Meet Dr. Chris TurnpaughPresident, Functional Medicine Provider

“Dr. Turnpaugh goes above and beyond what is expected for his patients.  He constantly is learning and digging for new information that may help his patients.  His interest in functional medicine and patient success is apparent in everything he does.”

Chris Turnpaugh is a skilled practitioner whose primary focus is on finding and addressing the root cause of disease. He graduated from Life College of Chiropractic and received his post-doctorate in functional neurology.  His interest in functional medicine began with the intent on helping a current patient who was looking to address his whole health picture after an ALS diagnosis.  He attended a seminar in 1995 given by Dr. Jeffrey Bland, the father of functional medicine, and he was hooked.  That began his career in root cause medicine.  His passion for functional medicine led him to open the Turnpaugh Health and Wellness Center in 1999.  He enjoys the overall care team approach and loves sharing knowledge with the team, patients and other providers.  He has extensive experience in supporting patients who are dealing with the most difficult, chronic, autoimmune and neurological health conditions.   He has a vast history of personal experience and consequently supporting Lyme disease, autoimmune conditions, Fragile X Syndrome and pediatric neurological conditions, thyroid disease, hormonal conditions and more.

Dr. Turnpaugh teaches providers across the country about blood chemistry, thyroid conditions, brain disorders and other functional medicine trainings.

  • Institute for Functional Medicine, Applied Functional Medicine in Family Practice
  • Mastering functional thyroid disorders
  • International Lyme Disease and associated disorders,  member
  • Board member, Sam’s Spoons foundation, Lyme disease
  • Lecturer to providers on Mastering the Thyroid, Functional Blood Chemistry, Lyme disease and related co-infections, Neurology, Neurobehavioral disorders, Alzheimer’s and more.
  • International PANDAS board member 2017
  • Contributor to Mind Body magazine
  • International Association for Functional Neurology

More about me…

  • I am married with four children.  I love exploring life with my family
  • I am a huge college football fan.  Especially Notre Dame football.
  • I love to scuba dive.  There is a whole other world underseas and I love doing this with my friends and family.  It is calm and I can turn off the outside sounds of the world.
  • Hiking is one of my favorite pastimes.  We hiked the Grand Tetons a few summers ago.  It was a highlight of my life and one of the most strenuous physical activities I’ve ever done.
  • I love working together with patients to help them achieve their optimal health and teaching them better ways to address overall health.

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Meet Our Care Team

Dr. Chris Turnpaugh President, Functional Medicine Provider

Dr. Regina Smith Functional Medicine, Internal Medicine, Regenerative Medicine

Dr. John Brow Functional Medicine Doctor, Chiropractor

Dr. Cynthia West Functional Medicine Doctor, Internal Medicine

Dr. Shannon Smith Functional Medicine, Chiropractor

Cassandra Haddad Integrative Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Lynn Panattoni Functional Pyschotherapist

Dr. Ross Marchegiani Functional Medicine Doctor, Chiropractor

Amy Montgomery Integrative Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Erin Gattuso Functional Medicine, Naturopathic Physician, Cranial Sacral Practitioner

Dr. Jane Drobin Naturopathic Medicine, Functional Medicine, Chiropractic

Dr David Porcaro Functional Medicine, Chiropractor

Lieshe Severein Integrative Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Andrew Crimmel Acupuncturist

Karrie Billets Nutrition Health Coach

Suzanne Jones Licensed Massage Therapist

Patricia M. Grabill

Deanna IV infusion Nurse

Shelly, LPN IV Infusion Nurse

Tara Yount IV Infusion Nurse