Dr. John Woodward defines the term “health” as the optimal state of well being where all faculties and senses are alive and functioning at their peak. By defining health by our terms, health means much more than just the absence of symptoms or disease. Dr. Woodward’s passion for health began early as a young athlete. This passion led to a career as a wellness coach and personal trainer while completing his Masters Degree in Cardiac Rehab and Exercise Physiology at Northeastern IL University. He worked in clinical research before attending Medical School at Medical University of the Americas and his residency at the University of Illinois School of Medicine.
Dr. Woodward's passion for nutrition and wellness continued as he trained other physicians and the community about the importance of nutrition and exercise. He has spoken on various topics such as Nutrition and Wellness, Gut Health, Hormone Management, Optimal Wellness and his favorite class: Behaviors for Success. Dr. Woodward has merged two different types of medicine over the past 18 years. He continues to save lives in a busy Emergency Room setting and is passionate about giving patients their life back at EverVitalMD. He opened his first Functional Medicine clinic in Illinois in 2013 and opened the current location in Mooresville, NC in February of 2014.
Dr. Woodward uses an integrative approach to treat various conditions by merging conventional medicine and evidence based alternative treatments. Dr. Woodward and his team work together to create a specialized plan for each client with optimal health being the goal.
He is certified by the American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine, American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians and is trained by the Institute of Functional Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine.
Erin lives in Lake Norman with her husband, John, and their two children. She enjoys working out, spending her off time shuttling kids to soccer and volleyball and squeezing in dates with her husband. Erin was born and raised in IL. She received her Bachelors of Science from Eastern Illinois University in dietetics. She spent the first many years in long term care educating patients on nutrition and diabetes management. She continued to pursue health and wellness which led to meeting John. They combined their knowledge and experience to spread the word of Functional Medicine and food as medicine. They relocated to NC in 2013 and opened EverVitalMD. Erin has been in remission from Lupus since 2014 by following the Functional Medicine path of treatment.
Karen Preston approaches the health and wellness of her patients through the encompassing lens of Functional Medicine – an evidence-based, systems biology medicine that takes into account deficiencies or disruptions that can lead to dysfunction and drive disease.
Karen’s background in family medicine with extensive training in Functional Medicine creates an opportunity for her patients to experience personalized medicine and get to the root cause of chronic disease where changes can be made to help restore health and well being. Ultimately, Karen seeks to empower her patients with the knowledge and know-how to achieve optimal wellness.
Karen’s work outside patient care has included teaching at the University of Pennsylvania, medical journal article publications, and lecturing on such topics as: the gut microbiome; farm and food as medicine; and detoxifying in a toxic world. Through her partnerships with patients, education efforts, writing and research, Karen seeks to not only restore wellness at the individual level but within the community at large.
Karen earned her MSN from the University of Pennsylvania, along with her BSN in Nursing from George Mason University, and BA in Sociology from Bryn Mawr College. For more than 14 years, Karen has enjoyed the immense rewards of working with individuals and families in the health and wellness field.
Karen is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, IFM Certified Medicine Practitioner, Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN, University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude.
Stacey was born in Bridgeport, CT before relocating to Central FL and meeting her husband. They have been married for 23 years and have 3 children. She and her family relocated to North Carolina in 2014.
Stacey transitioned into Integrative Medicine when she experienced firsthand how integrative medicine was able to help her get off of conventional medications and manage her hypothyroidism. She is still living this new lifestyle every day. She joined the EverVitalMD team in 2014. Stacey attended school at Daytona Beach Community College for Medical Assistant/Phlebotomy and worked at Fish Memorial Hospital in Orange City, FL as well as at VA in Orlando, FL.
Health Coach, CNA, CFH, CIEC, CFMP, BS in Natural Health Sciences
Corrine is originally from Southern California and now resides in Lake Norman in North Carolina. She is married and has two sons. They have a family dog. Corrine is passionate about providing education and simple lifestyle changes so her clients can live the healthy lives their bodies were designed for.
Her no-nonsense approach and humor help her clients to transition to a healthier lifestyle no matter how steep the learning curve. She invites you to try on the approach of food as thy medicine. You won’t regret it. Corrine has been helping her clients to go back to the basics with their health, diet and nutrition since 2011. She joined EverVitalMD in March of 2015. Corrine is Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner.
Lisa currently lives in Lake Norman, NC with her husband, 2 children and their family dog, Perry. She has served in the health care field for 17 yrs. She loves helping people and has a tremendously loving, caring heart. She joined the EverVitalMD team in January of 2017. She takes great joy in seeing and hearing the positive stories from our patients.
Susan moved to NC in 1993 from Michigan. She spent 10 years in Conover before moving to Lake Norman with her husband and 3 children. She has one granddaughter who is the highlight of their lives. She has been in the medical field for over 30 years along with her husband of 27 yrs. She is very excited to have the opportunity to work in Functional Medicine.
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