Functional Medicine (Monterey, Capitola, & Telehealth)

If so, you’re in the right place! We serve people who want to:

  • Go beyond what conventional medicine alone has to offer
  • Stop taking pills to mask symptoms, and instead get to the bottom of why they feel out of whack
  • Trust their body’s ability to heal and thrive, now and for the future

If this resonates, then you are the right candidate for a Functional Medicine approach!

Functional Medicine for autoimmune health

You may have done your research: listened to podcasts, watched TikTok videos and Instagram reels, or consulted Dr. Google. The information can be confusing and overwhelming, and you may have wondered what is right for you. Here’s where we come in. You can stop spending your precious free time trying to diagnose and solve your health problems on your own. Let an expert help you determine what’s right, and safe, for you. We’ll help you restore your energy, clear your brain fog, even out your hormones, de-inflame your body, and boost your metabolism – all with a holistic Functional Medicine approach. Get ready to feel your best – after all, you have important things to do with your life!

How can Dr. Laura Paris help you with Functional Medicine?

In our practice, you will not experience rushed visits or prescriptions that band-aid your symptoms. Dr. Laura is an insightful health detective who takes the time to get to the bottom of why you are struggling. She orders investigative labs that provide insight into underlying body systems that need help, such as your gut microbiome, hormones, or blood sugar. Then she thoughtfully creates a holistic treatment plan that matches you personally. You’ll know exactly how to modify your lifestyle, diet, and supplements so that your body can heal and thrive. You can stop guessing and researching, and trust a well-trained expert with over 20 years of clinical experience helping people just like you.

Who is this a fit for?

If you’re willing and able to invest in your health and do the work, this is for you. “Work” means appointments every six weeks until goals are met, and homework on your own in between. Specifically, you are a person who is:

  • Motivated to make lifestyle modifications (in diet, exercise, sleep, and stress reduction) that serve your body mind, and spirit – so that you can be present and energetic for the people and passions in your life.
  • Eager to optimize your hormones (during times of menstrual cycles, trying to conceive, pregnancy, postpartum, perimenopause, and menopause) so that you can glide through all these female transitions while feeling your best.
  • Willing to invest in and take supplements that work and are right for you, with a full understanding of the why behind them.
  • Prepared to complete and pay for investigative labs that give important insight into your hormones, nutrient status, metabolism, immune system, gut health, and more. We rely on your actual data instead of guessing!

What does the process look like?

The key word is “process.” Functional Medicine is rarely a “one-and-done” appointment. It takes time to solve and heal multiple symptoms that have plagued you for months or years. Laura typically requests a follow-up visit every six weeks until you’ve reached your goals. We do offer “drop-in” appointments for those who prefer to come as needed, however, we highly encourage people to choose our monthly healing plan, which saves money and provides the means for transformative, deeper, consistent work with Laura. In addition, for women with autoimmune conditions, we have a special program called Road to Remission that also includes our health coach.

Who do we work with?

Dr. Laura works with adults of all ages, genders, races, and abilities. Her primary specialties include:

  • Menstrual cycles & hormones: PMS, PCOS, painful periods, endometriosis, fertility, pregnancy, postpartum, perimenopause, menopause.
  • Metabolism: weight, blood sugar, appetite, and insulin control.
  • Nutrition and gut: personalized nutrition, digestion & elimination, IBS, leaky gut, gut microbiome.
  • Immune system: autoimmunity, fibromyalgia, allergies, chronic infections, histamine, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and inflammation.
  • Energy production: thyroid, adrenals, mitochondria, sleep.

Any questions about who we work with? Please contact us or book a discovery call with Dr. Laura:

Work with us from anywhere in the United States. Or, locally in Capitola or Monterey, California. To learn more about Functional Medicine, click here and here.

Inclusions, fees, and policies


Fees include your appointment with Laura either in-person or on Zoom, PLUS Laura’s time to review your case prior and write up a clear and organized treatment plan afterward. After each appointment, brief follow-up questions on the patient portal are included at no additional charge. Laura typically requests a follow-up visit every six weeks until you’ve reached your goals.


We do take credit cards however we pass the 4% bank processing fees to you. Cash payments include cash, check, Venmo, Zelle, or PayPal.

  • New patient/12+ months since last visit: $350 cash, $364 credit
  • Return visit within 12 months: $295 cash, $307 credit
  • New patient: Per month is $280 cash, $291 credit – save $100!
  • Established patient: Per month is $250 cash, $260 credit – save $130!
  • We require all patients to have a current credit card on file. We never charge this card without prior notification.
  • New patient visits are charged at the time of booking unless cash payment is arranged.
  • Follow-up appointments are charged on the day of service.
  • Canceled appointments with less than 48 hours’ notice are charged 50% of the appointment fee (except for illness).
  • Missed appointments with no advanced notice are charged 100% of the appointment fee.

We do not take insurance for Functional Medicine appointments. However, if Laura is familiar with your plan we may be able to bill your insurance for an office visit. For everyone, we can provide a super bill that you can submit to your insurance for potential reimbursement. We do accept HSA payments.