About Us

Learn more about Practical Healing, our Functional Medicine Practitioners, Nutrition Team, Counselors, and Administrative and Clinical Support Team.

Our Mission Is Simple —
To Partner With Our Patients!

Practical Healing’s ultimate goal is to co-create rhythms and habits to achieve the highest expression of health with equal importance placed on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. This is accomplished by engaging in a therapeutic partnership and equipping patients with the tools and support required to make meaningful and sustainable life changes. We desire to serve our community by creating excellent functional medicine care accessible and affordable. The Practical Healing team strives to provide functional medicine care through a team-based approach in a family-oriented setting. Through robust education and the practical application of functional medicine principles, we desire to develop a community where health is valued and healing is possible.

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Functional Medicine Practitioners

BETHANY ORTLIP, FNP-C, IFMCP

Functional Medicine Practitioner

Bethany has a passion for the restorative, holistic care found in functional medicine with the ultimate goal of promoting long term health and well-being of the body, mind, and soul. She loves building close relationships with her patients, fostering an environment for lasting healing, and pursuing patient health goals together.

Bethany is a Nationally Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with five years of experience in the field of nursing at Cleveland Clinic’s Main Campus. While caring for patients in the hospital setting, she realized her desire to prevent and bring healing to the many diseases and conditions she was so often seeing in her patients. This led to her pursuit in family practice and functional medicine. She achieved her Master of Science in Nursing from Cedarville University, specializing in family practice, and and became certified through the Institute for Functional Medicine in 2023.

When she is out of the office, Bethany enjoys coaching a youth soccer team with her husband James, being outside in nature, and spending time with loved ones.

LOGAN KWASNICKA, PA-C, IFMCP

Functional Medicine Practitioner

Logan is passionate about walking alongside her patients on their journey to improving overall health and wellness. Her functional medicine journey began when she experienced firsthand the impact of nutrition, stress management, sleep prioritization, and movement on physical and mental health. Logan’s life mission is to help others facilitate meaningful lifestyle transformations with a focus on longevity, mobility, energy, passion, and purpose.

She completed her undergraduate education in Human Nutrition from The Ohio State University and then earned her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from Mount Union University. After becoming a Nationally Certified Physician Assistant, she spent the first few years of her career in emergency medicine. Logan then trained at Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine and became certified through the Institute for Functional Medicine in 2019.

Logan’s husband Josh is also a Physician Assistant and together they have two children (Isaac and Ginny) and two golden retrievers (Odin and Penny). When she’s not in the office or spending time with her family, you can find Logan strength training, hiking, or sitting at a local coffee shop.

Sarah Cawley, PA-C, IFMCP

Functional Medicine Practitioner

Sarah believes that healing is possible when you honor the entire person and their unique story. It has been her privilege to walk alongside her patients helping to co-create their wellness journey.

Sarah has 15 years of experience as a Nationally Certified Physician Assistant and has spent the majority of her career in Emergency Medicine. She has always had an interest in health and wellness, but a diagnosis of Breast Cancer turned her personal interest into a passionate search for what truly defines our health. This led her to the field of Functional Medicine and she is now on mission to share her experience with others. She completed her formal Functional Medicine training at the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine, and in 2019 became certified by the Institute for Functional Medicine.

When she’s not in the office, she enjoys hiking, running, and spending time with her family.

Meredith Hlebak, PA-C

Functional Medicine Practitioner

Meredith is an advocate for building partnerships with her patients and helping them navigate living a healthier life. She has always believed in the functional approach to health and wellness and enjoys educating her patients on nutrition, movement, mindfulness, and rest. She wants to help each individual understand their body and provide a manageable approach to making positive lasting changes on their overall health and well-being.

Meredith has earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition and has several years experience as a corporate wellness coach working with individuals on their health goals. She earned her Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies from Lake Erie College because she realized she wanted to be able to understand her patient’s health and be able to help in a different way.  Her ultimate goal has always been to work with patients from a functional medicine lens.

Outside of the office, Meredith enjoys being a lifelong athlete by exercising daily or by participating in extracurricular sports, exploring nature, reading, visiting with friends and family, snuggling with her beloved German Shepherds and cat, or enjoying a good meal with her husband Kyle.

Pharmacy

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Christine Sanford, PharmD, BCPS, CNS Candidate

Clinical Pharmacist, Functional Medicine and Nutrition Specialist

Dr. Christine Sanford is a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and Certified Nutrition Specialist with a functional, whole-person approach to medicine who received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University. Pursuant to residency training at Methodist Hospital, she served as a clinical pharmacy specialist at Stanford Health Care and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Additionally, she received her graduate certificate in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States in affiliation with the Institute for Functional Medicine.

Dr. Christine Sanford lives in the Bay Area with her husband and dog. She enjoys hiking, skiing, and being in the kitchen creating healthy and delicious meals.

Nutrition And Performance Team

Lindsay Malone MS, RD, CSO, LD

Director of Nutrition

Lindsay Malone is an Integrative and Functional Medicine Dietitian and Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition. She holds a BS in Business Administration from Xavier University and MS in Public Health Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University. Her decade of experience in healthcare and education includes advanced practice at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, where she most recently practiced within the Center for Functional Medicine as well as teaching at CWRU Medical and Dental Schools. Lindsay’s approach to nutrition is individualized and evidence-based. She believes that nutrition does not stand alone as a lifestyle determinant of health but is influenced by other factors, including genetics, the microbiome, stress, exercise, sleep, mindfulness, culture, and life experiences. The ideal diet for each person will take into account and address all of these factors for a personalized and realistic nutrition strategy.

Lindsay’s guiding philosophy for personal wellness is: good health is a lifelong journey, not a destination.

Lindsay is also mom to 3 and wife to Dan – she enjoys cooking (surprise, surprise), running, and spending time with family.

Taylor Richter RDN, LD

Registered Dietician

Taylor Richter is a Registered Dietitian that holds a certificate of training in Integrative and Functional Nutrition. She graduated from Kent State University with her Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. During her time working as a Registered Dietetic Technician, she discovered how interconnected nutrition, stress, mental health, sleep and physical activity are. This propelled her to continue her education to become a Registered Dietitian.

Taylor is passionate about helping others optimize their nutrition and pursue meaningful lifestyle changes. She believes this is possible through an individualized, whole person approach to health and wellness. Her mission is to help create a realistic lifestyle that best serves each person’s wants and needs.

Taylor enjoys spending time with her husband Adam, her daughter Morgan and their two dogs. She also enjoys collecting houseplants, trying new food and being around family.

Kevin Heine ACSM-EPC, NBC-HWC

Exercise Physiologist and Health Coach

Kevin Heine is an Exercise Physiologist who is passionate about helping people make meaningful behavior change in their lives. This passion began as Kevin was a student athlete at The Ohio State University and discovered the transformative power of exercise and lifestyle. Kevin went on to study Exercise Science at Ohio State and became a ACSM-certified Exercise Physiologist. Recognizing a need to help people with more than just movement, Kevin continued his education and growth by becoming a Functional Medicine-trained, board-certified Health Coach. Kevin has spent the last decade helping people improve their lives in a variety of settings, including Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, and in private practice.

Kevin loves “getting into the weeds” with his patients, digging in to what really motivates them, setting meaningful goals, and helping them create a plan to reach those goals. So whether you want to lose weight, take your medication consistently, build muscle, or stop smoking, Kevin can help you become the person you want to be.

Kevin enjoys being active with his wife and three kids, loves bowling, and still plays volleyball when he can. 

Counseling Team

Mindy Wills

Mindy Wills, MA, LPC

Counselor
EMDR Trained Therapist 

Mindy Wills, MA, LPC completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and began her career in mental health working with clients diagnosed with severe mental illnesses. Eventually, Mindy took time off to spend as a stay-at-home mom to her 2 children. As time passed, she began to feel she was being called and has passionately served in ministry for 13 years. She helped to found a thriving non-profit pregnancy and parenting support center and served as its Executive Director for almost 10 years. Mindy’s ministry experience has given her acute compassion for the emotional and spiritual pain people often experience, and a belief that we all in our own way are searching for hope, healing, and wholeness. People have always gravitated to Mindy for a listening ear, advice, and support. In order to become better equipped to minister to the emotional and spiritual needs of the people she encounters, several years ago Mindy began a graduate program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Mindy’s approach to counseling blends her own personal experience of emotional and spiritual healing with the knowledge she has gained through serving in ministry and a broad understanding of counseling techniques. She is excited to have the opportunity to partner with Practical Healing by providing compassion and support to those looking for someone to walk alongside them in their personal journey toward emotional and spiritual healing and health.

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Melanie Stolarski, MA, LPC

Counselor
EMDR Trained Therapist

Melanie Stolarski, MA, LPC completed her bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Regent University, and her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Liberty University. Melanie is passionate about helping people reach their mental health and healing goals. Drawing from her diverse array of education, career, and life experiences, Melanie incorporates a holistic and eclectic approach to her work to support individuals in a whole-person, strength-based way, combining insight with action. She has experience working with adolescents, adults, and couples dealing with anxiety, depression, life adjustments, self-esteem issues, emotional regulation, grief/loss, parenting issues, women’s issues, trauma, PTSD, and substance abuse.

Melanie is a wife and mother of two grown children. In her free time, she enjoys being with her family and watching her son play college baseball. She is passionate about health and fitness and enjoys working out with her husband and daughter. She personally experienced both relational and health crises which fuel her desire to help others live a healthy and abundant life, as God designed. Her hope is that you will experience true life change and healing as a result of your time together. She will offer you a comfortable space to share your thoughts, fears, and challenges without judgment, but with the tools and techniques necessary to effect change in your life. It is truly a team effort and she finds it a joy and honor to partner with Practical Healing to walk alongside people in their struggles and pain, and to ultimately find emotional and spiritual healing and wholeness.

ADMINISTRATIVE Team

Kevin Heine, MBA, NBC-HWC

ceo & Director of Performance

Addison Hicks

Chief of Staff

cLINICAL SUPPORT Team

Jennifer Owen

Jennifer Owen, RN

Clinical Coordinator

Angela Tancik

Office Assistant
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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn How it Works!

DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?

Our practice does not currently accept insurance so that we are able to spend the time with you that’s needed to design a personalized plan. We are happy to provide a superbill that you are able to submit to your private insurance for consideration of reimbursement of out-of-network benefits. We accept Visa/MasterCard/Amex, cash/check, and can also accept FSA/HSA payment cards.

Compassion Fund:

If you are experiencing financial hardship, we offer a Compassion Fund on a First Come, First Served basis to assist with the cost of care. Please contact the office for more information.

WHAT IS THE COST OF A VISIT?
The first step in our Functional Medicine Care Pathway is to schedule an Initial Functional Medicine Consultation which is $399 (payment plan available). After this visit, you have the option of continuing with our Practice Membership.

We offer a variety of options that depend on both an individual’s needs and goals for healing. If you are interested in learning more about this process we offer a 15-minute curiosity call to discuss how we can best serve you. Schedule A Curiosity Call

If you are interested in services apart from Functional Medicine such as Counseling, Nutrition Services, or Pelvic Health Services, please contact the office by phone or email for scheduling and more information.

WHAT CONDITIONS DO YOU TREAT?

Practical Healing is a team of seasoned professionals ready to guide you on your healing journey. By honoring all aspects of health- physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being, and partnering with you, the patient, we make strides towards your goals together.

Our team is experienced in the functional medicine approach to a variety of conditions. Our facility is housed within the Marigold Wellness Collective and offers floatation REST therapy, halotherapy, infrared sauna, cooking classes, counseling and more. If you are wondering how you might benefit from our services, feel free to schedule a complimentary curiosity call.

DO I STILL NEED A PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER?
Yes! Our goal is to come alongside your Primary Care Provider or Specialist and work together to optimize your care.
WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE?

Functional Medicine addresses the root cause of disease processes using a systems-oriented approach and engages both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. Using the principle of food as medicine the patient is handed personalized tools to create new pathways to healing. We believe that true healing begins by addressing mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health. Practical Healing leverages a team-based approach to give you the tools you need at every stage of your journey.

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