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    “The definition of the word “doctor” doesn’t mean healer, it means teacher. And this is why Dr. Amy Myers is so exceptional. Her message is always fundamentally on point with the most well respected scientific literature fully supportive of her words” - David Perlmutter, MD – Author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller: Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar–Your Brain’s Silent Killers

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Dr. Amy Myers MD
Medical Doctor

Dr. Amy Myers is a physician, teacher and author with extensive training in Functional Medicine, Integrative Medicine and Nutrition. She was raised by enlightened parents who impressed upon her the power of community, nutrition and travel. Her mother was an artist, avid jogger and yoga instructor who enjoyed growing a garden and making homemade yogurt and breads. Her father a university professor of Chinese studies introduced her to Chinese herbs at an early age and the importance of culture. The influence they provided guided her passions today.

Her functional medicine journey began years ago when she grabbed a book by Dr. Andrew Weil before boarding a plane to begin 2 1/2 years serving as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay, South America.

Inspired by Dr. Weil’s natural approach to health, she returned to the states and enrolled in medical school at LSU Health Sciences in New Orleans. In her fourth year, she spent a month rotation at Dr. Weil’s integrated medicine program in Tucson, AZ and yet felt there was more in getting to the root of an individuals health. Dr. Myers decided to do her post-grauate residency training in emergency medicine at The University of Maryland / Shock Trauma with the thought that when she eventually, intuitively found the focus she was looking for, she would have the flexibility to move quickly in that direction.

She moved to Austin and worked as an emergency room physician at University Medical Center at Brackenridge and Dell Children’s Medical Center where she had her “Aha!” moment. Wanting to get back to her roots of alternative medicine, she enrolled in a conference in New York City in February 2009 and heard Dr. Mark Hyman speak on Functional Medicine.

When he explained the idea of a comprehensive approach to health care focusing on prevention and finding the underlying cause of illness rather than simply treating the symptoms, Dr. Myers knew she had found the approach to medicine that she’d been looking for.

She introduced herself to Dr. Hyman, expressing her interest in the practice of functional medicine, and was privileged to spend a week shadowing him at his practice. After a full immersion into the practice and countless hours of training with the Institute of Functional Medicine, she is has completed all of the training to be certified in functional medicine.

Since then, Dr. Myers has become a passionate educator who believes that everyone has the ability to take charge of their health if given the right information. That’s why she offers access to extensive educational opportunities through her website, blog, podcasts, online eCourses, eBooks and her clinic. By giving everyone the knowledge to become his or her own health advocate, Dr. Myers is changing the face of functional medicine.

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Brianne Williams, RD, LD
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Brianne is a nutritionist with a dietetic training from the University of Texas at Austin. During her time at UT she completed her dietetic internship working at Seton Medical Center, the Texas Department of State Health Services, and a private practice with a local dietitian. Prior to joining the team at Austin UltraHealth, Brianne counseled patients with various nutritional needs, taught healthy lifestyle programs for children and families with the Austin YMCA, and worked with the Healthy Eating Team at the Whole Foods Market Global Headquarters.

At Whole Foods, she created an affordable meal plan, contributed to the quality standard procedures for non-GMO and gluten free products, and analyzed recipes for special diet needs. Brianne was also involved at the beginning of the Whole Kids Foundation, striving to improve children’s nutrition and wellness.

Brianne takes a comprehensive approach to health and healing that best addresses unique needs and promotes sustainability. She is thankful to be living in a dynamic and progressive city like Austin, with an abundance of healthy activities and resources that support the lifestyle we promote at Austin UltraHealth.

 

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Taylor Hohmann, RN
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Registered Nurse

Taylor grew up in Austin, Texas, and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Texas Christian University. After college, Taylor completed the versant residency program and worked in the Intensive Care Unit at Brackenridge. Although she enjoyed her experience, she was exposed to a variety of devastating complications due to life-style related illnesses. The combination of her experience in the ICU and walking through her own personal health journey motivated Taylor to take an alternative approach in the healthcare field. She completed the Cooper Institute Personal Training Course, enrolled at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and became a member of the American Holistic Nurses Association. Her education and experience have equipped her with extensive knowledge in health and nutrition, and it is her joy and privilege to help encourage others to become the healthiest version of themselves possible.

Taylor loves spending time outdoors with friends and family.  A few of her favorite things are football season, fly fishing, cooking, hiking, and yoga.

 

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Jen Cannon

Practice Manager

Jen relocated to Austin from Iowa after working in the health promotion and education fields for the previous four years. Jen graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health and Human Performance and has worked to promote health personally and professionally ever since.

She is passionate about Functional Medicine and enjoys the great outdoors – running and hiking with her terrier, Hobbs. Jen and her husband, Caleb, love the Austin area and appreciate the wide range of entertainment it has to offer.

 

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Ali Overton
Marketing & Online Store Manager

Ali was born and raised in Georgia and moved to Austin after graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Scientific Illustration from the University of Georgia. Having always loved Texas, she chose Austin as her next destination although she’d never been there before. After years of researching the link between nutrition and autoimmunity on her own, Ali originally came to Austin UltraHealth as a patient and enthusiastically began to incorporate Functional Medicine into her life.

Ali enjoys working in a field to which she’s personally connected. Outside of work, she spends time making art, playing classical guitar, and singing. An amateur entomologist, she is passionate about nature and enjoys traveling and hiking with her husband Reid and their dog Ray.

 

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Caroline Haltom
Office Assistant

Caroline studied English with a concentration in Fiction Writing at the University of Missouri. She moved to Austin to be near family and to enjoy the local culture and wide array of activities. Caroline’s favorite part of working at Austin UltraHealth is communicating and assisting with patients. On her own time, Caroline explores the great outdoors with her toddler and pursues various creative outlets.

 

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