Marcelo Campos, MD

Marcelo Campos, MD works as a primary care doctor at Harvard Vanguard. He is a lecturer at Harvard Medical School and Clinical Assistant Professor at TUFTS School of Medicine. Dr. Campos completed medical school in Brazil and a family medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. His interests are immigrant health, LGBT health, opioid use disorders, integrative and functional medicine. Functional medicine uses an innovative framework to address chronic diseases, trying to find the root cause when possible and collaborate with patients to bring the much needed balance to create health primarily with lifestyle changes.


Posts by Marcelo Campos, MD

Lyme disease: Resolving the “Lyme wars”

Most people who get Lyme disease recover after a course of antibiotics, but some patients continue to experience symptoms for months or even years. There is much controversy around post-treatment Lyme disease, particularly in how long patients should continue taking antibiotics.

Apple cider vinegar… for heartburn?

There is a lot of anecdotal information about people using apple cider vinegar to treat heartburn, but no published research examining the validity of it.

Is adrenal fatigue “real”?

Fatigue and low energy are common reasons patients seek help from a doctor. It is often challenging to come up with a diagnosis, as many medical problems can cause fatigue. One potential theory links stress to adrenal exhaustion as a potential cause of this lack of energy, but is “adrenal fatigue” a real disease?

Rhabdo: A rare but serious complication of… exercise

The condition rhabdomyolysis (known as rhabdo) occurs when muscle tissue leaks its contents into the bloodstream, and can be caused by intense physical activity. Anyone starting a new workout or fitness routine should evaluate their fitness level and take precautions to exercise safely.

Answer these 5 questions to help make your New Year’s resolutions stick

If you want to keep your New Year’s resolutions, you need to approach them as a process of behavior change, make your goals realistic, and have a specific plan for how you will reach them.

Heart rate variability: A new way to track well-being

Measuring heart rate variability provides a way to see the impact of stress, which can be a motivator to make healthier lifestyle choices that can help counteract it.

Leaky gut: What is it, and what does it mean for you?

Leaky gut occurs when the lining of the intestinal tract develops cracks or holes, setting the stage for tissue damage that leads to inflammation. It’s believed that this may be the cause of a number of common chronic diseases.

Ketogenic diet: Is the ultimate low-carb diet good for you?

While there may be valid reasons to follow a ketogenic diet in the short term (weight loss, blood sugar control), it’s difficult to maintain and could cause other health issues.