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Healthier Families

As a functional medicine physician, Dr. DeeDee employs a number of methods and techniques to inform her approach for each patient, including chiropractic care, applied kinesiology, acupuncture, and the use of lab work and nutrition. She has over 20 years of training and experience, and is highly sought after for her deep expertise and ability to find successful pathways to healing for patients of all ages experiencing many different health issues. Dr. DeeDee serves the eastside counties of the Greater Cleveland Area and practices out of offices in Highland Heights and Ashtabula, Ohio.

Functional medicine for everyone in the family 


What is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine has always been at the core in regards to the science, art, and philosophy of Chiropractic. Namely, that the body has innate intelligence and can heal itself. Functional Medicine identifies and treats the root causes of dysfunction and disease. It is a personalized treatment that focuses on the whole person, not the disease. Functional Medicine treats all the systems of the body; it does not just treat your symptoms.


Treatment Modalities

  • Chiropractic Adjustments

  • Applied Kinesiology

  • Myofascial Release

  • Gua Sha

  • Trigger Point Therapy

  • Acupuncture -

    • Classic Acupuncture

    • Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture for the Face and Neck

    • Mei Zen Acupuncture for Abdomen for Fertility/Infertility

Lab Work

In order to properly assess the various factors at play in your health issues, Dr. DeeDee will very often recommend running diagnostic lab work (such as blood, urine, stool, etc. for example). This kind of information is highly useful in discovering how best to help your body regain health and thrive. You will likely discuss whether lab testing would be useful in your case during your first appointment, and resources on how best to go about completing any tests that are recommended and how best to assess the most coverage available to you through your insurance provider can be provided.


Dr. DeeDee's Approach

The chiropractic approach Dr. DeeDee uses is based on functional anatomy, meaning how your ‘pieces and parts’ are functioning and moving. Is everything doing what it needs to do, in the amount it needs to do it, when it needs to do it, and doing it correctly?

This applies to any system in your body:

  • nerves (nervous system)

  • muscles, tendons, and ligaments (muscular system)

  • bones (skeletal system)

  • arteries and veins (cardiovascular system)

  • lymphatic system

  • heart, lung, stomach, intestines, brain, etc. (your organs)

  • immune system

  • acupuncture meridian system

  • Cerebrospinal fluid system

Her philosophy is that the most important aspect in Chiropractic is FLOW and MOVEMENT.  Is there too much flow? Not enough flow? Is there too much movement? Not enough movement?  Why is that?  How did it get that way?  That’s what you will explore together.

Many people come to Dr. DeeDee after exhausting the options presented by traditional medical care that have left them still feeling compromised. During your exam, she will take a very detailed and thorough history to help determine what factors may be playing a part in your current health care situation. Very often, lab tests - in conjunction with your detailed history - will help to illuminate the answers we are seeking. All of this will help build a clearer picture of where there is too much, or not enough, flow and movement in the systems of your body, and this will help illuminate a roadmap to getting you back to optimal health.



"Dr. DeeDee has helped our whole family tremendously! My husband would have had to take a very strong steroid for the rest of his life if it weren't for Dr.DeeDee's keen knowledge and deep listening. After reading his lab tests and hearing his story, she figured out that what he really needed instead was adrenal support supplements. Within just a few weeks, he felt SO much better and his recurrent upper respiratory infections went away. I also credit her with helping me have a very successful VBAC delivery of my daughter. Regular visits during the pregnancy for adjustments and acupuncture treatments right before and after my due date were the key. She has also been great with both of our children, giving them adjustments and also helping us stay much healthier through the year with quality supplements and nutritional advice." 
               ---  G.C.P., patient since 2009