Carey D Vaughan, DO

Carey D Vaughan, DO

Practice Location

E2814A6E-0D1F-4DCC-B107-7AA9AD796716 573-636-3995

Information for Patients

From the practitioner: About My Practice

Carey Vaughan, D.O. is board certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy. She is currently completing her certification in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine, and completed a mini-fellowship in Integrative Medicine through the Univ. of AZ Center for Integrative Medicine. Additionally, she has practiced Cranial Sacral and Myofascial Release Therapy for 30 plus years. Her education includes degrees in psychology and chemistry, practice as a biofeedback therapist, and years of study and practice in alternative healing therapies, including: clinical kinesiology, Johrei, Reiki, Attunement, aromatherapy, homeopathy, flower essences, and nutritional therapies. She is also an ordained minister.

From the practitioner: What Patients Can Expect

Functional Medicine is the practice of using systems biology to find the root causes of health issues. It is founded in the application of the 4Ps:
• Personalized- understanding that genetic and environmental variations drive individual treatments
• Predictive- using tailored health strategies based upon a personalized map of health risks using both traditional and novel biomarkers
• Preventive- using proactive vs. reactive approaches which shifts the focus from illness to wellness, and from disease treatment to functional enhancement
• Participatory- it empowers and engages the patient, with the physician as guide, coach, and facilitator – a collaborative relationship vs. an authoritative one

Professional Associations


IFM Coursework

  • Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice
  • Bioenergetics (formerly Energy) Advanced Practice Module
  • Cardiometabolic Advanced Practice Module
  • Environmental Health (formerly Detox) Advanced Practice Module
  • GI Advanced Practice Module
  • Hormone Advanced Practice Module
  • Immune Advanced Practice Module