The Center for Medicine and 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. 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.

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. 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.

Our Practitioners

Your Healing Team
Karyn Shanks MD

Karyn Shanks MD

Founder and Director
  • Functional Medicine Consultations
  • author of Heal

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Lisa Scranton

Lisa C. Scranton
MS, RDN, LD

Functional Nutrition Specialist
  • Functional Nutrition Consultations

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Margaret Hansen

Margaret J. Hansen, DC

Emotional Balancing & Muscle Healing
  • Emotional Balancing
  • Muscle Balancing
  • Acupuncture
  • Kinesiotaping

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Shannan Cassidy

Shannan Cassidy

Clinic Coordinator
  • General Support of Operations
  • New Client Scheduling

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