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Integrative Wellness Centers

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Founded in 2012, Integrative Wellness Centers in Livonia, Michigan, has already helped nearly 2,000 patients regain their health and vitality. In this short time, Integrative Wellness Centers has already become one of the largest functional medicine clinics in the state of Michigan.  Led by Author, Educator and Founder Josh Shields D.C., C.F.M.P., our physicians and team are providing an environment of hope and well-being for each of their patients.

At Integrative Wellness Centers, we are leading a Wellness Revolution that advances a new model of health care pioneering cutting edge treatments utilizing Functional Medicine. This new model of health care respects you, the patient, and puts you in charge of your health and vitality. Our desire is to help you get your life back, naturally, effectively and safely.



By utilizing natural vitamins, minerals, herbs and specific dietary changes that restore your body to optimal levels, strengthen the immune system, and increase energy levels, we are able to help you get well and stay well.

Our Center specializes in helping patients with hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, digestive disorders, depression/anxiety and hormone imbalances using Dr. Shields’ proprietary 5 Point Treatment Program.

Given our years of experience, level of expertise, and renowned treatment, Integrative Wellness Centers is considered the Holistic Health Experts.

Apart from our revolutionary paradigm and treatment, what makes us different is that we listen to you. While many medical professionals have a treat-by-number approach that is focused mainly on lab tests, diagnosis, we are busy treating our patients…listening and learning from them. It is our deepest desire to help you obtain and maintain health and wellness naturally so that you may enjoy a better quality of life, pure and simple.

Our goal is to earn your trust through exceptional care and unparalleled service. As your wellness partner, we believe your improved health and well-being is not only possible, it is expected. We would count it a privilege to be your personal guide on the path to health and wellness.

The 3 pillars to care:
The What, The Why, The How

In order for you to get well it is important to understand there isn’t one pill you can take to alleviate all your ills. We have a three tiered process in which we can assure you get well and most importantly stay well.

We look at you not as a symptom but as a person who has a unique life story. We understand how your intricate life events and behaviors have shaped your current health status. Our comprehensive blood testing, holistic lab testing and genetic testing helps you discover where the imbalances in your body exist, and allows us to discover WHAT is holding you back from achieving optimal health.
After we help you discover WHAT is affecting your health we then teach you WHY it is affecting your health so you can be empowered to take charge of your own health.
And now for the HOW…We offer you a long term natural solution to your health concerns. No quick fixes, no gimmicks, and no magical cures. We use scientifically accepted protocols that help accelerate the healing process by offering you natural and targeted solutions based on your unique health picture. No “one size fits all” approach here.
What Makes Us Different?

Here at Integrative Wellness, our approach is common sense.

We look at you as a whole person in your entirety, instead of as a collection of independent organs and systems.

Using science-based Functional Medicine, we are able to uncover the root cause of your chronic illness.With traditional medicine, most doctors fail to look beyond your disease or symptoms. They simply provide what they believe to be the fix for your symptoms, which is often a prescription drug.

As you have probably realized, merely treating the symptoms does not fix the problem. And many times it will allow the problem to become worse.

Functional Medicine,on the other hand, looks deeper than your symptoms. We believe that diabetes, heart disease, fibromyalgia, thyroid dysfunction, hormonal imbalances, cancer, and other illnesses occur when the body loses proper function.

As a Functional Medicine clinic, we test and never guess what your body needs. We don’t run just your basic blood test that your doctor runs once a year, our testing may include comprehensive blood testing, holistic lab testing and genetic testing to help you discover where the imbalances in your body exist, we seek to identify the root causefor your loss of function. We discover the “why” you are suffering.

Using targeted lifestyle changes, nutritionally balanced eating, and a customized supplement program we work to restore proper function; reducing symptoms and the need for medication.

The first step in discovering what’s keeping you sick and unhealthy is to schedule a free consultation with one of our doctors or take the Online Health Evaluation to instantly discover what systems of your body are the cause of your health issuesand keeping you from obtaining the health you deserve.


Our Team

Josh Shields DC, CFMP
Josh Shields DC, CFMPCEO/Founder
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Paul Simmons DC, CFMP
Paul Simmons DC, CFMPPhysician
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Suzanna Paris ND
Suzanna Paris NDPhysician
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Alexis Kerr
Alexis KerrOffice Manager
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Julie Stinebiser
Julie StinebiserOffice Administrator
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Ellen Ernst
Ellen ErnstRegistered Nurse & Wellness Consultant
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Kaley Moore
Kaley MooreCertified Wellness Coach
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Kristi Morkert
Kristi MorkertPatient Advocate
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