Yousef Elyaman, MD
Dr. Yousef Elyaman is a highly accomplished and credentialed physician, with an impressive academic background that includes board certification in internal medicine and a cross-specialization in pediatrics. Additionally, he holds board certification in integrative medicine from the American Board of Physician Specialties. Moreover, Dr. Elyaman is one of the first graduates of The Institute for Functional Medicine, where he earned his certification in functional medicine. His expertise also extends to psychological trauma, and he holds certification from Spirit2Spirit Healing.
As the founder and medical director of Absolute Health, located in Ocala, Florida, Dr. Elyaman has implemented a successful functional medicine approach to insurance-based primary care with a team that includes doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and lifestyle educators. He also serves as Integrative & Functional Medicine Director of The Guest House, an esteemed trauma and substance abuse center in Ocala, Florida. Since 2020, he has been part of the executive board of the Marion County Medical Society, where he currently serves as secretary-treasurer, transitioning soon to the role of president-elect.
Dr. Elyaman’s expertise in integrative and functional medicine are evidenced by his being on the teaching faculty team at The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). In his role there, he lectures for their Cardiometabolic Advanced Practice Module; this experience has led him to speak at various organizations such as A4M (American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine) and Quest Diagnostics, to mention a few. His commitment to knowledge-sharing is further demonstrated by his leadership of the Functional Medicine Practitioners Forum, a widely popular Facebook group with active engagement from medical professionals around the world.
These accomplishments make Dr. Elyaman one of most experienced voices in primary care functional and integrative medicine today; his knowledge is sought out for its ability to combine cutting-edge research with evidence-backed clinical applications that can be used effectively in real-world patient care scenarios.