Bianca Chiara, MD
Functional Medicine • Primary Care • Women’s Health
I am a board-certified Family Medicine physician, completing my entire education, pre-k through medical residency, in my home state of New Jersey. Being raised by a chiropractor father and homemaker mother who cooked three meals a day from scratch, I was exposed to integrative healthcare practices and learned about the importance of nutrition and “food as medicine” at a young age.
As I started my private practice, I realized my conventional medical training left me feeling void of the ability to truly help those with chronic illness and provide substantial preventative health strategies. In 2010 I started my journey with The Institute for Functional Medicine, an AMA accredited organization, offering evidence-based training for physicians in this field termed “functional medicine.” I knew very quickly that I had found my path to answer the questions my traditional training had failed to address.
Today I am extremely proud to be a certified functional practitioner, with what I believe are the tools to help patients uncover the root causes of their medical issues, as well as try to alleviate dependence on not only pharmaceuticals, but on myself, and all medical providers. I strongly believe in the patient-practitioner partnership and equal responsibility of both parties in the pursuit of health.