top of page


My Story 

Hello, I'm Dr. Judy Magalhaes. A Doctor of Pharmacy and Board-Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, Lifestyle Coach, Diabetes Care & Education Specialist and best-selling author. 


I am the CEO & Founder of Holistic Options & Personal Empowerment (HOPE), LLC. This multifaceted program aims to provide relief from burnout, stress, fatigue, and chronic disease. HOPE uses a transformative approach to target the restoration of health and well-being in both body and mind.

brown and white 1.png

Work History 

For more than 30 years, I have worked in multiple healthcare settings. From hospitals, community, long-term and primary care while collaborating with providers and patients to optimize medication regimens, reduce adverse reactions, and manage chronic diseases. 


I was also recognized as “Preceptor of the Year” by Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) pharmacy interns, for my mentorship in the acute care setting.

The Beginning of HOPE

Even as I thrived in this award-winning career, the toll of my high-stress and demanding job lead to my declining health.


I sought new ways to improve my health without prescription medications or surgical interventions. It was during this time of research and reflection that I discovered Functional Medicine.


After finding the "root causes" of my symptoms and chronic conditions I was able to use nutrition and lifestyle changes to transform my health.​


As a lifestyle health coach, I understand there is no magic pill to treat symptoms or diseases. What works for some, may cause harm to others.


 I am passionate about helping people identify the root causes of their symptoms, unravel their origins, and then use them to optimize their health and quality of life.


My focus is on individualized, targeted therapies based on each person’s unique needs, rather than the overused one-size-fits-all  approach to care.

Through expertise and my personal journey, I am excited to deploy my knowledge to help others restore good health through holistic options and functional medicine practices.

I am thrilled to bring my experience and passion to give people HOPE.


Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), University of RI



AHA Basic Life Support Certified ​

Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP)

Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (CDCES)

ADCES Certified DPP Lifestyle Prevent T2 Coach

ADCES Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Certificate

ADCES Insulin Delivery & Devices Certificate

Anticoagulant Therapy Management Certificate, University of Southern Indiana

APhA Medication Therapy Management Certificate

APhA Pharmacy-Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management

APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate

APhA Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care National Certificate Training Program

RI Certified Diabetes Outpatient Educator (CDOE)

RI Certified Cardiovascular Diabetes Outpatient Educator (CVDOE)

bottom of page