Dr Heidi – Full Bio

Welcome to our wellness practice - dedicated to helping you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

I am a medical doctor in private practice and the proud owner of Best You Medical Wellness. I have been a General Practitioner for 22 years and completed my Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine (Cum Laude) at the end of 2017.

I have also completed several courses in Integrative and Functional medicine, both locally and through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), eventually working towards a fellowship in Functional medicine. I am currently enrolled with the School of Applied Functional Medicine in the USA.

Several years ago, I found my true passion in Integrative and Functional medicine as well as medical aesthetics. I have found that there is a synergy between Integrative medicine, aesthetics and medical weight loss in my practice.

Integrative and Functional medicine is part of the wellness movement. Integrative medicine is a move away from a disease-centered approach. The focus is instead on DIS-EASE. And we recognize that DIS-EASE often precedes disease.

Integrative medicine recognises that every person is unique, that there is ‘interconnectedness’ in everything – a person’s nutrition, lifestyle, stressors, genetics and toxic load.

There is a collection of ROOT causes and we go about identifying these when treating patients. Treatments, therefore, must be customized. But it’s important that patients actively participate in their wellness journey. This is the kind of medicine that we were not taught in medical school. It is science and evidence based. We actively pursue research. And while we realize the amazing strides allopathic (Western) medicine – in other words, conventional medicine – has made, in many parts of the world we are still losing the battle against chronic disease.

I started out in medicine as a GP and I am a generalist at heart, and I continue my work addressing general practice concerns at Best You Medical. However, I am striving to encourage my patients to move away from a symptom and disease based focus to a health and wellness focus.