At Sharlin Health & Neurology our mission is to protect and restore neurological health for our patients, their families, and future generations.
Your health, your choices, our solutions. We offer the most complete solution to neurological health that patients will find anywhere (conventional neurology, functional medicine and clinical trials).
Our team brings Experience, Passion, Dedication, and Personalized Interactions. To say we LOVE what we do would be the understatement of a lifetime.
I am a board certified neurologist who has been in practice since 1998. I completed my medical education at Emory University in Atlanta, GA (1992), and post-graduate training at Emory Affiliated Hospitals, The University of Virginia, and Vanderbilt University. In addition to my M.D., I have a Masters in Public Health (Emory-1991). Originally from New Jersey I live and work in Springfield, MO. I am married and have three grown children. I became interested in Functional Medicine while exploring my own health and performance as a cyclist, runner, and triathlete.
- Listed in 417 Magazine’s Physician of the Year (Neurology), multiple years.
- Board Certified, American Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology
- Member, American Academy of Neurology
- Member, American Medical Association
- Member, Institute for Functional Medicine
As Chief Operating Officer I have seen Sharlin Health & Neurology grow, evolve, and innovate health care delivery, and more importantly help our patients get the results they desire. I come from a family with a strong management and business background which played a big role in my educational and professional choices. I have a Bachelors in Health Administration, and over 10 years of experience in management and customer service. It has been an incredible journey to be with this clinic from the day we opened in November 2015.
I am an athlete and enjoy pushing my body and mind to reach a higher level of excellence. I have competed in Tough Mudder races, Urban Warrior races, MS 150’s, as well as various other running and cycling events. I was a competitive cheerleader, as well as a dancer. When I met my husband in 2011 his commitment to health and fitness matched my own, and this made it easy to stay on track. Today, we share this with our two children by setting the example for them. This passion to provide a well-balanced life for my family carries over into my working life, and my interactions with our team and patients. Here at Sharlin Health & Neurology we are interested in the entire person, mind, body and spirit. I think it is important to have all aspects of your life in working harmony so that we can provide the same experience to our patients.
I am a registered and licensed dietitian in practice since 1991. My diverse experience includes pediatrics, sports nutrition, and inpatient clinical nutrition in a variety of settings. In 2009, I became more aware of how our food is raised and grown, the influence it has on our health, and the significance that food policy has on our food supply. My desire for understanding led me outside of a typical dieticians’ role. As a result, in 2012, I facilitated starting up the first food policy council in the southwest Missouri region. Building a connection between agriculture and heath was profound. By doing this I was able to draw from experiences in the community setting that fueled my passion for helping people maintain and improve their health in the hospital. My transformation of understanding is now being applied in the area of functional nutrition. I live on 10 acres in Ozark, MO where I am in the process of developing it into a biodynamic farm. I enjoy staying active on the farm and teaching people the connection between producing their own great food and how easily that food can be prepared in the comfort of their own kitchen.
I have a passion for helping individuals use exercise as a tool for improving their health. My experience as a physical therapist in healthcare settings over the past 20 years has been rewarding. But often I felt like my interventions were too late or my time with someone was limited by the duration of their hospitalization or a typical course of outpatient therapy. This led me to personal training. I believe we need to take an active role in our health, and exercise is essential medicine for maintaining wellness as well as recovering from illness. I enjoy helping people overcome the obstacles that have kept them from being their best. Many of the obstacles that stop us from achieving are more mental than physical. One my favorite things is to watch someone perform a task they told me they could not do. Everyone can improve their health with the right movement prescription.
As the owner of Sessions, a multipurpose training facility located on Hwy CC between Ozark and Nixa, I specialize in customized workouts to meet the specific needs of each client. My clients range in age from 8 to 86. The program at Sessions starts with an individualized assessment that includes a medical and fitness history, functional testing, body fat analysis, and goal-setting. Group sessions are limited to 8 people to allow for ongoing individualized programming.