About the Hoffman Centre for Integrative and Functional Medicine
Meet Dr Hoffman

Dr. Bruce Hoffman: Integrative and Functional Medicine Specialist

Dr. Bruce Hoffman, MSc, MBChB, FAARM, IFMCP, is an integrative and functional medicine physician based in Calgary, Alberta.

He serves as the medical director of the Hoffman Centre for Integrative Medicine and The Brain Treatment Center of Alberta. With a medical degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, Dr. Hoffman has cultivated a diverse set of skills and certifications across various domains of medicine. He holds a master's degree in clinical nutrition, is certified in Functional Medicine (IFM), board-certified with a fellowship in anti-aging, hormones, and regenerative medicine (A4M), and is a certified Shoemaker Mold Treatment Protocol Practitioner (CIRS). Additionally, he has certifications in Ayurvedic medicine, Family Constellation therapy, and has received training from ILADS in the treatment of Lyme disease and co-infections.

Dr. Hoffman has also co-authored a paper with Dr. Afrin's group titled "Diagnosis of mast cell activation syndrome: a global 'consensus-2,'" focusing on mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), a complex medical condition characterized by the inappropriate release of mast cell mediators, leading to a wide range of symptoms. This condition is one of his specialties, along with the treatment of patients with extensive mast cell disease, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), and hypermobility syndromes.

Journey to Healer

The story of Dr. Bruce Hoffman begins in the vibrant landscapes of South Africa, where his initial dreams were woven with words and poetry. Amidst a journey of self-discovery and profound life experiences, Bruce's aspirations took an unexpected turn towards the realms of health and healing. This pivot was not just a career choice but a calling that led him to the University of Cape Town, where he earned his medical degree.

Embracing a New Horizon: Canada

In 1986, driven by a deep distaste for the prevailing regime and a yearning for change, Dr. Hoffman emigrated to Canada. Settling in rural Saskatchewan, he embarked on a family medical practice. It was here, amidst the challenges and limitations of allopathic medicine, that Dr. Hoffman's vision began to crystallize. He realized that true healing transcends the mere treatment of symptoms; it involves understanding the human experience and addressing the root causes of suffering.

The Confluence of Mind, Body, and Spirit

Dr. Hoffman's journey is marked by a profound engagement with the leading minds in mind-body and spiritual healing. His studies and collaborations with luminaries such as Deepak Chopra, Jon Kabat-Zinn, and Paul Lowe have enriched his practice, allowing him to offer a truly integrative approach to wellness. Sharing stages with renowned figures like Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. John F. Demartini, Dr. Hoffman has become a beacon of inspiration, advocating for a vision of healing that embraces every facet of the human spirit.

Philosophy and Approach: Beyond the Physical

At the core of Dr. Hoffman’s practice lies a philosophy that seeks to transcend the limitations of traditional medicine. Recognizing that true health encompasses the physical, emotional, and spiritual, Dr. Hoffman has dedicated his life to understanding what constitutes the human experience. His approach is not just about freeing patients from disease but helping them realize their maximum potential—a journey towards wellness that is as unique as each individual.

A Global Vision of Wellness

Today, Dr. Bruce Hoffman continues to spread his inspiring vision of healing and wellness to audiences and patients around the world. Through his practice, teachings, and writings, he invites us all to embark on a transformative journey towards health, one that honors the intricate connections between mind, body, and spirit.

Join Dr. Hoffman in exploring the depths of healing and discover a path to wellness that is both profound and personal.


A Global Vision of Wellness

  • MBChB – Medical Degree from the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa, 1981.
  • Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner – Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), 2013
  • Board Certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine – American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), 2007
  • Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Functional and Regenerative Medicine, 2008.
  • Certified Dr. Shoemaker Mold Treatment Protocol Practitioner – Specializing in Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS).
  • Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Metabolic Medicine – University of South Florida, 2011.
  • Prolotherapy Training – Hackett Hemwall Foundation, 2011; Madison, Wisconsin, 2006.
  • Family Constellation Training and Certification – With Mark Wolynn, 2010;
  • Family Constellation Training and Certification - With Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, 2005.
  • Neural Therapy Training – Dr. Klinghardt, Seattle, 2004.
  • Functional Medicine Foundational Training – Gig Harbor Washington, 2003
  • Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner – Bastyr Naturopathic University, 2003.
  • Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor and Creating Health Educator – Chopra Centre, 1998.
  • Magic of Healing Educator – Chopra Center, 1995.
  • Acupuncture Training – With Dr. Stephen Aung, Edmonton, 1993.
  • American Board of Chelation Therapy (ACAM) – 1993.
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine & Herbology Training – 1 ½ year training, 1993. Hot Springs, Montana, Roger Wicke
  • Hellerwork Structural Integration Bodywork – Joseph Heller 1-year training, 1992.
  • American Academy of Medical Acupuncture – Dr Joseph Helms 1-year training, 1990.
  • Co-author of the Paper: Diagnosis of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome: a Global “Consensus-2” – With Dr. Lawrence Afrin, 2020.
  • Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Co-Infections Training – International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS).
  • Medical Director of the Brain Treatment Centre of Alberta – Utilizing QEEG and Neuro and Biofeedback Practices.
  • Ayurvedic Medicine Studies – With Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr David Simon and Ayu Academy, Bastyr University, Seattle.
  • Bert Hellinger’s Family Constellation Therapy - Germany
  • German Biological Medicine – With Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt.
  • Hellerwork (Deep Tissue Massage) – With Joseph Heller.
  • Homotoxicology
  • Intravenous Nutriceutical Therapies
  • Meditation and Mind-Body Medicine Principles – With Dr. Deepak Chopra and David Simon.
  • Nutritional and Orthomolecular Medicine.
About the Hoffman Centre for Integrative and Functional Medicine

Foundation and Evolution

The Hoffman Centre for Integrative and Functional Medicine originated from Dr. Bruce Hoffman's vision to transcend traditional healthcare by founding the Centre for Preventive Medicine within the Bow Valley Medical Centre in Calgary in 1993. This initiative set the stage for the pioneering Hoffman Centre for Integrative Medicine, established in 2000. Starting with modest beginnings, it has grown into a renowned 3,500 square foot facility, known for its comprehensive services and exceptional patient care.


The Hoffman Centre is a leading private medical facility, dedicated to diagnosing and treating complex health issues that resist conventional treatments. It advocates a holistic healing approach, combining traditional medical practices with innovative therapies to tackle the root causes of health concerns effectively.

Specialized Treatment Approach

The Centre specializes in diagnosing and managing elusive chronic complex conditions that have not been resolved through standard medical or alternative treatments. It offers personalized care plans, including advanced diagnostic testing and a variety of therapies, for conditions such as Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS), Lyme disease, various mental health issues and many more.

State-of-the-Art Facilities and Services

Situated in Calgary, The Hoffman Centre boasts advanced medical technology and a broad range of services, highlighted by its unique private lab equipped with a refrigerated centrifuge for specialized mast cell testing. The facility supports both in-house and outsourced lab testing, providing treatments that span from biofeedback to family constellation therapy.

What You Can Expect

Step 1: Initial Consultation

Your journey begins with an initial consultation to address your primary health concerns. A physician will review your medical history, assess your current health status, and discuss the questionnaires you’ve completed prior to your visit. Based on this assessment, a personalized diagnostic and treatment plan will be proposed, including a selection of lab tests through local services as well as more advanced functional medicine lab tests that get drawn at our  Centre and are couriered to diagnostic centers worldwide. Following your consultation, a Patient Care Assistant will guide you through the logistics of your treatment plan, including scheduling and financial planning. Please bring your planner to this session for scheduling purposes.

Step 2: Laboratory Testing and Diagnostics

Calgary Lab Service (CLS): Our team will direct you to CLS for certain tests.

In-House Testing: You’ll undergo tests such as Heart Rate Variability (HRV), Bio Impedance Analysis (BIA), and heart rate variability assessments with our Lab Assistant.

Outsourced Lab Testing: For specialized tests, we partner with labs across North America and Europe. While some tests are conducted in-house, others may require you to collect samples at home for blood, urine, stool, or saliva, which you'll then return to us for processing.

Please note, detailed lab analysis with results can take 4-8 weeks.

Step 3: The Treatment Session

At this third appointment, the majority of all tests will be back and Dr Hoffman and the patient will engage in a 2 to 3 hour educational meeting whereby all of the tests will be interpreted, a hierarchy of treatment decisions made and a specific therapeutic plan will be outlined. Many different health practices and treatments will be outlined

Step 4: The Follow Up Sessions

Approximately every 6 to 12 weeks, patients will either visit the clinic and report back on their progress, or this meeting may occur via zoom. Protocols will be reviewed, new lab tests correlated with old labs and a progress report updated. The average time taken for a patient to repair their complex illness is about 1 year. This however, may vary according to multiple different factors

Frequent Questions
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