About the Hoffman Centre for Integrative and Functional Medicine
The Hoffman Centre for Integrative and Functional Medicine is a private medical centre that specializes in assessing and treating complex and treatment-resistant health concerns that have not been adequately resolved through previous attempts at resolution.
Most patients present with a known diagnosis or multiple symptoms that appear unrelated, have done many different tests, and have seen many different practitioners including but not limited to traditional medical specialists, naturopaths, chiropractors and other functional medicine doctors.
Dr. Hoffman and his team have developed a strong reputation for being able to effectively sort through all the different workups to date, identify additional testing that is required to reach a differential diagnosis, and assist patients with formulating a well delineated roadmap to restore health.
Dr. Hoffman treats a wide variety of different conditions and has specialized expertise in mast cell activation syndrome- (MCAS - a recent co-author on a ground-breaking paper with Dr. Afrin), mold illness and chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS) illness (Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker certified), Lyme and co-infections (ILADS trained), Autism and related conditions (DAN and MAPS certified), Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease (Bredesen certified), mental health conditions (including anxiety, depression, schizophrenia) (William Walsh trained), hormonal imbalances (bio-identical hormone replacement therapy A4M board certified), IV and chelation therapies (ACAM trained and certified) nutritional imbalances (MSc in Nutrition, University of S. Florida) traumatic brain injury and cognitive decline (Mark Gordon, QEEG, neuro and biofeedback trained), family constellation therapy (Mark Wolynn and Dietrich Klinghardt certified), Demartini Method (DeMartini certified), inflammatory and autoimmune dysregulation, allergy and cancer support, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, and other complex and treatment-resistant conditions.
Facts to Know
- Dr. Hoffman is currently the only Shoemaker trained qualified mold illness (CIRS) specialist in Canada.
- Dr. Hoffman holds a Master Degree in Clinical Nutrition.
- Dr. Hoffman has the only private lab in Canada that uses a refrigerated centrifuge that is essential to take blood and urine for the work up of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) and the only lab that tests for all of the mast cell markers as recommended by Dr.Afrin.
- Dr Hoffman is a member of Dr. Afrins MasterMind group of practitioners who communicate on a daily basis on multiple issues related to patients with MCAS.
- Dr. Hoffman pioneered the setting up in Canada of U.S. labs needed to assist in diagnosing mold inflammatory conditions (known as CIRS). He was also the first physician to set up the use of NeuroQuant MRI to study the brain effects of mold illness and Lyme disease.
- Dr. Hoffman has post-graduate training in hormone replacement therapy (HRT), being board-certified and having a Fellowship in HRT therapies with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M).
- Dr Hoffman is a certified practitioner in the ReCode Bredesen system of treating cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease.
- Dr Hoffman is the medical director of the Brain Treatment Centre of Alberta and actively incorporated QEEG and NeuroQuant MRI findings in his treatment of patients
- Dr Hoffman has completed his training with the Defeat Autism Now (DAN) training academy and has completed his training as a MAPS practitioner.
- Dr Hoffman has completed the training with WiIllaim Walsh and utilizes the principles as taught by Dr Walsh in his treatment of mental health illness
- Dr. Hoffman sees patients from all over the world.
- Dr. Hoffman has been a member of ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) for over 15 years.
- Dr Hoffman has trained extensively in Family Constellation Therapy and is presently the only physician actively employing this therapy in his treatment of patients
- Dr. Hoffman is the creator of the 7 Stages of Health and Transformation model of understanding different layers and levels needed to fully explore the complexity of patients health care issues. This model forms the foundation to his approach to care.
About our Clinic
We aspire to empower you to become an active member of your healthcare team!
Your involvement in the process of your health restoration is crucial to the success and the outcome you envision, and we are excited to include you as the newest member of your healthcare team.
During your time with us, Dr. Hoffman will provide you with background reading information, current research articles, and articles he has written on various aspects of healthcare pertinent to your case. To assist you in becoming adept at the medical aspects of your treatment, Dr. Hoffman has condensed his diagnostic and treatment approach into a lecture series for your convenience. This lecture series will allow you a deeper understanding of how you can maximize your health potential.
We cater to patients who desire to self-master their health issues and to make health their primary and highest value. We will not only address your immediate health concerns but also create your personalized long-term health care plan.
By the end of our collaboration, most of our patients are not only capable of navigating their own healthcare needs, but become self-sufficient, educated advocates and active participants in their own wellness and life goals.
Welcome on board!
About Dr. Bruce Hoffman
Dr. Hoffman is board-certified and has a fellowship in anti-aging medicine as well as master’s degree in clinical nutrition. He is also a certified functional medicine practitioner. In addition to his clinical training, Dr. Hoffman has studied with many of the leading mind-body and spiritual healers of our times, including Deepak Chopra, Paul Lowe, Osho, Ramesh Balsekar, and Jon Kabat-Zinn. He has shared the stage with Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. John F. Demartini, and he continues to spread his inspiring vision of healing and wellness with audiences and patients around the world.