We employ a personalized style of medicine that approaches chronic medical conditions with a focus on finding the core imbalances or underlying causes rather than just treat the symptoms.

Conditions healed/reversed

At  Functional Diagnostic Medicine we do NOT treat sickness but the person. The conditions  reversed are not limited to these, as the scope of medicine is broad, but these are some of the most common conditions seen and treated by our care team at Functional Diagnostic Medicine:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Hormone Imbalances
  • Brain Fog/ memory loss
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Adrenal dysfunction
  • Heavy metal &environmental toxicity
  • High Cholesterol
  • Pre-Diabetes
  • Constipation/Diarrhea
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Allergies
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disorders

At Functional Diagnostic Medicine, you’ll be joined by a care team of a doctor, a health coaches, and a nutritionist to ensure the fastest return back to health.

As such, our integrative medicine approach under the guidance of Dr. Alexandra Schulthess is based on the following:

  • Complementary to and inclusive a variety of treatment modalities
  • Holistically oriented, focusing on mind, body and spirit
  • Focuses on optimal health – not just the absence of symptoms or disease
  • Requires patient to take an active role in health creation
  • Acknowledges multi-factorial nature of complex situation, requiring a multi-dimensional approach
  • A preference for natural, non-toxic therapies – harnessing the body’s ability to heal itself

Do You Prescribe Medications?

I do not prescribe or make recommendations about prescription medications or controlled substances. Your prescribing medical doctor will manage all medications. I use natural, noninvasive methods such as nutritional therapy, herbs, supplements, stress management techniques and lifestyle changes to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal function and health.

Therefore, I do not practice medicine and do not diagnose or treat diseases or medical conditions. I focus my practice on promoting health and optimal function. My services are not meant to substitute or replace those of a medical doctor but my programs are meant to work in conjunction with them.

How It Works

We provide episodes of care over the course of 3-9 months depending on the severity of your situation. Most of our patients experience significant improvements to their wellness within a few weeks of starting to work with our care team.


Free Phone Consultation

Free 20 -minute intake visit with your doctor


Initial Paid Consultation

In-depth 60-90 minute initial visit to go over your history, lab work and recommendations $250


Follow Up Visits

Follow-up visits with lab interpretations etc. typically take 90min ($200 per hour)

Collaborative care approach between doctors, health coaches, and patient
Regular group education on topics around gut health, detox, weight loss, chronic conditions, and metabolic syndrome, diabetes and obesity

Wonder If Functional Diagnostic Medicine Is Right For You?

Maybe you have some questions you’d like to ask before you make a decision on becoming a patient. Our patient coordinator is standing by, happy to answer any questions you have to see whether or not Functional Diagnostic Medicine is right for you.

Hear From Our Clients

“I am a patient of Dr. Alexandra for almost two years. She is knowledgeable and up to date on ways to encourage, treat, and educate her patients about functional medicine and a healthier life style. She is constantly advancing her knowledge as well by taking classes and seminars. Her office is a most pleasant place, quiet and peaceful. It’s a joy to be one of her patients.”
Patricia Fortine

San Leandro, California

“My name is Alex, and I am a Masters student at Stanford. Dr. Alexandra Schulthess is extremely knowledgeable in functional medicine, and she offered me great advice to optimize my health. We discussed a wide-range of topics, including medical literature and the top supplements that patients should be taking. Overall, I highly recommend her services to all others.”

Take The First Step Today On Your Journey Back To Health

Perhaps you have questions you’d like to ask before you make a decision to become a patient. Our patient coordinator is standing by, happy to answer any questions you have to determine if Functional Diagnostic Medicine is right for you.