Functional Medicine in Your Backyard
The vision of the TransMed Complex is to bring together functional medicine providers in order to serve our community more efficient and effectively. Since it's conception, TransMed Complex has added a host of providers who work to solve deep-rooted issues, rather than simply treat a symptom.
Through thoughtful discussion with leaders in the TransMed Complex, the TransMed Wellness Expo was born. It is our goal to create an annual event to celebrate the functional medicine providers not only in our complex, but in surrounding areas, in hopes of spreading the word and message of functional medicine to those in our community.
Dr. Tom Reed
Dr. Reed is a double board certified, award-winning, medical and surgical specialist who has invented devices and surgical procedures designed to improve orthopedic surgery. With over thirty-five years experience, he has seen a wide variety of disorders including diabetes, obesity, vascular disease, high blood pressure, dementia, various forms of cancer, musculoskeletal and biomechanical disorders, and more.
In recent years, he has focused on researching and teaching about healthy lifestyle practices as the preferred alternative to chronic disease and medications, emphasizing the importance of physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing to overall health. He teaches these principles to both national and international audiences.
Dr. Paula Kruppstadt, MD
Dr. Kruppstadt is a Certified Practitioner of Functional Medicine by The Institute for Functional Medicine—IFMCP. She is one of few board certified pediatricians in the world who are certified IFMCP.
Because she is an expert concerning PANS/PANDAS, Texas Governor Greg Abbott appointed her to be a member of the Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome Advisory Council. The Council advises the commission and the Texas legislature on research, diagnosis, treatment, and education related to pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome.
At Hope for Healing, Dr. Kruppstadt offers Functional & Regenerative Medicine consultations (all ages) and Functional Approach Pediatric Primary Care (newborn through 21 years).
Dr. H. Kala Eulitt
Born and raised southeast of Houston, Dr. H. Kala Eulitt earned both his bachelor’s degree in biology and doctorate of chiropractic, graduating magna cum laude from Texas Chiropractic College. Since then, Dr. Eulitt has helped thousands of people—from Olympic athletes to great-grandmothers—get out of pain and embrace a higher quality of life. He is also the author of the groundbreaking book “Stop Wasting Your Time, You Need Health Solutions that Work.”
Dr. Jody Caldwell, MD
Dr. Jody Caldwell, MD is an Integrative Medicine Specialist in Conroe, TX, and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from the University of Texas- Houston McGovern Medical School in 1982. She is affiliated with TransMed Health and Wellness Center located in North Houston.
Dr. Cheryl Winter
Dr. Cheryl Winter, DCN, FNP-BC, APRN, RDN, IFMCP is a sought-after author and speaker, and a renowned Functional Medical Doctor of Clinical Nutrition, Family Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, and Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist who effectively treats patients with natural and safe remedies.
Dr. Lisa Wines
Dr. Lisa A. Wines has a doctorate in Counselor Education from Sam Houston State University; a master’s degree in counseling from Prairie View A&M University; and a bachelor’s degree in English from Grambling State University. She is a licensed professional counselor for the state of Texas, and a certified school counselor.
She has served as a university faculty member, an adjunct instructor/professor, an intern in private-practice and psychiatric settings, has worked as a school counselor for 10 years, and pro re nata (PRN) in a behavioral hospital.
Dr. Wines is passionate about diversifying treatment options with alternative methods such as meditation, massage therapy, and use of essential oils (aroma therapy).
Dr. Kassi Klein, DDS
A West Texas native, Dr. Klein’s childhood passion for helping others look and feel their best ultimately led her to dentistry. After attending Texas Tech University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, Dr. Klein earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston.
Dr. Klein has practiced general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and airway-centered dentistry in the Houston area for the last seven years and is proud to call Spring, Texas her new adopted hometown. Dr. Klein completed the 2017 Texas AAID MaxiCourse in Implant Dentistry. This is a full year course study in all phases of implant dentistry. She completed over 300 hours of surgical and didactic implantology education as a part of this program. In addition, she has successfully completed Part 1 of the examination towards becoming an Associate Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Claire Pollard, ACNP, FNP
Claire Pollard, an accomplished nurse practitioner with three decades of experience, is dedicated to exemplary patient care that encompasses practical experience in a vast array of medical settings and disciplines.
While on her journey, Claire's career path brought her to urgent care clinics, where she cared for patients of all ages with diverse healthcare needs. During this time, she earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Texas A&M University in 2009 to become a certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).
Just one year later, a post-graduate certification as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) was added to her repertoire. Endlessly seeking knowledge to expand her patient servitude, Claire returned to the hospital setting where she practiced in trauma centers, emergency rooms, and intensive care units in South Texas hospitals. Most recently, Claire delivered exceptional clinical care at Methodist Hospital Houston, Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville, TX, and Conroe Regional Medical Center.
Her work inside South Texas' ICUs and ERs opened her eyes to the exponential number of health problems directly related to poor health and nutrition. She returned to school yet again to complete a Master's degree in Nutrition. Her primary goal is to improve the health of Americans by dietary changes and making exercise, sleep and stress reduction a priority.
Claire's excitement and passion now leads her to provide efficacious and safe weight loss with full spectrum guidance on nutrition, concentrating on nutrient-dense whole foods, meal planning, and fundamental exercise. She offers meal planning and cooking classes on site at her practice, Family First Urgent Care, while also offering other wellness and aesthetics at her sister practice, New Leaf Spa and Laser.
Claire is an avid runner, a 10 year veteran of the U.S. Army, and resides locally in our community.
Bill Torgan, CH
Bill is the founder of Conroe Life Changes and received his certification to practice hypnosis in 2015. He has helped hundreds of people in the Conroe and surrounding areas to quit smoking, lose weight, overcome a fear, break an addictive behavior, or just focus on a specific ability. A police and military veteran, Bill has always enjoyed helping people achieve their personal success. Bill received his training and completed his internship with “The Path Foundation” in Houston/ He is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists and an adherent to their ethical standards.
While some issues, such as weight loss or “chronic pain” may require multiple sessions, many issues, such as, quitting smoking or getting over a fear only require one and most people enjoy success from their very first session.
Phyllis Bell, Chef
I have always loved being in the Kitchen. It started as a child watching my grandmother, serve others.
2008 brought extremely challenging times. I was struggling with multiple health issues and I was allergic to multiple things including Gluten. I decided that I would re-learn how to bake the things I enjoyed and ‘Love’ on others with food challenges like mine, helping them to Live and Thrive Gluten-Free.
Dr. Carlton Lewis, MD, DACM, LAc, AFMCP
Dr. Carlton Lewis is a rare blend of Western and Eastern medicine. He
holds a Doctorate in Medicine (MD) and a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM). Dr. Lewis studied Medicine at St. George’s University School of Medicine and studied Acupuncture, Herbology, Tui-Na and Qi Gong at American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine where he graduated valedictorian and is a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Dr. Lewis has completed his Applied Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) Certification from Institute of Functional Medicine and received a certificate in Nutritional Medicine from Swiss Biological Medicine Academy. Dr. Lewis is also Certified in Biomagnetism and has received advanced training in the field of Biomagnetism under Dr.
Luis Garcia, MD. Dr. Lewis has been in the Integrative and functional medical space since 2015, when he began studying the epidemic of complex, chronic diseases and the disordered function and loss of the human body's adaptive hemodynamic balance. This led to further exploration of Bioenergetics, the human microbiome, and the interrelationship of genes, lifestyle, and the environment and how it influences health and healing.
Dr. Lewis is also a Certified Life Coach and Certified in Neurolinguistic
Programming. He recently served as a clinical supervisor at Houston
Methodist Hospital Wellness Services. Currently, he is the founder of Meta Ultimate Health. Dr. Lewis is passionate about helping other doctors and practitioners implement mind-body-related modalities that are scientific, safe, and effective for their patients and clients, like Biomagnetism.
Alex Moore, Health Coach
Alex has always been an advocate for health and wellness in family, friends and customers. His background includes courses in kinesiology, sports medicine, natural health, master herbalist, nutritional consulting, aromatherapy and many more. Alex prides himself on drawing conclusions and paths of treatment recommendations from personal accounts and proven research. Currently Alex serves as the on-site manager for The Granary's Conroe location.
Dee Ann Sweeney, MA, LPC
Dee Ann M. Sweeney, LPC, Certified School Counselor, Shadow facilitator, Heart Sync facilitator, EMDR
trained, and Advanced Accelerated Resolution Therapist. She specializes in helping those dealing with
anxiety, grief and relationship dysfunction created by betrayal trauma and early childhood wounds. Dee
Ann is an intuitive artist and she facilitates a mindful group session “Art of Transformation” which
utilizes mindfulness, guided drawing, guided imagery, body mapping and prayer.
Mercedes Tristan, RDA
Mercedes is a Registered Biological Dental Assistant who is passionate about helping clients on their wellness journey through Meridian Stress Assessment, which is a modality that looks at the teeth and body connection. She is a Bioscan specialist in Meridian and Dental Compatibility Testing and Nutritional Balancing of trace minerals and metal toxicity. Mercedes enjoys using Aromatherapy in her practice and is a student of Medical Qi-Gong.
Mira Dessy, NE
Mira Dessy is The Ingredient Guru – an author, speaker, Holistic Nutritionist and Real Food Advocate. She emphasizes the importance of a healthy lifestyle through whole foods. After experiencing years of debilitating digestive issues and health challenges, Mira realized the healing strength of food after she learned to eat right – slowly but surely regaining her health .Her recovery and its connection to food and eating made such a powerful impact that she returned to school and earned certification as a Nutrition Educator. Mira’s mission as The Ingredient Guru is to help people feel balanced, healthy, and to support them as they work to achieve their health goals. Each body is unique, exceptional, one of a kind. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. Through individual consults, public speaking events, and wellness seminars, Mira focuses on education, knowledge, and empowerment coupled with the valuable lessons she learned in her own journey to health to support and encourage us all to eat well and be well.
Special Thanks to our Sponsors
TransMed Health & Wellness Center
Back Pain & Joint Center of Texas
Family First Urgent Care
New Leaf Spa & Laser
Houston Ketamine Specialists
The Ingredient Guru - Mira Dessy
VITAL Health Solutions - Dr. Cheryl Winter
Plus 40 Fitness
Dr. Tom Reed
Spring Oaks Dental
Golden Hill Retreat
Hope for Healing
Cattle Co. & Beef
Always Best Care
Sweeney Counseling Studio
Transformation Enzyme Corporation