The Hughes Center for Functional Medicine in Naples has appointed Dan Wilcox to the position of infusion technician.

His primary duties at the Hughes Center include starting IVs to help administer fluids to patients, as well as drawing blood. The Hughes Center offers a variety of IV therapies for patients seeking nutrient therapy in lieu of pharmaceutical treatments.

Wilcox’s background includes 15 years as a firefighter/paramedic with the Greater Naples Fire Rescue District and Collier County EMS, where he provided emergency medical services and pre-hospital medical treatments. Wilcox also has experience as an emergency room technician at Physicians Regional Medical Center and Naples Community Hospital, in addition to positions as an electrician and traffic technician for Collier County.

Wilcox, of Naples, holds an associate of science degree in emergency medical services from Edison College (now Florida SouthWestern State College) and is certified by the State of Florida as a paramedic and firefighter.

About Hughes Center for Functional Medicine

With the philosophy that every patient has a unique footprint that stems from genetics, lifestyle, toxic exposures and both mental and physical stress, Pamela Hughes, D.O. founded the Hughes Center for Functional Medicine in Naples in 2009, formerly Perlmutter Health Center. The Hughes Center for Medicine provides patients with modern modalities and evidence-based, leading-edge functional and integrative medicine to improve each patient’s health. Hughes and her skilled associates Carol Roberts, M.D. and Victor Marcial-Vega, M.D. treat patients as a whole, rather than just a set of symptoms, focusing on understanding each patient’s history with individualized workup and treatments plans. Services include functional diagnostic testing, nutritional analysis, IV therapies, supplements therapy and hyperbaric therapy. Located at 800 Goodlette-Frank Road in Naples, the center is open on Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a brief closure for lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday. For more information and appointments call 239-649-7400 or visit www.hughescenternaples.com.