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Benefits of Our Functional Medicine Philosophy

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Since our founding in 1964, HB Pharmacy has been dedicated to educating and empowering our patients. As a third-generation family business, we’re invested in serving the community and providing excellent patient care through approachable, accessible service. Many of our customers want to take a more holistic approach to their health, rather than finding a quick fix for a single symptom. Here, HB Pharmacy shares information on functional medicine and how we integrate this approach into our pharmacy services.

What Is Functional Medicine?

At HB Pharmacy, we take a patient-centered approach that is aligned with functional medicine: the practice of finding the root cause of a patient’s pain or sickness. Rather than treating symptoms, functional medicine focuses on identifying underlying issues that affect a patient’s overall health and well-being. Wherever possible, functional medicine aims to correct health problems throughout a patient’s body through the use of natural supplements, vitamins, and herbal treatments.

This approach also accounts for the fact that each patient is different and has unique health needs. Helping the body function in the best way possible requires a holistic approach, utilizing nutrition, exercise, sleep habits, and other lifestyle factors alongside medication. The overarching goal is to restore optimal health.

Our Approach to Functional Medicine

At HB Pharmacy, we take a minimalist approach. Our founder, Gaspar Bellitti, believed that patients should never take more medication than they truly need. That’s why we offer functional medicine products and services to our patients, making personalized recommendations based on their concerns. We are committed to honesty and transparency: we will never recommend a product that we don’t think will help you.

When you visit our functional medicine pharmacy, our team will ask you about your lifestyle, healthy history, environmental factors, and other variables that can affect your health. We’ll look for the cause of your health issue and identify triggers that could make your symptoms worse. We may recommend testing services that can assess micronutrient levels and check for deficiencies. Additionally, HB Pharmacy offers intestinal permeability testing for patients whose symptoms indicate they may have leaky gut syndrome, a condition that may cause digestive issues and trigger autoimmune responses.

Next, HB Pharmacy can develop a customized healthcare plan for you based on your needs. We can also provide free wellness consulting over the phone and are happy to work in coordination with your functional medicine doctor. In addition to our experienced pharmacists, HB Pharmacy has an in-house team of nutritional coaches, weight loss specialists, and personal trainers. Our goal is not to replace conventional medical treatments, but rather to enhance them through our subject matter expertise.

Gaspar’s Best Online Shop

HB Pharmacy draws on our expertise in functional medicine to provide personalized support for our patients. Through our affiliated online shop, Gaspar’s Best, we offer a range of nutritional supplements to address different health concerns. Named for our founder, Gaspar Bellitti, Gaspar’s Best carries customized vitamin blends for:

  • Immune support
  • Heart, liver, and brain health
  • Anti-aging
  • Daily nutrition
  • Gut and digestive health

We also offer full-spectrum CBD products to help address chronic pain and inflammation. You can even find pet care products to keep your beloved cat or dog feeling their best.

Get in Touch Today

At HB Pharmacy, we know that our patients count on us to provide sincere, unbiased guidance. We’re here to listen to your concerns and use our expertise to help you live a healthy life. Located in North Arlington, New Jersey, and serving patients in the surrounding area, HB Pharmacy also has an onsite compounding laboratory and provides in-pharmacy vaccinations. With extensive experience in functional medicine, our highly trained staff can provide tailored treatment for improved wellness. For more information on functional medicine near Northern NJ, contact us today.