Meet the Team

Jennifer Simmons, MD

Dr. Simmons was one of the leaders in breast surgery and cancer care in Philadelphia for 17 years. Passionate about the idea of pursuing health rather than treating illness, she has immersed herself in the study of functional medicine and aims to provide a roadmap to those who want to know real health.

Melinda Engel

With a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems,  Finance and a minor in Jewish Studies, Melinda enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2007 and became an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and certified yoga instructor. She believes knowledge is power and has a love of learning and personal development.

Tracy Kardon

A licensed social worker with a Bachelor of Arts in English  and a master’s in social work, Tracy developed a love for alternative healthcare, functional medicine and food as medicine, and healed her own hypothalamic amenorrhea and other hormonal conditions.  She is passionate about plant-based living, cooking, yoga and movement. 

Liz Richter

A certified yoga instructor, Liz was inspired to  enroll in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition’s Health Coaching program. Her strong desire to help people live healthier, more joyful and peaceful lives allows her to work with clients of all ages to achieve wellness goals in areas including weight loss, stress management, injury, and disease.

We don't treat symptoms.
We pursue health.

We specialize in providing new avenues for people who have been told there are none left to explore, with special care for patients with metastatic cancer.

Functional medicine

for those determined to take back their health.

  • We go deeper

    Our advanced lab testing helps us truly understand what’s happening in your body.

  • We spend time

    Great health doesn’t happen overnight. That’s why we take the time to get to know you.

  • We create a plan

    You will get a personalized roadmap that addresses the whole you, so you can explore your health from every angle.

  • We collaborate with you

    We work with you, and your current physicians, to help you achieve your goals.