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Virtual or Telephone Consultation

Have mental or physical symptoms and want to find out what is causing them? We practice integrative and functional medicine which involves detecting biochemical imbalances through sophisticated laboratory testing. Our functional medicine approach involves identifying core imbalances which affect the brain and body network. We realize that there is no separating the brain and the body. What affects the body affects your brain.

Valerie Balandra ARNP or Dr. Dave Scheiderer MD, MBA, DFAPA are available for virtual and/or telephone consultations for those that are unable to come to our Sarasota. FL office. Discuss your health condition, supplements, medication regimen, which tests to order, or review testing done in the past. Our practitioners each have over 30 years of functional medicine, natural and mental health experience to get you on the track to good health. 60 minute consultation times available.

We take pride in providing a personalized experience, completely unique to your individual needs. Please call our office so that we can carefully match you with the practitioner who will be best suited to work with you.

Here are a few of the conditions we specialize in:

  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Depression, Schizophrenia, Panic Attacks, Mood Swings
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Candida
  • Heavy Metal Toxicity
  • Detoxification Impairment
  • Food Allergies and Sensitivities
  • Leaky Gut, Gastrointestinal issues
  • Neurotransmitter Imbalance
  • EMDR therapy
  • DBT therapy



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Valerie Balandra ARNP, BC is board certified as a psychiatric nurse practitioner as well as a holistic health practitioner. She has been practicing in the field of psychiatric nursing for over thirty years. Valerie takes a functional medicine approach, finding the cause of your problems not just treating your symptoms. Her areas of expertise are psychopharmacology, adrenal fatigue, natural treatments for depression, anxiety, and mood. She has been utilizing neurotransmitter testing and targeted amino acid therapy to identify and treat neurotransmitter imbalances in her full-time practice since it’s inception. She has written numerous articles on natural cures for depression and anxiety and was interviewed on that topic on a national radio health program. NEI Certified, Voted favorite mental health and holistic practitioner!

Dr. Dave Scheiderer MD, MBA, DFAPA is a board certified medical doctor in neurology and psychiatry. He has advanced training in the field of functional medicine and nutritional treatments. Dr. Dave specializes in Psycho-Neuro-Immunology (PNI), a relatively new approach to Diseases of Civilization including most mental disorders. The theory behind PNI is that life and its attendant stressors, combined with your unique genetic endowment and early life experiences, cause progressive imbalances among multiple physiological systems: neurotransmitters, hormones, growth factors, metabolic parameters, and immunity.


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Valerie 20 minutes – $80, Valerie 30 minutes – $100, Dr. Dave 60 minutes – $400

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