Paula Kruppstadt, MD, DABP, FAAP, IFMCP - LDN 2023
Founder, CEO, Medical Provider Team Leader for Hope for Healing Functional Medicine. She graduated 1990 from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (now Long School of Medicine), completed her pediatric internship and residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso in 1993, and promptly earned Board Certification from the American Board of Pediatrics in 1993. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Kruppstadt is one of few board-certified pediatricians in the world who are Certified Practitioner of Functional Medicine by The Institute for Functional Medicine—IFMCP.
She served as a US Army pediatrician at Ft. Hood, Texas, 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.
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, to advise the commission and the Texas legislature on research, diagnosis, treatment, and education related to pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome.
Dr. Kruppstadt has four daughters, many who work at Hope for Healing; and 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).