After having spent 18 years in a busy traditional OB/GYN private practice, listening to women complain that “something just isn’t right with my body”, I realized that mainstream medicine, as good as it is, was not providing the answers to help them. I focused my attention on Anti-aging, Functional, and Regenerative Medicine after learning about many of the tools which could be used to gain a comprehensive understanding of what is going on inside of an individual. I have evolved to embrace a different approach to practicing medicine, a way that takes each person as an individual and helps them to maintain or restore optimum health. Originally from the Cleveland, Ohio, area I moved to North Carolina in 1978. I have three children, two dogs, a cat, an uncountable number of fish, and am an avid exercise enthusiast, including weight training, running, and yoga.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Kent State University, 1974
Master of Science in Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, 1978
Doctor of Medicine, Duke University, 1985
Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University, 1989
Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Board Certified in Anti-Aging, Functional, and Regenerative Medicine
Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maintenance of optimal health
Nutritional treatment of chronic health problems
Bio-identical hormone therapy
Cynthia Phillips is the mother of two daughters. She has 3 very cute pound puppies and 2 loveable kitties. But the most fantastic thing of all is she has 2 amazing grandchildren.
She graduated from Campbell University Cum Laude. She furthered her education by attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine graduating in 1990. After graduation, she started working in Adult and Primary care medicine where she continues working in this field presently at Breezewood Healthcare.
She furthered her education in Functional Medicine by attending the American Academy of Functional and Metabolic Medicine earning a diplomat designation in 2012. At that point, she felt she could really help patients reach their healthcare goals by reversing their diseases and help them realize a healthier happier life and changed the focus of her practice to a Wellness model.
During her career, she has been a preceptor for medical and Allied health students, volunteered at the Care Clinic and is a sponsor of the Child Advocacy Center which supports abused children and their families. She volunteers yearly to promote Ryan’s Reindeer Run, a nonprofit 5 K event raising money to fund research for childhood cancers and their families. Her office staff and Breezewood providers have been trained to identify child abuse victims through the program Stewards of Children, a community outreach program.
For the rest of her career, she plans to concentrate on her Wellness program in her Total Approach practice in which she will help patients learn how to live a healthier lifestyle and identify the power and strength that lies within them to make that change.