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Dr. Ruth, M.D. Consulting is a functional medicine practice dedicated to finding & treating the root cause of symptoms, instead of masking them. The goal is to restore health and vitality to its fullest for all patients.


University of Iowa Medical Doctor

University of Michican Family Medicine Residency

Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner

WorldLink Medical Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Training

Kalish Institute One Year Mentorship

Dr. Ruth Vanderkooi
My Journey to Functional Medicine

As a functional medicine doctor, I believe in treating the whole person, not just the symptoms.


My journey to functional medicine began after 30 years of practicing conventional western medicine. I observed that our healthcare system in the U.S. is failing many people, even with the best treatments that conventional medicine has to offer.


In my 50's, my health greatly declined, and I was miserable for years. Conventional medicine was failing me, too. That's when I discovered functional medicine, which focuses on finding the root cause of a patient's symptoms and treating the underlying issues. Using functional medicine principles on myself, I finally was able to recover and now am feeling even better than before my issues began. I'm functioning at my fullest and ready to help you do the same.

I'm passionate about helping my patients achieve optimal health and vitality.

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B.S. Health Sciences, Clemson University

Certified Personal Trainer through ACSM

Certified Health Education Specialist through NCHEC

PROnatal Certified Coach for pre and post natal clients

Certified Yoga Instructor through FiTour

Coach Allison Meyer
Your Wellness in Action

Packages include wellness coaching with Coach Allison, to help clients understand and implement the treatment plans prescribed by Dr. Ruth, as well as implement lifestyle modifications to greatly improve health outcomes in general.

Allison is a wellness coach with over ten years of experience in the field of health & wellness. She works with clients one-on-one, and also oversees the wellness department at a local community center.

As a Certified Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor, Allison has the expertise to help you establish a safe and effective exercise routine. Certain kinds of exercise can promote healing depending on your specific ailments. Coach Allison works with Dr. Ruth to formulate and implement the optimal healing plan for you.

In addition to exercise, Allison uses the 8 Dimensions of Wellness model as a tool to help you discover and enjoy holistic well-being. This model encompasses physical, emotional, social, and other forms of wellness.


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