About

A Path To Comprehensive Care

Functional medicine employs peer-reviewed science to find the root causes underlying chronic health conditions. An integrative approach to healthcare focuses on the prevention, management and fundamental causes of complex disease. The ultimate goal is to identify a health trend BEFORE it manifests into a disease.

Functional Medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, dietary and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease.

Wellness Program

Your Steps To Wellness

An integrative approach to healthcare focuses on the prevention, management and root causes of complex chronic disease.

1

Discovery Call

Phone call with a practitioner to coordinate and review program
2

Functional Dietitian

Review your health history, discuss goals and start your targeted plan.
3

Advanced lab Testing

Complete the functional lab test recommended by the dietitian.
4

Health Coach

Meet monthly with your Health Coach to optimize lifestyle changes, set goals and celebrate progress.
5

Functional Dietitian

Meet monthly with your practitioner to review labs, personalize your health plan and discuss challenges
What We Treat

Addressing The Root Cause of Disease

Functional medicine seeks to identify and address the root causes of disease, and views the body as one integrated system, rather than a collection of symptoms.

  • Gut Health
  • Hormone Support
  • Cardiovascular
  • Adrenal & Stress
  • Allergies
  • Thyroid
  • Weight Loss
  • Brain & Mood
Our Providers

Meet the Team

Our practitioners can help you make sustainable and impactful changes to your lifestyle that support your overall health goals and quality of life.

Dana Faris, RDN, LD

Registered Licensed Dietitian
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Kellye Ojeda, FMCHC

Certified Health Coach, Wellness Manager

Josh Coons, PharmD

Pharmacist

Stacey Chmiel, MS, RD, LD

Registered Dietitian

Meg Kate Dwyer, ACN

Applied Clinical Nutritionist, Certified Herbalist

Layla Tavakolian

Wellness Manager, Community Liaison

Samantha Thiry, FNP-C, APRN

Family Nurse Practitioner
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McCall McPherson PA-C

Functional & Integrative Practitioner
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Barry Smeltzer MPAS, PA-C

Functional & Integrative Practitioner
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Insights

Featured Content

Histamines and Allergies in Relation to Coronavirus

There is new literature supporting the opinion that allergies and histamine release may contribute to the inflammation associated with the coronavirus infection. To explore this topic more extensively, Michael Swail sat down for a conversation with Barry Smeltzer, MPAS, PA-C, FAAEM. Barry is a Functional Medicine Practitioner and Fellow of the Academy of Environmental Medicine with a particular expertise in allergies and the histamine response.

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29 Sep 2020

Do I Need A Health Coach?

I get this question a lot.

Patient: “I think I know what to do to be healthy, but it seems like no matter what I do, I don’t feel any better in the long-run. Why do I keep failing?”

My Response: “Unfortunately, you haven't been equipped with the right kind of support.  While it certainly requires your commitment to a process, here’s what I do as a health coach that can help you live a healthier life…”

 

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14 Sep 2020

Back To School: 5 Tips To Keep Kids Healthy

School is back in session. And parents across the country let out a collective “halleluiah”! But amidst the joy and excitement, there is still a range of fear and confusion. As parents, our natural tendency is to do everything we can to shield our children, supporting them both emotionally and physically. While we can’t protect our kids against every risk the world presents, there are several things we can do to support them through this transition.

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8 Sep 2020

Reducing Your Risk For Severe Illness From COVID-19

As it turns out, your current health matters a lot when it comes to how your body responds to a viral infection like COVID-19. The CDC recently reported that only 6% of all COVID-19 related deaths were caused by the virus alone, with no presence of other disease or health concerns. In 94% of deaths there has been the presence of underlying conditions (1).

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