Helping you heal
with Dr. Basima Williams
Suffering from chronic or unexplained illness can make even the simplest of life’s tasks feel impossible. Fortunately, functional medicine is here to help.
Functional Medicine is a holistic approach to health and healing that focuses on identifying and addressing the underlying causes of disease. I am a primary care physician who specializes in a variety of conditions that impact energy, including migraines, thyroid disorders, digestive issues, and skin disorders.
For a limited time, I am offering a free 15-minute consultation, allowing you to get the help you need to feel healthy, confident, and functional.
Achieving optimal health takes more than a email
You deserve to be seen, heard, and supported
Set up a free, 15-minute consultation to see if we are a good fit. We will talk about your current issues and worries, and discuss strategies to help you feel better.
If we are a good fit, schedule your 60-minute consultation to begin working directly with Dr. Williams to either address a specific medical problem or to maximize your current wellness.
Schedule your 30-min follow-up visits to review labs, protocols, and to answer any questions you have. You may want to set up additional appointments with a dietician or health coach to ensure you’re receiving the support you need.
Hi, I’m Dr. Basima Williams
As the founder of Being Functional and a primary care physician of over 20 years, I’m no stranger to disease. I’ve always had an inclination towards prevention and taking a common-sense approach to health care, but it wasn’t until I saw the improvement that lifestyle medicine, diet, and exercise had on my chronic disease patients that changed the way I view medicine.
After integrating functional medicine into my traditional practice, my patients began to feel and function better. There is a little part of everyone I talk to, a little intuition, that tells them their gut feeling is right. Lifestyle does matter. But what diet, what changes, and what supplements can achieve this?
That’s where I come in. Because there is a better way to health that involves fewer scripts and more sensibility.
What my patients say
Have you ever worked with someone who you felt certain was doing exactly what they were called to do? That is my experience of Dr. Basima Williams. With each interaction, I felt cared for and very understood. There were aspects of my health where she applauded me and I could rest in what I was doing to promote my well-being. At times, Dr. Williams challenged to me to increase my participation and commitment to my own well-being with changes in my health habits. Whether maintenance or change was warranted, Basima partnered with me from a place of mutuality – we were working together. Four years later, I am thriving and very, very grateful for her care.
– Sally – FNP – STL
I am so lucky to have Dr. Basima Williams in my life. About 20 years ago, I had severe back pain. I went to the ER twice and they told me I had a urinary track infection and gave me pain killers and antibiotics. I followed up with Dr. Williams because I was not getting better and had really bad pain. After talking with me and examining me, Dr. Williams knew it was much more then a infection. She sent me to the hospital and had a couple of tests done, after which I found out that I had huge kidney stones. She called one of the best urologists in San Diego and got me in to see him quickly. Until I saw Dr. Williams, I felt like other doctors just wanted to prescribe me something new just to get me out of the office. It was not until I met Dr. Williams that I actually felt that someone was listening to me. It has been 20 years later and I still cannot say enough great things about her! I am forever grateful.
-Sarah S., Entrepreneur
Dr. Basima Williams is an abosolute Godsend! I ran into Dr. Basima happenstance during a business meeting. I had been suffering from a rash for years [but] after talking with her and learning more about functional medicine, I knew I had to see her as my doctor. After an initial consultation and exhaustive intake, she determined that [my] skin problem [was] caused by a gut issue called leaky gut. She worked on my diet, gave me 4 supplements and in just a couple of weeks, the rash was almost gone. Now, months later, the rash is still gone. The difference in this type of medicine and care is night and day. I had gone years with this rash, went to multiple doctors, including my own sister, and all I ever got was a cream prescription. Now, I understand about treating the cause of the problem and not just the problem. What regular doctors couldn’t figure out in a decade, she figured out in one session and provided a real solution to fix it and not just mask the problem. She’s a life saver and I can’t recommend her enough!
-Filip Kvasny / San Diego, CA
Frequently Asked Questions
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We currently serve everyone in California, Missouri and Florida
Everything is done virtually. We are set up to meet with and evaluate our patients all done via the telehealth platform using a HIPPA compliant video meeting room to assess patients at a distance. Through this media, we are able to conduct in-depth functional medicine consultations.
No. We want you to have “boots on the ground” for yearly in-person general physicals and in case the need should arise where you need an in-person exam for an acute medical need.
We are not for emergencies. If emergencies arise, you will still have to call your primary care doctor, visit your nearest Urgent Care or Emergency Room.
We have a team designed to serve you. You initially work with a physician and depending on your needs we curate a team of health coaches, dietitians, and functional medicine practitioners to create a customized and comprehensive care plan.
Most FSA and HSA are accepted but this is based on your individual plan. You will receive a superbill at the end of each visit that you can send to your insurance for reimbursement as an out-of-network provider.
Yes, we order any labs that are medically needed for your complete care. This includes routine labs as well as specialty labs.
You initially work with a physician and depending on your needs we curate a team of health coaches, dietitians, and functional medicine practitioners to create a customized and comprehensive care plan.
The first visit is 60 minutes ($600), the second visit 30 minutes, ($300) most follow up visits are 15 minutes ($150)
Most FSA and HSA are accepted but this is based on your individual plan. You will receive a super bill at the end of each visit that you can submit to your insurance for possible reimbursement as an out-of-network provider.
Opting to have higher deductible insurance and therefore lower monthly insurance costs can afford you the option to spend money on integrative medical care outside of traditional medical practices
No. We cannot provide this level of care with what the insurance companies reimburse. We do provide a super bill at the end of every visit that you can submit to your insurance and possibly recoup some out of network costs.
A Superbill is used by doctors to provide the information needed for creating claims that are submitted to your insurance
To get started – Schedule a free 15 min consult to speak to one of our providers.