About Adaptations Wellness: Mechelle Kennedy, NP-C

Functional Medicine & Pediatric Medicine located in Spring Branch , TX

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Adaptations Wellness is a functional medicine and pediatrics clinic led by Mechelle Kennedy, NP-C, in Spring Branch, Texas. A graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas, Mechelle has over twenty years of nursing experience in primary care, urgent care, occupational health, orthopedics, oncology, and cosmetics.

Though she loved working as a nurse practitioner in all these settings, Mechelle was troubled by the time constraints she faced. She never had time to form genuine relationships with her patients or to teach them how to truly care for themselves. She wanted more than the quick solutions of traditional medicine, like prescribing medications to treat minor diseases or constantly increasing patient doses to achieve desired results. 

Mechelle’s whole outlook changed when she visited a naturopathic doctor and discovered functional medicine. 

She realized the effect that foods have on physical, mental, and emotional health and saw a path forward with functional medicine. Using functional medicine, Mechelle has been able to get to know her patients and individualize their care plans to provide optimal health in a way she never could before.

She has since helped countless patients at her practice find freedom from depression, thyroid dysfunction, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, gastrointestinal disorders, skin disorders, and much more.

Mechelle strives to be a provider who listens, understands, and never stops trying to solve issues, even the most challenging ones. She believes all patient complaints are real and never dismisses symptoms. If you’re ready to get to the bottom of your health issues and transform your life with a realistic, achievable, and holistic plan, reach out to Mechelle at Adaptations Wellness online or over the phone today.

My Story
I struggled with depression in my late teens to early adulthood, I was prescribed prozac, zoloft, lexapro, effexor over the years.

Changing the medication as soon as symptoms worsened. The entire time I was taking the medications I felt something just wasn’t right, I didn’t like how they made me feel. It wasn’t until I was in my late 30’s I found a naturopathic doctor that helped me determined I have a dairy sensitivity and should eliminate dairy from my diet. In 6 months I figured out how dairy was affecting my mental state and how it changed my overall energy level and outlook on life.

This was when I understood the effect foods have on our entire health not just gastrointestinal health. By the time I was in my late 30’s I was also having horrible anxiety attacks which were explained by recent life events. As time went on anxiety worsened, food sensitivities increased (gluten, dairy and sugar were all triggers), generalized fatigue increased and my weight would not budge even while training for half marathons.

I then heard about breast implant illness, I started researching this more and determined I had to have my implants removed they were making me sick. After explant I started improving slowly, I have since stopped all prescription medications, I can tolerate all foods in moderation, and I have since lost 20 lbs. My experience with BII made me realize we need more providers who will listen to patients and not just treat and diagnose based on abnormal lab tests. All my labs were normal all the time but I did not feel healthy.

I have since helped patients suffering from depression, thyroid issues, anxiety, insomnia, stomach issues, psoriasis, eczema, gout, and many more. I strive to be the provider who listens, the provider who understands and never stops trying to solve issues, even the challenging ones. It is dear to my heart to care for those who have been dismissed from the PCP, ignored or pushed off as “crazy” or all your symptoms are in your head. I believe all patient complaints are real and should be taken seriously. I will take the time that is needed to thoroughly understand your concerns, health goals and together we will make a realistic achievable plan.