Chicago Functional Medicine

With integrative and functional medicine, we solve health problems by getting to the root of them. We look deeper than other physicians have, evaluating nutrition, lifestyle, and comprehensive in-depth lab testing to understand your symptoms and create a personalized plan to help you feel better.

We combine the best of modern medicine and holistic care so you get results. We can help with:

✔️ Fatigue

✔️ Depression & anxiety

✔️ Hormone imbalance

✔️ Perimenopause & menopause

✔️ Infertility, PCOS & endometriosis 

✔️ Weight gain

✔️ Insomnia

✔️ Hair loss & thinning

✔️ Thyroid conditions

✔️ Digestive problems

✔️ Bloating, gas & constipation

✔️ Autoimmune disease

✔️ Fatigue

✔️ Depression & anxiety

✔️ Hormone imbalance

✔️ Perimenopause & menopause

✔️ Infertility, PCOS & endometriosis 

✔️ Weight gain

✔️ Insomnia

✔️ Hair loss & thinning

✔️ Thyroid conditions

✔️ Food sensitivities & digestive problems

✔️ Bloating, gas & constipation

✔️ Autoimmune diease

Serving The Chicagoland Area

You can receive care on your terms – without the commute, parking headache, and cold waiting rooms.

Whether you are located in the heart of Chicago or the surrounding suburbs, we invite you to book an appointment.

Feel like yourself again. Here is how:

Work together to restore your health

Jumpstart your health with our 6-month Health Reset Program.

You will meet with your doctor via video from the comfort and privacy of your home or office. Commit to yourself, and we’ll commit to you.

Get results quickly

During your Health Reset Program, you’ll dive into your symptoms, history, nutrition, and lifestyle. 

By doing in-depth lab testing, we can make targeted recommendations and figure out the root cause of your symptoms.

Keep going

Enroll in time-based care packages to continue your relationship with your doctor.

Add on time with our nutritionists and health coaches who will work together to get you feeling your best. Customize your care by building a team based on your needs.

Your care is 100% risk-free

If you are not completely happy with your initial consultation, we’ll refund you 100%.

Meet Our Chicago Area Functional Medicine Doctor

Dr. Alicia McCubbins, ND

Naturopathic Medicine & Functional Fertility

Clinical Experience: 10+ years of practicing naturopathic and functional medicine in primary care and specializing in fertility, anxiety & depression, hormones & thyroid, and digestive health.

Existing patients please use the Vytal Health portal to schedule appointments

About Alicia

  • Over 10 years of clinical experience as a primary care physician
  • Expert in natural fertility solutions
  • Undergraduate degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison: Dietetics
  • Doctorate degree from National University of Natural Medicine: Portland, OR (Honors in Research: Detoxification Methods)


Areas of Expertise

Anxiety and depression – In the most recent years of my practice, I’ve seen a spike in the number of my patients who struggle with anxiety and depression. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a big factor in this.

Digestive health – This is the cornerstone of naturopathic medicine. We now have plenty of information to confirm that the gut truly is your “second brain.” From your immune system to your adrenal function, addressing your digestive health is crucial in getting to the bottom of whatever health problems you’re facing.

Hormones and thyroid – Hormones are little messengers in our bodies that tell our bodies how to live. Whether it is your sex hormones that make you fertile and vibrant or your stress hormones that help you escape danger, their job is to re-program your body to meet the current needs of your environment. An imbalance can cause weight gain, fatigue, hair loss, unstable moods, and so much more. I focus on figuring out what is out of balance and why, and then help you get back in balance!

Fertility – Holistic fertility is about so much more just treating eggs and sperm. Creating life requires supporting the overall health of both partners, not just your reproductive systems!

Alicia's Patients Love Her!


Vytal Health

Vytal Health is a telemedicine company that brings you whole person health to the comfort of your home or office. Our model allows you to say goodbye to the waiting rooms, rushed appointments, and leaving without answers. All our physicians are trained in functional medicine and in creating personalized treatment plans specific to you and your needs. Our services include virtual appointments, in-home lab testing and personalized supplements. We help get to the root cause of your health problems, find you answers, and partner with you to help you feel good and stay healthy.

We approach whole person health through Functional Medicine. This is an approach to health care that focuses on solving your health problems by identifying the root cause, rather than covering your symptoms with prescriptions. It requires a detailed understanding of your health history, along with personalized, in-depth testing. Treatment approaches address lifestyle factors and use natural approaches first, then medications if needed.

Finding the right doctor is the first step in the process of getting started with Vytal Health. You’re more than welcome to view our clinicians profiles to learn more about them and to see if they are a good fit. We recommend setting up a call with one of our care concierge specialists who can help direct you in selecting the right doctor for you. Simply book a call with them using this link and they’d be happy to help answer your questions!

All our consultations are done over video visits (much like FaceTime or Skype). We respect your time. There is no need for you to drive long distances, interact with multiple clinic staff, and sit in a crowded waiting room.

The most important skill that functional medicine physicians have to uncover the underlying root causes of your health problem is their ability to listen, and this can be conveniently completed via video visits.

In order to keep our price for care as low as possible, we forgo those crowded waiting rooms and multiple staff.

And another perk of video visits is that you get living-room access to experts from across the country who have years of experience helping people, just like you, regain their energy, improve their sleep, get rid of their brain fog, lose weight, and feel healthy! If your physician believes you need to be seen in person for an exam, they will help you arrange for this form of care.

Yes! Vytal Health is a great space for both men and women to receive whole person care. All of our physicians are able to treat men, however, Dr. Ash May is our men’s health specialist.


When it comes to your health, we know that an on-going relationship with the right doctor makes all the difference. We want to encourage you to meet regularly with your Vytal Health physician and get the attention you deserve. For that reason, we designed a 12-month membership so you and your doctor can define your care plan over a year.

Yes! We understand this is a new way to experience health care for many people and we want you to feel confident this is the right option for you.

If you don’t love your initial consultation, we’ll refund it 100%.

After your initial consultation, you can decide whether you want to proceed with a membership. If you decide to join, we’ll help you pick the best plan for your needs.

You can cancel your membership at any point during your one-year subscription. Simply notify your care concierge of your desire for cancellation. There is no cancellation fee.


You can directly and securely message your physician through our patient portal. However, if the question or request is deemed too complicated to be addressed via messaging, your physician may prefer that you schedule an appointment. 

Our physicians typically respond to messages within 24-48 business hours, and your support team responds even quicker.


We believe it is important to work for our patients, not for their insurance companies. That’s why we do no accept insurance and are able to provide the level of care that our patients want. Many of our patients choose to pay for their care using HSA/FSA dollars.

We will however, work to find ways to utilize your insurance when we can for things like labs, ultrasounds, prescriptions, and referrals.

With telemedicine on the rise, some individuals are finding coverage for telemedicine services and we are happy to provide you a superbill (paperwork to submit to your insurance) to file a claim. Just let your care concierge know you would like a superbill for your services after your visit with your Vytal Health physician.

You can use your HSA or FSA for our medical visits as well as our lab tests and supplements.

With our personalized approach to providing you care, our lab costs will range. Our patients typically spend $100-$500 on in-home lab testing, however, some lab testing can be done at your local lab, using your insurance. 

Our care concierge team is ready to assist you in finding the most affordable option for you with your lab testing. 

Note: We know lab results are important in finding answers to your health concerns so we include a credit that can be used towards at-home lab test kits as a part of your membership with Vytal Health.

We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. You can cancel or reschedule your appointment right from your appointment confirmation email. You can also send a message to your care concierge, email us at, or call us at (855) 998-4900. 

If prior notification is not given, you will be charged $100 for your missed appointment or if you are a member, we will deduct scheduled duration of your appointment from your annual total time. 


If you’ve ever tried to discuss your fatigue, mood changes, gut issues, or difficulty sleeping with your doctor and walked out with a stack of prescriptions, you are not alone. There is simply not enough time in a rushed medical visit to be helpful for many kinds of health problems, especially those that require digging a little deeper. 

Many doctors simply aren’t trained to provide this level of care. We find this approach as frustrating as you do–so we set out to fix it. At Vytal Health, our physicians have the training, compassion, and curiosity to understand your symptoms in depth, take the time to listen, and get you on the path to feeling healthy again.

All our consultations are done over video visits (much like FaceTime or Zoom). We respect your time. There is no need for you to drive long distances, interact with multiple clinic staff, and sit in a crowded waiting room.

If your physician believes you need to be seen in person for an exam, they will help you arrange for this form of care.

Our doctors are able to prescribe most traditional medicine prescriptions and are happy to review what kind of support your body might need from prescription drugs. Many of our physicians have obtained extra training in the appropriate prescribing of hormone replacement treatments, including bioidentical hormones. Vytal Health physicians also approach thyroid prescribing in a personalized fashion, and include medications like Armour Thyroid, NP-Thyroid, and Nature-Throid, as well as compounded thyroid medications in their practices. Other compounded medications like Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) and allergen-free medications are commonly prescribed by Vytal Health physicians.

Note: Our Naturopathic Doctors (ND) are sometimes unable to prescribe medications due to licensure restrictions in some states. We can help you navigate this situation if a prescription is needed.

We happily offer testing for a variety of conditions including thyroid, fertility, adrenal fatigue, hormones, food sensitivity, GI (gastrointestinal) comprehensive evaluations, SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), neurotransmitters, COVID-19, mycotoxins, mold, and more. Most of these tests can all be done in the comfort of home with our lab kits. Our kits come with all the shipping materials to send to the appropriate labs making testing easy and convenient. Some lab testing can be done at your local lab, using your own insurance and if needed, your care concierge can help you find a lab for you for this testing.

We do not offer primary care or urgent care. We recommend you maintain your relationship with your primary care physician or OB/GYN.
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