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about

Dr. Tortorice

Board-certified internist, Dr. Tortorice, believes in effective, individualized health care for all of his patients. Known as "The Diabesity Doc", he serves patients at his private practice, Bay Area Wellness Center, in Burlingame, CA.

The focus of his work revolves around a comprehensive approach to addressing the chronic diseases that face people today. Using on-site tests and health assessments, he gets personal with his patients. He digs to find out what each one needs as an individual and works with them to create their own program for improved health.

Education and Certifications

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University of Rome - M.D.

Dr. Tortorice received his medical degree from the Sapienza University of Rome in 1989. Upon relocating to the United States, he followed up with postgraduate studies at the Western Reserve Care System in Ohio.

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American Board of Internal Medicine (A.B.I.M)

The A.B.I.M is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world.

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Institute for Functional Medicine - Certified Practitioner

IFM believes health and vitality are essential to the human spirit. They work to advance the highest expression of individual health by advocating Functional Medicine as the standard of care. 

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Kresser Institute - ADAPT Framework Level One Practitioner

The ADAPT Practitioner Training Program provides foundational training in Functional Medicine, ancestral nutrition and lifestyle, and practice management.

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American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine - Membership

The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) is dedicated to the advancement of tools, technology, and transformations in healthcare that can detect, treat, and prevent diseases associated with aging.

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The Bale/Doneen Method Preceptorship Course

Completion of Bale/Doneen Method award and recognition of valuable contributions to the prevention of heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes