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Dr. Daniel Kessler

Family Medicine
Jacksonville, FL
16 years experience male

Locations

Functional Vitality

Jacksonville, FL

Address

11512 Lake Mead Ave, Suite 605, Jacksonville, FL
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 2:00pm - 8:00pm
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About

Bio

I am double board certified in through the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. I hold certifications through the Institute of Functional Medicine and devote my career to that of Functional Medicine. Before completing my residency in Family Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, I worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the National Center for Environmental Health studying effects of pesticides and environmental pollutants on our human body. I currently live with my son and wife in Jacksonville, Florida and practice Functional Medicine. Functional Medicine is science based and attempts to uncover the roots of many chronic conditions that currently plaque our communities.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Holistic Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Languages spoken

German

Doctor Q&A

210 Answers
12 Agrees
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Water safety: Good question! limit yourself to bottled water, ask for good local brand, sometimes drinking water warm versus cold can kill lots of parasites. You ca... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Nausea: I see you are on advil which i would discontinue as it may cause gastrointestinal upset. Eat smaller meals. The nausea and vomiting will pass. Make su... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Eating meals: You need to eat small meals multiple times a day as this way your metabolism will constantly be active. Do not just eat one large meal at night and th... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Do: Do ask for support and help. Your stress levels will go down and you can regain your life.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Dyspareunia: Can occur for may reasons. Anywhere from infections, spasms, to sometimes fibroids. Pelvic exam would be needed for diagnosis which for some women can... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Needs reevaluation: Airway protection is most important and to make sure he is not developing an abscess. Please see your physician today. Best wishes!
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
It may: Abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, nausea are some of the symptoms. Meet with your physician and determine not only if you could have ibs or dys... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Possible ulcer: Go see a physician today to be examined. Sounds like you need to evaluated for gastritis/ulcer. Helicobacter pylori is a bacteria that is associated w... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Possibly: Edema (swelling) if only on one side needs to be evaluated to also assess the entire leg and not just the foot. Sometimes there a is a possibility of ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Yes it is: Eating right, proper exercise and good sleep can have tremendous effects on our weight within one week. Also avoid drinking your calories in case ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Depends on cause: I would mention it to your physician, also make sure that there is no concern for diabetes as sometimes we can have fluctuating blood sugars and shaki... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Depends: First: determine what is meant by "digestive problem" second: determine the cause of this digestive problem. Third: sometimes it can be as simple as... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Think elsewhere: Amenorrhea has many causes. Once pregnancy has been ruled out you may want to undergo a thorough endocrinology workup either with your gp or endocrino... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Yes.: Anytime if pain persists you should seek medical advice for a physical exam and you may need to have an x-ray taken. Sometimes the physician can also ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
No prepackaged food: Go with whole foods, fresh, preferably organic and lots of it. Do not drink your calories (i.e. Water preferable).
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Consider biopsy: Make sure that you look at medications such as herbs, supplements, nsaids and avoid them to see if it helps. You should also have complete liver blood... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Offer early: It is often not discussed early enough to let patient and family know about what resources exist.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Not too long...: Everyone has a different immune system but most healthy people should improve within 2 weeks.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: There are many causes that may include: stress, hormones, infections, inflammation, structural to name a few. Best is to work together with a gastroen... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Magnesium: If you do not have underlying kidney dysfunction, magnesium can be of help. Since we often eat processed foods, it is not uncommon to have deficienc... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Not necessarily: Best is to speak to your physician and have him listen to you, examine you, perhaps run some blood tests and you may need to see a neurologist especia... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Should be ok: Based on your weight and height your bmi is 25.8 which is not too terrible. Remember you also are more in shape as you are a boxer and i hope you are... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Many causes: Aside from commonly used medication such as nsaids (ibuprofen/motrin/aleve) and aspirin, smoking and alcohol use, you should also be evaluated for a b... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Get off computer now: Pick up a landline to contact a local physician office. Also please pick up pen and paper and write down your concerns, walk to the nearest postal ce... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Messages: There is a lot of research going on in the field of nutrigenomics - how food can influence genes. Think about what kind of messages we are sending wit... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Messages: There is a lot of research going on in the field of nutrigenomics - how food can influence genes. Think about what kind of messages we are sending wit... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Knee pain: Many possibilities, need more history and exam. Knee pain can range from degeneration, trauma, infection (lyme, std) to arthritis (gout, osteoarthriti... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
More eval.: See your physician back and determine if more imaging is in order (i.e. Mri). Sometimes it also may not be the shoulder where the pain is originating.... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Needs office visit: Reproducible abdominal pain has many causes and you need an history/exam/+/- labs by your doc to find out what is going on. Best wishes.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Seek medical advice: Today. A good history and exam will help but need it today. There are myriad causes and possibilities. Depending what you mean by lower right side...I... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
? hepatitis: Many causes but also make sure that your liver is ok. When the urine darkens you could have too much bilirubin from your liver/gallbladder in your sys... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Ask: Ask about the connection with gluten in food and how it can lead to diabetes.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Whole foods: Avoid prepackaged foods, try to go for whole foods ( usually in the periphery of the supermarket ). Hope you have a wonderful culinary experience.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Organic: Organic food is not always more expensive. Try local farmers' markets or co-ops. May be surprised!
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Non-starchy: Non-starchy vegetables: broccoli, brussels sprouts, arugula, cauliflower, kohlrabi. Unlimited refills!
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Whole foods: Avoid prepackaged foods, try to go for whole foods ( usually in the periphery of the supermarket ). Hope you have a wonderful culinary experience.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Ask: Ask why to avoid smoking. When it comes to any surgery as it impairs the healing process.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Screening: Screening for diabetes and high blood pressure and controlling them prior to pregnancy is a must!
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Prepare: Prepare healthy meals on weekends for the week, so you don't feel guilty when "nothing" there to eat.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Avoid: Avoid any light in bedroom at night as your melatonin levels will drop and affect your sleep.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Individualized : Approach. There are many causes that may include: stress, hormones, infections, inflammation, structural to name a few. Best is to work together with ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Heat or wheat?: Some patients are sensitive to their environment and cold/hot sensitive. Make sure to also have your thyroid tested. Simple test but sometimes forgott... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Monitor: Look at possible medication effect (i.e. Aspirin) and or any supplements you might be taking. Also avoid any alcoholic beverages for a while if consum... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Eat: Eat healthy diet, avoid processed food. Daily exercise 20-30 minutes. Be compliant with medication.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Avoid: Avoid processed food. Have regular meals. Do not skip meals. Try to avoid gluten.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Sometimes: Some people are found to have iron deficiency which is a known risk factor for restless leg syndrome. Simple blood tests can show this. Others may hav... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Individualized : Approach. There are many causes that may include: stress, hormones, infections, inflammation, structural to name a few. Best is to work together with ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
What: What are examples of aerobic exercise for kids? Remember: exercise with "air". Go out and have fun!
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Healthy: Healthy substitute for diabetic diet includes non processed food. Drink more water and avoid sodas!
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Listen to your body: If you have identified foods that do not agree with your body then consider yourself lucky! so please avoid them. Remember do or do not, why would you... Read More

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Excellent Family Physician
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kessler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kessler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Many docs treat this as a diet, not a multi-system devastating disease.I'm desperate to reclaim good health & my life! Made appt, thnk you!!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks you so much! I'll do as you say and see a doctor. Just embarrassed since its so painful that I can't even put deoderant. TMI sorry
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Thanks for your quick reply! I do not have any symptoms whatsoever no itching burning etc.. Im married and if it is an std would my partner be showing symptoms too?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, FL
Graduated 2006MD

Residency

Type in hospital

Residency

Mayo Clinic Jacksonville Florida

Awards

Award of Honor for Excellence of the National Institute of Medicine for 2013
Top Doctor, Third Place, Jacksonville Region, FL - Summer
2013
Top Family Physician, First Place, Florida - Summer
2013

Affiliations

AAFP
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