Dr. Angelika DeLoa, MD
Family Medicine Physician located in Medford, OR
Dr. Angelika DeLoa, MD, received her medical degree from Chicago Medical School and completed her internship and residency in Family Medicine with a rural emphasis in Olympia, WA.
Angelika has always been very interested in science and received her undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California at Berkeley. As she got into the practical side of medicine, Angelika was disappointed to see how traditional medicine focused on treating symptoms without overall regard for the long-term effects of the medications and interventions being prescribed. Once Angelika learned about functional medicine where she could focus on identifying the root cause of illness, and even more importantly, personalizing medical therapies, she knew she could never return to just practicing traditional medicine.
Angelika’s own personal health experience broadened her understanding of how traditional medicine may fall short in addressing true health. Angelika had the honor and privilege of being her husband’s kidney donor, but at the same time, watched him struggle with his health prior to the transplant. Although the transplant was a success, he is now forever at the mercy of the traditional medical establishment. He has to take many strong medications to maintain the donated kidney, further putting him at risk for serious diseases and more vulnerable to infections. Addressing basic health, and especially insulin resistance, will make a huge impact in the overall wellness of our community. This is one of the areas functional medicine is best at.
Angelika has worked in primary care, as well as in urgent care, but strives to offer a lot more – true wellness, health, and lasting quality of life to her patients.
In her spare time, Angelika enjoys walking and biking with her husband and Shih Tzu, cooking healthy foods, and doing her best to “walk the talk,” reading, and further educating herself in the art and sciences of medicine. Besides women’s health and hormone imbalance, she is also interested in neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, neuropathy, and their prevention.