Meet The Team
From Our Family to Yours
Dr. Rudy Mueller, DC, IFMCP, FAARFM, and Annette Mueller, MS, FNP, IFMCP are Certified Functional Medicine Practitioners through the Institute for Functional Medicine. They met in 2012 while attending a functional medicine conference, instantly fell in love, got married, started a family, and have been practicing functional medicine in the greater Portland, Maine area ever since.
Their shared passion for functional medicine is evident in how they live their lives and approach their patients. They aspire to keep their own family healthy through nutrition and lifestyle and want to share their knowledge and techniques with your family. Their unique collaborative approach allows patients to see each provider individually, or have a team consult to best address their health needs.
As a board-certified doctor of chiropractic, Dr. Rudy was trained to address the body in a holistic manner with the understanding that physical and emotional trauma, along with thoughts, toxins, and food, can disrupt a person’s physiology and create symptoms and lead to a diagnosis. He developed a passion for functional medicine and became a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner through the Institute for Functional Medicine and earned an Advanced Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He has additional training in Genomics, Reversing Cognitive Decline utilizing the Bredesen Protocol, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Lyme Disease, and Enhancing Athletic Performance.
As a board-certified family nurse practitioner, Annette was trained in conventional medicine but became quickly disillusioned with the primary care model which offered little time, or tools, to address chronic illness. She developed a passion for functional medicine while working at an integrative medicine center in Miami Beach, Florida. Here, she learned about a gluten-free diet, a relatively new concept at that time, and was able to personally implement this diet to reverse chronic digestive symptoms that had plagued her for more than ten years. Within a month, functional medicine was able to address her problem after years of failed conventional medicine treatments. These results motivated her to become a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner through the Institute for Functional Medicine to utilize this approach to help herself and her patients. She has a special interest and advanced training in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), Preconception Medicine, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Lyme Disease, and Intravenous Nutrition.
Meneah Haworth; Functional Medicine and Family Nurse Practitioner
Meneah Haworth MSN, FNP-C, IFMCP has been practicing primary care as a nurse practitioner for over 9 years. After 5 years of feeling like
her toolbox was only half full with the allopathic medical model and watching her patients become more ill despite providing the care that she had learned in school, she found functional medicine. In 2013, She attended her first functional medicine conference and finally felt she understood how best to help people find their own health. Meneah became a certified functional medicine provider in November 2018 through the Institute for Functional Medicine. She has a particular interest in gastrointestinal wellness, immunology and women’s health through the lens of functional medicine.
Meneah lives in Freeport, ME with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys spending time at Sugarloaf Mountain skiing in the winter. She stays active through CrossFit year-round. She also enjoys growing a garden in the summer and tending to her family’s 7 chickens.