About Us

A Doctor That Cares About You

About Nancy Fazekas Grubb, M.D.

My vision of becoming a medical doctor started in my teen years after observing the life- long debilitating effects of diabetes in my father.

I was a conventionally trained MD. I attended the best schools and residencies. I thought I could heal and save everyone. But I, too, succumbed to the ravages of stress and burnout. After 5 moves in 10 years, 4 children and marriage to an orthopedic surgeon, my genetic history reared itself to the point of illness and I “hit the wall”.

It took several personal and medical struggles to realize that conventional medicine is content treating symptoms of illness with medications to prevent the known circumstances identified with that “name of the disease”. I saw stress as the promoter of dysfunction in over 80% of the patients I was seeing.

We all have choices. I am using my medical training and experience to offer a continuum for health. Empowering oneself with choices for symptom management which include proper nutrition, sleep, hormone balance and connected mind promotes overall wellness, not disease management. For those interested in credentials, I am board certified with over 30+ years experience in many fields…

Through extensive training utilizing the functional approach to symptoms, as well as mind/body/spirit techniques, a system of balance is created – which then promotes wellness. Nothing is more rewarding than helping people travel that continuum to their optimal health!

You can read more about me here.

Wholistic Alternative Medical Doctor Nancy Fazekas Grubb

Education & Medical Training:
Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
Rochester, MN
Family Medicine 1989-1992

Medical SCHOOL
Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, OH
M.D. 1985-1989

Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH
B.S. (Chemistry) Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa 1981-1985

American Academy of Family Physicians
American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine
Institute of Functional Medicine Practitioner – April 2015
Walsh Research Institute – Research Trained Physician
Invasix Inmode Aesthetic

Additional Training
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement
Botox and Juvederm
Institute of Functional Medicine Clinical Modules
Clinical Nutrition with IFM
Parenteral Clinical Nutrition

American Academy of Family Physicians
Ohio Academy of Family Practice
American Holistic Medical Association
Mayo Alumni Society
Institute of Functional Medicine
International College of Integrative Medicine

Who’s Who Top Doctors 2016
Award for Excellence in Holistic Medicine – Top 100

My ultimate goal is to restore balance in my patients – Dr. Nancy

Our Approach To Medicine

Treat the root cause, not the symptom

Our goal is to address the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach that engages both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. We believe that by shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, we can better addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.

We spend time with our patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, we strive to support the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.

Alternative wholistic medicine provider Akron Canton Ohio
Alternative wholistic medicine provider Akron Canton Ohio

What We Offer

A range of services to help you look and feel great

As one of northeast Ohio’s premier alternative and wholistic healthcare provider, we offer a range of services suited for the 21st century. These include:

To learn more about the services at Optimal Health Institute of Ohio, click here.

Excellent office staff. Dr.Nancy is up on the latest developments in Functional Medicine and she spends a lot more time with you than most physicians I have been to. I would certainly recommend her to anyone.
Lindsay, Patient