The Spring Center is the medical practice of
Kelly K McCann, MD
Leading expert in Integrative, Functional, and Environmental Medicine.
Many times the clues are in the life stories, so I listen, pull out that history... I get to know our patients, because it's in their life stories that we find the answers....
Heal and live your fullest life.
Refers to a style of medicine that seeks to identify the root cause of illness and remove the cause, allowing the natural healing capacity of the human body to flourish. Functional medicine often incorporates an extensive variety of laboratory testing beyond what conventional laboratories can investigate. It is an evolution of the practice of medicine that incorporates conventional tools and cutting edge science to better address the healthcare needs of today.
Refers to utilizing a variety of healing modalities in the service to healing including but not limited to: allopathic/conventional medicine, pharmaceuticals and surgery, herbal medications, nutritional supplements, acupuncture, energy modalities, body work, ayruvedic medicine, etc. Functional and Integrative medicine practitioners are often one and the same. They engage the patient in a therapeutic relationship and spend time listening to the patient’s stories, reviewing all the factors that can impact health and creating a personalized, comprehensive plan for healing.
Refers to recognition of the impact of the external exposures a person may encounter disrupt body function. These exposures include chemicals, such as pesticides, phthalates, persistent organic pollutants, toxic metals, air pollution particles, as well as naturally occurring biological toxins such as mycotoxins. These invade the body leading to dysfunctions in the immune system, neurological system, endocrine system and others. Environmental medicine practitioners, then work with the patient to support the removal of the chemicals and a restoration of function and wellbeing.
Every patient is unique, and we need to understand their individuality. A cornerstone of our practice is to utilize both conventional medicine laboratory evaluations along with cutting edge Innovative Functional medicine testing. We seek to thoroughly understand what is going on with our patients by recommending a variety of tests. We also work with our patients to prioritize their tests for optimal outcomes. We may recommend assessments of blood, urine, saliva, or stool studies as well as specific imaging studies.
All the members of the Spring Center team are committed to optimizing their own health, so we know from personal experience how challenging nutrition changes and lifestyle alterations can be! What we feed ourselves and how we manage our stress, energy, sleep, etc, are critically important is maintaining our health or serve as a foundation if we are struggling with health challenges. We work with each patient and their unique nutritional needs and assist them in their journey towards lasting and positive change.
Every interaction with a practitioner will result in a personalized written treatment plan. We think of it as your To-Do-List! We encourage our patients to maintain their records so they can actively participate in their healing journey. Dr McCann and her team have a broad overview of your journey and these written plans are the details as to how to succeed in your healing.
IVs have long been utilized to enhance the administration of nutrients or even bypass the GI tract when it is compromised. Our IV therapies include IV Phosphatidyl choline protocols which help restore cellular health. And IV Chelation to remove toxic metals from the body in a safe and effective manner. We also offer some nutrient IVs such as glutathione, Vitamin C and B vitamins.
The Immune system dysregulation that occurs in chronic illness often needs to be addressed first to reduce reactivity so that therapeutic interventions such as antimicrobial treatments can be tolerated. Both Allergy and Autoimmune disorders represent a “loss of tolerance” of the body to either things in our environment (foods, dust mites, weeds, grasses, etc) and a “loss of tolerance” to our own tissues. For allergy conditions, we utilize both sublingual immunotherapy treatments and LDA low dose allergy therapy. LDA came into use in the 1960-70s by European physicians and then was standardized and taught by Dr William Shrader and the American Academy of environmental Medicine. LDA can be helpful at reducing reactions to foods, environmental allergens, chemical sensitivities and can also help modulate immune responses in certain microbial triggered autoimmune conditions. This work was further expanded by Ty Vincent, MD who developed LDI Low Dose Immunotherapy as a method of addressing a dysregulated immune response to different infections, bacterial, viruses, fungi, etc. LDI is more complicated than LDA and requires personalize dosing regimens. Because LDI and LDA involve premixed combinations of many different allergens/antigens, LDI and LDA are not FDA “approved”. It is unlikely they ever will be despite having an unblemished safety record and an exceptional response rate even when administered by hundreds of different doctors throughout the world.
We want to help you achieve optimal health by finding the causes of your illness. Conventional medicine just focuses on naming your condition, but Functional Medicine is different. We know that the body is an integrated system with a unique history, biochemistry, and genetics. We support the whole system - Body, Mind, and Spirit.
The practitioners listen to your story and then tailor the treatment to fit you. We work with you to create a plan that you agree to. This is because we know that success can happen when participants are willing. If you need some encouragement or a big change in your lifestyle, we are here to help you achieve optimal health.
Our patients are our partners as we help them heal. Our team of doctors, nurses, and other staff work together to help the patient move forward to better health. The Spring Center provides a comprehensive plan to create a life of vitality and wellness.
Your humanistic, compassionate and thorough approach to patient care and diagnostic is so refreshing.
I feel like I have made a great friend and true advocate for my health.
Dr. Kelly is amazing! A caring, compassionate physician who goes above and beyond to help her patients.
She's been the only physician who has truly helped me in my efforts to heal my illness.
She is remarkable!
I am so grateful I found you because I know there is a solution.
My experience with you and your staff has been amazing.
You are a gift and my angel.
I wanted to express my sincere appreciation for all you have done for me.
I finally got an accurate diagnosis after years of searching and feeling so sick.
I am finally starting to feel better.
You are a gem.
I have found the experience of "going to the doctors" completely reinvented being with you, your staff and your space...
and created a whole new reality about what being a physician actually is.
You are a genius, truly, with what you have created fueled by a profound heart.
Da Vinci had nothing on you...thank you, again.
Dr. McCann is not only brilliant and compassionate, but also a medical sleuth.
The Spring Center team is just amazing!
They are my cheerleaders and have helped me get my life back,
not only recovering and dealing with my illness but with a newer and healthier version of me.