Dr. Ann Shippy
Credentials & Professional Experience
I use cutting-edge science, innovative testing, research and genetic information to determine and address the root causes of health issues – not simply treat the symptoms of illness. I approach each patient as a whole person, and we form a therapeutic partnership to achieve the highest standard of health.
I began my career in medicine when the traditional approach and application of allopathic medicine could not solve my own health issues. I was working as an IBM engineer for over a decade when I became so frustrated with my healthcare situation that I decided to leave the field of engineering and attend The University of Texas Medical School.
My approach to medicine is a unique blend of measured, precise data with a heart-felt and sympathetic attitude towards all of my patients. This method stems from my engineering background and my own failed experience as a patient of traditional medicine. I treat patients suffering from any combination of physical, environmental or genetic issues.
The science and research that directly relates our environment and nutrition to health prompted me to found two health-based foundations. My hope is to contribute to and inspire a positive movement towards solving some of the more complex health challenges we face today – and to help create a world where everyone has the opportunity for wellness. #EVERYLIFEWELL.
- Board Certified in Internal Medicine
- Certified in Functional Medicine
- Doctorate in Medicine – University of Texas
- Master of Science in Engineering – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering – Washington University, St. Louis
I have established these two nonprofits and am seeking volunteers to grow the mission and message of what matters most.
Good Food Matterz Foundation: GFM develops, designs and decodes proper curriculum for schools and parents. Through a collective and community effort, kids will learn how and why to make healthy food choices – beginning with the imminent dangers of sugar. Committed to my mission to make Every Life Well™, we will evaluate our impact on schools, families and on individuals with test scores, student checkpoint assessments and absentee rates. From a healthy foundation built on Good Food—because it matters.
Toxicity Matters® Foundation: Utilizing medical research, TMF studies the links between genetics, everyday nutrition and disease to discover the best case-by-case solution for complex and serious medical conditions. Under the program scope of Every Life Well™, education and identification are paramount to a successfully low toxin lifestyle. This promotes a higher quality of health, no matter your situation or set of circumstances. With personalized solutions designed to blend into your lifestyle and schedule, a low toxin world for you and your family is achievable.
My desire, purpose and plan to make EVERY LIFE WELL™
I am a physician, scientist, engineer and mom who works with science, clinical data, and research to provide you with the knowledge and the tools to achieve optimal health.
“The capacity of the human body to heal inspires me every day. When the body has all the nutrients that it needs, genetic factors are fully compensated for, and the body is no longer overwhelmed by toxicity, stress, or infection …extraordinary and complete healing can happen.”