ABOUT PRECISION MEDICINE
Precision Medicine involves designing a rational treatment plan which addresses the root causes of each patient’s medical and psychiatric disorders. It requires a personalized, fully integrative approach to healthcare. This begins with careful and extensive laboratory, diagnostic testing to determine the precise nutritional, metabolic, immune, allergic, endocrine (hormones), neurotransmitter, infectious, toxicity, and genetic status. This is the promise of what is now called “Precision Medicine”.
President Obama said it best as he launched the Precision Medicine Initiative in his 2015 State of the Union Address:
“So tonight, I’m launching a new Precision Medicine Initiative to bring us
closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes, and to give all of us
access to the personalized information we need to keep ourselves and
our families healthier. We can do this.”
See the links below for a more general understanding of Precision Medicine (previously called “personalized medicine”).
President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative
California Launches Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine