Daniel L. Stickler, M.D.
Dr. Daniel Stickler is our Medical Director. He trained at the Cenegenics Institute in 2005 and worked as a Cenegenics affiliate physician for two years prior to opening the Physiologix Wellness Institute in Charleston, WV. He is a visionary pioneer at the leading edge of the new paradigm of health optimization.
Dr. Stickler trained in allopathic medicine and held board certification in General Surgery for more than ten years; performing general and vascular surgery as well as over 3,000 gastric bypass weight loss procedures. He had a thriving surgical practice and was a specialist in weight loss, treating over 10,000 clients in both the surgical practice and at the wellness institute. The busier he became the more he began to realize that true health is not a result of pharmaceuticals and stainless steel. He discovered that the clients at the wellness institute were making remarkable progress through nutrition, fitness and lifestyle counseling and hormone optimization. Not only were they resolving disease, they were optimizing health, regaining vitality, improving neuro-cognitive status and creating lasting changes.
This realization led him to the understanding that he could leave the old methods behind and fully embrace the new paradigm of health optimization. He retired from surgery and now knows that each individual has within them the ability to achieve optimal health and live a life full of vitality. He works closely with each client to develop individualized treatment regimens and provides extensive guidance throughout the year to assist the client in achieving their goals.
Dr. Stickler is an avid outdoor enthusiast who thrives on rock climbing, mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking and world adventure travel. He is a member of the Wilderness Medicine Society, Age Management Medicine Group and is CrossFit Level 1 certified and trained in Mountain Athlete. He and Mickra have five active teenage boys who live for adventure.
Director of Wellness
Dr. Mickra Hamilton is the Director of Wellness at Physiologix. Her passion is to bring health to humanity through a new paradigm in medicine. Mickra understands that optimized health and true balance are achieved only when all aspects of the human being are addressed. Optimizing health is a beautiful process that focuses on the body, mind and spirit and involves hormone optimization, functional nutrition, functional fitness and stress reduction.
Mickra is a nationally certified Doctor of Audiology and utilizes her twenty-five years of experience with sound and acoustics to diagnose and treat hearing loss and stress related dis-ease through customized sound/music stress reduction programs. She also promotes hearing health as a Colonel in the United States Air Force Reserves where she is the IMA to the Executive Director for the congressionally mandated Department of Defense, Hearing Center of Excellence. The HCE promotes hearing health and rehabilitation for our Veteran’s and Active Duty Personnel.
Mickra is also a life coach and provides counseling for functional nutrition and stress management. She is a certified CrossFit Level 1 and CrossFit Kids Instructor and is a trained Mountain Athlete and Wilderness Medicine First Responder. Passions include Dan and their five boys, living the exciting journey of life in the moment and gratefully embracing the magnificent lessons life has to teach. She lives the philosophy that if you aren’t enjoying what you are experiencing you should re-create your experience.
Video below is Dr. Stickler interview (starts at 4 minutes, 20 seconds in)
Melissa J. White
Kristy is our Wellness Coordinator, Medical Assistant and one of our most successful patients to date. She grew up in West Virginia and trained at Everest Institute. Kristy has been with us one year and has greatly increased patient efficiencies and improved customer service.
Kristy began our program at the weight of 207 with a dress size of 18. One year later, she weighs 160 and is wearing a size 10. (See her testimonial below)
Physiologix has changed my world! In high school I weighed 120 pounds. After two children I successfully lost all the weight I gained. However, following a tubal ligation I packed on the pounds and couldn't keep it off. I tried a diet plan and lost 30lbs in a three month period but after stopping the diet gained it all right back.
When I completed my internship at Physiologix I went through the same counseling process and training that the patients receive. I learned how to change my eating patterns and exercise using functional fitness principals. I have new found energy when I wake up in the morning. Probably in part because I have 50 pounds less to drag out of bed! I look at pictures from a year ago and can't believe I ever weighed so much. One thing is for sure, I'm not going back there.