Dr. Ralph Waldo
Ralph Waldo, M.D. graduated from Indiana University with degrees in biology and psychology, following which he received an M.S. in Physiology and Biophysics. In 1999 he obtained his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. Serving as Chief Resident during his final year of residency, Dr. Waldo completed his training in Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati. At U of C he participated in numerous research projects under the direction of Dr. Paul Keck, who is well known in the field of medical research. Dr. Waldo became Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and practiced psychiatry for over four years at two major hospitals in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he incorporated molecular medicine and biochemistry into his practice. Finding that working in a hospital or large physician group setting was not conducive to his form of practice, he started his own private practice in 2011 utilizing integrative, biochemical, genetic and functional medicine as the basis for his practice.
Dr. Waldo treats children, adolescents and adults using a multidisciplinary approach, including lab testing, to customize and more accurately guide treatment. His emphasis is getting to a patient's core health issues in order to prevent, slow or stop disease progression. His goal is to eliminate or reduce pharmaceutical medications when possible, and help a patient maintain or return to a healthy state. He customizes treatment based on each client's specific needs as determined through a patient's health history, lab work and other appropriate testing. Dr. Waldo treats the root causes of diseases and has a strong rate of success in stopping disease progression, preventing diseases from occurring and/or curing them.
Dr. Roger Spahr
Roger Spahr M.D. attended Ball State University earning degrees in Biology and Medical Laboratory Medicine. After working in hospitals for two years in the field of hematology, he attended Indiana University School of Medicine, graduating in 1983. During his residency in Family Medicine, he served as Chief Resident is his final year and earned honors for teaching. He became board certified in Family Medicine and practiced family medicine including obstetrics and procedural medicine in addition to vasectomy and upper and lower endoscopy for twenty years.
Dr. Spahr developed an interest in finding the root cause of illness and began his education in metabolic and integrative medicine in 1996. He migrated into integrative and regenerative medicine full time in 2006 becoming board certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and a Fellow in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine in 2008.
He has been involved in practicing and teaching Functional medicine ever since, with a brief stint with a nutritional company, serving as their Chief Science Officer and Medical Director. He has now returned to clinical practice focusing his energy in metabolic disease identification and management. He sees adults and children building therapy protocols from the synergy of allopathic, integrative, genetic, functional and biochemical medicine.