Message from the founder, Meg McElroy MS, PA-C:
"I am a PA. This stands for Physician Assistant, but for me, it also stands for "Patient/Practitioner Advocate".
I created this website with a primary focus on increasing integrative/functional medicine support for my colleagues, from those that are interested but haven't made the leap, to those that are fully integrated into an integrative practice.
When I'm in clinic, I become a personal investigator, helping patients find answers to their health concerns via the use of advanced laboratory testing in combination with my knowledge of treatments (i.e. supplements, herbs, how particular components in food affect health, etc).
I currently practice functional medicine through The Center for Collaborative Medicine, a clinic I co-own with Dr. Ron Manzanero. Prior to starting my own clinic last year (2019), I worked with various start-up clinics that focused on diabetes and metabolic syndrome, lifestyle medicine, and corporate wellness. I eventually joined an established functional medicine clinic owned by Dr. Ann Shippy, where the majority of patients that I saw had chronic inflammatory conditions that require "advanced" evaluation and interventions (e.g. MCAS, mycotoxin-induced illness, CIRS, and more). I left this clinic to start my own, as I saw too many patients going into significant debt incurred by the costs from functional medicine care and "green allopathy."
Thank you for reading, and enjoy the content I've put together on this site!"