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Functional & Integrative Medical Clinic
Health Function arose from the collective personal experiences of the company directors, when we couldn't find the health & well-being services we wanted.  We decided to see whether we can "crack the code" for running a Personalized Functional & Integrative registered medical clinic without the conflicts of interest arising from govt funding and supplement sales.  To meet the epidemic of need we observe, the clinic combines our 3 skill-sets and borrows from overseas experience and capabilities in Functional Health & Anti-Aging Health Treatment.  We welcome and value feedback.   
Dr Cindy de Villiers
Qualified, Experienced, Authoritative, Innovative, Responsive, Registered Medical Doctor
Dr Cindy de Villiers
I am an experienced General Practitioner (Family Medicine Physician) having graduated from Stellenbosch University, South Africa in 1990. 

By 1996 I was well ensconced as a General Practitioner in New Zealand. However, over the years I became increasingly dissatisfied with what I could offer clients and indeed the whole medical system seemed broken to me, with an emphasis on pharmaceuticals that only ever seemed to (barely) control symptoms.
Through a series of life events, I was prodded to slowly start dipping my toe into alternative treatments for my family, my clients and myself. As I became aware of the potential of ortho-molecular, nutritional, epigenetic and indeed energetic modalities to enhance our health and our lives, there was no going back. I have since undertaken much formal and informal study in the areas of Functional & Integrative Medicine.

My approach to clients takes into account every facet of who they are and how they live their lives. For example I am only able to prescribe treatment for menstrual problems, if I am aware of other aspects such as diet and relationships. I gain great satisfaction from “peeling away the layers of the onion” that are the symptoms and conditions that clients’ present with, finding what works best to enhance their lives.

  •  Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.,Ch.B.)
  •  Fellowship of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (FRNZCGP)
  •  Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP)
  •  Fellowship Australasian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine (FACNEM)
  •  Bio-Balance Trained (Dr Bill Walsh)
  •  ph360 endorsed
  •  Australasian Integrative Medicine Association: AIMA
  •  Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine: ACNEM
  • The Australasian Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine: A5M
I hold practicing certificates to legally practice as a General Practitioner Specialist in New Zealand and Australia

Rose Middleton
Rose Middleton
I love working with people and supporting them in rediscovering how their bodies can come back to movement and wellness that is meaningful in their daily lives.

I’ve worked in health for nearly 40 years in New Zealand and overseas including experience in surgery and general practice through to injury management and rehabilitation. 

Personally, my challenges have been IBS and hormonal issues and the CAM approach has been the only thing that's provided me long term and sustainable change.

Over all these years of working with and observing myself and others and our bodies, I know that we all have the ability to change our health direction and to live well. 

I am stronger and more resilient and aging doesn't mean decline.

MN, IRYT, ph360 endorsed coach
Neil Middleton
Neil Middleton
10 years ago, my capacity was dropping below what was asked of me while growing an aviation industry SAAS company. A failed GP visit was the turning point (the govt funded guidelines and I had different objectives), where I found I needed to take more responsibility for myself. Empowered by a functional & integrative medical approach, I've transitioned from going backwards to exploring how much more capacity I can have.   

So far so good, but what's a software engineer doing in a functional medical practice?  

The medical and aviation industries are both customer facing with high regulatory, commercial risk, automation & privacy requirements.  However aviation in the last 20 years has driven down cost while increasing customer service and outcomes.  With health by contrast, costs are through the roof, the population is growing sicker and few doctors, nurses or clients are happy about the situation.  My role is to assist my medically trained colleagues to provide better alternatives for our clients, using cross-industry methodologies and tool-kits.

Pop Quiz:
Which university would you like your Functional & Integrative Medical Doctor to have attended?  
Dr Cindy de Villiers Medical School
University of Stellenbosch where Dr de Villiers graduated 
Example Online Medical School
Online University
Is a Functional & Integrative doctor really a doctor?
  •  Is the doctor currently registered with a Medical Council e.g. www.mcnz.org.nz/support-for-doctors/list-of-registered-doctors/?
  •  Does the doctor have relevant post-graduate qualifications in Integrative medicine e.g. ACNEM or AIMA or A5M or BioBalance?
  •  Can the doctor prescribe (e.g. Methylcobalamin B12 injection therapy), or access funded lab tests and registered doctor-only tests?
  •  Can the doctor administer IV Therapies?
  •  Can the doctor refer to specialists?
  •  Does the doctor attend a registered doctors peer group for collaboration around complex clients and meet CPD requirements?
  •  Is the doctor operating under the Health Act and legally responsible for Patient Privacy and barred from making misleading claims? 
  •  Has the clinic invested in robust, secure systems e.g. HIPAA compliant  and automation lab results and NHI lookups?
If the answer to any of these questions is "No", the Functional & Integrative doctor may not be a registered doctor with the associated qualifications, understanding and capabilities.

If it's important to have a relatable medical practitioner and it's important they are qualified, why not have both?

Dr de Villiers' fees are the same or less than some unregistered practitioners marketing themselves as Functional and Integrative doctors.
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