I am both traditionally and Integratively trained, meaning that I utilize many "alternative", "regenerative", "integrative", and "holistic" approaches to help my patients heal. I don't believe that Western Medicine is bad, it just doesn't have all the answers. I experienced the failure of Western Medicine approaches to treat my own autoimmune disease, which was a big reason for me to explore alternatives. Now, 15 years after I was told I wasn't likely to survive, I have found ways to thrive, and that is what I bring to my patients. My approach is compassionate and holistic. I treat you as a whole person and help you to attain your best health by finding and treating the cause of disease instead of just treating symptoms. There is a better way. I am here as your partner in your health to help you find it.
A proponent of the innate wisdom and healing capacity of the body, Dr. Windham started learning about nutrition, supplementation and holistic care as a pre-med student by studying on her own, doing extra-curricular work, and pursuing studies with some of the leaders in these fields in preparation for becoming a well-rounded physician, believing that medicine needed to be changed from the inside out. For the last 15 years she has worked with a multi-disciplinary Integrative medical team at America's largest Integrative medical center, serving as the Director of Quality Assurance as well as the Hyperbaric Medical Director. She has just moved to Regenerative Medical Group and joined forces with them to provide the best cutting-edge medical care that Integrative and Regenerative Medicine has to offer.
Dr. Windham attended medical school at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, OK where she set herself apart by founding and operating a clinic in an underserved neighborhood to provide Osteopathic Manipulation and advice on health and wellness. She also did extra-curricular work with doctors who utilized a holistic approach to patient care, allowing her to further enhance her training in the field of Integrative Medicine many years before becoming a physician.
Dr. Windham did her Internship at Brooklyn Hospital, then left New York to do her Residency training at Chino Valley Medical Center in Chino, CA. Near the end of her residency, she became deathly ill with lupus. None of the specialists could help her, predicting that the combination of lupus and repetitive MRSA infections would kill her before she was 40 years old. So she turned to her own training and knowledge in order to heal herself. This became a journey of many years, an experience that would change the course of her life and plunge her into a world where she would learn to heal, not just herself, but her patients as well.
Despite the challenges that her failing health presented, she continued working and continued on with her studies, pursuing training in Anti-Aging Therapy and bio-identical hormones, environmental medicine and detoxification, the metabolic approach to treatment of Autistic Spectrum disorders, the Integrative Medicine approach to chronic illness and autoimmune disease, complimentary and alternative approaches to neurologic disease, neurodegenerative disorders, cardiovascular disease, diabetic and metabolic diseases and other related fields.
Dr. Windham continued her training as a Fellow in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and the University of Florida. She is also licensed in Hyperbaric Medicine, certified in Neurofeedback therapy, and trained in detoxification and many other Complementary and Alternative Medicine modalities to treat the whole person. She has written several papers on Complimentary and Alternative Medicine, has been a featured guest on several health talk shows, and is a frequent guest speaker around the country and locally.
Dr. Windham has often been the last hope for seriously ill patients who have endured the heartbreak of medical mismanagement, exposure to cookie-cutter medicine, or been told that there is no hope for them. Over the years she has acquired a reputation for successfully treating patients other physicians have given up on and for her compassionate and empathetic approach to the patient. She is committed to remaining on the frontline of Integrative and Regenerative Medicine and is currently working on a book to share her hard-won knowledge in the field of autoimmune disease with lay people and establishing the country's premier treatment center for gut—brain—immune diseases.