About Dr. Heldzinger

I am proud to offer a different kind of primary care medicine!

"I treat the root of the illness, not the symptom!"

A different kind of doctor

I work with my patients to help prevent and control diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease, through lifestyle changes, diet, exercise, sleep, and other natural approaches to health management.

My Vision

Our vision combines modern medicine and smart technology with a functional, whole-body approach that benefits every patient.

My Mission

Masking symptoms is never part of our treatment plan. We promise to work with you to identify the root cause and create a comprehensive plan. Our mission is always to improve your overall health while resolving your condition.

Get on the path to better health!

Your allies to a healthy life

Our board-certified doctor and care team are trained in functional medicine, nutrition, and all the things needed for the most optimal approach to your health.

Derek Heldzinger , MD

Founder and CEO

Dr. Heldzinger earned his medical degree from the University of Stellenbosch Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in Cape Town, South Africa. After finishing medical school, he became board-certified by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

In his over 30 years in medicine, he kept seeing a need for a medical practice that would support health, provide lifestyle options for prevention, and lead patients in making changes that would benefit them in the long run.

Lifestyle medicine was the answer. Every day the team works with patients to help them follow a healthy diet, get sufficient exercise and sleep, and maintain a healthy body weight to prevent chronic disease.

Elmamarie Heldzinger

BA, AS Ed Prim, Dip Ed JP, LMT, ACSM-EP

Starting on the journey to wellness Elmamarie obtained a Bachelor of Arts in both Education and Psychology, as well as an Associate degree in Primary Education and a diploma specializing in Junior Primary Education. From there, she become certified through the American College of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer and exercise physiologist. She also earned an associate degree in Medical massage from Hands On Medical massage with specialized training in Active isolated stretching with Aaron Mattes Stretching USA method.

Working with patients at Family Medical Center, she offers wellness, and mental health coaching as a way to bring balance and optimal health.

Elmamarie is a proud mother of 4 grown children and has been married for 36 years. Currently enrolled at Liberty University, she is working on a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology/ Mental Health Counseling.