Functional Medicine

The Ozzie Smith Centers of Springfield are pleased to be a friend of Dr. Ken Sharlin at Sharlin Health & Neurology in Ozark, MO – a premier outpatient neurology and functional medicine practice.

Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease. By shifting to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional medicine practitioners, like Dr. Ken Sharlin, spend time with their patients, listening to their stories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease.

The following are the 6 focus areas:

  1. Multiple sclerosis
  2. Alzheimer’s disease and other memory loss disorders
  3. Parkinson’s disease
  4. Migraine
  5. Epilepsy
  6. Fibromyalgia


The Ozzie Smith Centers of Springfield serve as the rehabilitation and pain specialist for Dr. Sharlin. To learn more about functional medicine, we recommend that you attend one of his monthly Brain Tune Up seminars to learn and become empowered to take ownership of your own healing. Call Sharlin Health & Neurology at 417-485-4330 or read more online at