Functional Medicine in Oakland CA

Functional Medicine in Oakland addresses the root cause of disease, using a systems-oriented, patient-focused model and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership.

Rather than chasing an isolated set of symptoms, Functional Medicine doctors address the whole person. We spend time with our patients by taking a comprehensive history, and looking at the relationships between your lifestyle, environment and genetics. These factors influence long-term health and can contribute to chronic disease. By finding the root cause of your disease, we can use supplements and lifestyle changes to get you on the road to feel well for the long-term.

We focus on:

  • Gut health
  • Food sensitivities
  • Pain and inflammation
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Stress
  • Female hormones
  • Healthy weight
  • Mental wellness
  • Autoimmune conditions


At Core Wellness, we use the most advanced Functional Medicine testing including microbiome, adrenal and cortisol, and genomics. We apply the science to your individual plan to help you become well.

We work with patients over a period of 3-6 months in order to find the root cause of your issues and support you throughout your path to optimal health.



Dr. Carolyn Finnegan offers a 15 minute free consultation. This call is designed to hear a brief overview of your health history and ensure that we are a good fit for your wellness goals.

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"Yesterday was my 21st first day of school. These past 6 years I've had major anxiety, sweat so much and [because I'm a teacher] the orientations with parents are so hard on me. Plus, getting ready for school exhausted me. I mean to the point of coming home and not being able to get off the couch. I usually don't sleep the night before, but this year I did. This year I've been at school the week before school everyday for 7 hours, and I'm tired but not fatigued. I spoke to a group of parents yesterday and was a tad nervous but not like the previous years. Thank you for helping me get well. I know the road to health is long for me but now it's shorter. Thank you for being able to really treat me and not just try to put me on antidepressants or tell me that I'm just not believing I'll get well. Yes, that's what other doctors have said. You are making a difference. I'm getting my life back."

- Camellia H.

Core Wellness Functional Medicine
600 Grand Avenue #301
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 922-1579