What is the Whole Psychiatry experience?
Functional medicine rests on the assumption that all systems of the body are interrelated. Problems in one area may be caused by an unrelated system. Understanding the relationships of each system to the other enables Dr. Hedaya to solve medical mysteries that have puzzled others. All systems are assessed based on their role and function, including one’s gastrointestinal function, immune function (including infection and inflammation), detoxification and biotoxin burden, oxidative stress and mitochondrial function, nutritional status and special nutritional needs, hormonal function, genetic and epigenetic function. This assessment is based on a very careful history, questionnaires, physical exam, and targeted laboratory testing.
Who does well with the Functional Medicine approach?
The Functional Medicine approach is ideal for the person who wants to know the cause of their problem and seeks a long-term solution, not temporary symptom relief. They don’t want guesswork, unnecessary medication, or drug-related side effects. They want a doctor who thinks, who listens, who cares, and is very available to them.
They understand that getting well is a team effort so they commit to follow the treatment protocols, keep their appointments, and give accurate reports on their progress and challenges. Such a person can expect to get well and enjoy a satisfying life that may have seemed out of reach before treatment.
As a patient in our fee for service practice you can expect…
- A robust medical workup based on the latest scientific research/practices
- A four hour initial intake process with Dr. Hedaya
- Clear data-driven answers to your questions
- Timely responses to your communications
- A Functional Medicine coach
- A caring support staff
- The convenience of an in-office or in-home phlebotomist
- On-time appointments
- A conveniently located office with ample on street and garage parking
- Ongoing complimentary educational resources
- We do not participate in any insurance plans.
“Our son’s condition was very complex and hard to pin down. We’re so grateful to Dr. Hedaya for taking the time and thought to diagnose him accurately. He’s finally on the road to recovery, and we especially appreciate his kindness and rapport with our teen. Traveling from California is not easy but Dr. Hedaya is worth the trip. He is the most comprehensive and caring physician we’ve every worked with.” – Patti N.