Naples Center for Functional Medicine is hosting a complimentary lecture on May 22 that explores the benefits of incorporating genetic testing into patients’ overall health and wellness plans.

Naples Center for Functional Medicine has begun offering IntellxxDNA™ testing, a cutting-edge program that helps physicians understand patients’ health care risks by using evidence-based, science-focused genomic intelligence.

“Direct-to-consumer genetic testing has increased in popularity, but many of those tests just satisfy a curiosity about one’s ancestry,” said Dr. Eduardo Maristany, who will lead the lecture at Naples Center for Functional Medicine. “IntellxxDNA™ testing provides comprehensive medical reports to understand patients’ likelihood of developing certain illnesses, such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and osteoporosis. This gives us the opportunity to develop a custom nutritional, medications, exercise and wellness plan based on a patient’s genetic profile.”

Maristany is a board-certified internal medicine physician at Naples Center for Functional Medicine. He was trained by the Institute of Functional Medicine.

The free lecture starts at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at the Naples Center for Functional Medicine, 800 Goodlette-Frank Road, Suite 270, in Naples.

About Naples Center for Functional Medicine

Formerly named Hughes Center for Functional Medicine, the Naples Center for Functional Medicine, a HealthLynked practice, operates with the philosophy that every patient has a unique footprint stemming from genetics, lifestyle, toxic exposures and both mental and physical stress. Medical director Dr. Carol L. Roberts and physician Dr. Eduardo Maristany, along with a team of highly trained medical professionals, provide patients with modern modalities and evidence-based, leading-edge functional and integrative medicine through a range of programs and services, including nutritional analysis, diagnostic testing, IV therapy, supplement therapy, genetic testing, natural hormone therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Functional medicine is a holistic approach to medical care that identifies the root causes of illness or pain, treating the whole patient rather than just symptoms. For more information about the Naples Center for Functional Medicine, please call 239-649-7400 or visit NaplesCFM.com.

About HealthLynked Corp.

HealthLynked Corp. provides a solution for both patient members and providers to improve healthcare through the efficient exchange of medical information. The HealthLynked Network is a cloud-based platform that allows members to connect with their healthcare providers and take more control of their healthcare. Members enter their medical information, including medications, allergies, past surgeries and personal health records, in one convenient online and secure location, free of charge.

Participating healthcare providers can connect with their current and future patients through the system. Other benefits to providers include the ability to utilize the HealthLynked patent pending patient access hub “PAH” for patient analytics and its marketing tools to connect with their active and inactive patients to improve patient retention, access more accurate and current patient information, provide more efficient online scheduling and to fill last minute cancelations using our “real time appointment scheduling” all within our mobile application. Healthcare providers pay a monthly fee to access these HealthLynked services.

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