How Functional Medicine Works

At Naples Center for Functional Medicine, we offer a full range of Functional Medicine services. In developing your treatment plan, we first get to know you and evaluate the genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors influencing your health.

Once we can identify key health-condition contributors, we examine the root of your imbalance and provide you with the tools to restore your health, and prevent and reverse disease.

Click on one of our services below to learn more about the Functional Medicine services available to you.

Nutrition is a very important component of Functional Medicine. Each patient’s nutritional needs are different. At Naples Center for Functional Medicine, we’ll support your health and wellness plan by providing the medical nutrition therapy and lifestyle medicine to best fit you.

Some of the nutritional services and tests we provide in our office are:

  • Individual nutrition counseling
  • Meal planning
  • Body composition analysis
  • Pharmaceutical-grade supplement evaluation & recommendations
  • SpectraCell Micronutrient testing
  • Food sensitivity testing
  • Comprehensive stool analysis for digestion
  • Nutrigenomics
  • Nutri-Eval

We also provide specialized diets for:

  • Neurological and brain health
  • Gastric disorders
  • Diabetes and insulin resistance
  • Food allergies and sensitivities
  • Cancer support and prevention
  • Cardiac and vascular
  • Kidney disease
  • Joint support
  • Child nutrition
  • Anti-aging
  • Detoxification
  • Weight management

Once we know your health history, we use science-based testing to choose the treatments that will best meet your health needs. As a result, we can find the root cause of any problems you might have.

We provide the following Functional diagnostic testing:

  • Adrenal function
  • Cardiac risk factor evaluation
  • Cholesterol particle testing
  • Food sensitivities
  • Homocysteine testing
  • Hemoglobin A1c (HgbA1c) testing
  • Immune function testing
  • Inflammatory marker testing
  • Nutritional evaluation
  • Pathway testing
  • Stool testing for bacteria
  • Thyroid function
  • Yeast and parasite testing

Quicker and more effective than taking supplements orally, IV therapy infuses supplements directly into your bloodstream. Therefore, your body begins using them immediately without having to absorb them through digestion. IV therapy can be used to treat migraines, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and to provide a general boost of immunity and energy. Best of all, our registered nurses perform this service in our relaxing infusion lounge.

Naples Center for Functional Medicine offers a variety of IV therapies including, FastVitaminIV, a proprietary blend of 19 health-promoting vitamins, minerals and amino acids. After receiving FastVitaminIV treatments, patients report feeling a “push effect” that includes a surge of energy, sensation of general happiness and a boost in mental clarity and focus.

Additional IV therapies we offer include:

  • Brain optimization IVs
  • Chelation therapy
  • Glutathione IV
  • High-Dose Vitamin C
  • Hydration IVs
  • Nutritional IVs
  • Ozone therapy

Proper nutrition is very important for your health, but it can be challenging to get everything you need from diet alone. We will work with you to determine what supplements you need. In fact, we carry many supplements in our office, and we will order any additional supplements you might need. Additionally, we provide homeopathic remedies.

All of our supplements use organic ingredients wherever possible, and all of our supplements are third-party Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) registered.

We all know oxygen is essential to life, and that’s the power of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO). This treatment involves breathing pure oxygen in a high-pressure chamber. It is an FDA-approved medical treatment that allows your body to take in more oxygen. Increased oxygen in your tissue and plasma enhances energy and eliminates toxins that build up in your system. Therefore, this treatment can be beneficial for many health conditions like Lyme disease, PTSD, Autism and many more.

At Naples Center for Functional Medicine, we have a state-of-the-art, free-standing Hyperbaric Oxygen facility. Here, your treatment is given by our Certified Hyperbaric Technicians. Click here to learn more about Hyperbaric Therapy.

Your genes provide valuable data that can help you and your doctors understand your unique health care needs. To see what your genes can tell us, the Naples Center for Functional Medicine offers cutting-edge IntellxxDNA™ genomics testing. Genomics is the biological study of genes within the human body. It focuses on the structure, function, evolution and mapping of genomes, including their roles in certain diseases and illnesses. IntellxxDNA™ provides our doctors with in-depth, evidence-based, science-focused genomic intelligence to further personalize health care for you.

LEARN MORE about IntellxxDNA genetic testing.

Hormone Replacement Therapy is a long-established procedure that helps balance testosterone levels in men and testosterone and estrogen levels in women, which help improve libido and decrease fatigue and menopausal mood swings.

The use of pellets provides steady, predictable and time-released dosages compared to other methods of delivering HRT, including creams, pills and patches. The pellets, which are the size of a cooked grain of rice and inserted under the skin near the hip, contain compounded hormones made from organic plant material with the bio-identical molecular structure of naturally occurring hormones.

Direct delivery to the bloodstream can avoid absorption by the liver seen with oral hormone replacement therapy, while eliminating the risk of blood clots. Pellets typically last 3-5 months in women and 4-6 months in men.

Patients report improved libido and stamina, higher energy levels, elevated concentration and focus, better sleep and an overall improved sense of well-being.