About Dr. shippy

Dr. Shippy is board certified in Internal Medicine and certified in Functional Medicine. She uses cutting-edge science, innovative testing, research and genetic information to determine and address the root causes of health issues. She treats each patient as a whole person, forming a therapeutic partnership to achieve the highest standard of health. Her functional medicine method is not to simply treat symptoms – her goal is to determine the root cause and work towards true healing.

Dr. Shippy began her career in healthcare when the traditional approach and application of allopathic medicine could not solve her own health issues. She had been working as an IBM engineer for ten years when she first became sick. After visiting many doctors and not improving, her frustration motivated her to search for her own health answers. Her research and resolve eventually led her to recovery and set her on a trajectory towards a new career in medicine. She left the field of engineering to attend The University of Texas Medical School where she began her pursuit to help and support the healing of others as a medical doctor.

Based in Austin, TX, Dr. Shippy has been serving patients for over 15 years. Her unique approach blends measured, precise data with a heart-felt and sympathetic attitude towards her patients. This method stems from her engineering background and her own failed experience as a patient of traditional medicine.

Dr. Shippy is a physician, scientist, engineer and mom. Her wish is to share her knowledge and tools to impact more people and help them achieve optimal health.

“My hope is to contribute to and inspire a positive movement towards solving some of the more complex health challenges we face today – and to help create a world where everyone has the opportunity for wellness”. #EVERYLIFEWELL. – Ann Shippy, MD


  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine
  • Certified in Functional Medicine


  • Doctorate in Medicine – University of Texas
  • Master of Science in Engineering – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering – Washington University, St. Louis

Dr. Shippy established two nonprofits to grow the mission and message of what matters most.

Good Food Matterz Foundation: GFM develops, designs and decodes proper curriculum for schools and parents. Through a collective and community effort, kids will learn how and why to make healthy food choices – beginning with the imminent dangers of sugar. Committed to my mission to make Every Life Well® , we will evaluate our impact on schools, families and on individuals with test scores, student checkpoint assessments and absentee rates. From a healthy foundation built on Good Food—because it matters.

Toxicity Matters™ Foundation: Utilizing medical research, TMF studies the links between genetics, everyday nutrition and disease to discover the best case-by-case solution for complex and serious medical conditions. Under the program scope of Every Life Well™, education and identification are paramount to a successfully low toxin lifestyle. This promotes a higher quality of health, no matter your situation or set of circumstances. With personalized solutions designed to blend into your lifestyle and schedule, a low toxin world for you and your family is achievable.

Dr. Shippy’s desire, purpose and hope is to make EVERY LIFE WELL® 

Take a look around her website, blog and her store. Dr. Shippy sells the highest quality supplements, kits, and shares helpful diet and lifestyle resources for healthy living.