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 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
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
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, 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, 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.
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.