MARK HYMAN, MD

Mark Hyman, MD, believes that we all deserve a life of vitality—and that we have the potential to create it for ourselves. That’s why he is dedicated to tackling the root causes of chronic disease by harnessing the power of Functional Medicine to transform healthcare. Dr. Hyman and his team work every day to empower people, organizations, and communities to heal their bodies and minds, and improve our social and economic resilience.

Dr. Hyman is a practicing family physician, a ten-time #1 New York Timesbestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in his field. He is the Director the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. He is also the founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center, chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine, a medical editor of The Huffington Post,and was a regular medical contributor on many television shows including CBS This Morning, Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, and The View, Katie and The Dr. Oz Show.

Dr. Hyman works with individuals and organizations, as well as policy makers and influencers. He has testified before both the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the Senate Working Group on Health Care Reform on Functional Medicine. He has consulted with the Surgeon General on diabetes prevention, and participated in the 2009 White House Forum on Prevention and Wellness. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa nominated Dr. Hyman for the President’s Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health. In addition, Dr. Hyman has worked with President Clinton, presenting at the Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters, Achieving Wellness in Every Generation conference and the Clinton Global Initiative, as well as with the World Economic Forum on global health issues. He is the winner of the Linus Pauling Award, The Nantucket Project Award, and was inducted in the Books for Better Life Hall of Fame, and the Christian Book of the Year Award for The Daniel Plan

Dr. Hyman also works with fellow leaders in his field to help people and communities thrive—with Rick Warren, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Dr. Daniel Amen, he created The Daniel Plan, a faith-based initiative that helped The Saddleback Church collectively lose 250,000 pounds.  He is as an advisor and guest co-host on The Dr. Oz Show and is on the board of Dr. Oz’s HealthCorps, which tackles the obesity epidemic by educating American students about nutrition. With Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. Michael Roizen, Dr. Hyman crafted and helped introduce the Take Back Your Health Act of 2009 to the United States Senate to provide for reimbursement of lifestyle treatment of chronic disease. And with Tim Ryan in 2015, helped introduce the ENRICH Act into Congress to fund nutrition in medical education. Dr. Hyman plays a substantial role in a major film produced by Laurie David and Katie Couric, released in 2014, called Fed Up, which addresses childhood obesity. Please join him in helping us all take back our health at www.drhyman.com, follow him on Twitter and on Facebook and Instagram.

Some of the conditions Dr. Hyman Specializes in

  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD, ADHD
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Diabesity (Metabolic Syndrome, Pre-Diabetes, Insulin Resistance)
  • Digestive Disorders (IBD, IBS, GERD/Reflux)
  • HPA dysfunction
  • Heart Health
  • Hormone Balance
  • Thyroid and Adrenal Disorders
  • Lyme Disease

Testimonials

This note is for Dr. Hyman and for the staff, all of whom have changed my life dramatically, given me back my health, my body, my natural level of contentment, and my ability to engage vibrantly with everything and everyone in my life. I came to the Ultrawellness Clinic in August of 2011 in desperation. I had been deteriorating ever since surgery for thyroid cancer in 2000. I was sophisticated in the world of doctors (my ex belonged to the tribe) and ran from one to the other; every one of them ...
~ Lea F.
I discovered The UltraWellness Center and the concept of Functional Medicine during my quest for answers after being debilitated for almost a year with no clear diagnosis. It was the best decision and a game changer for me that set me on a path to discovery, recovery, and vitality. Dr. Hyman and his entire staff are caring, positive, and very thorough. They have inspired, encouraged, and diligently cared for me throughout my long and sometimes difficult road to healing. There is a tremendous dif...
~ Jill Tomlinson
This note is for Dr. Hyman and for the staff, all of whom have changed my life dramatically, given me back my health, my body, my natural level of contentment, and my ability to engage vibrantly with everything and everyone in my life. I came to the Ultrawellness Clinic in August of 2011 in desperation. I had been deteriorating ever since surgery for thyroid cancer in 2000. I was sophisticated in the world of doctors (my ex belonged to the tribe) and ran from one to the other; every one of them told me I was fine. But I felt like I was eighty years old, dragged myself to work and to fulfill obligations and had energy for little else. This was complicated by an undiagnosed piriformis syndrome so that, with further general deterioration, I also could hardly walk half a block. I saw Dr. Hyman’s name mentioned in a NYT Magazine article as the doctor of a woman who had a benign tumor all over her body which could turn malignant on a dime. She wrote books and devoted her life to her health. Ah, I thought, she has done all the research for me. I read up about Dr. Hyman and his approach, and made an appointment. Because I had not felt well for so long, I kept all of my blood work religiously. I had perhaps 15 years worth arranged chronologically which I would bring to my first appointment with a new doctor. At best, they looked at the more recent bloodwork. When I showed Dr. Hyman my two inch thick loose leaf, he said, “Excellent,” with an expression of true delight, read through every page right there in front of me and made notes on the pages as well. At one point he asked me, who is so and so? Why did he have you take such and such a test and not tell you, you had this and this. Then based on the tests I had been asked to take in preparation for my appointment (perhaps with the help of the information I also had provided), Dr. Hyman told me I had a leaky gut, very high levels of lead and mercury, a gluten intolerance, homocysteinemia, a cryptosporidium and a variety of vitamin and mineral deficiencies. In the notes he prepared for me listing 13 or so issues, he indicated the treatment, dosage and brand of supplement I should take where indicated, and the date of the next time I should test for this issue. When it was close to the testing date, I was contacted by the office and test materials were sent out to me. When I saw Dr. Hyman for my next appointment, he had all the data in front of him to see my progress and to think through adjustments to my treatment as called for. Within weeks of following Dr. Hyman’s instructions, I found myself living in a new body, or better, I found myself back in my original vibrant body! A habitual mood of contentment returned replacing a sense of void and emptiness that would come and go. Fatigue left. After ten long years of deterioration, I suddenly had energy, not just to drag myself to work, but to live, to enjoy, to engage in new projects, spend time with family and friends. It was a miracle. I had forgotten one could feel like this! I don’t know if I ever knew one could feel like this. And as I searched my shelves at mealtime for anything and everything nutritionally dense that I might add to my meal or salad, seventeen pounds slipped away never to return. But the magic was bigger than just Dr. Hyman, his unassuming manner, smile, attention and approach to medicine. There was a team standing behind and with Dr. Hyman. I worked most closely with Maggie, with Susan and Jamie but have been in touch with many on the staff. Working with you guys, is different from working with any other fancy New York doctor (I live in New York). I could email in a question for my nurse (Susan) or for my nutritionist (Maggie). I wrote detailed food diaries for Maggie which we reviewed together to optimize the ways I eat, all in the context of my medical issues and care. As issues came up, big and little, I emailed Jamie. When I drove up to Lenox for my appointments, I was welcomed, not as a patient or client or consumer of some sort, but from the heart. Where on this planet can one find care like this? Recently I had a call. The team must have been reviewing patient medications against recent tests and called to ask me to take another thyroid test to verify the correct dosage of the medication I am taking. Never have I received a call like this, unconnected to a particular visit; just part of a smart and conscientious review and follow up of data. I have brought all I learned from Dr. Hyman and the team to my family. I have five kids and eighteen grandchildren. When I visit them in Houston, in Chicago and in Baltimore, each grandchild tells me his or her favorite fruit or vegetable. Then we shop for these treasures. After that we prepare for our fruit and vegetable party, which can include reading up about the benefits of this favorite item and drawing pictures and hanging them on the walls. When I come, the kids all look forward to these parties! My journey with Dr. Hyman and all of you has brought so much to all the members of my family! At a recent appointment with Dr. Hyman he made the point that before sixty, one can get away with eating right but that after sixty, exercise is critical. I took him at his word. In New York I take a weekly hour long gaga class (a form of movement developed by the choreographer Ohad Naharin). I write now from Israel where I have come to do take gaga classes for one month. I take 14 classes and walk an addition 12 hours to get to class every week. I am 66 and brimming with energy. None of my friends are engaging physically to this extent. I would not trade this vitality with any billionaire who lacked it!
~ Lea F.
I discovered The UltraWellness Center and the concept of Functional Medicine during my quest for answers after being debilitated for almost a year with no clear diagnosis. It was the best decision and a game changer for me that set me on a path to discovery, recovery, and vitality. Dr. Hyman and his entire staff are caring, positive, and very thorough. They have inspired, encouraged, and diligently cared for me throughout my long and sometimes difficult road to healing. There is a tremendous difference between being "treated" for a medical condition and being "empowered" to overcome it. I am forever grateful for my doctor and team that have empowered me throughout each step of this journey. Functional Medicine is the way to go if you are serious about getting to the root of your physical issues, and I cannot recommend a better team that The UltraWellness Center Team!
~ Jill Tomlinson

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