We serve our patients by addressing the underlying root causes of chronic disease. Since chronic disease emerges as the result of physiological imbalances and dysfunctions, poor lifestyle choices, genetic predispositions, and environmental influences, we employ a personalized, patient-centered, whole-person approach to healthcare, rather than a conventional, one-size-fits-all, disease-oriented focus. Our goal is to foster a proactive, vested partnership between patient and physician that helps heal, empower, and educate. Though curing or reversing a disease process is not always possible, our intention is to promote and restore wellness throughout one's lifetime by supporting every patient's potential for optimal physical, mental, and emotional health.
By working under a direct primary care (direct-to-consumer) business model, we contract directly with you, the patient, eliminating administrative costs and restrictions and allowing enhanced office visits experiences and flexibility.
Dr. Caccopola is Medical Director and owner of Heightened Health Functional Family Medicine Center. She has been caring for patients in the Lake Zurich/Barrington area since 2004. She has extensive experience in outpatient, inpatient, pediatric, and geriatric care. She graduated as valedictorian from Manhattanville College, NY, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. She then moved to Illinois to attend medical school at Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove. Having received her Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine in 2001, she went on to complete her residency training in Family Medicine at Northwestern University/St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Caccopola is Board Certified in Family Medicine and will obtain her Certification in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine this summer.
Dr. Caccopola strives to provide comprehensive, compassionate, and personalized medical care. Through her post-doctorate training in Functional Medicine, she seeks to correct underlying physiological dysfunction and imbalances, which are the root causes of chronic disease. She emphasizes sustained lifestyle changes as foundational components in wellness restoration and maintenance. Proper sleep, optimal nutrition, regular physical activity, stress-reduction, positive relationships, and patient education and participation are all vital to achieving and maintaining optimal health. Additionally, she offers advanced laboratory testing and pharmaceutical–grade supplements as part of an integrative approach to assessing and treating a variety of medical conditions, such as autoimmune, cardio-metabolic, gastrointestinal, neurological, and musculoskeletal disorders as well as energy, detoxification, hormonal, and nutritional imbalances.