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Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Samantha “Sam” Brogan is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from Widener University in 1998 with a Bachelor’s degree in nursing and from Shenandoah University in 2013 with a master’s degree in nursing. She has spent the last 10 years working in family medicine in Southern Maryland where she learned the therapeutic power of listening.

Sam’s journey into functional medicine began in 2016 after reading Dr. William Davis’s book “Wheat Belly.” After implementing the strategies outlined in the book and recognizing what she was taking to help treat the pain was actually making it worse, she was able to stop taking high-dose anti-inflammatories for chronic neck and back pain. Encouraged by the results she experienced, Sam continued to learn more about functional medicine and began sharing these new ideas with her patients, who also saw positive outcomes.

In 2022, Sam enrolled in the Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice module offered by the Institute for Functional Medicine. She has since completed all the necessary modules to become certified as an Institute for functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and plans to sit for certification in April 2024.

Sam is passionate about empowering patients to harness the power of lifestyle changes to prevent and reverse disease. She is licensed to practice in Maryland and South Carolina.

Outside of work, Sam enjoys serving Jesus, walks on the beach, watching the sunrise, watching sports especially NASCAR, travel, yoga and reading.

Dr. Lovegrove received the certificate of excellence as one of the Top 3 Primary Care Physicians in Charleston, SC.

Dr. Patrick Lovegrove is board certified by the American Board of Family Physicians. A Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine graduate, his over 20 years of clinical experience includes Family Practice, Anti-aging, Holistic Internal Medicine, Pain Management, Aerospace, Sports, and Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Lovegrove was born in Staunton, Virginia, and graduated from the University of Virginia, where he majored in Biology. He received a Medical School Scholarship from the United States Air Force. He graduated from Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He then entered Family Practice Residency in a unique joint program with St. Louis University and the 375th Medical Group at Scott Air Force Base. After finishing his residency in 2004, Dr. Lovegrove chose to serve his country with the Air Force as a Family Practice and Emergency Room Physician at Osan Air Base, Korea (outside of Seoul). He accepted his selection to the San Antonio, Texas, Aerospace Medicine Program.

Later that year, he moved to an airbase in Germany called Spangdahlem, where he joined the 81stFighter Squadron as their “Flight Surgeon.” He continued serving his country during multiple tours of duty in Afghanistan, England, Portugal, Italy, and Qatar. He was honored with Accommodation and Meritorious Service medals with an oak leaf cluster. In 2007, Dr. Lovegrove moved back to the U. S. soil here at Charleston Air Force Base, where he continued practicing Family, Aerospace, Anti-aging, and Hormone Doctor in Summerville and Holistic Internal Medicine.

In 2008, Dr. Patrick Lovegrove founded Merge Medical Center as a unique medical practice in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, specializing in Holistic Internal Medicine, Functional Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Anti-Aging, Pain, and Weight Management modeled after medical centers out in the Western part of the United States and Europe.

In 2011, Merge Medical Center, affiliated with ACN Wellness– Centers for Integrated Medicine of Vienna and Ashburn, Virginia, expanded its treatment capacity up the East Coast. In 2012, Dr. Lovegrove was recognized by the National Academy of Medicine as having earned the President’s Award For Excellence.

Dr. Patrick Lovegrove started his practice of holistic internal medicine in his first year of medical school in 1997 by reading Dr. Andrew Weil, MD’s book, Spontaneous Healing (New York Times Best Seller). Even though he was going through traditional medical school training, he continued to foster that education with a complementary, alternative medicine mindset. He since has studied and learned from renowned medical doctors who also are authors/educators in functional medicine, such as Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Amy Myers, Dr. Gregory Petersburg, Dr. Neal Rouzier, Dr. Sangeeta Pati, Dr. Jonathan Wright, Dr. Eric Braverman, Dr. Alan Gaby, Dr. Mark Houston, Dr. William Davis, Dr. David Perlmutter, Dr. Walter Crinnion, and Dr. Daniel Amen.

Dr. Lovegrove believes holistic medicine should be integrated with conventional medicine in a scientifically based model to achieve the best patient results. He addresses a patient’s complaints to find the root cause and customize a regimen to fix it long-term instead of using only traditional medication that suppresses symptoms.

Dr. Lovegrove utilizes orthomolecular and genetic laboratory testing to customize a patient regimen based on their unique body chemistry, imbalances, and deficiencies. In addition to utilizing traditional prescriptions, some of his treatment recommendations may include nutraceuticals, herbs, vitamins, Bioidentical hormone therapy in Summerville, dietary or nutritional changes, customized stretching and exercises, a detoxification plan, spinal analysis, osteopathic assessment, lifestyle or behavior modification, life coaching, mind-body techniques, and stress response management.

Dr. Lovegrove lives with his wife and three young children in Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville South Carolina. They enjoy family bike rides, reading together, and visiting the local parks and restaurants. They stay active in their community and church.

Lindsay Langley, BSN, RN, CHT, FMP, is a third-generation nurse. Since 2005, Lindsay has gained much medical/surgical experience, most of which was at MUSC hospital. Lindsay’s holistic journey started in 2012 when she was trying to conceive her first child. When conventional approaches left her with no reason for infertility, she used her background as a nurse to research holistic interventions. She slowly integrated healthier lifestyle changes into her routine and was soon pregnant.

In 2017, Lindsay’s second child was born and began to show symptoms of eczema at five months old. Again, she found conventional treatment recommendations challenging, so she sought ways to treat his condition naturally by healing his gut, removing common allergens, and confirming food triggers. He has progressed well with dietary modifications, detox support, and supplementation.

Lindsay says, “I’m passionate about the digestive system because it is so important. It provides nourishment for the entire body and plays a huge role in eliminating toxins. I am amazed by the power of the intestinal microbiome, which many experts call an organ and its role in our health or illness. I enjoy reading medical journals and am particularly interested in GMOs and their effects on people and the environment”.

She’s also a Colon Hydrotherapist (aka CHT) and loves it for its ability to make someone feel better almost immediately.”

As Deepak Chopra says, “The elimination of toxins awakens the capacity for renewal.”

Lindsay studied Functional Medicine at Functional Medicine University. When she’s not studying holistic/functional medicine, she loves the challenges and opportunities of being a wife and mother who also homeschools her two little ones.