Functional Medicine Doctor

Dr Stavroula Nikitopoulou –
GMC No 6092503

Discover a Holistic Approach to Your Health with the UK’s Leading Functional Medicine Doctor

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Functional Medicine Doctor

Tired of endless tests and treatments that don’t address the root cause of your health issues? Ready to take a proactive, personalized approach to wellness?

As a leading functional medicine doctor in the UK, I’m committed to helping you achieve optimal health and well-being through a personalized, holistic approach. With years of experience and a deep understanding of the complex interactions between your genes, environment, and lifestyle, I work closely with you to identify and address the root causes of your health concerns.

My functional medicine practice is built on a foundation of evidence-based, scientifically-validated methods. I believe in the power of collaborative, patient-centred care, and I take the time to listen to your unique story, concerns, and goals.

Together, we’ll develop a comprehensive treatment plan that not only alleviates symptoms but also promotes long-lasting, sustainable health improvements.

Whether you’re struggling with chronic conditions, autoimmune disorders, digestive issues, or simply want to optimize your overall health, I’m here to support you every step of the way. And with the convenience of online consultations via WhatsApp, you can access my expertise and guidance from anywhere in the UK.

Investing in your health is one of the most important decisions you can make. Let me help you unlock your body’s innate healing potential and guide you on the path to a healthier, more vibrant life.

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Dr Stavy

Dr Stavy has extensive experience as a GP, a prestigious Master of Science (MSc) in Holistic Medicine as well as qualifications in Functional Medicine, Classical Homeopathy and Acupuncture.

During her 15+ years of medical practice, she have successfully treated patients with conditions as diverse as infertility, thyroid disorders, hormonal dysfunction, heart disease, digestive disorders, food intolerances (children and adults), chronic fatigue, heavy metal toxicity, depression and other mental disorders.

In the preventive space, She has been managing patients’ health in the arenas of men women’s and children wellbeing and anti-ageing.

With her medical emphasis on prevention and wellbeing, Dr Nikitopoulou understands the importance of a personalised approach for every patient. Therefore, she is passionate about developing a close working relationship with her patients to enable a deep understanding of their needs and concerns in order to identify and deliver the best treatment protocol.

Her diagnostic approach is based on the latest and most advanced testing from laboratories worldwide, combined with detailed patient consultation to identify the health imbalances responsible for the disease. This approach ensures that the resulting treatment protocol delivers individualised self-care, dietary, supplementary and lifestyle recommendations for the restoration and promotion of health and wellbeing.

She has been running her private practice for the last 10 years internationally. In London, she consults in various Central London and also offers Online and phone Call consultations for international patients.

British General Medical Council (GMC No: 6092503), Hellenic Medical Association, Faculty of Homeopathy, Hellenic Medical Association of Classical Homeopathy, British.

Dr Stavy is treating a patient in her London Holistic and Integrative clinic

Her diagnostic approach focuses on the latest and most advanced laboratory testing (biological and genetic) combined with a detailed consultation to identify the health imbalances responsible for dis-ease. And based on her investigations the resulting treatment protocol provides individualized self-care, dietary, supplementary and lifestyle recommendations for the restoration and promotion of health and well-being.

How I Can Help You?

As a leading functional medicine practitioner in the UK, I bring a wealth of experience from both conventional and functional medicine and a passion for helping individuals like you achieve optimal health.

My Approach

My approach goes beyond simply managing symptoms. I believe in understanding the root causes of your health concerns, whether they stem from nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, environmental toxins, chronic stress, or other factors.

By addressing these underlying issues, we can create a solid foundation for lasting wellness.

My Expertise

Over the years, I’ve helped countless individuals overcome a wide range of health challenges, including:

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Autoimmune Conditions
  • Digestive Disorders (IBS, IBD, etc.)
  • Hormonal Imbalances (Thyroid, Adrenal, Sex Hormones)
  • Weight Management Issues
  • Mood Disorders (Anxiety, Depression)
  • And more

I’m committed to staying at the forefront of functional medicine research and education, ensuring that you receive the most up-to-date and effective care.

Your Personalized Treatment Plan

I understand that no two people are alike, which is why I create personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs and goals. We’ll work together to develop a comprehensive strategy that may include:

  • Targeted Nutritional Interventions
  • Lifestyle Modifications
  • Stress Management Techniques
  • Functional Lab Testing (if needed)
  • Supplement Recommendations

Your Path to Optimal Health

The benefits of taking a holistic approach is that we can address not only your physical symptoms but also your emotional and mental well-being. My goal is to empower you with the knowledge and tools you need to take control of your health and achieve a vibrant, fulfilling life.

JJ
17:28 17 Apr 24
Dr stavvy is the best! I Couldn’t recommend her enough! In 2021 I was at a point where I was going to need a life altering operation then I come accross dr Stavy and within 3/4 months I was back to my normal self and pregnant! All with natural and homeopathy treatments. I still have a routine check up with Dr Stavy to this day to make sure everything’s as it should be. I owe this lovely lady my life and she has changed my whole outlook on modern medicine. If I were ever to be sick again Dr Stavy would be the first person I would call before any doctor!!!
I recently had the pleasure of experiencing the exceptional care provided by the team at dr stavys clinic. The clinic offers a unique blend of homeopathy medicine and functional medicine providing holistic solutions to health concerns. What sets them apart is their personalised approach to care. Thank you dr stavy
Alkisti VAlkisti V
07:44 10 Apr 24
I first contacted Dr Stavy 8 months ago following a sinus infection. Ever since she has been helping me treat my chronic sinusitis and figure out the cause. She has been always available to answer my calls, questions and she is very patient and kind. With her help I stayed healthy during winter with a very strong immune system!
Katerina DerilaKaterina Derila
11:39 31 Mar 24
I would like to thank you for your excellent medical care and guidanceI am happy with Dr Stavy and highly recommend her as a Functional Medicine doctor
Kosta PapaKosta Papa
15:12 15 Mar 24
Dr. Stavy is exceptionally good. She is has helped me a lot throughout the years. She is patient, understanding and kind.A big thank you to the best doctor in London.
penny karaoulanipenny karaoulani
12:49 26 Nov 23
Dr. Stavy has a warm and compassionate bedside manner. She puts her patients at ease and makes them feel comfortable sharing their concerns. She is genuinely caring and shows empathy towards her patients’ struggles.My experience with her has been nothing short of exceptional. She keeps helping my son and I appreciate that. She is a dedicated and knowledgeable practitioner who truly cares about her patients’ well-being. I am grateful for her expertise and support, and I highly recommend her to anyone seeking a holistic and effective approach to healthcare.
Stavroula PaniaStavroula Pania
11:24 30 Nov 22
I am very grateful to Dr Stavy as she has helped my chronic health issues with such a professional attitude. One of the best functional doctors, with effectiveness in everything she does. She is an amazing person with great knowledge and always close to the patient. I definitely recommend Dr Stavy to everyone.
Nicola IhnatowiczNicola Ihnatowicz
16:06 21 Nov 22
Dr Stavy is outstanding. She takes incredible care to get to know her patients whole lives and how they change over time, and tailors her treatment accordingly. Her approach is genuinely life changing. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Sue HawardSue Haward
14:45 04 Sep 22
I have been in touch with Dr Stavy for 5 or 6 years now and find the Functional medicine approach very helpful. I’ve had ME for a long time and conventional medicine is only able to treat/suppress the symptoms whereas the tests I’ve done for Dr Stavy have helped pinpoint some of the causes of my symptoms. She is easy and sympathetic to talk to and always very encouraging. She feels like a friend and it is good to know that she is there to support me when needed. I have also found her homeopathic treatment helpful.
Dimitris PriftisDimitris Priftis
07:36 24 Aug 22
First of all I have to say that Dr Stavy is a wonderful person. She is so kind and trying always to help you. Our relation is very old since last decade and we are very happy to have her in our life. I started alone as a single person and now we are seeking her advice as a family. Even that she is not close to us, as she is living in UK, our relationship is very strong.
Lina MolfetasLina Molfetas
14:53 14 Aug 22
Dr. Stavy has been treating me since November 2020 and since my life has only been better. Her engagement with her patients, the professionalism, the genuine support and compassion make Dr. Stavy a special therapist that one can trust primarily as a human and definitely as a doctor. Highly recommended.
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Holistic Treatments

If you have a persistent medical condition and seek a partner in determining the root cause, please schedule a visit with me. I offer the following holistic healthcare services.

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Filling the gap between conventional and alternative health care, Functional Medicine takes a systemic, scientific and individualised approach to disease treatment and prevention

Suitable for use in all age groups, it’s a great side effect free treatment for a host of acute and chronic diseases. Homeopathy focuses on enhancing the body’s normal healing and self-regulatory processes.

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Acupuncture London

One of the oldest medical treatments it is used to treat a wide range of conditions. By inserting fine, sterile needles into the skin at energy points needles to balance the various systems in the body.

Primary Care  and General Health services are available to provide you with annual physicals & examinations, general wellness check ups, and care for acute conditions such as the common cold, allergies and the flu.

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Functional Medicine Doctor, London

Dr Stavy is a functional medicine doctor who consults in London (UK) out of Harley Street and through phone or Skype consultations for patients who are international or can’t travel to London.

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Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine used by different kinds of practitioners. Remedies utilized by homeopathic doctors may include essential oils, herbs and compounds, tinctures, massage, aromatherapy, or even acupuncture.

As with most medical professionals, homeopathic doctors have the opportunity to help people feel better in their bodies, and the emotional rewards of being able to do so are often great. Not all cases end happily, however, and there is stress and emotional investment associated with this career. Homeopathic doctors often are self-employed, and developing a patient base may be difficult. Many doctors are able to command high salaries, though hours may be long and irregular.

A Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) is required to become a homeopathic doctor, as is official licensure and experience in the field of health care. Listening, critical thinking, decision-making and complex problem-solving skills are also needed. A service-oriented attitude and familiarity with a variety of different software applications is also useful. 

 

Obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree

Graduating from a college or university with a bachelor’s degree is generally considered a prerequisite for admission to medical schools. While some students focus on a pre-medical curriculum in college, others major in a variety of other subjects. As long as certain prerequisites are met, medical schools usually are open to considering students with any educational background. Prerequisites include completion of specific maths, science and humanities courses and completion of a bachelor’s degree program with a certain GPA.

Attending Medical School

Homeopathic doctors have varying backgrounds. Some are medical doctors like Dr Stavy, while others are naturopaths, doctors of osteopathy or chiropractors. Schooling usually takes a minimum of four years to complete. However, many MD programs end up lasting eight years with the residency and/or internship requirements. Naturopathic medicine programs contain much of the same curricula as medical schools, with the inclusion of alternative medical practices, such as homeopathy.

What does a functional medicine doctor do?

The most important emphasis is placed on the primary prevention of disease (before the disease process has begun). There is much wisdom in the old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Once a disease process has started, a determination is made as to which core clinical function is imbalanced and responsible for causing it. Most functional imbalances can be addressed, some substantially improved (treated) and others completely returned to optimal function (healed). Rebalancing core clinical functions always has a significant positive impact on the health of the patient. A large toolbox of available interventions is evaluated and a customized treatment plan is applied for maximal impact on the underlying functionality.

Functional medicine expands the physician’s toolbox beyond pharmaceuticals and surgery. It also includes botanicals, supplements, therapeutic diets, exercise plans, functional neuro-rehabilitation, detoxification programs, stress management techniques and much more.

The functional medicine physician and patient become active partners. Such a partnership allows the patient to truly be in control of improving their health and achieving optimal wellness.

 

 

What is the difference between integrative and functional medicine doctors?

 

Various forms of alternative medicine, such as functional medicine and integrative medicine, have been quickly gaining popularity in the 21st century. Many believe that functional and integrative medicine is the future of medicine. Physicians are beginning to take a more holistic approach to treating patients, no longer just concentrating on treating disease. Although functional medicine and integrative medicine have similarities and overlaps in several areas,  there are a few factors that make each discipline unique.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is alternative medicine?

Alternative medicine encompasses a variety of therapeutic practices that are not typically part of conventional medical treatment. These methods aim to achieve holistic health by addressing physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Techniques often include herbal remedies, acupuncture, chiropractic care, and massage therapy. Alternative medicine focuses on treating the root cause of health issues rather than just symptoms, emphasizing natural and preventive care. It offers patients different risk free options for managing and improving their health through non-traditional means.

What is the difference between integrative and alternative medicine?

ntegrative medicine combines conventional medical treatments with complementary therapies, aiming for a holistic approach to patient care. It focuses on treating the whole person, including physical, emotional, and lifestyle factors. Alternative medicine, on the other hand, refers to treatments used instead of conventional medicine. These therapies are often rooted in traditional or natural practices and are not typically integrated with standard medical care. Integrative medicine blends both approaches, while alternative medicine stands apart from conventional methods.

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine focuses on identifying and treating the root causes of health issues. It combines conventional medical practices with alternative treatments to create a personalized approach to healthcare.

How is functional medicine different from conventional medicine?

Functional medicine looks at the body as a whole, considering all factors that influence health, including genetics, environment, and lifestyle. Conventional medicine often focuses on treating symptoms rather than underlying causes.

What conditions can functional medicine treat?

Functional medicine can address a wide range of chronic conditions, including autoimmune diseases, digestive disorders, hormonal imbalances, and more. It’s also effective for preventive care and overall wellness.

What should I expect during my first consultation?

During your first consultation, we will discuss your medical history, lifestyle, and any current health concerns. Advanced diagnostic tests may be recommended to gain a comprehensive understanding of your health status.

How do online consultations work?

Online consultations are conducted via secure platforms like WhatsApp or Zoom. You will receive the same level of care as in-person visits, with the convenience of accessing it from anywhere in the UK.

How long does it take to see results?

The timeline for seeing results varies depending on the individual and the specific health issues being addressed. Some patients notice improvements within a few weeks, while others may take several months.

Are functional medicine treatments covered by insurance?

Coverage varies depending on your insurance provider and plan. It is advisable to check with your insurer to understand what is covered.

Can functional medicine be combined with conventional treatments?

Yes, functional medicine can complement conventional treatments. It aims to enhance overall health and can be integrated with other medical approaches for a comprehensive care plan.

How do I book an appointment?

You can book an appointment through our website, by calling our clinic, or by contacting us via WhatsApp. Both in-person and online consultation options are available.

Do you offer follow-up support?

Yes, follow-up support is a crucial part of our care. We offer regular check-ins and adjustments to your treatment plan as needed to ensure optimal progress.

Is functional medicine suitable for children?

Yes, functional medicine can be tailored to suit the unique needs of children, addressing issues such as allergies, asthma, ADHD, and more.

For any further questions or to book a consultation, please contact us directly.

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