The foundation of our practice is the relationship of trust we build with our patients. We truly connect with, listen to and take the time to learn about your full medical history, while working within a transparent pricing model.
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We go deeper than managing symptoms. With each of our patients, our aim is to restore core health to its optimal level–the level we believe God intends for you. We do this through the best science-based Western and wholistic medicine.
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We’re on a mission to empower our patients with the knowledge and habits they need to cultivate a truly healthy lifestyle–body, mind and soul–for themselves, their families, their communities and future generations.
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About Us & What We Do

Sanctuary Functional Medicine is a medical practice located in Middle Tennessee specializing in comprehensive health consultations. We believe in treating not just the body, but the emotional, mental and spiritual needs of each patient.
Comprehensive Health Consultations
We specialize in helping you get an understanding of the root causes of your health situation. Our Comprehensive Health Consultation is an extensive, 6 month program consisting of visits with our nutrition counselor, Dr. Potter, our physician assistant, and the care of our entire team. We utilize secure messaging technology to manage your care each step of the way. We search for the root causes of your suffering and walk you through a restoration program. Whether 6 months old or 100 years, we apply the same successful principles of functional medicine to connect, restore, and cultivate health.
Announcing - IV Therapy
Many of you are aware that Sanctuary has been working towards a full fledged nutritional IV therapy program for months.  Our primary obstacle was sufficient nursing staff.  After months of searching, unwilling to settle for mediocre, we now have two wonderful Registered Nurses for IV administration.  That means we can now offer a variety of therapies such as Meyers B Vitamins, Vitamin C, Mineral infusions, anti-viral infusions, amino acid therapies and more.  Thank you for your patience in our quest to provide the highest quality care at Sanctuary.
For patients who cannot travel to our office, we offer consultations by phone and video chat. After the initial visit, we can direct your care by phone and secure e-mail for one year. Patients in Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, and Minnesota can begin care without a face-to-face initial visit with Dr. Potter. Second opinions and review of your condition is offered for patients in other states.
Mid Level Programs
For those wanting a single question answered, we offer shorter programs to answer the following:

  • Am I mold toxic?
  • Do I have mercury toxicity?
  • Can you balance my hormones?
  • Can I reverse Alzheimers?
  • How can I optimize my health?
  • Can I just get a second opinion?

Ask Steven if any of these programs might be a good fit for you.

DNA Analysis
If you have received a 23andMe report only to find the Alphabet Soup of SNPs confusing, you will find our DNA analysis a welcome genetic kitchen chef. Many call us just wanting someone to explain what their report means but don’t need our six month consult. For you we have a single visit that includes a history, a functional physical, and a 30-40 minute 23andMe counseling session with Dr. Potter. Call Steven and ask about this DNA Analysis package

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