About Us

Welcome to the practice of Dr. Stephen Cruikshank, MD. Dr. Cruikshank is a trusted provider of alternative medicine, integrative medicine, and natural medicine to the Charlotte, NC and Mooresville, NC area.

Our holistic methods are designed to improve your quality of life, starting with the four cornerstones of health: supplements, hormone optimization, nutrition and lifestyle, and skin care.

HEALTHY AGING AND PREVENTATIVE CARE

Our Process & Treatments

We empower you to achieve optimal health as you experience the natural process of aging. Using well established therapeutic methods and rock-solid science, we evaluate you, individually, and provide appropriate interventions in order to help you become your healthiest self.

Living at Your Optimal Health

You can experience increased energy, less body fat, more muscle mass, a stronger immune system, an improved libido, sharper thinking, improved cholesterol scores, and lower stress levels.

You get answers to your ongoing health concerns, comprehensive evaluations, and analyses that reveal your entire health situation so you can make the best decisions for yourself.

Customized Health Programs

We provide a program that is based on your evaluations, your progress, and your goals. This proactive program can include hormone optimization, nutraceuticals, exercise, and low-glycemic nutrition.

Ongoing Care

After your initial evaluation and design of a personal healthcare program, we continue to support you with consultations to keep your health at an ongoing optimal level.

Our Four Cornerstones

Our process starts with the Advanced Interactive Evaluation (AIE). Much more than a conventional medical screening, the AIE is an evaluation that provides information about which of the 4 Cornerstones of our program are needed to help you reach optimal health.

Nutraceuticals & Supplements

These pharmaceutical-grade nutraceuticals help even the healthiest of diets. They are physician designed for increased potency and bioavailability and lack allergens or fillers. Examples include intravenous nutrition and chelation therapy.

Hormone Optimization

We evaluate which of your hormone levels have declined and bring those back to optimal levels. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and Pellet Therapy are available.

Nutrition & Lifestyle

Throughout our program, we monitor you to help you to achieve better eating and exercise habits that increase your metabolism, lower your cholesterol, improve your sugar levels, etc.

Aesthetic Regimens

These treatments consist of various injections for healthy skin care: Botox, fillers, and other age management modalities and creams.

Our Team

Stephen Cruikshank <br /> MD, MBA, FAARFM, ABIHM

Stephen Cruikshank
MD, MBA, FAARFM, ABIHM


Dr. Cruikshank believes preventive medicine is vital to a healthy lifestyle. Through physical exams and extensive lab testing, he can find much needed solutions too many health related problems. Based on your needs, Dr. Cruikshank provides a program based on your evaluations, your progress, and your goals.

Through alternative medicine services and nutrition consultation, the conditions he treats include asthma, hormonal imbalances, diabetes, obesity, erectile dysfunction, exercise assessment, heart and vascular disease, obstructive sleep apnea, osteoporosis, and thyroid disorders.

Dr. Stephen Cruikshank attended medical school at Wake Forest University and completed his residency at the University of Iowa. After 27 years in conventional gynecology and performing reconstructive pelvic surgeries, he retired. “Retirement was not fun for me, so I followed my long sought after passion,” Dr. Cruikshank said. He completed two fellowships: Anti-aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine (FAARFM), and Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). He moved back to North Carolina to open Functional Integrative Medicine practice. Aiming for better health is easy when you partner with him. Dr. Cruikshank’s team will answer any questions and provide you with an individualized plan as you work toward optimal health.

Donna Reidlinger <br /> EMT-P, CPT, BLS

Donna Reidlinger
EMT-P, CPT, BLS


Donna has a natural passion for integrative medicine and has managed a functional medicine practice in the Mooresville area since 1999. She provides clinical support for Chelation Therapy, Phlebotomy (drawing blood) following all of the ACAM protocols to administer IV therapy.

Donna was originally trained in emergency medicine as a paramedic and worked for Catawba County EMS for eight years, also serving on the Employee Training and Employee Affairs committees. Since 1996, Donna enjoys “giving back” by teaching First Aid and CPR for the staff of RHA Health Services.