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 an integrated health and wellness coach and I can help you understand and realize what optimal health looks like for your unique situation.
Whether you are interested in health and wellness coaching alone or as a complement to The Brain Tuneup! Protocol I can help you navigate the path to living your best life!
- The Institute for Integrative Nutrition
- Brain Tune Up! Protocol Practitioner
- Wahls Certified Health Practitioner
I am a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. I have been married to Joshua Wemple for 19 years and we have 3 boys; Daniel, 12, Jonah, 10 and Owen, 6! We also have a rescue dog named Jackpot. All of our youngsters, including Jackpot, love to play soccer, fish and eat! We live in Nixa. I grew up in Joplin, Missouri, and completed my Bachelor’s in Dietetics degree at Missouri State University.
I completed my dietetic internship in Augusta, Georgia. I worked in dialysis for over 4 years and grew to love my patients and caring for those with chronic disease. Unfortunately, most of my patients were on dialysis from the chronic damage of high blood pressure and/or diabetes. I always thought: “What if I could have worked with them to prevent these conditions that later on would cause kidney failure?”
I then pursued the area of diabetes education but also saw the same issues…people were getting sicker and not getting better with more medications being added. When I moved back to Missouri from Georgia, I joined a group that provided disease management. During this time I visited Dr. Eric Westman at Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina. I spent 2 days in-clinic with him, and I was so amazed that his patients were reversing chronic disease and getting off medicine. They were feeling great and losing weight, and all with just food! This was the missing piece! I have been using the methods I learned from Dr. Eric Westman these past 5 years, and my patients have now been reversing their chronic diseases as well!
I now have the amazing opportunity to join the work Dr. Sharlin is doing here in Southwest Missouri! I’m so grateful for this opportunity and can’t wait to get started with you!
I’ve been a licensed dietitian, certified diabetes care and education specialist for over 25 years. I have worked in all aspects of nutrition care and management in hospitals, nursing homes, and group and individual nutrition counseling.
According to my traditional nutrition education, I believed and taught that fat was bad in all forms and all efforts should be made to eliminate fat from the diet. I was a good soldier.
Then, around 8 years ago, I was at a dietitian meeting in Springfield. The message at that meeting was: You know, fat might not be as bad as we thought, and sugar might be a whole lot worse than we thought.
I was knocked off my horse. I was personally and professionally distraught.
But, I took a pause, and decided to dig into the research for myself. Everything I teach now is research-based. And I have embraced in my own life, and follow a diet now that is energizing, delicious and simple to follow. I have more joy now in helping people than any other time in my career.