Become a Patient                         Dr Hedaya’s Recent Publication

John L

Dr. Hedaya is an extraordinarily skilled practitioner, at a level I’ve never experienced with any other health professional. He combines an incredible range of empirical knowledge with the skill to connect his research and experience for practical application. Through a highly individualized treatment plan, his goal is to address the root causes of disease and remove barriers to the body healing itself. After nine months beginning last year, my health trajectory is on the way up. And my recovery in cognitive function and mood is remarkable. I think of my newfound ability to recall names and other details as my “new superpower.”

I realize that Dr. Hedaya and his methodology are not for everyone. It takes as a serious commitment of time and money. Because he’s on the cutting edge of applied medical science, little is covered by insurance. For me, it also was a hike from my home in Virginia to his office in Maryland for testing and treatments. To effectively follow his advice and protocols, you have to commit to it as a second job. But what price is your cognitive ability, emotional health, and longevity? Seeing him was a unique bargain.

I first saw Dr. Hedaya in 2010 when I was recovering from extensive cervical fusion surgery and a dangerous staph infection in my neck. I was both physically and mentally exhausted and in a great deal of pain. His testing revealed some surprising health impairments never caught be other doctors, such as extremely high levels of mercury, neurochemical imbalances, adrenal insufficiency, and genetic mutations that affect my metabolism and mental health. Through treatments based on those results, we jump-started my self-healing, and I made major progress.

I came back to see Dr. Hedaya in 2019 at age 64, because I realized I was not performing at my best. I was astounded by the new diagnostic and treatment tools that had become available in just a few years. With qEEG, he was able to literally image the function of each region of my brain. Early vascular cognitive impairment was one of the most sobering findings.

But Dr. H gave me hope we could reverse it. In addition to supplements and probiotics, he devised a powerful multi-level treatment plan that included high intensity interval training and innovative uses of medical technology. The results after six months were dramatic. The follow up qEEG indicated amazing improvements in brain function. Qualitatively, I experienced major gains in memory and mood, hence my new “superpower.”

An added benefit for me, as man of faith, was our ability to talk about the spiritual dimension of my health. That is literally priceless.


Dr. Hedaya has an extremely rare combination of skills–board-certified in neurology and psychiatry, as well as a very strong background in endocrinology. Our son was assessed by a variety of physicians at very prestigious institutions (and many private doctors) on the west coast but they were not able to figure out what was wrong with him. He was a very smart and social kid but grew lethargic, mentally foggy, and presented with a complex set of symptoms that no one could definitively pin down. By the end of high school, he was not able to sleep (severe insomnia) let alone attend school or socialize, which in turn triggered severe depression, anxiety and suicidal feelings. We had tried countless medications which often only made the symptoms worse. We flew from CA to DC to meet with Dr. Hedaya. His intake was at least 3 hours and at a level of detail that we had not experienced with anyone else. He really listened, and it was clear that he cared about my son’s dire situation. The resulting report and diagnosis was over 20 pages long and included a very comprehensive treatment plan. Our son had severe thyroid issues, Lyme’s and a host of other issues that were all contributing to his poor health. NO ONE had been able to figure this out. Fast forward about 7 months our son is now living at college, taking 3 classes, has friends, is involved in clubs and activities, and no longer talking about suicide. We still have some work to do to get him all the way back to his old self, but it’s clear we’ve turned the corner and that we are on the right track.

In response to a few of the negative comments, I would like to add my two cents here– in terms of the cost, you do need to understand that it is indeed an expensive process. I happen to be a medical professional myself so perhaps I have some insight into why this is so. Insurance companies look at an office visit as a 5 -15-minute appt. Their reimbursement rates to their in-network and out-of-network physicians reflect this. There is no way a child with the complex history that mine had, that one could even scratch the surface with a few minutes for the intake, let alone the ongoing follow-up appointments. Secondly, there are many expensive tests that insurance companies won’t pay for or are very cutting edge–typical doctors therefore don’t know/use them, and that’s why they miss so much. For us, there are indeed a lot of medications and supplements to coordinate, as has been mentioned. But it works, so you do what you need to do, in order to recover your health. So, you should expect that this will be an expensive and perhaps time-consuming process, yes, but I’m guessing that you wouldn’t be considering going to Dr. Hedaya unless your family member had already gone to in-network/local doctors and not had the improvements you wanted. He is in a league above your usual doc, so you get what you pay for.

Lastly, we’ve found Dr. Hedaya’s bedside manner to be extremely supportive, caring, and thoughtful. He’s a very nice guy. He’s got a depth of knowledge and life experience that is extraordinary and well-worth the travel for us to see him. We consider ourselves extremely fortunate for having found him. He likely has saved our son’s life. We highly recommend him and his clinic. (Very nice staff also!)

Larry R.

Dear Dr. Bob, I just came back from my asthma doctor. Passed the pulmonary function test with flying colors! It has been many years, since I have had 97% total breathing capacity. Also, the % capacity of my lungs not affected by the asthma has gone from 49% to 67%, which she says is EXCELLENT. This time instead of having to blow out 10 candles, I had to blow over 3 houses. First test, I did 2 ½. Of course, bull-headed me was going to finish the job, so I got the adrenalin going and down went the 3rd house. It almost took the wind out of me, but I survived.

Of course, I was boasting about you & how you have changed the health of my life. She was smiling as I was speaking. She told me to send her regards, but that you might not remember her. It turns out that you two shared an office 20 years ago!

David C.

My life is much better than a year ago. Dr. Hedaya recognized that stress and trauma cause the body to change its chemistry. He has helped me deal with these changes with medication, diet, exercise and understanding. I am now able to plan parties, go on vacations and think more clearly. I now “want” to live.

D.A. & P.A.

Dr. Hedaya saved my marriage. I was extremely depressed and resistant to using medications. He looked at the whole picture (i.e. diet, full lab work, vitamin program). He also met with my husband. Both my husband and I had abnormal thyroid function. My husband also had irritable bowel syndrome which he had had for years and that was also putting a lot of stress on our marriage. Dr. Hedaya treated my husband with medication, vitamins and a change in diet. I was not capable of handling things when I was depressed, but now on Prozac, there are still some challenges, but I can handle it now.

A very grateful patient

When I found Dr. Hedaya, I was deeply depressed, agitated and overmedicated – lifeless. With the help of artfully selected and carefully titrated medications, vitamins and mineral supplements, and exercise, my enthusiasm for life returned.


I want to thank you for the last session and tell you how much I appreciated it and you even if it didn’t appear so. You are very human and humane as well as so excellent in your profession. You are to me a warm and caring person beyond your professional wisdom.


I had lost my confidence in my abilities and my desire to be creative. I felt empty inside and isolated and incapable of most tasks. I continued working and socializing at a minimum which took all my energy to cover up my depression. I was exhausted every day and I didn’t sleep well at night. After 15 months of treatment with Dr. Hedaya, I’m feeling more confident and creative than ever before the onset of depression which came on at age 50 with menopause, the sudden death of my father and my son’s long term depression, I was sent to Dr. Hedaya by my psychologist whom I had been seeing for two years, weekly and wasn’t improving.

Dr. Hedaya treated my depression by ordering several blood and saliva analysis tests to determine if I was imbalance in my body chemistry. He prescribed a change in diet as well as an array of vitamin and mineral supplements, antidepressants and thyroid medications. It. was mostly trial and error for 15 months until the right combinations for me was found. It took a lot of patience and money on my part and faith in Dr. Hedaya that there would be a brighter day. He was always encouraging and eager to try something else. Now, I’m feeling terrific at age 54 and I’m looking forward to the present and future each day. It’s wonderful to know that life can be good again. Thank you, Dr. Hedaya.


Finally, a real doctor who knows about nutrition, supplements and all other questions we have as well as being an expert on prescribing drugs Dr. Hedaya treats the whole person and not only the biochemical imbalance or some psychological fad. I have suffered from depression and serious heart disease and Dr. Hedaya has been more helpful than my cardiologist in dealing with my heart disease let alone dealing with my depression.


I attribute the improvement in my mental and physical health to the changes that I have implemented as a result of medical and psychopharmacological advice provided by Dr. Hedaya. Although I have been treated for depression since 1993, it was only 7 months after seeing Dr. Hedaya for the first time in March 2000 that my depression started to go away and my physical health began to improve. I strongly believe that his treatment advice had a profound impact on my health.