Dr. LaCava has committed his practice to helping patients struggling with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivities, Lyme Disease, multiple allergies and other chronic complex illnesses. He is known and recognized for uncovering the causes of diseases and unwellness and helping to restore healthy function where usual medical care has failed to do so.
Most of the patients we encounter have had their symptoms for months or even years. They have tried and failed with conventional approaches to their problems and have often seen many other practitioners without success. Our holistic approach uses an integrative functional medicine model to uncover the underlying root cause of disease which might be related to chronic infections, environmental toxicity, genetic susceptibilities and hormonal or nutritional imbalances. Our personalized treatment plans utilize more effective and less invasive treatment methods with the goal of restoring the body’s natural healing abilities.
N. Thomas LaCava, M.D., Comprehensive Environmental Medicine, Pediatric Primary Care
Dr LaCava has been in practice for over 40 years and is devoted to helping the hard-to-diagnose and hard-to-treat chronically ill patients. He is board certified in Environmental Medicine, which focuses on defining and treating the causes of the disease. His treatments include dietary restructuring, allergy shots, intravenous nutrition, chelation therapy, detoxification, bio-identical hormone replacement and oral nutritional supplementation. Dr LaCava completed a fellowship in neurology and continues with this interest in his current practice treating chronic Lyme disease, mold and chemical toxicities, as well as other neurotoxic disorders.
Education: B.S., University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H., 1966; M.D., Saint Louis University School of Medicine,
Saint Louis, Missouri, 1972
Internship/Residency: Intern in Pediatrics, Hahneman Medical College and Hospital, Philadelphia, P.A., 1972-1973;
Residency in Pediatrics, Hahneman Medical College and Hospital, Philadelphia, P.A., 1973-1974
Fellowship: Clinical Fellow in Child Neurology, Saint Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, P.A.,
Academic Appointment: Instructor in Pediatrics, UMASS Medical School, 1982-Present
Membership and Office in Professional Associations: Worcester District Medical Society/Grievance Committee
Chairman, Massachusetts Medical Society, American College of Advancement in Medicine, American Academy of Environmental Medicine (Fellowship/Member Board of Directors), Christian Medical Society, American Scientific
Affiliation, Broda Barnes Research Foundation
Licensure: State of Massachusetts and New Hampshire
Board Certification: American Board of Environmental Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics
Recent Conferences Attended:
American Academy of Environmental Medicine - October 2016
International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) annual scientific conference
Pan American Allergy Society - March 19-22, 2015
Mycotoxins and Chronic Disease Seminar - January 19, 2013 - Sponsored by The Institute for Medical Studies (IMS)