About Shine Functional Health - Functional Medicine In Arlington Heights

About Shine Functional Health

Unlike conventional medicine that focuses more on the diagnosis and prescription, our team at Shine Functional Health takes a much more holistic approach. By focusing on why your symptoms manifest the way they do, we seek to identify the root cause behind your chronic disease – so that we can craft a personalized plan just for you.


To serve people at all stages of health using science-based natural methods that address the root cause of symptoms and honors the whole person. Goal to deliver highly personalized cutting edge treatment while forming caring and collaborative relationships with patients to empower them on their health journey


To transform how healthcare is performed in the 21st century by bringing an exceptional level of care, convenience and attention to detail that addresses the unique needs of each individual patient

To adopt and promote a healthcare model that reverses the global epidemic of chronic disease, and focuses on a form of healthcare that emphasizes long term health, prevention and well-being through innovation, education, compassion, inspiration, collaboration, and empowerment



Using only the most evidence-based, clinically necessary treatments Adhering to the principles of honesty, transparency and professionalism


Provide an extraordinary level of attention to detail
Every aspect of a patient’s health is taken into consideration


Patients are recognized as complex beings with multi-faceted lives and pasts that are deeply interconnected to their health.
Never viewing the patients as just a list of symptoms


Upholding a caring, patient and compassionate environment where people feel safe and heard.


Forming relationships with patients to help them identify solutions that are feasible, rewarding, and sustainable.

About Dr. Alison Lechner, DO


Dr. Alison Lechner is a double-boarded physician in Family and Bariatric Medicine.  Dr. Lechner is also a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner through the Institute of Functional Medicine.   Additionally, she has  completed further integrative training through A4M including advanced techniques for treatment of Cardio-Vascular Diseases and Women’s Hormone health.

Dr. Lechner is not only passionate about her own education – she is passionate about your education too!  Dr. Lechner believes that people do best when they know why their bodies are not healthy, and then learn why the recommendations  will get them on the road to recovery.  Dr. Lechner has a multi-disciplinary team including a clinical nutritionist that guide you every step of the way, to help you SHINE from the inside out!

My husband and I have been seeing Dr. Lechner for over 10 years. She takes the time to get to know you, and makes common sense recommendations to help you achieve optimal health. She and her staff are amazing and we could not be happier with the health care being provided! Dr. Lechner takes the time to get to know you, your habits, your diet and lifestyle in an effort to help you work toward your ideal health.

- Jennifer V.

Dr. Lechner is a wonderful doctor! She is a problem solver who takes the time to listen to you and get to the root cause of the problem. I am impressed with her knowledge and approach to treating medical issues. I recommend her to anyone who wants to take charge of their health and well being. Thank you Dr. Lechner for helping me reach my optimal health!!

- Maria F.

She is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about her specialty, and we were very impressed with the comprehensive testing ordered to provide the insight she needed to tailor a plan. She has also been the most caring, compassionate, empathetic doctor we have ever encountered. We have recommended Dr. Lechner to my family, friends and co-workers. Thank you Dr. Lechner and your wonderful staff for all you do!

- Mary D.

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