Meet Our San Antonio Team

Dr. Jacob Torres DC, D.PSc

Founder of the Institute for Functional Health

After seeing family members struggle with health issues all of his life, Dr. Torres was inspired to research why people suffered from debilitating conditions and how the body could be restored to its natural state.

Dr. Torres has helped thousands of patients to find relief from chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, inflammatory disorders, chronic fatigue & pain, diabetes, and numerous autoimmune . . . Read more . . . 

Dr. Brad Niewierowski DC, D.PSc

Dr. Niewierowski has been in practice for over 18 years and has helped thousands of patients achieve their goals of living a healthier, more fulfilling, higher quality of life.

Dr. Brad Niewierowski is a Midwestern transplant to San Antonio since 2008. He has brought with him over 2 decades of study, practice and passion in natural health and healing. He hopes to share with as many patients as possible the lifestyle keys for reducing the risk for chronic, degenerative diseases and for reversing the damage that can be caused by those conditions.  Read more . . .

Dr. Khym B. Zarzuela, DO

Medical Director of the 

Institute for Functional Health

Khym B. Zarzuela, D.O. is an AARM (American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine) Practitioner who has embraced the principles of Anti-Aging Medicine into his practice of whole patient wellness.

His goal is to deliver vibrant, balanced, pain free and healthy lives using balanced hormones and cutting edge therapies for pain management.

Dr. Zarzuela has been practicing family medicine and urgent care since 1994 in the Central/South Texas area including San Antonio, Austin, New Braunfels and Floresville. In late 2010, he was introduced to the benefits of anti-aging medicine involving hormonal replacement and the satisfaction it brought his patients.​  Read more . . . 

Patricia Botello, RN, ACNP, BC 

Patricia Botello, or Patti has her patients lovingly call her, joins the Institute for Functional Health in San Antonio with 14 years of deep clinical experience. During her years as a registered nurse, Ms. Botello worked in the Trauma and Intensive Care Unit at University of Texas Health Science Center.

She had a passion for providing exceptional patient care during traumatic experiences, but she wanted to play an even greater role in the care of patients undergoing these extraordinary circumstances. And so she returned to school and in 2010 obtained her license as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Read more . . .