MEET DR. ANDREA
Dr. Andrea is an upper cervical chiropractor and a certified functional medicine practitioner. She is driven by a deep-rooted desire to help patients
achieve their utmost personal health goals, believing that the excellent health you deserve comes from the body’s natural innate vitality.
Dr. Andrea has proven herself as an excellent healthcare provider, health promoter, communicator, and supporter of patients who live with complex and chronic health conditions.
She is a practicing certified functional medicine practitioner who strives to identify the cause of her patient’s disease/condition by uncovering any underlying biochemical and physiological dysfunction. She honors each patient’s unique circumstances and endeavors to restore optimal physiological function and wellbeing.
She is certified in The Bredesen Protocol for optimal brain health and the treatment and management of cognitive / memory disorders and Alzheimer's. She is also certified in mold illness / Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) and helps patient's navigate its impacts on the immune system, hormones, cognition, gut, and other systemic effects.
She has a passion for nutrition and healthy eating. Dr. Andrea has additional training in the utilization of many therapeutic diets including: Autoimmune, Paleo, SIBO / Bi-Phasic, Low-FODMAP, detox, and intermittent fasting. She has extensive training and personal experience with well-formulated, Nutritional Ketogenic Diets and is a Certified Ketogenic Nutrition Specialist (CKNS).
Dr. Andrea is a Certified Gluten Practitioner with extensive knowledge and clinical experience in the field of gluten-related disorders and the causes of non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) and celiac disease (CD), allowing her treat and educate her patients about these sensitivities.
Through upper cervical chiropractic care and Dr. Andrea’s holistic approach she has successfully restored the health and transformed the lives of hundreds of people at The Institute for Advanced Care in Chiropractic, at her own practice, and on a medical missionary trip to El Salvador. As a lifelong learner, she has earned hundreds of additional hours in advanced post-graduate upper cervical training. She graduated with honors from Life Chiropractic College West.
Dr. Andrea also specializes in helping patients with mold illness, detoxification / body burdens, hormonal and systemic imbalances, gastrointestinal illnesses and disorders (including food allergies, intolerance, and sensitivities). Her personal history of allergies, childhood asthma, immune hypersensitivity, gluten-related disorder, and other health issues has given her a unique understanding for what patients go through when they suspect or have undiagnosed immune disorders and hypersensitivities.
This energetic wife and mother’s talents extend far beyond her interest in helping patients achieve their health goals. She is an avid rock climber, yoga student, hiker, has competed in triathlons, worked as a nanny, and served as a substitute teacher at a private school for grades K through 6.