MEET DR. ANDREA
Dr. Andrea is an upper cervical chiropractor and a certified functional medicine practitioner. After a family trip to the Grand Junction area she moved her practice here from Livermore, California, to enjoy all the same lifestyle advantages you do. She is driven by a deep-rooted desire to help patients achieve their utmost personal health goals, believing that the excellent health you deserve comes from the body’s natural innate vitality.
Dr. Andrea has proven herself as an excellent healthcare provider, consultant, communicator, health promoter, and supporter of patients who live with complex and chronic health conditions.
She is a practicing certified functional medicine practitioner who strives to identify the cause of her patient’s disease/condition by uncovering any underlying biochemical and physiological dysfunction. She honors each patient’s unique circumstances and endeavors to restore optimal physiological function and wellbeing.
She is a member of The National Association of Nutritional Professionals and strives to educate patients about the importance of a basic nutritional understanding, where their food comes from, how it’s grown, and how food can impact specific health conditions and a person’s overall wellbeing.
Dr. Andrea is a Certified Gluten Practitioner with extensive knowledge and clinical experience in the field of gluten-related disorders and the causes of non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) and celiac disease (CD), allowing her treat and educate her patients about these sensitivities.
As a listed provider and member of The Gluten Intolerance Group, also known as GIG. Dr. Andrea supports GIG’s Mission to empower persons with gluten-related disorders through consumer and industry services and programs that positively promote healthy living. They provide free support and resources to persons with these disorders through local branches and their website.
Dr. Andrea is the founder of Gluten-Free Kids Unite! a support group for kids and their families. Whose mission is to empower kids to be advocates for their health and to support each other in living a gluten-free life.
Through upper cervical chiropractic care and Dr. Andrea’s holistic approach she has successfully restored the health and transformed the lives of hundreds of people at The Institute for Advanced Care in Chiropractic, at her own practice, and on a medical missionary trip to El Salvador. As a lifelong learner, she has earned hundreds of additional hours in advanced post-graduate upper cervical training. She graduated with honors from Life Chiropractic College West.
Dr. Andrea also specializes in helping patients with gluten-related disorders, food allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities. Her personal history of allergies, childhood asthma, immune hypersensitivity, gluten-related disorder, and other health issues has given her a unique understanding for what patients go through when they suspect or have undiagnosed immune disorders and hypersensitivities. She has helped many children and adults find answers to their gluten-related disorders and other digestive issues. Many of her patients have found her relentless pursuit for answers to their health problems, to be the key to their transformation.
This energetic wife and mother’s talents extend far beyond her interest in helping patients achieve their health goals. She is an avid rock climber and hiker, has competed in triathlons, worked as a nanny, and served as a substitute teacher at a private school for grades K through 6.