About Dr. Weston “Wiggy” Saunders
Hello, please allow me to introduce myself and share my excitement for meeting and working with each of you. My name is Weston Saunders but most people call me “Wiggy”, my nickname since childhood courtesy of my older brother. When the MD was added, Dr. Wiggy became almost inevitable.
First, I have to say how blessed I feel to be joining Robinhood Integrative Health. Dr. Lantelme has played a pivotal role in laying the framework for Integrative and Functional medicine within our community and I am really excited to be a part of that. I plan to practice with the same goal of helping our patients achieve optimal health and wellness through a natural and holistic approach. I love to identify the underlying root causes of disease and return patients to a state of wellness, not just an absence of disease.
A little background on me: I was born and raised in a small town in Nebraska. I was recruited to play soccer for Wake Forest University and discovered the great state of North Carolina. I attended Wake Forest University Baptist Medical School where I graduated near the top of my class and was inducted into the Medical Honor Society (AOA). I considered many specialized fields of treating disease but was drawn more to the concept of disease prevention and treating the whole person.
I completed my residency training at Cone Health Family Practice in Greensboro, NC. There I established a strong fundamental knowledge of traditional medicine, but more importantly also discovered Functional / Integrative medicine. I devoted all of my elective time to studying and mastering this new field of medicine. Last year, I attended the Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice conference and haven’t looked back since. I have enthusiastically committed myself to attaining and maintaining the high level of knowledge and expertise I feel my patients deserve. Since incorporating this type of medicine into my practice, I have seen the results and know that this really is the “future of medicine”.
On a personal note: I am happily married to my college sweetheart, Emily. She manages an IT recruiting firm and is also personally dedicated to helping others reach their health and wellness goals through nutrition and personal training. We are very involved in our church (River Oaks Community Church) and feel very blessed to be in a position to help people in such a personal and positive way. We have two furry “children”, our dog Jasper and our cat Ellie, and God willing a healthy baby will join us in January.
I look forward to the opportunity to work with each of you soon.
Weston “Wiggy” Saunders, MD