Dr. Andrea came to Chiropractic and Functional Medicine after years of activism in the health, wellness, and chronic condition communities. She began her educational career at North Carolina State University, and went on to receive her Masters in Nutrition and Functional Medicine from University of Western States, and her Doctorate of Chiropractic from National University of Health Sciences.
Dr. Andrea is a strong believer in the practice of functional or "root cause" medicine. Functional medicine approaches each person individually - looking at their lifestyle, stress levels, biochemistry, genetics, and other characteristics to find the root cause of their health issues. Then she partners with each person to develop long term solutions that meet their needs. Dr. Andrea works with a variety of functional medicine clients - from those that wish to functionally cure their chronic conditions, to those that simply want to optimize their health. Her specialties include nutrition for chronic conditions, autoimmune disorders, male and female health, digestive disorders, and mind-body medicine. She utilizes a variety of tools including laboratory testing, nutritional assessment, supplementation, and botanical medicine.
Dr. Andrea's focus is giving people the tools they need to help themselves - to function as a facilitator for helping people achieve their absolute best health and wellness. She's constantly researching techniques and tools for helping people make this happen.