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Tired Of Seeing Doctor After Doctor,

 And Still Not Feeling Better?

Have you been dealing with chronic health issues seemingly forever?

Do feel like you’ve literally “tried everything” and are tired of seeing provider after provider, and yet still not feeling any better?

We see this all the time – people just like you who have been from doctor to doctor… yet not getting the answers why they aren’t feeling right.

And we want you to know that healing is possible… when you partner with the right provider that’s asking the right questions – so that you can finally get to the root of what is causing your dis-ease, helping us pinpoint the specific imbalances that need to be addressed to get you finally back on track living the rich and vibrant life you deserve.

Yet this type of approach is not commonplace, and that’s likely the reason why you may have struggled needlessly… until now.

Because when you partner with our team, we will create a personalized treatment plan incorporating lifestyle modifications, nutritional & mindset coaching along with appropriate pharmaceutical-grade supplements to restore your body’s innate healing potential.

Rather than matching symptoms with a diagnosis, our in-depth evaluation and advanced lab testing will give us a much more complete picture of what triggered your specific physiological imbalances that caused your symptoms in the first place.

That way, we can design a custom-tailored plan to address the root cause instead of managing (or covering up) your symptoms. Here’s a number of chronic conditions that benefit from this type of approach:

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Digestive Disorders (GERD, heartburn, IBS, SIBO, Crohn’s, Colitis

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Autoimmune Conditions (IBD, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis, Hashimoto’s Disease, Celiac’s, Crohn’s, Type-1 Diabetes)

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Hormonal Imbalances (Feeling “tired & wired”, Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, PCOS, PMS, Hot Flashes, Painful Periods, Mood Swings)

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Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity & Dyslipidemia

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Energy Issues, Stress & Chronic Pain (Chronic Fatigue, Adrenal Issues, Fibromyalgia etc)

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Cognitive Issues (SCI/MCI, “Brain Fog”, Memory Issues, Alzheimer’s Disease etc)

Why Partner With A Functional Medicine Practitioner?

Caring for your health properly is so much more than just the basics of eating right and exercise. With current medical research, we have discovered that the body is a complex collection of organs and systems and even bacterial colonies (the microbiome) that greatly impact each other.

While the standard of care hasn’t quite “caught up” yet with most of the current science, conventional doctors and “specialists” are still treating parts of the body separately without taking into account the fact that these areas greatly impact each other.

When you are healthy, they work together like a symphony in perfect harmony. But when one of these systems is off-balance, the whole symphony is out of tune! When you need a “tune-up” so to speak, not only do you need to look at areas that aren’t working right but also be sure everything is balanced with the rest of your body.

Sadly, most people receive medications to treat symptoms associated with a body part that “isn’t working” when in reality, it’s a systemic issue that needs to be treated in a completely different way.

Why Partner With a Functional Medicine Practitioner

At our practice, we follow a more modern “functional medicine” approach that does advanced testing, treats your body and uses up-to-date nutritional science to help you rebalance and finally heal.This in-depth approach is the only successful way of treating chronic illness because most chronic illness have many causes.

Instead of simply addressing different symptoms across separate areas, functional medicine seeks to treat the underlying root cause – while looking at lifestyle factors such as diet, environment, emotional health, and mindset that usually brings on the illness patients are seeking to heal.


Wellness Programs

3 Month Wellness Package
Our Introductory package for those that are reasonably healthy.
⚫ Initial Visit
⚫ 4, 8 and 12 week Extended Visits
⚫ Access to Advanced Testing
⚫ Testing Fees additional, discounted 10%
⚫ Supplements additional, discounted 10% 
$299per month
6 Month Gut/Health Reboot Chronic Health Issues
Our premium package for those that need additional support.
⚫ Initial Consult and Health Review
⚫ Monthly Extended Visits
⚫ 6 ten minute phone check-in
⚫ One Advanced Test (Stool/Dutch)
⚫ Access to Additional Advanced Testing
⚫ One Standard Blood Panel
⚫ Additional Testing discounted 10%
⚫ Supplements additional, discounted 15%
$349per month
Shape-Up Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle Program 4 month
Our premium package for those that need additional support.
⚫ Initial Consult and Health Review
⚫ 2 bottles Shape ReClaimed
⚫ Shape ReClaimed Booklet
⚫ 6 Weigh-in/Urinalysis
⚫ Celebratory Consult
⚫ Laboratory Testing additional
$159per month

Success Stories


In Our Patients Own Words

  • “My experience in the care of Dr. Shea has truly been lifesaving at a time when I was feeling really stuck with my health. I have been suffering from an autoimmune disorder and every day was an uphill battle dealing with debilitating fatigue, joint paint and body aches. Thankfully, Dr. Shea has been able to turn things around for me so I can live the life I want to live.”


  • “I have found Dr. Shea to be a great blessing on my journey to better health. Her approach to wellness is based on finding the root cause of your illness and then supporting the healing process through diet, exercise, supplements etc.. She not only listens but I believe she genuinely cares about her clients. If you are similar to me and have been through the quick fix and symptom masking pills of modern medicine and still not well, give Dr. Shea a chance to help you. You will not be disappointed! My PCP respects Dr. Shea's treatments. I've been back for various ailments over the past 20+ years; each of which is met with a focused approach resulting in the desired result. Add in great conversation and a genuine caring attitude - truly a winning combination. I have recommended her many times to my friends.


  • “I have been struggling with IBS-D and fatigue for a very long time. I went to various doctors, tried different diets, medications, and my symptoms didn’t change and sometimes they worsened. It was very frustrating and kept me from doing many things. My life has changed in so many ways since seeing Dr. Shea. My IBS-D is now livable and is 100 times better. We work on whatever comes up with great results. Dr. Shea listens and acknowledges and makes your visit a pleasant one. The whole office is great. Johnny at the desk is pleasant and very efficient. I would recommend Dr. Shea to anyone looking for answers, a plan and results to better health.




Our team at The Gut Doc strives to provide you with the most effective and medically advanced techniques available. We are here for you… to help you finally reach your desired health goals.

When we speak over the phone, we’ll assess whether this program is right for you… and answer any questions you may have. Simply pick a time and date that works best for you!

Initial Visit

75-Minute Consultation to review past labs, history and craft a personalized treatment plan.


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Review labs & past medical history

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Explore current health challenges & goals

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Determine need for advanced lab tests

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Craft a personalized treatment approach 

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Prioritize fast symptom relief

Health Reboot

4-Month Intensive to resolve long-standing health & wellness issues once and for all.

$259per month

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Includes 4 monthly extended visits

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Four 10-minute phone check-ins

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Access to advanced testing (additional cost)

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Lab interpretation included

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Customized supplement plan (supplements not included)


A monthly Health Optimization membership to work on select issues for optimal health.

$179per month

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Includes 1 extended visit each month

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Covering lifestyle, nutrition & emotional components, as well as personalized exercise program

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Customized supplement plan (supplements not included)

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Additional visits at discounted rate

3 Month Wellness Package

Shape-Up Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle Program 4 month

6 Month Gut/Health Reboot Chronic Health Issues


Asked Questions

Is This Program Right For Me?

If you’re tired of shuffling from doctor to doctor without ever getting to the root of your chronic health issues, and if you want to optimize your health holistically through sound lifestyle modifications, advanced lab testing and mind-body techniques without unnecessary medications, then our program may just be what you’ve been looking for all along. Just know that it takes a serious commitment to make the lifestyle changes necessary to transform your health once and for all.

What About Supplements & Lab Testing?

As a prospective patient, you may wonder about additional costs not included in our program fee. We know that you’ve likely been to other providers before that may have already run lab tests. That’s why during our comprehensive intake consultation, we will review any existing lab results – so that we can determine if additional, more advanced lab testing is needed to confirm a diagnosis. In terms of supplements, we may recommend certain pharmaceutical-grade supplements for a limited time to support your body’s innate healing process. But long-term, we believe that supplements can’t make up for a poor lifestyle – so our intent is to get you off supplements and unneeded prescription meds as soon as possible.

What Should I Expect From My Health Strategy Session?

During the health strategy session, we’ll determine whether partnering with our team is the best next step for you. We’ll go over any questions you may have about our approach, and how it differs from what you’ve tried before – so you feel comfortable about the journey ahead.

What Should I Expect From The Initial Appointment?

Ahead of the initial paid appointment, you will complete our extensive background history forms so that we can properly review your history and lab results ahead of your appointment. During the appointment, we will together review your completed intake form, medical history, current and past lab tests – as well as any medications taken, so that we can arrive at a baseline assessment of your overall health and nutritional status. If needed, we may decide on more advanced lab tests to confirm (or rule out) a specific diagnosis, so we can create a personalized treatment protocol.

Take The First Step Today On Your

Journey Back To Health

Do you have questions about starting your path back to health? Our patient coordinator is standing by, happy to answer any questions you have to determine if our approach is right for you.

Take the first step

Listen To What Our 

Clients Have To Say

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Who We Serve

The Gut Doc is located in Kirkwood, Missouri, and serves clients throughout the St. Louis Area and surrounding areas, including St. Louis City and County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, Franklin County, Illinois counties of Madison, St. Clair and Monroe.

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