I’m Dr. Carpenter, and I help people reverse chronic health conditions— naturally.
And that is why I love my work. I get to help you solve your health problems so that you can be present for the people you love and fully participate in your life.”
I’m Dr. Carpenter and I’m glad you’re here.
Here’s my philosophy: Life is meant to be fun and meaningful.
And it’s hard to show up as your best self and enjoy life when you feel like crap. (That’s the technical term, btw.)
My practice is designed around one important objective— to help you find a clear path to healing so you can start living the most fun, meaningful, and healthy life possible.
My own healing journey
One of the reasons I practice Functional Medicine is because of my own health struggles as a teen and young adult.
I struggled for years with fatigue, frequent infections, weekly migraines, atrocious acne, awful PMS, and a handful of other recurring conditions. I felt terrible most of the time, and sadly, none of the many doctors I saw could offer any real solutions.
But I was determined not to give up on getting well and feeling better, so I became just a little bit obsessed about learning how to heal chronic health conditions. Basically I wanted to know how to get and stay healthy.
This exploration led me to discover many effective, natural approaches to health care that just aren’t talked about often in the mainstream health care system. My search for answers ultimately led me to Functional Medicine, and I’ve been helping people get well and thrive ever since.
About my practice
I’ve been practicing Functional Medicine for over ten years. The first practice I founded was in Dallas, Texas where I helped people from all over the world find solutions for chronic health issues.
I see patients in person at my office in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and I also offer online health consultations for people who don’t live in the area.
How is my approach different?
I believe that finding the root causes of health problems is the key to true healing. I also believe the human body has amazing healing abilities.
Because I personally know how challenging it can be to find guidance and answers when it comes to health challenges, you’ll find that my approach is different than others you may have tried.
For starters, when patients come to see me, I’m not looking for a quick fix solution or a way to simply cover up the symptoms (ie. give you a medication and send you home).
Instead, I work with you to uncover the deeper reasons you may be experiencing health issues, and we find the most effective, most natural, and most permanent options for your health.
The goal is not to get you medicated, but to get you well so that you don’t need medications.
Another difference you might notice when you become a patient is that I spend time with you. You are more than your lab work (though that is an important aspect of our Functional Medicine approach) and your chronic health problems are likely the result of more than one system in your body malfunctioning. When I work with you, we look at your health from all angles and we find all the underlying health issues that may be causing your symptoms.
And when you take this holistic, integrated approach to health, some really great things happen.
For example, it’s not uncommon for people with diabetes to reduce or get off insulin (and lose weight naturally in the process). And I’ve seen hundreds of patients end decades-long struggles with autoimmune conditions.
Just a fair warning, when you start looking at your health from a Functional Medicine perspective, there may be some positive side-effects. Things like no longer having brain fog or memory problems, having more energy than you’ve had in years, losing weight without dieting, no longer having digestive issues, increased libido, just to name a few.
The healing journey really is remarkable when you have the right approach. And that is why I love my work. I get to help you solve your health problems so that you can be present for the people you love and fully participate in your life.
Dr. Carpenter was a Woodruff Scholar in a pre-med track at Emory University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology.
She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Parker College of Chiropractic (now Parker University), where she was 4th in her class and received the Outstanding in Diagnosis achievement award.
She continues with rigorous post-graduate training in Functional Medicine, nutrition, and Applied Kinesiology in order to stay current with new research findings and to offer her patients the most effective and individualized care.
My goal in life is this...
… healthy, happy, healthy, happy, dead.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not a fan of death, but the truth is that we’re all going to go there at some point in time.
So, given the inevitability of that outcome, I believe the best approach to life is to focus on being healthy and happy for the rest of your life.
Let’s not buy into the idea that losing our health is just a part of growing older. It’s not. Aging is not sickness in slow- (or fast-) motion. And each of us deserves wellness, well into our very last days.
So, I’m on a mission to skip the part of aging where everything-starts-to-go-wrong-and-you-feel-like-crap-and-you-have-to-wear-diapers-and-you-lose-your-mind-and-can’t-walk-to-the-mailbox.
Would you like to skip that part, too? If so, let’s hang out together and practice being healthy and happy right up until the end. (And if I have anything to do with it, that won’t be anytime soon.)