Ramona Wallace, D.O.
“It’s not the title that changes the way you can influence the community but rather it’s the community’s influence on you that gives you the power, knowledge, and strength to change the world. That is what creates heath.” After spending 25 years in Family Practice, Ramona has learned more from her patients and the community than in all the years of medical training. Discovering that she always was a Functional Medicine doctor, she decided to study for certification in this up and coming medical modality at the Institute for Functional Medicine. It is the systems approach to creating health and vitality in our lives and she says it’s time to bring it on in our community. Dr. Wallace graduated from Michigan State University and completed a dual Residency in Family Practice in 1993, spent the first 16 years in private practice, delivering babies, taking care of families and being a part of a small rural community. In 2009 she was offered a great opportunity to practice community medicine and public health in Muskegon. Since that time, she has been studying the discipline of Functional Medicine to become systems oriented and knowledgeable about how nutrition, the mind, body, and spirit play the most important role in achieving health. She continues to be dedicated to the community and works toward raising awareness about achieving a “Cavity Free Future” through the Muskegon Oral Health Coalition. She is deep in the research about the “Adverse Childhood Experience” and it’s effect on health. Dr. Wallace continues as a Clinical Associate Professor at MSU COM, has published in peer reviewed journals in Clinical Pediatrics and is a strong advocate in the development of a healthy community. She shares all of this with the most important part of her life, her three children.