Jessica Montalvo, M.D.
“Passionate about the treatment of cognitive decline and environmentally acquired illnesses.”
Jessica received her bachelor’s degree in English and American literature from Harvard University. She attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Northwestern in Chicago and subsequent training in hospice and palliative medicine.
After 10+ years of practice in the hospital and home based settings, she felt ready for a new challenge. Jessica decided to study functional medicine so she could impact the health and well-being of her patients by working on root causes of their symptoms. She pursued training with the Institute for Functional Medicine and the ADAPT Functional Medicine Practitioner Training and Certification Program., earning the status as Certified Practitioner for both in late 2019. Jessica also completed Dr. Dale Bredesen’s training in Reversing Cognitive Decline, known as the RECODE program. She also has training in Frequency Specific Microcurrent therapy
She was chosen to work for Chris Kresser’s telehealth practice Adapt180, and she continued caring for her patients through the California Center for Functional Medicine. Her work with both entities introduced her to the management of patients with tickborne infections. Jessica realized that she enjoyed this population, and that she needed more training to better care for her patients. She took part in Dr. Tom Moorcroft’s Lyme Disease Practitioner Certification (LDPC), a small group mentorship combining didactic learning with case discussion and focusing on the treatment of tickborne infection and related conditions, including specialty training in mold/mycotoxin illness and MCAS. She is a founding member and remains part of the LDPC Inner Circle.
Jessica has an interest in treating a wide variety of conditions. She blends her knowledge of conventional medicine with functional and integrative medicine therapies and principles. Jessica has strong interests in reversing cognitive decline and treating complex chronic illness.
Jessica spent her formative years on the East Coast and will always be a Jersey girl at heart. In her spare time, she and her husband indulge in adventures with their 2 Rottweilers.
Dr. Montalvo provides telemedicine visits to patients aged 16 and older and who are residents of the following states: IL, IN, OH, KY, TN, FL, CA, TX, NY, NJ, PA, MI, CT, MA.