Dr. Robert A. Duca, Jr. founded Virginia Diagnostic and Natural Medicine Clinic, P.C. in northern Virginia more than thirty years ago. He is a functional medicine practitioner and clinical nutritionist, with a primary practice in Dunn Loring, Virginia and a consulting practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Functional Medicine is a personalized and science-based approach to healthcare that focuses on identifying the underlying causes of disease and promoting optimal wellness. It utilizes patient-specific information, such as genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors, to create personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes. Clinical nutrition, on the other hand, focuses on the role of nutrition in health and disease, utilizing biochemical and physiological understanding to develop preventive and therapeutic strategies for specific health conditions.
Dr. Duca has a master’s degree in human nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and a doctor of chiropractic medicine degree from the National University of Health Sciences. He is a certified practitioner of the Institute for Functional Medicine, board-certified in clinical nutrition by the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, a board-certified internist by the American Board of Chiropractic Internists, and board-certified in sports medicine by the American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians. He has also been published in the medical literature on topics such as methylation, nutritional considerations in ADHD, Crohn’s Disease, and gastrointestinal disease. Dr. Duca is a fellow of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture and holds Advanced Practitioner Certification in the State of New Mexico. In the past, he has served as the president of the ACA Council on Diagnosis of Internal Disorders.
Welcome to Virginia Diagnostic Medicine! Our practice is dedicated to providing you with personalized, comprehensive healthcare. We offer a variety of services to help you maintain good health and manage any medical conditions you may have.
- Physical Examinations: Our team of healthcare professionals is trained to conduct thorough physical examinations to assess your overall health. We will review your medical history, perform a comprehensive physical exam, and order any necessary tests to help us diagnose and treat any medical conditions.
- Nutritional Evaluations: At our office, we understand the importance of a healthy diet and its role in overall wellness. We offer nutritional evaluations to assess your dietary habits and identify any deficiencies or imbalances. Our team can help you develop a personalized nutrition plan to achieve your health goals.
- Telemedicine: We understand that life can get busy, and it’s not always easy to make it to the doctor’s office. That’s why we offer telemedicine services, allowing you to connect with your healthcare provider from the comfort of your own home. Our telemedicine services include virtual consultations, follow-up visits, and prescription refills.
- Botanical Medicine: We believe in the power of natural remedies to complement traditional medicine. Our practice offers botanical medicine, a form of natural medicine that uses plant-based remedies to treat a variety of conditions. Our healthcare providers can recommend the best botanical medicine for your individual needs.
- Vitamin and Mineral Therapy: Our team offers vitamin and mineral therapy to help you maintain optimal health. We will assess your individual vitamin and mineral needs and provide supplements as necessary to ensure you’re getting the nutrients your body needs.
- EKG: An EKG, or electrocardiogram, is a test that measures your heart’s electrical activity. We offer EKG testing as part of our diagnostic services to evaluate your heart health.
- Poppies Vascar Evaluations: Poppies Vasca is a non-invasive screening tool that helps identify early signs of cardiovascular disease. Our healthcare providers offer poppies Vasca evaluations to assess your risk of heart disease and develop a personalized plan to help you maintain heart health.
- Neurofeedback: Neurofeedback is a form of therapy that uses real-time feedback to train your brain to function more efficiently. Our practice offers neurofeedback to help manage conditions such as anxiety, depression, and ADHD.
- Spirometry: Spirometry is a pulmonary function test that measures how well your lungs are functioning. Our healthcare providers offer Spirometry testing to diagnose and monitor lung conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and emphysema.
- Sleep Evaluation: A good night’s sleep is essential for good health, and our healthcare providers can help you identify any underlying sleep issues. Our practice offers sleep evaluation to assess for conditions such as sleep apnea, insomnia, and restless leg syndrome. We can provide treatment options such as lifestyle modifications, medication management, and referral for specialized care when needed.
We believe in a comprehensive approach to healthcare, and our team is dedicated to helping you achieve optimal health. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or learn more about our services.