Meet Our Team
Dr. Marie Andersson
Dr. Andersson has been practicing functional medicine for over 22 years. She has raised 4 children and now has 3 grand daughters, 2 grandsons, 2 dogs and a cat. Along with her family, her practice is her passion and primary commitment. Besides office visits, she has multiple avenues of communication available for her patients, including phone, email, text messages and Zoom. She prides herself on being available to her patients, so that they feel supported throughout their healing process.
Dr. Andersson's original training and licensure is as a doctor of chiropractic, she attended New York Chiropractic College, University of North Dakota Medical School and earned her doctorate at Sherman College of Chiropractic. She has since had additional certification, advanced education and training in nutrition and functional medicine. Received certification through the Institute for Functional Medicine and did genetic studies at Bastyr University. She has been in practice for 25 years.
She teaches monthly classes, and has ongoing support groups for patients to help them with diet and life style changes. These groups meet nearly every week to share experiences, recipes, challenges and successes.
She specializes in autoimmune disorders, such as: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Psoriasis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Spectrum disorders, Crohn's disease, as well as hormonal imbalances (such as PCOS and infertility), overall GI complaints, ASD (spectrum disorders), methylation, genetic analysis, pre and post natal nutrition, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and overall natural functional medicine. She has a patient centered office that has an onsite phlebotomist and lab to make testing easier and more convenient for her patients. The clinic also offers massage therapy, Neuro-Feedback, colon hydrotherapy and chiropractic services.
Primarily her mission is education. No one can heal someone else. A doctor does not heal, a doctor teaches, guides, advises and the individual heals themselves with life-style, diet, and emotional-physical-spiritual balance.
Dr. Andersson's primary focus is on the patient. She does testing and exhaustive research when necessary, to discover the root cause of the disorder, so that the patient can be treated properly. And she spends a lot of time with her patients to develop relationships that are most conducive to healing, positive life changes and optimum wellness.
Karen Benson - Certified Health Coach
As a certified health coach, Karen is focused on preparing meals for all autoimmune issues that clients may have using the GAP's, Paleo and AIP diet protocols.
Karen is a multi-faceted health professional. A certified Colon Hydrotherapist with a focus on nutrition and wellness, she is also a Healing Touch Practitioner where she volunteers at Hospice and Transylvania Regional Hospital. In addition, she is a Certified Ageless Grace Educator working with seniors & the physically challenged to strengthen their mental clarity and neuroplasticity abilities. She is also a Surgical Coaching Practitioner through the Beyond Surgery Program. Karen is dedicated to the concepts of multi-level holistic healing and has made this her life’s path.
Amie Ring - Office Manager
Sage Wellness welcomes Amie Ring! Amie is our new remote office manager who brings both degrees and experience in psychology and health information technologies. She's a wonderful addition who knows the flow of healthcare. She'll be your resource for everything in the office. While working from home with her two young children, she'll be helping coordinate and schedule. Please welcome Amie on your next call to Sage Wellness!
Cori Gonzalez - Acupuncturist
Schedule Your Appointment with Cori HERE!
Cori is a licensed and NCCAOM certified Acupuncturist who works with Eastern Medicine, ancestral nutrition, and lifestyle coaching to create the foundations for healthy and vital living. She utilizes many modalities including acupuncture, herbal medicine, stone medicine, massage, nutritional supplements, and health coaching. Her specialties include longevity, women's health and digestive issues, however, she does have experience treating a broad range of health conditions.
She earned a Master's degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in 2015. Her comprehensive training included the in-depth study of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Tui-na massage, channel palpation, moxibustion, cupping, nutrition, qigong, and meditation.
Angela Zein - Therapeutic Massage
Angela is a Licensed Massage and & Bodywork Therapist. She has been practicing for 20 years with an extensive medical background.
Services include- Swedish, Deep Tissue, Fibromyalgia, acute and chronic pain, and Facial massage.
$75 per hour