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Functional Medicine Specialist

Silvergate Medical Center and Medical Spa

Edit Hegyi, MD, PhD

Primary Care & Anti-Aging & Functional Medicine located in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA

Healthy habits can act as a foundation for health and wellness throughout life. At Silvergate Medical Center and Medical Spa, Dr. Hegyi treats underlying conditions and promotes preventive care with a foundational approach to medicine. To learn more about functional/foundational medicine and its benefits, call Silvergate Medical Center and Medical Spa, or book an appointment online today.

  • 760-203-5676

Functional Medicine Q & A

You Cannot Build a Castle on Sand


What is foundational/functional medicine?

Foundational/functional medicine focuses on strengthening and balancing the body’s own resources. As these resources are strengthened and balanced, the body’s resistance to disease, restoring balance and health.

At Silvergate Medical Center and Medical Spa, Dr. Hegyi uses foundational/functional medicine to: 

  • Boost metabolism
  • Strengthen immunity
  • Improve functionality
  • Balance hormones
  • Protect cognition
  • Support healthy aging
  • Regenerate lost functions

In the case of disease, foundational/functional medicine focuses on eliminating the root cause of the problem as opposed to merely treating symptoms.

What does a functional medicine appointment involve?

When you come in for a functional medicine appointment at Silvergate Medical Center and Medical Spa, Dr. Hegyi will speak  with you extensively about your current health, genetic predispositions, lifestyle, habits, and all other factors pertinent to your health. 

Even if you don’t currently have any ailment, these visits provide an overall assessment of your health, your potential risks, and a plan for a healthy progression through your future years.

A personalized supplementation regime will be also recommended to you accordingly. On the as-needed basis, a program with the following ancillary services may be recommended. These services include:

  • Nutritional counseling
  • Detoxification regime
  • Target Supplementation
  • Exercise and physical activity
  • Weight management
  • Cognitive training
  • Physical exams
  • Screenings for diseases and for the presence of risk factors 
  • Hormone balancing and more

Dr. Hegyi answers all of your questions and encourages you to make regular visits for extra support. She teaches you to make your health a priority regardless of your current level of wellbeing. 

Who should consider functional medicine?

Foundational/functional medicine can benefit you at any age and at any level of health. Whether you have an acute condition, a chronic condition, or are healthy and want to integrate more healthy practices in your life to prevent illness, Dr. Hegyi can help.

You might also consider trying this approach if other, more traditional encounters did not provide the results you were looking for.

If you’re still uncertain about foundational/functional medicine and how it can benefit you, Dr. Hegyi can provide you with more information during your initial consultation She keeps you and your unique needs in focus and provides tools to be mindful of your health.

If you’re interested in learning more about foundational/functional medicine, book a consultation by phone or online at Silvergate Medical Center and Medical Spa today.