Welcome to Medical Wellness Associates, one of only a few Integrative Medical facilities in the U.S.
Integrative Medicine combines conventional Western medicine with alternative or complementary treatments, such as acupuncture, chiropractic, prolotherapy, homeopathy, botanical medicine, etc.—all in an effort to treat the whole person.
As our name suggests, we are dedicated to helping you achieve optimum health---not just the absence of disease, but a state of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness.
Medical Wellness Associates, established in 1996, was an outgrowth of our original clinic Chiropractic Nutritional Associates, which was created in 1977. Treating thousands of patients successfully with alternative medicine, utilizing chiropractic manipulation, nutritional therapies, detoxification, botanical medicine, and homeopathy. Complementary medical services, including Medical Acupuncture, IV Nutritional Therapies, Chelation, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapies, and many others, expanded the options for patients to receive individual, cutting edge health care in one facility.
Using a team approach, patients receive the best of Western Medicine combined with alternative or complementary treatments. Within this framework, we continue to be dedicated to our primordial intent, “To help sick people get well and educate each person to stay well.” We continue to evaluate our patients from the wellness model of, “Natural Remedies First, Drugs Second, and Surgery Last.”
Since Medical Wellness Associates was created in 1996 over 35,000 patients per year have been treated at MWA, including those with serious health challenges such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, allergies, and chronic pain.
Some patients consult with MWA because they are hoping to avoid a scheduled surgery or reduce their reliance on prescription drugs. Others become patients because they want to adopt a healthier lifestyle to prevent illness.
Whatever your reason for considering MWA, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your health goals.
Medical Director, Medical Wellness Associates
Dr. Mark Gerold is the Medical Director at Medical Wellness Associates, with 20 years of experience in family and urgent care medicine. He graduated from the University of Michigan in biochemistry and obtained his medical degree from Michigan State University. Dr. Gerold is trained in acupuncture and certified in integrative oncology, cognitive medicine, and functional medicine, and is board certified in Family medicine. He has a special interest in integrative medicine, functional medicine, acupuncture, and various forms of regenerative medicine, including PRP and ozone therapy.
Dr. Michael P. Steinhauser is a staff Doctor of Chiropractic at Medical Wellness Associates, with over 27 years of experience. After suffering a back injury and experiencing the benefits of Chiropractic manipulation, he completed his degree in Health Sciences and subsequently earned his D.C. degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic. Dr. Steinhauser is known for his compassionate approach to patient care, high-quality spinal manipulation, and integration of nutritional assessment and vitamin and botanical medicine.
Clinical and Administration
A member of the Medical Wellness Associates team since 1984, William Fischer, DC, DABCO, has served as a treating Doctor of Chiropractic and, since 2015, as Assistant Clinical Director of the practice. He is a board-certified chiropractic orthopedist and distinguished Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists. The FACO distinction represents advanced training and achievement of high levels of clinical excellence and demonstrates a commitment to the specialty of Chiropractic Orthopedics through ongoing research, continuing education, and improved clinical outcomes. Dr. Fischer also served on the board of the American College of Chiropractic Orthopedists serving as Secretary, Vice President and President.