How does a Functional Medicine consult work?

Dr Shepherd works primarily over the phone with functional medicine and nutrition patients because the health programs we design are based on advanced laboratory testing and a comprehensive history that can easily be done in your home. The type of tests that are used are stool, saliva,
urine and sometimes blood tests. Dr Shepherd uses a whole body approach to get to the root cause of symptoms. The focus is on creating personalized treatment plans and creating optimal health for each individual.

It is required that you have your own primary care physician. Dr Shepherd does not provide acute care services but will work with you on preventative, nutritional and functional medicine to help address the root cause of chronic health problems. If you have a medical emergency , you must contact your primary care physician or dial 911.

Our Locations

Office Hours

Hartford Turnpike Office


8:00 am-12:00 pm

1:30 pm-6:00 pm


7:00 am-12:00 pm

2:30 pm-6:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm


8:15 am-12:00 pm

2:30 pm-6:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm

1:30 pm-6:00 pm


9:00 am-12:00 pm