Meet Dr. Amy Wagoner, MD/ABFM/IFMCP
Dr. Amy Wagoner, MD is a member of the American Board of Family Medicine and a Certified Practitioner of the Institute For Functional Medicine.
Dr. Amy Wagoner is from a small South Dakota farming community and knew from a very young age she wanted to become a doctor. Her childhood dream of becoming a doctor was often considered an unlikely reality. With dedication, determination and focus, Dr. Wagoner was able to fulfill her dream with the support of family.
Dr. Amy Wagoner is proud to offer Functional Medicine services to Watertown, South Dakota and the surrounding area at her Root Function Wellness clinic. Dr. Wagoner will work diligently to teach her patients about the benefits of functional medicine. She will help her patients find options available to improve their wellness by using the proven techniques and strategies of Functional Medicine.
Dr. Amy Wagoner treats patients of all ages!
Medical Background for Dr. Amy Wagoner
Dr. Amy Wagoner completed her undergraduate course work at the University of Illinois and the University of Utah. She returned to South Dakota for medical school and graduated cum laude from the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine in 1997 with a Medical Degree. Dr. Wagoner completed her residency training at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Family Medicine Residency Program and became Board Certified in Family Medicine in 2000. Since 2000 she has been practicing Family Medicine while caring for patients of all ages. Dr. Wagoner enjoys the variety of unique conditions and challenges found in a rural Family Medicine practice because no two days are alike.
Finding Functional Medicine
In 2014, Dr. Amy Wagoner became aware of Functional Medicine and felt it made sense to look at the body as one whole system rather than just the individual parts. Dr. Wagoner was determined to keep learning more about this functional medicine approach to care. Shortly after this, Dr. Wagoner started her training to learn more about Functional Medicine.
Very quickly Dr. Wagoner became convinced of the benefits of the functional medicine approach to providing patient care. She began applying some of the knowledge to the patients already under her care at that time. She quickly noticed that visit after visit, patients would return with fewer symptoms and less need for medication.
Dr. Wagoner can attest, that as a healthcare provider it is rewarding to see an empowered patient transform from chronic illness to thriving wellness. After seeing the power of functional medicine practices, she knew she must continue her training and complete her Functional Medicine education. In 2018, Dr. Amy Wagoner, MD became a Certified Practitioner from the Institute for Functional Medicine.
Dr. Amy Wagoner is excited to serve your functional medicine needs and help to empower you to reach your most optimal level of health.
Meet Dawn Clearwater RN FMCHC
Dawn Clearwater RN FMCHC has been a nurse for over 30 years. Most of that time has been focused on Women’s Health. She is very excited to help all of Dr. Wagoner’s patients at Root Function Wellness meet their health goals and experience the full power of Functional Medicine in empowering their health!
Dawn has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Northern Colorado. She knew from a very early age that being a nurse was her calling. She has also completed training at the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy.
Dawn became interested in Functional Medicine when she tried changing her diet and reducing stress to help with chronic pain issues. It was through this experience that she realized that medications and traditional medicine does not always have all of the answers to resolve an issue. It was during this time that she was asked to expand her knowledge to include Functional Medicine Health Coaching. Dr. Wagoner has been instrumental in helping Dawn in this new endeavor.
“By sharing this knowledge with others I can help them reach personal goals and feel better physically which can lead to emotional health as well.”