"Your Guide to a Healthier Life"

There are a thousand people chopping at the tree of disease, but only a few chopping at the roots.

Functional Medicine

Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease as opposed to the traditional approach of treating the symptom.  In the functional medicine model, practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease.  

Who we are and what we do


At Turnpaugh Health and Wellness Center, we work for you.  Our approach to guiding you to a healthier life is based on the principles of functional medicine.  Functional medicine is not alternative medicine.  It is a science-based fundamental change in our way of thinking about health and disease.



logo copyAt Turnpaugh Health and Wellness Center, we take a holistic approach to health care.  We care for the whole person and look beyond just your symptoms by exploring why you are experiencing those symptoms.

Over the last 20 years, Dr. Turnpaugh has helped patients experience dramatic health transformations by creating a customized health plan for every patient.

Our current medical system is increasingly focused on specialized care.  Many of our patients often see several different specialists who never communicate with each other and address only one specific concern or condition.  At our center, it is just the opposite.  We seek to understand the big picture and address the underlying conditions that contribute to our current health status.  Only then can we develop a plan to help you achieve your optimal health.



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