessary. We consider ourselves to be your partners in improving your health.

We also use functional medicine to assess your risk of developing certain health conditions and to prevent chronic illnesses from occurring. In this way, we move from a downstream (reactive) approach, to an upstream (proactive) approach. We can help you determine what factors are “pushing you into the river” in the first place by identifying your susceptibilities. One of our newest approaches is functional genetic testing. Although you cannot change the “hand of cards you have been dealt” genetically, with this information we can assist you in “playing your hand” in a more effective way. This approach offers significant promise regarding prevention of cancer, heart disease, and osteoporosis, as well as successfully addressing a number of common maladies.

How do I become a new patient with Dr. Manlove?

We operate on a ‘program’ based model of care, and since that’s different than the ‘standard’ of care, we like to share information about our program based care before scheduling your first appointment with the doctor. We do offer a free brief consultation by phone or in person to answer your questions, to make sure this is the right place for you and to determine whether Dr. Manove will accept your case.

Does Dr. Manlove treat chiropractic patients?

Yes, bit .. . I treat you as a whole being. I often find that back and neck pain can have a component that requires a functional medicine approach to actually resolve the issue.

What should I bring to my first visit?

Here is a list of what you should bring to your initial visit:

  1. Completed Integrative Health History.
  2. List of all medications and supplements that you are currently taking (please bring all bottles with you if possible).
  3. Bring any recent labs or imaging that you have had done in the past 2-3 years.
  4. Feel free to bring a friend or family member with you if you would find that helpful.
Cancellation policy

Please be courteous, and provide 48 hours notice for all cancelled appointments. This helps ensure that we can meet the needs of all of our patients who are waiting to get an appointment. There will be a $180 cancellation fee for no-shows.


Dr. Manlove does not bill insurance. Payment is expected at time of service. There will be a $180 cancellation fee for no-shows.  We can email an itemized receipt for services at any time.

Late Appointments

We make every attempt to stay on schedule. If you are late for your appointment by more than 15 minutes we will have to reschedule your appointment. Individuals who are late more than 3 times will only be allowed to schedule on the same-day. Please call us if you are running late so that we are able to accommodate others who need to be seen.

Cell Phones

Out of courtesy for others, would you please turn off your cell phone when in the office.

Perfumes and other fragrances

As a courtesy to our chemically sensitive patients please refrain from wearing perfumes or using any fragrances when coming to our office.

Can Dr. Manlove be my Primary Care Provider?

Many patients use Dr. Manlove as their primary source of health care. Nevertheless,Dr. Manlove is an Integrative Medicine specialist, licensed as a chiropractor, does not maintain hospital privileges or operate as a Primary Care Physician. We recommend that you maintain your relationship with a PCP who accepts your insurance, provides same-day service, and can be on-board with your specialized care here.

What about Medicare?

Dr. Manlove is not a Medicare Provider. Medicare will only pay for acute chiropractic care. It will not pay for preventive, maintenance or wellness chiropractic care or for any therapies such as electrical stimulation or hot pack application. It will not pay for examinations, consultations, adjunctive therapies or any supplements or recommended products.  Patients must sign an Advanced Benefit Notice (ABN) acknowledging that they wish to receive services even though they are not covered and that they agree to pay for services not covered by Medicare.t not to bill Medicare for services and you may not submit charges from our clinic to Medicare.