Sandra Plybon, MD

Sandra Plybon, MD

IFM Certified Practitioner IFM Certified Practitioner

Practice Information

  • Consultations Online

Practice Location

E2814A6E-0D1F-4DCC-B107-7AA9AD796716 970-235-1001

Information for Patients

From the practitioner: About My Practice

I have been in a traditional family medicine practice for nearly 10 years. I started exploring and learning functional medicine about 4 years ago when I developed an autoimmune disorder. I wasn’t satisfied with the answers I was getting from my conventional medicine colleagues. I could not wrap my head around the idea that my only option was to take prescription medications for the rest of my life. I had a life-changing encounter with one of my residency colleagues who is certified in functional medicine. She told me all about diet, gut health, inflammation. I was eager to learn more and I decided to attend a conference through the Institute for Functional Medicine and I felt very inspired. There is so much more we can do for our health.

From the practitioner: What Patients Can Expect

I love teaching my patients about what I know. I like to build a partnership with my patients, so we can work as a team and come up with the best therapeutic plan. I always review comprehensive intake forms prior to the appointment and take my time going over them with my patients. There is so much value in taking time with the patient during appointments. I order both conventional and functional medicine lab work. I make dietary and lifestyle recommendation that are individually tailored to each patient. Most importantly, I listen to the patient, their goals and come up with the plan in alignment with those.

Medical Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Medical Conditions

  • Aging
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Chronic Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Depression, Anxiety or Bipolar Disorder
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Female Disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Hypertension
  • Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
  • Mercury and Heavy Metal Toxicity
  • Metabolic Syndrome (pre-diabetes, insulin resistance)
  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Stress-related Conditions
  • Thyroid, adrenal and other hormonal disorders
  • Weight or Metabolism concerns

Languages Spoken

  • English

Graduate School Education

Charles University Prague, Czech Republic

Professional Associations

IFM member

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