Meet Dr. Isabel MD (Izzy)

Welcome; Thank you for visiting with myself and our Team @ I am thrilled to know that we have an opportunity to contribute and coach, “Healthy Lifestyle Habits” to you, and your loved ones.

I have been a medical doctor since 1991, now specialising in functional medicine …
Dr. Isabel’s coaching is based on functional medicine principles. Functional medicine addresses the root cause of disease, using a systems approach, and engages both the patient and the practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. Dr. Isabel shifts from the traditional disease-centered focus of medicine to a more patient–centered approach. She works to address you as a whole person, by looking at your lifestyle, nutrition,exercise, and self‐talk.


Before your visit you may be asked (for personal 1×1 coaching) to invest 30 minutes of your time to complete a questionnaire. During your coaching, you and Dr. Isabel’s Team will address areas of concern. After you leave, you will be given specific guidelines of action steps, nutritional coaching, targeted exercise insights, and affirmations to assist you in obtaining tremendous health, not just ok health.


FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE is the future of conventional medicine available now. It seeks to identify and address the root causes of disease, and views the body as one integrated system, not a collection of independent organs divided up by medical specialties. It treats the whole system, not just the symptoms.


Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.


Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.


Below are areas that her patients ask for assistance:

  • Bredesen Protocol/Cognitive Decline, Dementia and Alzheimers
  • Fat loss, especially when exercise and diet have had no real benefit.
  • Insomnia
  • Pre- Diabetes and Diabetes Type 2 Reversal
  • Depression
  • Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement
  • Nutrition
  • Gut challenges like bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, reflux and heartburn
  • Food allergies
  • Laughter health > laughter is the best medicine
  • Premenstrual tension
  • Menopause
  • Acne
  • Cholesterol management
  • Reducing high blood pressure
  • Detoxification


Isabel Bertran-­‐Hunsinger MD (affectionately called Dr. Isabel) training consists of the following:

  • University of Colorado Medical School, USA 1991
  • Southern Colorado Family Practice Residency, USA 1995
  • Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practice, NZ 2005
  • Member of the Institute of Functional Medicine, USA
  • Member of New Zealand Society of Integrative Medicine
Dr. Isabel offers informative seminars and corporate packages. Fees (GST inclusive) she has clients all over the world via phone/Skype coaching service.

* Telemedicine (Virtual Doctors) : If you are comfortable communicating with a medical doctor through technology.


Make a Difference. Love Unconditionally. Forgive Frequently.
Your friend; Izzy


izzy_and_familyDr. Isabel MD ( Izzy) lives with her husband and best buddy Michael, and their two beautiful daughters on the North Island of New Zealand. She is of Cuban-American descent, and has worked in the USA with the Navajo Indian nation, and Hispanic migrant workers in her medical duties. Isabel and her family moved to New Zealand in 2000, and they are all Kiwi citizens now.
Sweet As bro!
She has worked with the Maori and Pacific Island communities for 10 years. Isabel enjoys outdoor activities and walks on the beach with her family.