Our Founder, CEO, and Medical Provider Team Leader, Paula Kruppstadt, MD, DABP, FAAP, IFMCP, graduated in 1990 from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (now named UT Health San Antonio). She completed her pediatric internship and residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso in 1993. She promptly earned her Board Certification from the American Board of Pediatrics in 1993, and she is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
She served as a U.S. Army pediatrician at Ft. Hood, Texas and then relocated to The Woodlands, Texas in 1995. She has since worked as a general pediatrician in various venues, including Texas Children’s Pediatrics and Texas Children’s Urgent Care. Dr. Kruppstadt also served as a pediatric hospitalist and faculty for Baylor College of Medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital in The Woodlands, Texas.
Dr. Kruppstadt is a Certified Practitioner of Functional Medicine by The Institute for Functional Medicine—IFMCP. She is one of few board certified pediatricians in the world who are certified IFMCP.
Because she is an expert concerning PANS/PANDAS, Texas Governor Greg Abbott appointed her to be a member of the Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome Advisory Council. The Council advises the commission and the Texas legislature on research, diagnosis, treatment, and education related to pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome.
Dr. Kruppstadt is the mother of four daughters (born 1994 through 2006) several of whom work at Hope for Healing, and she has two grandsons. She is married to Tom Kruppstadt JD who serves as COO/CFO & General Counsel for Hope for Healing.
At Hope for Healing, Dr. Kruppstadt offers Functional & Regenerative Medicine consultations (all ages) and Functional Approach Pediatric Primary Care (newborn through 21 years).