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Functional Medicine

Pediatric Primary Care


Holistic Nutrition

We offer Functional Medicine, Nutrigenomics, and Holistic Nutrition consultations for all ages (adults must have a separate primary care physician).

We offer Pediatric Primary Care for patients from birth through age 21 utilizing a functional medicine approach.

About Dr. Paula Kruppstadt, one of the best Functional Medicine Doctors

Dr. Kruppstadt graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1990. She completed her pediatric internship and residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso in 1993. She promptly earned her Board Certification from the American Board of Pediatrics in 1993 and she is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

She served as a U.S. Army pediatrician at Ft. Hood, Texas and then relocated to The Woodlands, Texas in 1995. She has since worked as a general pediatrician in various venues, including Texas Children’s Pediatrics and Texas Children’s Urgent Care. Dr. Kruppstadt also served as a pediatric hospitalist for Baylor College of Medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital in The Woodlands, Texas.

Dr. Kruppstadt is a Certified Practitioner of Functional Medicine by The Institute for Functional Medicine—IFMCP. She is one of only a few pediatricians in the world who are certified IFMCP.



“Functional Medicine asks how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual.” – The Institute for Functional Medicine


  • Health and wellness
  • Preventive
  • Underlying causes #get2theroot

Who’s Driving?

  • Patient + Doctor Partnership


  • Holistic. Using a systems-oriented approach, functional medicine doctors looks at all aspects of the patient not just isolated symptoms or the chief complaint.
  • Highly customized to the patient, considering biochemical individuality, including genetics.


  • Cost effective. Sometimes requiring up-front investment to permanently solve issues. Save expenses for a lifetime. Maximize and optimize health, wellness, and longevity.


  • Optimize whole health, wellness, immunity, and longevity. Find and fix the root problems permanently.


  • Usually start on time because the doctor sees only a handful of patients per day.
  • Listen to patients. Teach and train patients. Take the time to do appropriate root-cause analysis to find and implement permanent solutions and to treat the whole patient.


  • Emphasis on lifestyle changes, especially nutrition, and sustainable treatments that address the underlying causes.

Prescription Medications

  • Prescribed only when warranted and nutritional, lifestyle, or holistic remedy is unavailable.
  • Precise selection based on targeted, best possible outcome.
  • Minimize side effects with consideration to genetics, gut-health, immunity, and wellness.

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