The Experience

At Panacea Biomedical, your initial consult will take a minimum of 90 minutes. It is not uncommon for the initial appointment to last longer, up to 3 hours. Dr. Marcelo will create a timeline of your mental, emotional and physical health from birth to present day. Topics that will be addressed:

  • Inherited factors: family history, genetics, maternal preconception
  • Acquired factors: birth history, infant nutrition, development
  • Triggering Events: “health never the same moments” due to injury, trauma, procedures, biochemical exposures, etc.
  • Perpetuators: current factors that contribute to dysfunction (lifestyle, diet, medication, environmental exposure, stressful event, or emotional state).
  • Lifestyle Factors: Sleep, Relaxation, Exercise, Nutrition, Stress, Relationships
  • Medical, Surgical, Social and Family History
  • Allergies
  • Medications
  • Supplements


After your baseline clinical history is discussed, Dr. Marcelo would then discuss any necessary testing required to create a personalized road map to health.

A roadmap to health, in the context of root cause medicine, refers to a comprehensive plan outlining the steps necessary to achieve optimal health and well-being. This plan is developed based on the findings of the functional medicine consultation and typically includes recommendations for dietary changes, supplementation, lifestyle modifications, stress management techniques, and other interventions aimed at addressing the underlying causes of health issues and promoting long-term wellness.

What will make your roadmap unique is Dr. Marcelo’s innovative approach to healthcare that blends principles of bioregulatory, functional, and regenerative medicine.

Approximately one month after your initial consultation, you will have your first follow-up appointment. This appointment is often just as lengthy as your first appointment. Your initial testing will be discussed in detail and preliminary suggestions outlined for your care. After this meeting, expect to receive a custom care plan within 24-72 hours depending on the complexity of your case.

Your third consultation is typically approximately 6 weeks from the day you start your customized care plan. Future visits from this point will likely stretch much longer periods of time, and very from 3 to 6 months apart, unless clinically indicated otherwise.