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Holistic Healthcare to Better Your Well-Being

Are you ready to reclaim your well-being? At Houston Gastro Institute, you will have access to the most affordable, best-quality functional medicine treatment. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Asamoah.

Functional Medicine by Dr. Asamoah in Katy, TX

What Is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine (FM) is the future of medicine! It is integrative medicine and incorporates state-of-the-art medical research on how to truly treat and reverse disease. FM focuses on finding and treating the underlying root causes of chronic illness, with optimal health as the end goal–not simply managing symptoms. For instance, if you are standing on five tacks, giving you a prescription for painkillers won’t solve the problem. Nor will removing one tack make you feel 20% better. FM seeks to identify and remove all five tacks, or root causes, so you can heal and reclaim your vitality.

This is why we are changing the way we do medicine and the medicine we do.

Watch the short video below as Dr. Hyman explains how one condition can have many different causes and how one cause can lead to many different conditions

Of course, closely following the program is required and results differ depending on the situation. Reversing, removing or stopping the disease in its tracks is the main goal; this can take 3-6 months with a complete reversal process that may take up to 2-3 years with this approach.

Is Functional Medicine Right for Me? 


  • You are committed to making the lifestyle changes necessary to flourish and are ready to take charge of your own health.
  • You fully understand that neither I nor a drug, nutritional supplement, therapy, or modality will heal you; YOU HEAL YOU.
  • You understand this is a process, that change does not happen overnight, and that you must invest your time to get well.
  • You are willing to invest in yourself financially to make lasting improvements.
  • You’re willing to look at all aspects of your life and how they contribute to your overall well-being.
  • You visualize and dream of a vibrant life where symptoms or limitations are not holding you back from enjoying living a purposeful life you love.


  • You are searching for quick-fix solutions.
  • You look to other people to “fix” you and are not interested in getting educated on how you can take charge of your health.
  • You are too busy to spend time on yourself.
  • You’re not willing to examine other aspects of your life, including stress, emotions, or adverse events or trauma in relation to your overall well-being.
  • You are not willing to invest or make a commitment to yourself.
  • You don’t understand it takes an investment of commitment, time, and money to get educated and get well.

Understanding Functional Medicine

Equally important is what FM is not; it is not “alternative” care. It is built on evidence-based medicine that embraces the use of a vast array of modalities that research has proven to work. FM is not emergency or acute care. If you’re having severe pain or a life-threatening experience, an emergency room is needed. Yet the need for both is absolute.

In summary, routine medical care treats symptoms, and your body needs help beyond just a prescription to address the root cause of the disease, remove it, and help you understand how to restore optimal health. FM specializes in bringing together the best of all evidence-based treatments to reverse chronic disease, restore optimal health, and prevent future dysfunction. Detailed personal history gathering and careful evaluation of your genetics, nutrition, lifestyle, behaviors, and environmental factors are the steps taken to fully investigate and identify your underlying root causes.

Why You Should Get a Second Opinion on Functional Medicine

Your primary care doctor is integral to your overall well-being, but they often focus on treating the symptoms of a disorder rather than addressing your health as a whole. As a functional medicine practitioner, Dr. Asamoah can evaluate your condition and help you determine the best course of action to improve your overall wellness.

Would You Benefit From Functional Medicine in Katy?

Everyone can stand to benefit from functional medicine, but most of all sufferers of chronic conditions. Modern medicine has developed to address diseases, but many chronic conditions do not respond well to this type of treatment. Functional medicine takes all of your lifestyle factors into account to create the best treatment plan for you.

Functional Medicine in Katy, TX

What Makes Functional Medicine Unique?

Functional medicine is unique in that it addresses the prevention of disease, as opposed to reactive treatment. It targets metabolism variations to diagnose health predispositions. As a functional medicine practitioner, Dr. Asamoah will educate you on your health and give you back the power to take control of your well-being.

Frequently Asked Functional Medicine Questions

What are the benefits of functional medicine?

Functional medicine has been shown to improve overall holistic health, rather than just target the symptoms of a disease. By addressing the underlying causes of your condition, you can find lasting relief and wellness.

What can I expect from my first appointment?

Dr. Asamoah will go over your medical history and ask you about your goals. She will listen to your concerns and work with you to create a custom treatment plan.

Is functional medicine invasive?

Functional medicine is a non-invasive medical treatment. If Dr. Asamoah feels any additional procedures are necessary, she will consult with you to determine your comfort levels.

Does functional medicine treat acute illnesses?

Functional medicine is mainly used for the treatment of chronic illness. However, you can still benefit from functional medicine even if you do not have a chronic illness. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Does insurance cover functional medicine?

Whether or not your Insurance covers functional medicine will depend on your policy. Be sure to contact your insurance company to discuss the particulars of your plan.

Does functional medicine require labs?

Some patients may require lab tests to accurately diagnose disorders. Dr. Asamoah will let you know if you need blood work.

Why Choose Dr. Vivian Asamoah in Katy, TX

What makes Dr. Vivian Asamoah different? At her gastroenterology clinic and functional medicine practice, she focuses on holistic healthcare that is customized to meet the needs of each individual patient. Dr. Asamoah has studied at some of the most prominent medical institutions in the world, including Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Geneva. She has completed specialized training to bring functional medicine to the Katy area. With Dr. Asamoah, you can elevate your overall well-being and live a better life.

Schedule Your Appointment With Dr. Asamoah Today

Dr. Vivian Asamoah provides professional functional medicine in Katy, TX to help you relieve your symptoms, educate yourself about healthcare, and enhance your well-being. For more information about our services or to schedule a consultation, call (281-746-9284) or send us a message on our website.

It’s Time to Reclaim Your Health