Become a Patient

What To Expect When You Become A Patient

During the initial consultation, Dr. Stanga will spend time getting to know you, your symptoms, and your health history to better understand how to approach your unique patient case.  The report of finding is where she will share her thoughts on how to move forward and what specific tests will need to be performed.

Dr. Stanga will recommend labs geared specifically towards identifying your root causes.  She will narrow down the most important and impactful tests that are needing to be done so that money isn’t wasted on testing that doesn’t have a big impact on your recovery. Every recommendation is different but most frequently recommended panels are chronic infections, comprehensive stool analysis as well as specialty urine testing. 

Personalized protocols are created and tailored to your individual needs and test results. This visit is typically done 2-3 weeks after testing has been performed.  

Patients who continue working with us will have regular follow ups every couple of weeks or monthly to review your progress, re-assess lab work when needed, tweak your program, and answer questions.  You will work closely with Dr. Stanga over the course of 7-12 months as she walks you through your treatment plan.

How To Get Started Working With Us

Step 1: Review our website and listen to Dr. Stanga’s podcast to get a feel for how we approach your care

Step 2: Schedule a discovery call by completing the form below. Why the discovery call? Because we want to make sure we’re a good match and can provide the care you’re looking for before setting up or billing for a consult.  The purpose of this call is to answer all of your questions and make sure we’re a good fit for you before your initial case review is scheduled with Dr. Stanga

Step 3: Keep an eye out for reminder texts of your discovery call.  We look forward to speaking with you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Functional Medicine asks how and why illness occurs and addresses the root cause of disease in order to restore function and promote optimal wellness.

I rely on a detailed understanding of each patient’s health history, symptoms, targeted test results, lifestyle factors, and leverage that data to direct personalized treatment plans.

I am a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) specializing in Functional Medicine. I received my doctorate from Parker University. My post doctorate education is through the Institute of Functional Medicine. I have received complete training in the biological sciences such as anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, epidemiology, histology, blood chemistry, neurology and pharmacology. As well as extensive training in the areas of clinical nutrition, homeopathic and botanical medicine.  I am currently a trusted educator for a top homeopathic company  and frequently help to educate practitioners all over the country on their complex patient cases. Recently, I partnered with a naturopathic university to create a Lyme certification course training practitioners on this ever increasing issue related to chronic illness. 

No, I am a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) specializing in Functional Medicine. Therefore, I do not practice medicine and do not diagnose or treat diseases or medical conditions. I focus my practice on promoting health and optimal function. My services are not meant to substitute or replace those of a medical doctor but my programs are meant to work in conjunction with them.

No. I do not prescribe or make recommendations about prescription medications or controlled substances. Your prescribing medical doctor will manage all medications. I use natural, noninvasive methods to include immune therapy, homeopathy, herbs, supplements, and lifestyle changes to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal function and health.

The best way to see if functional medicine is right for you is to explore the website, check out the “Work With Me” page, read through our google reviews, and testimonials, and listen to the podcast. I created the podcast specifically to give you as much information as possible about my journey into functional medicine, my approach, and the results that I typically see with patient cases.  I also have a robust library of video resource reels on my Instagram and Facebook profiles that would help you determine if functional medicine and my unique approach is for you. 

Yes, of course!  We often work with patients virtually. Check out our “Work With Me” page for more information on how to schedule your appointment. 

I work with a wide variety of health issues.  Autoimmune conditions, allergic response, inflammatory conditions, MCAS, POTS, Lyme, PANDAS/PANS, Mold toxicity, Epstein Barr Virus, Long Haul Covid, Metabolic issues, digestive, mood and energy issues all walk through our practices door regularly.  Bottom line- everything has a root cause and regardless of the symptoms or current diagnosis you’ve been given- the vast majority of conditions are linked to a dysregulated immune response and chronic infections. 

I successfully work with mold patients, however I view mold as a triggering event versus a root cause. My approach will be to address what is actually causing the symptoms that the mold exposure triggered. This will entail balancing the immune response and addressing infections that likely reactivated because of the mold exposure.  For more information on this subject please listen to episode 6 of my podcast. 

I am always happy to look at any recent lab result that you feel might be relevant to your patient case however, please note that most results patients bring in aren’t specific enough or relevant to the actual root cause of their symptoms/conditions. 

There aren’t side effects, rather intended effects.  It is expected during the process symptoms can become exacerbated.  This is actually a good sign that the immune system is responding to the therapy.  The process can seem like a roller coaster ride with good days and bad days along the way.  This is why I hold your hand through the process to ensure your journey goes as smoothly as possible. For more information, please listen to my podcast where I interview several patients to help you better understand what to expect!

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Jeffrey SchemikJeffrey Schemik
03:06 23 Jun 22
Both Mark and doctor Stanga are good and honest professionals. I’ve been to numerous other doctors and one specialist. They all failed me and put minimal effort into resolving my health issues. After describing my symptoms on the first visit to doctor Stanga, she suspected what was wrong. She ordered numerous specific tests that confirmed her suspicions. I’m now undergoing therapy to resolve the problem….one visit is all it took.
D TizzleD Tizzle
05:05 19 Jun 22
Excellence from start to finish! From the prompt call backs, the details given by Mark, and the patience and time he takes to explain each process, the compassion he shows for your health, to the time Dr. Stanga spends with you, listening intently and then mapping out a health plan after examining your test results, I am thoroughly satisfied. But what's more is that FINALLY I'm on the road to recovery. Finally I have peace of mind feeling my physical and mental health starting to improve. I have nothing but the utmost praise and thanks for Mr. Mark and Dr.Stanga, and such relief that the weight of ill health is dissapating along with the fear that I was never going to feel well again. Thank you so much!!!Jeffrey D.S.
Anne SpencerAnne Spencer
17:15 04 Jun 22
Can't speak highly enough of Dr. Stanga. It sounds cheesy to say, but she changed my life. I went to see her for reoccurring sinus infections coupled with sinus headaches and was treated for that, along with a half other dozen symptoms that I didn't even realize were related. She is incredibly thorough and does her due diligence in order to get to the root cause of your health issues. 8 months later, I feel better than ever, no longer suffer from ANY of the symptoms that I had just assumed would be part of the rest of my life. If you are having trouble other doctors listening to you and want someone who will listen and take your concerns seriously... RUN don't walk to see Dr. Stanga. She's the best!
Kaci ChoateKaci Choate
18:30 02 Jun 22
I started seeing Dr. Stanga in June 2021. After the birth of my second child in 2014 I felt off. I had extreme fatigue along with GI issues & slew of other vague symptoms. After following up with my OB & PCP over the years I was constantly told everything was normal. In 2016 my labs showed low folate, b12 and vitamin D. My PCP put me on supplements & wanted to put me on antidepressants & sleeping pills which I never took because I felt like it was his bandaid treatment for his “moms” and I knew I wasn’t depressed & didn’t need help with sleep. I didn’t feel any better taking the supplements & found a new PCP & continued the supplements, still with no relief. I have worked in traditional healthcare since 2000 & it wasn’t helping me so I started looking at functional medicine. I found Dr. Stanga online & after the consult decided to go forward even though it was very different than the traditional healthcare I still currently work in. After completing the treatment I no longer have the fatigue, my GI symptoms have improved drastically & continue to get better & all those vague symptoms like brain fog, anxiety, balance, intermittent dizziness have gone away. I am definitely glad I decided to take this chance and just do what Dr. Stanga recommended. I am now more present not only in my own life but with my kids and husband which was my main reason for seeking alternative treatment. Thank you Mark & Dr. Stanga!!
Lillian VickeryLillian Vickery
21:04 18 Mar 22
I’m officially done with my treatment protocol, and though it sounds silly the feeling is bittersweet. Dr. Stanga truly gave me hope! The first time I sat down in her office I knew it was exactly were I needed to be. I knew I wasn’t “young and healthy and perfectly fine” like I had been told so many times. It was refreshing to have a doctor sit and listen, like really listen to what I was saying.The past eight months have not been easy, but man was it worth it. If you are struggling and not getting answers please don’t lose hope. There are other routes to healing! Invest in your health and a doctor who truly wants the best for you.Thank you Dr. Stanga ❤️
Emma LugerEmma Luger
11:48 11 Mar 22
I found Dr. Stanga in the spring of 2021. From the very first phone call with Mark I felt more informed than I ever had in a medical setting. After the initial consult with Dr. Stanga I was confident that she could help. When my test results came back I was presented with a clear diagnosis and a plan of action. She took the time to explain (and re-explain) and answer any questions I had to ensure my peace of mind. I did two separate treatments with her and throughout both I was able to call or email if I had any urgent questions or concerns. It was a long process, and she went out of her way to make sure I felt knowledgeable, comfortable, & cared for. I went to Dr. Stanga to find answers but left with healing and a balance in my life that I have never known before. My experience with Dr. Stanga was life changing, and I couldn’t be more grateful for her practice.
Andrea GonzalezAndrea Gonzalez
21:29 26 Jan 22
I consulted with Dr. Stanga's office in April, 2021 and from the start, Mark was extremely informative, thorough and I never felt any negative pressure to move forward. However, the information he provided me after doing the initial intake, it was obvious I needed to do whatever it took to attempt the treatment with Dr. Stanga. She spoke with my husband and I after my blood/stool results revealed I desperately needed her assistance. She was confident from the start as she expressed having similar medical concerns in her past and knew she could help me. My husband and I picked up extra work to fund it - it was difficult but 100% worth it. Dr. Stanga was my final stop after a long list of several years of doctors and treatments I had already tried. Nobody could help me in a way that I felt safe, validated, and like someone would finally get to the root of my problems, before her. My treatment lasted approximately 8 months and I can now say I have seen tremendous improvements in all the concerns I came to her with: extreme daily fatigue, brain fog, daily physical aches/pains to include headaches, and severe menstrual symptoms (very heavy bleeding, cramping, and fatigue 2-3 days a month). As a result of all these issues, my mental health was suffering as well as increased weight gain, lack of motivation to better myself, etc. I am a mom of 4, a career woman, a wife, a friend and a family member - I didn't have time for this! Even at 43 years old I now feel like I have another chance to "start over" again. My husband gifted me a Peloton to celebrate my recovery and both of us use it daily - something I NEVER could have done a year ago! I am so grateful to Dr. Stanga and Mark for all they did to help me get my life back.