Meet our Team
Founder, Dr. Brad Bongiovanni
Patients ask me all the time….
How did you get into this kind of medicine?
It’s simple, really. I wanted to ACTUALLY to get to know people, help them become healthy again, and enable them to get back to being their best selves and doing those things they love. You can read the long story here....
Education + Experience + Passion
places our whole team
at the top of the professional chain in
Dr. Tracy McAlvanah
Dr. Tracy McAlvanah is a certified Functional Medicine Specialist who has been practicing natural healthcare in the Atlanta area for over fifteen years.
For most of her clinical career, she’s worked in Integrated Medicine (combing the best of both traditional and natural medicine). She spent almost eight years working at one of the leading centers for natural medicine in the Southeast where she gained much experience working with patients with chronic health challenges.
Dr. McAlvanah has advanced training in Functional Medicine through the Kalish Institute. Prior to her career in health care, Dr. McAlvanah spent almost a decade working as a human resource consultant for Hewitt Associates, a consulting firm to many of the Fortune 500 companies. After experiencing some health problems, a co-worker suggested she visit her holistic chiropractor. This experience changed her life so dramatically, she decided to quit her corporate job, pursue a career in natural medicine and help as many people as possible just as she had been helped.
Dr. McAlvanah has a wonderful and funny husband, enjoys raising two amazing kids and one crazy cute English Springer Spaniel. Her faith is the center of her life and guides all that she does. She loves doing anything outdoors and during her time off she is happiest at the beach.
Rebecca's mission at WMSOA is to inspire and equip others with tools of wellness by partnering for success as a health coach and health resource. Originally persuing a degree in nursing, Rebecca became disheartened by the over reliance on prescription medications in lieu of actual health transformation. Drawn to functional medicine with it's focus on treating the whole person and addressing root causes, Rebecca sought training with the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. Now as a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, Rebecca integrates the art of coaching with the principles of Functional Medicine, Functional Nutrition, Positive Psychology and Mind-Body Medicine. Her joy is working with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results. In her spare time, Rebecca indulges her passion for cooking and experimenting in the kitchen, often recruiting one of her 3 kids to be sous chef or at least dishwasher.
Niki is our Patient Concierge and Holder of Possibility for our patients! She has been working in customer service and administrative roles since she was 16 years old, and has found her love for people in these roles. With years of being in the spa industry and working with an array of massage therapists, she was exposed to the healing benefits of alternative medicine. She has brought her love of people and functional medicine to WMSOA, which makes her perfect for her role of Patient Concierge!
Leah Belgard is our Neurofeedback Specialist. Leah has been a neurotherapist, or “brain coach” for four years, but has been fascinated by brains for her entire life. As a child, she continuously mused at the differences between what we call the brain, and the perceptions that make up the mind. When she’s not deciphering brain wave patterns to explain (and then change) related functions, she can be found outside hiking GA's gorgeous mountains, or inside tending to her mini zoo of rescue pets. She’s nursed abandoned, 3 week-old kittens back from the brink, and rehabilitated abused dogs. Whether she’s in the office, or at home, she likes her life to have purpose. And in the case of both people and pets, she wants everyone to know that the bad experiences of your past, don't have to condemn your future.
Leigh Anne Bongiovanni
Last but not least….Leigh Anne co-owns WMSOA alongside Dr. Bongiovanni and has a passion for high-level patient care. She serves as Practice Manager to ensure the patient experience is top notch and no stone is left unturned. Her background in event planning and project management has prepared her for the logistical multi-tasking that is required to run a busy practice. Her event experience also allows her to manage the seminars WMSOA offers seamlessly. She is a dedicated and caring mentor to her WMSOA team members and promotes growth within the practice. There is no doubt that the team approach here at WMSOA results in a positive patient experience!
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What separates our team from other “wellness” practices?
- The best educated and trained Naturopathic Doctor and Functional Medicine Specialists in Georgia
- Experience working/training alongside renowned Medical Doctors
- Postdoc clinical laboratory expertise from 3 years as clinical lab specialist for a functional medicine laboratory
- Official Store Partner for Whole Foods Entire Metro Atlanta Region of stores
- Scientific Advisory Board member to companies in the HPA (stress) Axis space
- Voted Best Holistic Practitioner in Alpharetta – 2013, 2014
- Published author of 3 peer-reviewed medical articles
- Speaker at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Northeastern University, Bastyr University, Lotus Corporation, National Arthritis Foundation, Nortel, GTE
- Book & Magazine Contributions to Doctor’s Book of Home Remedies, Natural Health, Prevention, Shape, Family Circle, and Publix Healthwise