Robert Hedaya, MD

Robert Hedaya, MD

IFM Certified Practitioner IFM Certified Practitioner

Practice Information

  • Consultations by Phone

Practice Location

E2814A6E-0D1F-4DCC-B107-7AA9AD796716 (240) 242-4461
(301) 320-8248

Information for Patients

From the practitioner: About My Practice

ROBERT J. HEDAYA, MD, ABPN, DLFAPA, IFMCP has been at the cutting edge of medical practice, psychiatry and psychopharmacology since 1979. With the publication of his first book, Understanding Biological Psychiatry (Norton, 1996) he pioneered the use of Functional Medicine in the Psychiatric field. Dr. Hedaya is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center, where has been awarded the “Teacher of the Year” on 3 occasions while teaching courses on Affective Disorders, Cognitive Therapy and PNIE (Psycho-neuro-immuno-endocrinolgy) since 1983. He is a faculty member at the Institute for Functional Medicine, author of two additional books, and has published various peer reviewed articles.

From the practitioner: What Patients Can Expect

Expect a very thorough and deeply personalized approach. The initial visit usually lasts 3.5 hours (or more in more complex situations) and includes a review of the history of the problem(s), partial physical exam, records review, computerized testing, and review of questionnaires. At the end of that visit, Dr. Hedaya will explain how he understands the development of the illness, what body systems are involved and what tests should be done. In discussion with Dr. Hedaya, you will decided whether the workup is done in steps or all at once. Your personalized treatment plan is developed based on the test results, clinical history, physical exam, and genetic network analysis. Recommendations are provided in writing each visit.

Medical Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Medical Conditions

  • Aging
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Chronic Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Depression, Anxiety or Bipolar Disorder
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Female Disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Infections (acute and chronic low-grade such as Lyme, Candidiasis etc.)
  • Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
  • Male disorders
  • Mercury and Heavy Metal Toxicity
  • Metabolic Syndrome (pre-diabetes, insulin resistance)
  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Stress-related Conditions
  • Thyroid, adrenal and other hormonal disorders

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Graduate School Education

SUNY at Buffalo, Georgetown University, and National Institute of Mental Health

Professional Associations

Present and Past: American Psychiatric Association, Washington Psychiatric Society, American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacologists, American Medical Association, Washington Psychiatric Society, The Endocrine Society, Metropolitan Washington Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, The Mid-Atlantic Environmental Medicine Network

IFM Coursework

  • Advanced Clinical Training: Reversing Cognitive Decline
  • Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice
  • Bioenergetics (formerly Energy) Advanced Practice Module
  • Environmental Health (formerly Detox) Advanced Practice Module
  • Hormone Advanced Practice Module
  • Immune Advanced Practice Module