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Tampa , FL

Who We Are

We are a community of health professionals passionate about root cause medicine in
 Tampa, FL

Local Events

Learn about our regular in-person & virtual events.

About the Hosts- Destiny Marchitto & Aurora Hefler


My name is Destiny Marchitto (pictured left) and when I started working for Ortho Molecular Products over 13 years ago, I had no idea how much my life would change. Over these 13 years I got married and have become the mother to three fun and amazing boys. With all the education I have received from Ortho along with working with integrative practitioners it has completely changed how my family is treated medically and for that, I will be forever grateful.

I love the relationships I have built over the years with my practitioners and am hopeful that this Functional Forum community will further expand that circle and advance integrative medicine in the Tampa area. I hope you join our Functional Forum Group and take this journey with us.

Hello, I am Aurora Hefler (pictured right). I am an Account Executive with Ortho Molecular Products in Orlando, Florida. I currently live in Maitland, FL with my husband and our two golden retrievers. My passion for preventive medicine stems from losing my father to stage 4 prostate cancer in 2017. He was the picture of health from the outside. Unfortunately, his cancer was found once it had already turned into stage 4.

Knowing what I know today, a better relationship and more personalized care from his providers would have benefited him and potentially intercepted the warning signs that would have come before stage 4. After losing him, it became very clear to me how important the provider and patient relationship is.

Through this community it's my goal to help bring providers together and give them an opportunity to help one another with the many challenges you have every day. It is my hope that these connections will help strengthen and expand the preventative/functional medicine approach throughout Florida.


Upcoming Events

Stay in the know on upcoming events—check out our Events Calendar!

Why You Should Join Our Community


Healthcare practitioners and clinicians, you are not alone.

Since 2014, the Functional Forum has been the place where likeminded healthcare professionals have come together to learn, build their communities and enhance patient care and practice management. As a branch of the Functional Forum, our community provides a space for functional integrative healthcare professionals from all disciplines to thrive and catalyze the transformation of medicine.

Clinicians join this community so they can meet likeminded practitioners and:

  • Gain trustworthy referrals
  • Expand their clinical toolboxes with exclusive resources and information
  • Brainstorm with peers on patient cases
  • Gain access to thought leaders in the industry
  • Connect with new patients
  • Learn best practices for running a modern practice

Who can become a member?

This is an inclusive community of health professionals passionate about root-cause care.

  • Conventionally trained practitioners interested in functional integrative medicine
  • Generalists (primary care, family medicine)
  • Integrative Medicine (chiropractors, acupuncturists, physical therapists, dentists)
  • Specialists (psychiatrist, pediatrician, cardiologist, etc.)
  • Food focused practitioners (registered dieticians, nutritionists)
  • Lifestyle medicine, precision medicine and naturopathic medicine practitioners
  • Health coaches
  • Medical stakeholders
  • Digital health entrepreneurs

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“Building local communities of integrative practitioners around the world is the most important next step for the reinvention of medicine” 

- James Maskell, Founder of the Functional Forum

Questions? Contact your local host.