Functional Medicine

At Delaware Integrative Healthcare, our team specializes in Functional Medicine.  He is interested in addressing the WHOLE body, not just a sum of parts.  

Acid Reflux

For reflux, the root cause is sometimes very straightforward. It may be what we are eating. We can test to find out this root cause!

Leaky Gut Syndrome

Functional medicine assesses the underlying cause of leaky gut syndrome and treats this cause along with the symptoms.

Thyroid disorders

There are many factors involved in thyroid disorders. Determining which factors are affecting your thyroid health is an important step in treatment.

Adrenal Disorders

We do saliva testing to measure cortisol levels to determine when you have adrenal burnout and when your cortisol starts to go down.

Pre-Diabetes / Diabetes

A growing number of Diabetes sufferers are turning toward a more integrative approach for treatment and seeing promising results.

Metabolic Syndrome

Through changes in diet and lifestyle, functional medicine is able to treat Metabolic Syndrome naturally without the use of pharmaceuticals.

Autoimmune Disorders

Identifying why imbalances or autoimmunity risks exist can help the body regain balance and heal naturally.

Chronic Fatigue

By looking at the underlying cause of chronic fatigue and using an integrative treatment plan, patients are able to find long-lasting relief.

Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders are a common problem among patients and can be treated by restoring balance naturally to the systems of the body.

Cholesterol Balance

Unhealthy cholesterol levels can be balanced through functional medicine by treating the cause of the problem.

Food Allergies

By supporting the immune system and promoting a healthy inflammatory response, symptoms of food allergies can be alleviated.

Trouble losing weight

Functional medicine uses diagnostic testing to help determine the cause of weight loss resistance and offers a treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Speak with an Functional Medicine Expert

Call: (302) 376-5830

Ashley Allen

Ashley Allen

Regenerative and Functional Medicine, APRN, MSN, NP-C

Ashley was born and raised in West Virginia where she graduated with her nursing degree in 2010. She later moved to Delaware in 2012. While in West Virginia and Delaware, Ashley has worked extensively in Neurosurgery, Pain Management, Interventional Anesthesia, and Urgent Care.
Ashley attended LaSalle University in which she graduated with her degree as a Nurse Practitioner. While in school she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for nursing excellence.  Ashley is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners with additional specialty training certification in injections for musculoskeletal disorders. She has special interests in regenerative medicine, spinal disorders, and musculoskeletal injuries. She is an active member of the Delaware Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, American Society of Pain Management Nursing, and is an associate member of the American Academy of Regenerative Medicine.
Dr. Kirk Evans

Dr. Kirk Evans

Chiropractic Physician

Most chiropractors choose chiropractic as their career usually as a result of a life changing experience, like a sports injury or miraculous recovery from a health condition. Dr. Kirk (as he likes to be called) received his first chiropractic adjustment from his uncle at the age of four and never had to visit a doctor of medicine his whole childhood. Growing up with chiropractic and living the chiropractic lifestyle, he learned to appreciate the body’s ability to heal naturally without the use of drugs or surgery. When deciding his future career path in high school he knew that he wanted to help people. For him, becoming a chiropractor was the natural choice. He completed his undergraduate studies at James Madison University and earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University in 1996.

Dr. Evans’ philosophy, that health and healing starts from within, has been at the heart of his practice for 21+ years. He has found that a direct, hands-on approach with consistent awareness and education yields the best results for his patients. He is currently working on certification in Functional Medicine and has experience as a Functional Medicine educator.

As a father of three children and a professional, he knows first hand the demands of today’s lifestyle. From the sick and injured to those who want to stay well, Dr. Evans enjoys getting to know each of his patients and is able to tailor his techniques to their specific needs. When he is not providing chiropractic care, you will most likely find him spending time with his family, enjoying the outdoors and participating as a re-enactor for the Revolutionary and Civil War periods.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Functional Medicine?
The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.
What Makes Functional Medicine Different?
By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease. They may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. As a result, Functional Medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual.
What Kind of Tests Do I need to take?
Certain testing is important to find the underlying causes to your chronic problems. Blood tests, saliva tests, stool, and or DNA testing may be ordered on your first visit. You will most likely start on a elimination diet or one customized for your individual needs.
What Can I Do After I Get Test Results?
Supplementation will begin to start the re-balancing process. When the tests come back, we then sit down a formulate a health restoration plan. It is important to remember this is a journey, not a treatment of a specific disease. It takes a lot of work on your part to restore health. For many, we have to work together to reverse 20-80 years worth of dis-ease.

What to Expect From Your Visit

Initial Paperwork
Prior to your consultation with the doctor, you will be asked to complete some brief paperwork that will give the doctor a synopsis of your health history. This assists the doctor in more accurately making his diagnosis.

Initial Consultation
At Delaware Integrative Healthcare, we offer a free consultation whereby the doctor will personally review your case to determine if you are a good candidate for care in our office. If he determines, based on the patient history and clinical experience, that you are a good candidate for care, he will then perform a thorough exam of the spine and extremities. If we determines that you are not a good candidate for care, we will then refer you to an appropriate specialist.

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421 E Main St
Suite #6
Middletown, DE 19709


272 Carter Dr. Suite #120
Middletown, DE 19709


222 S Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 744-8650


686 North Dupont Blvd
Milford, DE 19963

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