Webster Family Physicians, P.C.

 

Practitioners

Dr. Wessling
Christian Wessling, M.D.

A native of Germany, Dr. Wessling graduated from the United World College of the Atlantic in Glamorgan, South Wales in 1974 and the University of Düsseldorf Medical School in Düsseldorf, Germany in 1981.

He completed a three-year residency in family medicine at Lutheran Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri and a one-year fellowship in holistic medicine at the Ita-Wegman Klinik at Arlesheim, Switzerland.

He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Institute of Homeopathy, the American College for the Advancement of Medicine, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and the Physicians' Association of Anthroposophical Medicine, having served as its Secretary and President. He is board-certified in Family Medicine, Homeotherapeutics and Anthroposophical Medicine, and is a past chairman of the Department of Family Practice at St. Joseph Hospital in Kirkwood, Missouri. He has lectured locally and nationally on a variety of health-related topics. He is also the Medical Director of Oakwood Lifesharing Services, Inc., a community serving the needs of handicapped youth and adults.

He has three young adult children and has lived in Webster groves since 1983. His hobbies include piano performance, woodworking and organic beekeeping.

Cindy Willbrand
Cindy Willbrand

Cindy Willbrand graduated from Bastyr University School of Naturopathic Medicine in Seattle, Washington with a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in 2004.

A native Missourian, Cindy grew up in a small farming community outside of St. Louis. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Art History from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, in 2000. After graduation, she followed a lifelong interest in holistic medicine by moving to Seattle to begin her Naturopathic studies at Bastyr University, one of the world's leading institutions in Naturopathic medicine and one of the only five accredited Naturopathic medical schools in North America. Her clinical training focused on family medicine including specialty rotations in women's health, geriatrics, pediatrics, ADHD, and AIDS. After graduation, she served a residency at Dancing Horizon Health Center in Boonville, MO. Cindy is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Cindy has been with Webster Family Physicians since 2005. Special areas of interest include women's health, pediatrics, chronic disease, ADHD, allergies, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal health. She utilizes dietary changes, nutritional supplementation, counseling, craniosacral, botanical medicine, and homeopathy to help support the spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical well-being of patients. In doing so, she is dedicated to working creatively with each individual to find a greater state of health and
happiness. Cindy is trained in the FirstLineTherapy™ therapeutic lifestyle program designed to help people achieve optimum weight and body composition.

As defined by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, naturopathic medicine "is a distinct method of primary health care, an art, science, philosophy and practice of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of illness...emphasizing nature's inherent self-healing process...through education and the rational use of natural therapeutics."

Having completed a four-year graduate-level naturopathic medical school, Cindy has been educated in the same basic sciences as physicians and has also studied holistic and non-toxic approaches to therapy with an emphasis on disease prevention and wellness. She has completed four years of training in clinical nutrition, homeopathic medicine, botanical medicine, psychology and lifestyle counseling for personal health. She has completed the Naturopathic Physician Licensing Examination (NPLEX) which is required to gain licensure in any of the states which currently license naturopaths. This exam covers anatomy, physiology, psychology, pathology, biochemistry, microbiology and immunology as well as clinical and physical diagnosis, laboratory diagnosis, diagnostic imaging, pharmacology, nutrition, physical medicine, homeopathy, psychology and lifestyle counseling. She is now licensed as a Naturopathic Physician in the state of Kansas. At the present time, Missouri is not one of the states that recognize or license naturopaths or naturopathic physicians. Under Missouri law, she therefore functions as an assistant to Dr. Wessling, and any services she provides are under his direction and supervision.

Cindy enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her husband, two daughters and friends.

Sean Davies
Sean Davies, F.N.P. (Family Nurse Practitioner)

Sean Davies, RN, FNP has been with Webster Family Physicians since the summer of 2012. He graduated from the University of Missouri St. Louis with a master's degree in nursing and is credentialed by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, which allows him to practice as a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner.

Sean began his career by working as a registered nurse in the Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. It was here Sean began to grow his great passion for healing and helping those who were hurting the most. From there he moved to an outpatient Spine/Orthopedic surgery center where he worked as a post operative recovery room nurse.

With his transition to advanced practice he hopes to bring the care and compassion he developed as a registered nurse into the office setting. He is passionate about helping people use natural healing through education about wellness, the role of good nutrition, and holistic care in hopes they may live an abundant life.

Sean enjoys spending time with his family and friends, doing bible study, reading, working out and eating healthy meals.

Abbey Horton
Abbey Horton, R.N., A.N.P.

Abbey joined Webster Family Physicians in July of 2013. She is a Nurse Practitioner board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She graduated from Vanderbilt University's Master of Science in Nursing program in 2007, and prior to that she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Tennessee.

Her career as a Nurse Practitioner began in a private internal medicine practice in St. Louis, where for two years she managed chronic diseases as well as acute illnesses and injuries. She then spent the next three years serving in primary care at an integrative nonprofit health clinic in rural Missouri. She has also had specialized training in general dermatology through her work at a private dermatology office in 2013. Abbey is passionate about nutrition, exercise, and preventive health, and she enjoys teaching patients how to maximize their quality of life through diet and lifestyle changes. With a focus on her patients' desires for safe and effective treatments for a variety of health concerns, Abbey holistically blends alternative and conventional treatments as needed for optimal benefit to each patient.

With a desire to educate others about health, Abbey has served as a clinical nursing instructor for Maryville University, the University of Cincinnati,and Truman State University. Abbey loves being actively involved in her church and enjoys music, biking, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.

Staff

Our office manager and medical assistants have been with the office for a number of years and will try to assist you in any way possible.

 

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