Get Well and Live Well Naturally at Naples Center for Functional Medicine

Naples Center for Functional Medicine in Southwest Florida provides functional and integrative medical services designed to help you improve your quality of life and wellbeing. Our practice is unique because we focus on prevention and treating the whole person, not just a single ailment. Through nontraditional evaluations and treatment protocols, we identify the root cause of your health concerns or conditions. Thereby, restoring your body to its natural balance. Best of all, we empower you to take ownership of your health and well-being, while providing the treatment you need to overcome health challenges. We utilize modern modalities like functional testing, supplements, IV therapies, nutritional analysis, osteopathic manipulation, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, guidance, group connections, and evidence-based solutions to improve patient-health.

Our Approach to Functional MedicineAt Naples Center for Functional Medicine, we believe that you have a unique health story. Exploring your story begins with reviewing genetics, lifestyle choices, toxic exposures, and both mental and physical stress on the body. By doing so, the goal is to understand how they may contribute to your physical condition.

We work closely with you to locate your triggers and risk factors. By doing so, we attempt to remove what is overwhelming your body or causing disease. The teamwork between doctor and patient is the key ingredient to discovering your path to lifelong health and wellness.

In order to develop a plan for your optimal health, we are also able to collaborate with your other physicians and health care providers. We value the opportunity to work with your existing physician(s) in developing and maintaining your treatment. You cannot be seen by a Naples Center for Functional Medicine provider without a primary care physician on record.

The Naples Center for Functional Medicine has long been known as Southwest Florida’s leading practice for personalized medicine, focusing on illness prevention with a philosophy of treating the whole person rather than just a single ailment, thus restoring natural balance to patients’ bodies.

The practice’s history in Naples, Florida, spans more than two decades. Founded in 1998 by board-certified neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter, the Perlmutter Health Center emphasized empowering patients with information to maintain a healthier lifestyle. The author of “Grain Brain” and “The Better Brain Book,” Dr. Perlmutter was the recipient of American College of Nutrition’s Humanitarian Award and the National Nutritional Foods Association’s Clinician of the Year Award.

Upon Dr. Perlmutter’s retirement in 2015, Dr. Pamela Hughes acquired the practice and founded the Hughes Center for Functional Medicine in the same location. Dr. Hughes’ philosophy was that every patient has a unique footprint stemming from genetics, lifestyle, toxic exposures, and mental and physical stress. Dr. Hughes introduced an innovative, research-based brain health program to help patients prevent, and even reverse, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

In 2019, HealthLynked Corporation, a Naples-based public digital healthcare company, acquired the practice. The practice was renamed, from Hughes Center for Functional Medicine, to Naples Center for Functional Medicine to  coincide with the new ownership and Dr. Hughes’ personal decision to transition out of her role as owner and medical director before relocating. Though the practice name changed, our commitment to providing patients with individualized wellness plans supported by the latest research and technology remains.

Today, Naples Center for Functional Medicine continues to utilize modern modalities and offers services including nutritional analysis, diagnostic testing, IV therapy, supplement therapy, genetic testing, osteopathic manipulation, natural hormone therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Our experienced team of medical professionals at the Naples Center for Functional Medicine partner with patients so they are empowered to address and overcome health challenges through a holistic approach to medical care.