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Robyn Jacobs portrait

Dr. Robyn W. Jacobs earned her B.A. in Biology from Amherst College in Massachussets after which she moved to the Upper Valley to attend Dartmouth Medical School. After completing her MD degree, Dr. Jacobs obtained her specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology through the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. She then served the U.S. Navy on active duty for four years, practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology in Sicily, Italy, and earning her board certification during that time. In 2001, when her service commitment was completed, Dr. Jacobs returned to the Upper Valley and joined the Women's Care Center at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital.

During her years of practice Dr. Jacobs recognized that the medical model of naming diseases and prescribing drugs for them did not seem to be helping her patients to truly heal. In October of 2004, Dr. Jacobs attended an inspiring conference in Scarborough, Maine. Since that time, she has been pursing knowledge in the field of functional medicine — an approach which looks closely at an individual's unique physiology and the role that environmental exposures (food, stress, toxins) play in the expression of health and disease. Dr. Jacobs has been recognized by The Institute for Functional Medicine as a Certified Practitioner in Functional Medicine.

Dr. Jacobs provides a functional approach to cognitive decline, chronic fatigue, and well-women care through her practice with Hygeia. She and Tom live on a farm in South Strafford, Vermont. They have two college-age boys.

Tom Jacobs portrait

Tom Jacobs provides administrative and clinical support to Dr. Jacobs. He enjoys integrating Functional Medicine principles into the Jacobs family lifestyle and is excited to work with Dr. Jacobs to help share these principles with their extended Hygeia family.