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Functional Medicine Austin

At Alive and Well, we understand that every individual in Austin has unique health needs and goals. That’s why our range of Functional Medicine services in Austin is designed with your personal health journey in mind. We start with comprehensive health assessments to understand your body’s specific needs. Our team then crafts a tailored treatment plan that may include nutritional guidance, lifestyle modifications, and advanced therapies. 

We focus on preventive care and long-term wellness, ensuring that every aspect of your health is addressed. From managing chronic health issues to optimizing your overall well-being, our Functional Medicine approach is here to support Austin’s diverse and dynamic community.

Functional Medicine In Austin, Texas

At Alive and Well, we understand that every individual in Austin has unique health needs and goals. That’s why our range of Functional Medicine services is designed with your personal health journey in mind. We start with comprehensive health assessments to understand your body’s specific needs. Our team then crafts a tailored treatment plan that may include nutritional guidance, lifestyle modifications, and advanced therapies.
We focus on preventive care and long-term wellness, ensuring that every aspect of your health is addressed. From managing chronic health issues to optimizing your overall well-being, our Functional Medicine approach is here to support Austin’s diverse and dynamic community.

An Integrative Journey to Health

Discover what it’s like to work with our integrated team of practitioners.

Meet Your Team

Your dedicated team of specialists is ready to get to know you from the inside-out.

Review Your Health

We’ll uncover the roots of your health concerns through symptom review, comprehensive medical analysis, and advanced lab testing.

Start Your Plan

Your journey to wellness begins with impactful nutrition, healthy lifestyle adjustments, and the 1-on-1 support you need to achieve long-term success.

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Benefits Of Functional Medicine

Choosing Functional Medicine at Alive and Well in Austin means embracing many health benefits. Our clients often experience enhanced energy levels, improved sleep quality, and significantly reduced chronic symptoms. Focusing on your body’s unique needs, we help balance your physical, mental, and emotional health, leading to a more enriched quality of life. Our holistic approach addresses existing health issues and equips you with the knowledge and tools to maintain good health in the long run. Experience the transformation with our integrative and functional medicine services and feel more connected to your wellness journey.

Areas of Emphasis

 Functional medicine seeks to identify and address the root causes of disease, and views the body as one integrated system, rather than a collection of symptoms.

Gut Health

Microbiome balance is vital for physical and mental health, immunity & general wellness.

Hormones

Hormonal imbalance is often at the root of inflammation, fatigue, brain fog, obesity & diabetes.

Allergies

Identify triggers & boost immune health to help your body fight allergies naturally.

Thyroid

Thyroid hormone disparity is often at the root of fatigue, weight gain, depression & thinning hair.

Weight Loss

Exploring metabolic & hormonal factors can expose fundamental reasons for weight issues.

Adrenals & Stress

Chronic stress can lead to low energy, weight gain, mood swings & autoimmune issues.

Cardiovascular

Conventional medicine often focuses on symptoms of heart disease rather than the root cause.

Brain & Mood

The brain is resilient to heal to achieve optimal mood, memory & concentration.

Pediatric Care

Children can heal behavioral and biochemical conditions, given the right tools.

Areas of Emphasis

 Functional medicine seeks to identify and address the root causes of disease, and views the body as one integrated system, rather than a collection of symptoms.

Gut Health

Microbiome balance is vital for physical and mental health, immunity & general wellness.

Hormones

Hormonal imbalance is often at the root of inflammation, fatigue, brain fog, obesity & diabetes.

Allergies

Identify triggers & boost immune health to help your body fight allergies naturally.

Thyroid

Thyroid hormone disparity is often at the root of fatigue, weight gain, depression & thinning hair.

Weight Loss

Exploring metabolic & hormonal factors can expose fundamental reasons for weight issues.

Adrenals & Stress

Chronic stress can lead to low energy, weight gain, mood swings & autoimmune issues.

Cardiovascular

Conventional medicine often focuses on symptoms of heart disease rather than the root cause.

Brain & Mood

The brain is resilient to heal to achieve optimal mood, memory & concentration.

Pediatric Care

Children can heal behavioral and biochemical conditions, given the right tools.

Functional Medicine Testing

Our approach to testing can lead to more targeted and effective treatments that promote long-term wellness and prevention.

Organic Acids

Provides an accurate metabolic snapshot of what is going on in the body.

Micronutrients

The most comprehensive nutritional analysis available by measuring functional deficiencies at the cellular level.

Microbiome

Detects microbes that may be disturbing normal microbial balance leading to issues with digestion, absorption, inflammation or immune function.

Food Sensitivity

Measure an individual's IgG and IgA sensitivity to a list of the most commonly consumed foods. Optionally, you can test a more comprehensive list of foods.

Comprehensive Thyroid

Consists of the most functional values for your thyroid, including TSH, Free T3, Free T4 and TPO antibodies. A full Comprehensive Thyroid Test is also available.

Hormone & Adrenal

Get an accurate picture of your stress and sex hormones to understand how they affect a multitude of symptoms.

Environmental Toxin

Determine your body's exposure level to hundreds of toxic chemicals commonly found in foods, products and the environment.

Mycotoxin

Assay for 31 of the most common mycotoxins produced by molds.

Ready to Get Started?

Discover the right Functional Medicine package for your unique health goals and journey at Alive and Well. Our diverse range of pricing options ensures that you receive tailored, high-quality care.

Meet The Team

Our practitioners can help you make sustainable and impactful changes to your lifestyle that support your overall health goals and quality of life.

Lauren Colletti, FNP

IFM Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
 

Melanie Kelsey, PA-C

Board Certified Physician Assistant

Elise Clark, FNP

Family nurse practitioner

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Jana Roso MSN, RN, CPNP

Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Svetlana Lisovskiy PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant – Pediatrics

Melanie Shafranek, FNTP

Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner

Lindsay Wilson, CFNC, CHC, CPT

Certified Health
Coach

Testimonials From Our Satisfied Clients

FAQs

The duration to see results can vary depending on the individual’s condition and compliance with the treatment plan. Some clients notice improvements within a few weeks, while others may see gradual changes over several months. It’s a journey towards long-term health rather than a quick fix.

No referral is necessary. Clients can schedule an appointment directly with us, ensuring easy access to our Functional Medicine services.

Once you’ve booked your appointment, you will receive an email that confirms your appointment and reviews the next steps. Please access your Patient Portal and fill out all forms and medical questionnaires at least 48 hours (2 business days) prior to your appointment. Your providers review your information and prepare for your appointment ahead of time. Any medical records, specifically those within the last year, should be uploaded to your portal or faxed to our office at (737) 225-8927. Please make sure to include any medications or supplements you are currently taking and any allergies to medications.

Nutrition and lifestyle factors plays a key role in Functional Medicine. We often tailor dietary recommendations to each client’s specific needs, which can be crucial in managing and improving health conditions.

Absolutely. Functional Medicine excels in managing and improving chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune disorders, and hormonal imbalances by addressing underlying causes and promoting lifestyle changes.

We do not accept insurance and require payment at the time of service. We can provide you with a super-bill to file for reimbursement with your insurance company if you choose to do so. Please call your insurance’s Customer Care line to see what out of network benefits you have. Some labs can be run through insurance, and I will work with you to prioritize testing–offering insurance options when available. Please note that some insurance companies do not reimburse Telehealth visits. In that case, an in-person visit should be scheduled.

We utilize various advanced testing methods, including thyroid tests, genetic profiling, hormonal tests, and gut microbiome analysis. These tests help us understand your unique health profile and tailor your treatment accordingly.

Functional Medicine is safe and beneficial for individuals of all ages, including children and seniors. Our treatments are personalized to suit each age group’s specific health requirements and considerations.

Lauren Colletti, FNP

IFM Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Melanie Kelsey, PA-C

Board Certified Physician Assistant

Melanie, a Florida native, is a board-certified PA with prescriptive authority in the state of Texas.  She grew up as a competitive gymnast, which is how her fascination for the human body began.

 

Her enthusiasm for functional medicine comes from her own personal health story. She was first exposed to the field of Integrative & Functional Medicine in 2014 while training in PA school. At the time, she personally saw how lifestyle changes could help heal the gut and regulate hormones.  It’s now her life mission to help others become the best version of themselves by identifying the root cause of their illness and working toward optimal health. She feels comfortable with complex cases and will work with your specialists and outside practitioners as needed.

 

Melanie earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. She achieved her Master of Physician Assistant Studies at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Melanie practiced surgical medicine for 4 years, with broad exposure to OBGYN, stem cell donation, orthopedics, and oncology. Because of her experience, she sees the value and necessity of Western Medicine.

 

Her eyes opened to the healing powers of functional medicine after mold exposure led her to a health crisis in 2019. Melanie exhausted western medicine without relief, so she began searching for answers. In the end, functional medicine led her towards healing and symptom improvement.

 

In early 2020, she began formally training in functional medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine, CellCore Biosciences, and the Medical Academy in Pediatric Special Needs. She has been working exclusively in functional medicine since 2021 and has found great joy in seeing her patients recover! She is dedicated to furthering her education and staying up to date on the latest research and recommendations.

 

Melanie believes that healing is a journey and is a combination of physical, mental, and spiritual health. She feels honored to join the Alive + Well team and is dedicated to partner with you and our team of healers to help you toward your health goals!

Elise Clark, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Born and raised in the DFW area, Elise is a native-Texan Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). After graduating with Honors and obtaining a Bachelor of Nursing from University of Texas, Austin, Elise worked alongside an OBGYN. That opportunity sparked an interest in hormones’ effect on the body, so she continued her education at Texas Women’s University.

Once again thriving and graduating with Honors, Elise achieved her Master of Science in Nursing in 2015. She then started her career as a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner in family practice, then endocrinology. 

After practicing as an NP in a traditional setting for some time, she realized there was more she could do for her patients. Her realization led her to functional medicine. Elise has now been working in functional medicine for six years. She loves how she can see the difference that personalized medicine makes for her patients.

Elise is certified in Advanced Hormone Replacement Therapy from Worldlink Medical and is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Her interests and areas of expertise include hormone replacement therapy for men and women of all ages, PCOS, thyroid disorders, exercise and nutrition as medicine, gut health, and nutritional deficiencies.

In her spare time, Elise enjoys yoga, reading, and spending time with her husband and young son.

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Jana Roso MSN, RN, CPNP

Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Svetlana Lisovskiy PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant - Pediatrics

Continuing a family tradition of medicine, Svetlana knew she wanted to be a physician at the age of 13. She’s passionate and dedicated to the health and healing of her patients, with her main goal as finding the root-cause. First, she treats the symptoms for her patients to gain relief, then Svetlana works forensically to find the root cause. Her discoveries lead her patients to heal from within and achieve long-lasting results.
 
Svetlana earned her MD degree from the distinguished 2nd Moscow State School of Medicine in 1986. She then practiced as a general pediatrician and later specialized in pediatric hematology. After that, she worked at Moscow Regional Hemophilia Clinic for three years. After an impressive tenure, Svetlana then immigrated from the Soviet Union to California where she earned her Physician Assistant Master’s degree from Samuel Merritt College in 2006. Svetlana then saw patients in an endocrinology/internal medicine practice while also conducting clinical trials as a co-investigator. In 2017, Svetlana discovered functional medicine as an alternative approach to providing comprehensive diagnostic and treatment care to patients. Svetlana has dedicated her time to learning functional medicine ever since. In 2018, she achieved the status of Functional Medicine Provider from the University of Functional Medicine.
 
The functional medicine field showed her how to treat the body as a complex system and tackle the root-cause instead of focusing solely on symptoms. Her special interests include Lyme disease and genetics predisposing patients to chronic conditions. She is ILDADS (International Lyme and Associated Disorders Society) trained provider.

The combination of her knowledge of western medicine and functional medicine allows her to better understand the root cause and gain greater healing. In March 2021, she moved to Austin to join the team at Oubre Medical, which merged with Root Causes Medical Clinic in early 2022, and now is Alive and Well. Working at this unique practice has brought complete professional satisfaction to Svetlana, and she enjoys collaborative teamwork.

 

Melanie Shafranek, FNTP

Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner

Melanie Shafranek is a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, certified through the Nutritional Therapy Association. After years of struggling with her own autoimmune journey, she found powerful tools to successfully keep her autoimmune in remission and maintain the lifestyle changes that saved her life. She loves sharing and offering guidance with others who are seeking optimized health.
 
She wants people to know that healing is possible and healthy food doesn’t have to be boring! Over the past decade she has healed from mold toxicity, SIBO, Epstein-Barr virus, and symptoms like chronic fatigue, bloating, and consistent pain. Since healing, she’s been able to help clients all over the world put their puzzle pieces together to find freedom from unwanted symptoms without sacrificing what they love about their life. She feels is if her experience with chronic illness has led her down this path to help others and that it is her true calling on this earth.
 
Outside of the world of nutritional healing, Melanie has immense passion and experience as a photographer – she even had the honor of photographing pictures in Michelle Hoover’s AIP Comfort Food Cookbook! She also loves spending time recording her podcast (Sick & The City), making paleo travel guides for her blog, and taking her dog on long walks!

Lindsay Wilson, CFNC, CHC, CPT

Certified Health Coach

May Specials

  • Supports hormonal balance
  • Strengthens hair, skin, and nails
  • Improves cellular repair + energy
  • Boosts gut and cognitive function

Give yourself 30 days to get in sync with your hormones and live a more vibrant, harmonious life with our provider-led, functional approach to women’s health.

  • Improved digestion
  • Increased energy and mood boost
  • Supports detoxification
  • Helps the body absorb vital nutrients
  • Improves constipation
  • Decreases brain fog
  • Excellent when paired with a weight loss program because excess fecal matter can weight down the digestive track
  • Reduces cellulite appearance
  • Tones and shapes body contours
  • Smooths skin texture
  • Stimulates lymphatic drainage, reducing fluid retention
  • Enhances circulation, promoting skin health and vitality
  • Improves overall skin tone and firmness
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Cindy Nilson DOM, LAc

Acupuncturist