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Grounded in Science. Data-Driven.
All with you at the center.

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With the right help and a little hope, your body is capable of healing

(despite what other specialists may have told you)

If you’re like most of our patients, you’re probably sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. Most of all, you’re sick of seeing expert after expert and making appointments at the best hospitals only to feel like they’re not listening, brushing you off, or simply not willing to do additional research and think beyond the chart to help you heal.



Dr. Sarah J. Zielsdorf, MD, MS

Hey,I’m Dr. Sarah J. Zielsdorf, MD, MS

(you can call me Dr. Z)

a board-certified internist, microbiologist, diagnostician, and medical director at Motivated Medicine. As an auto immune thyroid patient myself, living with chronic illness, I’ve been where you are. I started this private practice because I know patients like you and I need a true partner on our path to healing. Believe me, I understand the intensity with which you want to feel better — and I’m intensely passionate about doing everything I can to help you uncover what’s standing in your way.


We are a small, but mighty team of medical professionals who are relentless when it comes to researching and finding the missing pieces of the 5,497-piece puzzle. If you’re as motivated and determined to change your life as we are, we believe we can help you uncover the root causes of your health conditions.

The Motivated Medicine™ Approach

Conventional. Allopathic. Traditional. Integrative. Alternative. Holistic. Functional. Academic.
 

There are a lot of “labels” out there when it comes to the many different ways doctors treat patients. We wish we could say we fit into one box, but we don’t. And that’s exactly what makes our approach so successful — and why 90% of our patients report improvement or a resolution of symptoms.

 

The Motivated Medicine ™ approach that Dr. Z has developed (and continues to evolve on a daily basis) is rooted in Translational Medicine. If you’re wondering, “What the heck is translational medicine?” Here’s how we explain it:

 

Translational Medicine bridges the gap between all the behind-the-scenes research going on in laboratories and hospitals across the world and the direct care YOU are getting from your doctor.

 

It’s a style of practice that’s dedicated to ensuring that the newest research scientists are finding — we’re talking things the scientific and medical community discovered last week — is making its way to your bedside and into your treatment plan.

 

Our open-minded approach to treating patients is informed by data, the latest research in microbiology, whole-body wellness, tried-and-true “conventional” medicine and so much more.</p?

Here’s what that means for you

spend time with you

We actually
spend time with you.

We see you. We hear you. We believe you. During your initial 60 to 90-minute consultation, we’ll take the time to hear your story, ask questions, and get the complete picture of your medical history, genetics, lifestyle, and symptoms.

testing

We seek real answers
through advanced testing.

Together with your medical history and daily struggles, comprehensive labs and specialty testing help tell the full story when it comes to pinpointing the root causes of your health issue or specific symptoms. These test results help guide your personalized health plan, from nutrition and lifestyle recommendations, to potential prescription medications and referrals.

 

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open-minded whole body approach

We treat you with an
open-minded, whole-body approach.

We don’t believe conventional medicine is the only way. In fact, we know it’s not. We’ve referred our patients to everyone from cardiologists and rheumatologists, to acupuncturists, ayurvedic clinicians and beyond if the data suggests it can help. Your personalized plan takes into account your mind, nutrition, sleep, day-to-day habits and so much more.

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Marisol G.

"Dr Sarah is AMAZING!!! After 3 years struggling with my thyroid, I found her and she has changed my life. My energy levels came back. My migraine has gone. My gut is healing, my blood levels are normal now. Dr Sarah not only is a great Dr, she is a wonderful human being. Thank you Dr Sarah!"

Marisol G.

Dr. Sarah J. Zielsdorf, MD, MS
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Marisol G.

"Dr Sarah is AMAZING!!! After 3 years struggling with my thyroid, I found her and she has changed my life. My energy levels came back. My migraine has gone. My gut is healing, my blood levels are normal now. Dr Sarah not only is a great Dr, she is a wonderful human being. Thank you Dr Sarah!"

Mary Ann K

“While other doctors never listened to what I actually needed, Dr. Z. helped me figure out what my thyroid levels should really be and how to rid my body of inflammation. She was the only medical professional who listened and understood me to the level that I needed. 

She tested things that nobody else would because they didn’t think it was necessary, and it actually led to me discovering multiple food sensitivities I never knew I had. I was finally able to get and stay pregnant at age 44, and I know Dr. Z. has been a huge part of that. Dr Z. is so caring, proactive, open-minded, and always goes above and beyond."


Mary Ann K.

Dr. Sarah J. Zielsdorf, MD, MS
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Mary Ann K.

“While other doctors never listened to what I actually needed, Dr. Z. helped me figure out what my thyroid levels should really be and how to rid my body of inflammation. She was the only medical professional who listened and understood me to the level that I needed.  She tested things that nobody else would because they didn’t think it was necessary, and it actually led to me discovering multiple food sensitivities I never knew I had. I was finally able to get and stay pregnant at age 44, and I know Dr. Z. has been a huge part of that. Dr Z. is so caring, proactive, open-minded, and always goes above and beyond."

Monika D.

"I have so much respect for Dr. Z because she treated ME, not my condition. She does not provide cookie-cutter solutions, she tailors her approach to you, personalizing it according to your priorities. She is extremely open-minded, a fantastic listener, has a warm and caring heart, and that nerdy, science brain. Her team is dedicated, professional, and also personable. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Dr. Z!!"


Monika D.

Dr. Sarah J. Zielsdorf, MD, MS
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Monika D.

"I have so much respect for Dr. Z because she treated ME, not my condition. She does not provide cookie-cutter solutions, she tailors her approach to you, personalizing it according to your priorities. She is extremely open-minded, a fantastic listener, has a warm and caring heart, and that nerdy, science brain. Her team is dedicated, professional, and also personable. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Dr. Z!!"
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CONDITIONS AND SYMPTOMS WE TREAT

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