Medical Philosophy

We embark on a journey to health with our patients. It is our mission to partner with our patients in order to empower them with knowledge so that they may take control of their health. Learn more about the philosophy that guides this journey here.

Making you well. It's what we do.

There's lots of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it.

— Josh Billings

Dr. Maggie's Story

Dr. Delia Magaly Ruiz-Paedae (DOM) started her career in healthcare in 1984 when she completed her BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, USA. Her first post-graduate degree was a Masters in Medical Technology. She worked at the University Hospital (a teaching hospital) in P.R. for 6 years, mostly with cancer patients and children with AIDS. In 1989 she moved to Sebring, Florida where she obtained an AA in Business and under grad and post grad credits in Psychology. During the next 15 years Dr. Maggie worked as a Medical Technologist and managed a medical facility; this allowed her to become proficient in every aspect of medical operations.

At the age of 42 she divorced. Little did she know that this life experience would be the catalyst that would send her on a journey to change her life and the lives of so many others. She spiraled into depression and became a patient of the “standard treatment of western care.” During the treatment she experienced several negative side effects for which the solution was more medication. She realized this was turning into a vicious cycle. These treatments work for some but they did not work for her. She made the decision to find alternatives.

Dr. Maggie found the field of Integrative Medicine and it changed and saved her life. Within a year she was completely healthy and off every medication. She knew then that like her, there were many others out there going through the same thing and looking for alternate care, she had to find a way to help them.

She first tried going through the counseling route and started her Masters in Counseling. After two years in the program she realized that talking to these women would not be enough, after all, she had firsthand experience of how it was never enough for her. She realized the importance of physiological health. How can patients think or act clearly if their bodies are missing the building blocks to do this? The only way for her to be able to achieve her goal of helping others was to go back to school and get a doctorate degree that would allow her to diagnose and treat patients with no drugs.

Dr. Maggie was accepted at Florida College of Integrative Medicine (FCIM) where she obtained a BS, Masters and became a DOM (Doctor of Oriental Medicine). The training in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) included Tuina, Herbology, Homeopathic Injectables, Food Therapy, Counseling, Biofeedback, and many other modalities. She further enhanced her knowledge by continuing her certification in Functional Medicine. She is affiliated with FSOMA, Glutenology society , GAPS.me, Primal Docs and more. Her philosophy is that in order to find the root cause of a disease and actually cure the patient we need to treat the entire body, mind and spirit. With this, Dr. Maggie manages to take the patient from a ‘disease care system’ to a truly ‘health care system’.

In order to stay at the forefront of integrative medicine and be able to treat and diagnose patients with the latest that evidence-based medicine has to offer, Dr. Maggie keeps adding certifications to her credentials. She is:

  • One of only two doctors in Florida trained in the treatment of methylation (mthfr gene).
  • One out of five doctors in Florida trained in the GAPS protocol used to reverse and treat autism spectrum.
  • Certified in gluten allergy and sensitivity disorders.
  • Certified in functional medicine.

Dr. Maggie says “it is my privilege and honor to guide you through your journey to health.”

Dr. Maggie Ruiz-Paedae DOM.

Dr. Maggie Ruiz-Paedae DOM.

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What Does Dr. Maggie Treat?

  • Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS)
  • IBS
  • Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Thyroid issues
  • Celiac disease
  • Autism
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression
  • Sleep disorders
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Eczema