Integrative oncologist to speak on nutritional medicine at Food for Thought in Naples Dec. 18

Hughes Center for Functional Medicine, a medical practice in Naples, is pleased to announce the addition of Victor Marcial-Vega, M.D. With a focus on functional and integrative medicine, Marcial-Vega will provide comprehensive medical care to patients who have been diagnosed with cancer or are in remission. Marcial-Vega will discuss managing cancer with nutritional medicine during “What to Know Before, During and After Treatment with Dr. Victor Marcial-Vega” at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 18 at Food and Thought, The Organic General Store located at 2132 Tamiami Trail N. in Naples.

Marcial-Vega completed his internship and residency training in Radiation Oncology from Johns Hopkins Hospital and School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, and is board certified by the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine and the American Board of Radiation Oncology. He received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Puerto Rico and his bachelor’s degree in pre-medicine from Boston College University in Massachusetts. Marcial-Vega joined Hughes Center with an extensive research and teaching background, having served as an instructor of radiation oncology at the Washington University School of Medicine while in private practice at the Baptist Hospital in Miami and later served as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine and a clinical assistant professor at Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine.

Dedicated to the research and implementation of the use of alternative and complementary medicines in the management of treating cancer and healing other diseases, Marcial-Vega continues to support the education of holistic healing through community outreach efforts. Marcial-Vega has integrative medicine and oncology research experience, and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Comprehensive and Integrative Medicine in 2015 for his work in integrative medicine. He previously served as the president of Medical Disciplines Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Puerto Rico and was member of the Environmental and Public Health Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Puerto Rico.

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 go to www.hughescenternaples.com.