Mastering The Endocrinology System Part 2: Advanced Diagnostics, Hormones and Functional Treatments; BONUS Case Studies (DABCI only)

Dr. Brandon Lundell, Dr. William Kleber, Dr. Katie Takacs, & Dr. Brett Wisniewski

This session provides an overview on the physiology, pathophysiology, patient work-up and management of the conditions and diseases that affect the endocrine system and that are commonly seen in the internal disorder office.


Learning Objectives

At the end of the session, the student will have a detailed understanding of:

  • Basics of the endocrine system.
  • The biochemistry of the endocrine system.
  • The functional HPA axis.
  • Biochemical pathways of the HPA axis.
  • Function of the posterior pituitary.
  • Biochemical pathways of the posterior pituitary.
  • The function of the parathyroids.
  • The function of the thyroid.
  • The function of the adrenal medulla.
  • The function of the adrenal cortex.
  • The function of the gonads.
Course summary
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  • 12.00 Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) CE
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William Kleber, DC, DABCI

Dr. Kleber received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at New York Chiropractic College in 1982. He also earned his Diplomate Degree from the American Board of Chiropractic Internists in 2000. He is one of two coordinators of the DABCI program, certified by the Council on Diagnosis and Internal Disorders. His interest in internal medicine began when he came to believe that his patients were suffering from more than just musculoskeletal issues.  He brings a wealth of knowledge and over 3 decades of experience to the clinic. 



Brett Wisniewski, MS, DC, DABCI, DACBN

Dr. Brett Wisniewski has been practicing natural medicine for over 10 years.  He spends most of his time as a full-time clinic director and clinical consultant at Gateway Natural Medicine & Diagnostic Center. Dr. Wisniewski currently holds diplomates from the American Board of Chiropractic Internists (DABCI) and the American Clinical Board of Nutrition (DACBN) of which he is the program director and sits on the board.

Dr. Wisniewski concentrates his studies in immunology, autoimmune disease, infectious disease and cancer. He prides himself on truly listening to his patients and finding the missing puzzle piece to their story. He is recognized, nationally, for presenting on such topics and enjoys pushing the limits of diagnostics and natural medicine.  


Brandon M. Lundell, DC, APC, DABCI, IFMCP, Dipl. Ac., NE,CAC

Dr. Lundell has been practicing and teaching integrative health for almost 15 years and has a waiting-list only practice. The clinic focus of his family practice is addressing underlying causes of illness as well as sports medicine and holistic functional medicine. He is dedicated to staying on the leading-edge of functional medicine and evidence-based care. His practice offers many services and treatments to address the unique needs of each patient. He believes that functional/integrative physicians provide a much needed service in the current health care environment by filling both a primary care/general practice void, as well as offering personalized science-based, natural treatments which emphasize Prevention and Wellness throughout the lifespan. His holistic practice utilizes clinical laboratory testing (including blood, urine, stool and saliva), dietary/nutritional education, chiropractic, endocrinology, acupuncture, nutraceutical therapies, homeopathy, detoxification, visceral manipulation, pre-conception/prenatal planning, functional exercise training, tai chi and mindfulness based techniques. Dr. Lundell graduated cum laude from Parker University in 2004 with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree(DC). While in school full time obtaining his DC degree, he completed a three year diplomate in acupuncture and oriental medicine. He has completed a 300 hr. post graduate board certification in thePrimaryCare/Internist program through the American Board of Chiropractic Internists (DABCI) which trains and certifies doctors in internal disorders, diagnostics, natural medicine and alternative therapies for areas such as autoimmune diseases, pediatrics, neurology and more. He was among the first practitioners in the country to complete the functional medicine certification program through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFMCP). He has also completed a Naturopathic Endocrinology certification from the National Institute of Endocrine Research. Dr. Lundell has served as adjunct professor at Southern California University of Health Sciences where he developed and taught a functional medicine program for doctorate students. He also teaches for several other organizations throughout the country including the American Board of Chiropractic Internists program. Topics of his classes include blood chemistry/pathology, functional endocrinology, inflammatory basis of disease, detoxification, methylation, functional genetics and more.


Katie Takacs, DC, DABCI, DACBN

Dr. Takacs is a graduate of Western Michigan University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences. From there, she attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange Florida where she obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. Dr. Takacs also hold a diplomate with The American Board of Chiropractic Internists (DABCI), and is board eligible for her Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition (DACBN). 
Dr. Takacs is the Director of Women’s Health at Gateway Natural Medicine in Berthoud, CO. Dr. Takacs’s focus in practice includes: PMS, Infertility/Miscarriages, PCOS, Endometriosis, and Menopause. She is passionate about educating her patients so they can understand their bodies and feel empowered in their healing journey.





Upon completion of this course, each learner will receive 12 approved hours applicable toward a DACBI certification.

*Note: THIS CLASS IS NOT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION.  The sentence that is listed below is noted ONLY for DABCI credit.

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  • 12.00 Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) CE


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