Dr. Watkins built a thriving integrative medical practice in Greensboro, NC. His main focus is functional medicine with a special interest on neurohormonal imbalances. His other interests include many other aspects of integrative medicine, nutrition, neuroendocrinology, and predictive genomics.
His search for information that would help his son led him to work as a business consultant with alternative doctors in the state of Florida and later as the Director of International Business for Great Smokies Diagnostic Laboratory in Asheville, North Carolina, a world-renowned leader in the field of functional laboratory testing.
Dr. Norling’s expertise is based on her years of clinical experiences, former Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School, and her research. She is national board-certified in OB/GYN, Integrative Medicine and Medical Acupuncture. Dr. Norling combines a credible and responsible academic knowledge with years of experience and a caring nature.
Recognized for her expertise, she has testified before the White House Commission on Complementary Alternative Medicine Policy. She has served in multiple leadership roles as Medical Director and senior management in two large healthcare organizations. During her years in health care she has been nurse, medical doctor, hospital administrator, advocate and a dismissed and misdiagnosed patient.
Her passion is finding the root cause of illnesses instead of just using a pharmaceutical drug to treat the tip of the iceberg. Hormonal and neurotransmitter balancing is one of her specialties.
Dr. Norling is an international speaker and the author of Your Doctor is Wrong. As a presenter, she is engaging, articulate, humorous, and insightful, making learning a dynamic professional and personal growth experience. Whether you have heard her on the radio, seen her on TV or sharing the stage with celebrities, Dr. Norling is the expert.
Dr. Norling is a medical authority, a visionary and an extraordinary leader who provides real solutions for patients who have been dismissed or misdiagnosed.
The longest area of expertise Dr. Varese has is the optimization of thyroid function. As soon as saliva testing became available, she added adrenal & all steroid hormone excellence to her roster. She has included the use of stool testing for GI and immune system assessment for over 2 decades. Dr. Varese has considered neurotransmitter measurements to be essential to all patient evaluations since incorporating it into her work in 2005.
All of Dr. Varese’s patients are given in-depth consultation so that a cohesive, individualized treatment plan can be devised using bio-identical hormone prescribing, nutritional supplements, herbal formulas and selective homeopathy. Dr. Varese very much enjoys her role as teacher and mentor to her patients as each one proceeds on a path toward living a healthy, happy life.
Dr. Barrett received her pre-medical education from the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon. Dr. Barrett is an active participant in the medical community. Dr. Barrett has served as chair for an independent review board (IRB). She participated in reviewing pharmaceutical, natural and medical device clinical trials to ensure informed consent and safety of subjects participating in these trials. Dr. Barrett has participated as an item writer for NPLEX (Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations). She provided examination questions for the national naturopathic board licensing exam. Dr. Barrett lectures extensively to the general public, naturopathic and medical doctors on topics including neuroendocrine, balancing, bioidentical hormones, natural fertility management, breast health, children’s health, and autism. She has been quoted in multiple health publications and provides expert consulting to institutions and organizations on integrative naturopathic medical care.
Dr. Mark holds memberships in the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) and the American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM). She has been on the Board of Directors of ACAM since 1995. Dr. Mark is a popular speaker and has presented before professional groups and appeared on radio and television programs to discuss integrative medicine, neuroendocrine balancing, bio-identical hormones, insulin resistance and preventive wellness.
Dr. Schneider attended medical school at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and trained at prestigious facilities including Bethesda Naval Hospital, Harvard, Johns Hopkins and the National Institute of Health. In addition to the rare distinction of being board certified in four medical specialties, Dr. Schneider is certified in Chinese Acupuncture for Aging by world renowned Dr. Yun Tao Ma and by the Cenegenics Education & Research Foundation’s program in Age Management Medicine. He also maintains an ongoing avocation in Bioethics and affiliates with the Kennedy School of Bioethics at Georgetown University.
Jeff Schmitt enjoys a rich life filled with community, science, music, art, and family. Jeff is an enthusiastic advocate for indigenous healing and wisdom traditions. As both a noted scientist and practitioner of Peruvian Folk medicine, he seeks to build bridges of understanding. Jeff is a challenging and evocative speaker/storyteller; in 2011 he presented the first TEDx talk on Ayahuasca – inspired by his life-changing sojourn with the Secoya people of the Northern Amazon rainforest.He did his undergraduate work at Wake Forest University followed by graduate work at the University of Bath and Oxford University.
Jeff holds adjunct professorships at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Biochemistry, Physiology-Pharmacology. He is the Director of Research for the Center for Integrative Medicine at Wake Forest. He is a founding member of numerous companies including Targacept, Inc. where he led the development of simulation technology to make the process of drug discovery more efficient. Jeff has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications, patents and abstracts, and been on the editorial advisory boards of 6 international journals. He is the founding research director of the Bent Creek Institute of the University of North Carolina.
Jeff founded and directed the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative at Wake Forest School of Medicine. He also devotes his time to organizations serving the greater good and has been a board member of 5 non-profit organizations. He is also a Chinese martial Arts expert. Despite a rich career in the life sciences, Jeff has over the years collaborated with numerous American and European artists, including ex-King Crimson drummer Michael Giles, LA sound artist Rhan Small, rap artist and spoken-word poet Cactus and members of Medeski, Martin and Wood. A stint with metal sculpture led to Jeff winning the Savannah College of Art ‘Savannah 3D’ invitational in 1986. Jeff and his musical collaborators composed music for the Aban Elved dance company 1994-2005, leading to collaborations in England, USA and Germany. Jeff is also a founding member of the Wheel Theater Company led by Juilliard and Moscow Art Theater artist Felix Ivanov. Finally, while in Europe, Jeff was a founding member of the Bio*Art collaborative, a group of philosophers, scientists and artists working together to foster an esthetic appreciation of scientific discovery. Their work led to a Royal Society exhibition as well as the first musical compositions based on the 3-dimensional structure of proteins.
For more than 10 years, Sanesco and NeuroLab have served as an important resource at the forefront of patient-centered care, measuring biomarkers to address root cause of many chronic health issues. NeuroLab™ is a leading specialist in the technology, analysis, and research of the biomarkers associated with Hypothalmic-Pituitiary-Adrenal-Thyroid Axis function. HPA-T Axis function is pivotal to the optimal function of the body’s neuroendocrine communication system. NeuroLab’s focus on patient-centered health care means dedicated research in HPA-T Axis function from our partners and practitioners, the most accurate and advanced technology to measure relevant biomarkers, and research and development of new biomarkers to adapt to patients’ needs. NeuroLab results are accurate, reliable, and reproducible – giving the practitioner all the necessary resources to provide a clear view of the window into the neuroendocrine system.
The addition of her Doctor of Naturopathy degree to her existing knowledge base expanded her knowledge and her respect for a more natural approach to healing through balance. At Sanesco, she initially served to oversee technical development of products and services.
Now, she educates Sanesco’s clients on application of the CSM™ model for their specific patients and how to integrate the CSM™ model with other modalities they offer in their practice. In her personal life, Connie educates private clients on various health topics.