The Center For

Medicine and the Healing Arts


The Center for Medicine and Healing Arts was founded by Karyn Shanks, MD in 2001 as an innovative “slow medicine” practice model for care of her clients, many who arrive with chronic, complex problems–all seeking sustainable, root-cause level solutions to their health and healing.

At the Center we work individually and as a team to provide comprehensive care for our clients to resolve dysfunction, restore balance, prevent disease, and achieve optimal health and wellness. Our holistic model of healthcare is inspired by the revolutionary science of Functional Medicine and body-mind wisdom. You are always at the center of what we do–your goals, your story, and our collective wisdom come together to unlock your healing potential. Care is provided in a safe and loving environment and on a foundation of self-empowerment and full partnership to fully engage the healing process.