About Us

At Functional Health & Wellness, we take a unique approach by considering all bodily systems when treating a disease.

As healthcare advances, it is important the practitioners treat the cause of a disease and not just the symptoms. Many times, a disease can affect multiple bodily systems which can cause additional issues that often go untreated. At Functional Health & Wellness, we take a unique approach by considering all bodily systems when treating a disease.


Dr. Dawda Pouncy
Dr. Dawda PouncyDNP, APRN, FNP-C
Dr. Samir P Parikh, MD
Dr. Samir P Parikh, MD
Carmen Caro, Lead Medical Assistant
Carmen Caro, Lead Medical Assistant

My vision is to be an efficient industry leader through innovation and teamwork while incorporating Functional and Integrative Health Care. My life mission is to keep God first, deliver wholistic healthcare that works, that is safe, and that leaves no one behind.
~Dr. Dawda

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Dr. Dawda K. Pouncy, DNP, APRN, FMP

Dr. Dawda K. Pouncy, (DNP, APRN, FMP) is a Functional Medicine Practitioner and Doctoral prepared Family Nurse Practitioner, known to many as “Dr. Dawda.” She initiated her nursing career at the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing which led her to delivering care for babies as a NICU Registered Nurse in Dallas, Texas. Because of her experiences with the families she  encountered while working in the NICU, she decided to focus more on health promotion and prevention targeting the family as a whole.

Dr. Dawda pursued her Masters’ of Science in Nursing with a focus on family care, from Texas Woman’s University. After practicing in various settings including Family Practice, Urgent Care, Wellness Clinics, Aesthetics, Home Health, and Infusion Therapy, she had the urge to expand her knowledge even further to see how she could make a difference from a leadership standpoint.

She then went on to obtain her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Maryville University of St. Louis. To better hone on her desires to investigate and educate her patients about the root cause of their disease, she continues to receive training as a Functional Medicine Practitioner.  She is Board Certified with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner Association, a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, and certified through the American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery in IV Nutritional Therapy where she received hands-on training.

Dr. Dawda has also appeared in Who’s Who’s for Healthcare providers on an International level. She has served as a Mentor and Preceptor to students from all realms of healthcare. She enjoys her functioning role as an Adjunct Faculty for Chamberlain College of Nursing.

Dr. Dawda has an unquestionable passion to serve her patients above and beyond the ‘standard of care,’ as we know it today. She is uniquely skilled and experienced at addressing the underlying causes of physiological, biochemical, and hormonal imbalances, as they affect the neuromuscular and musculoskeletal imbalances of the body; which are likely affected with patients experiencing chronic diseases, specifically Type II Diabetes and Thyroid Disorders.

Dr. Dawda takes great pride in delivering customized healthcare. She listens closely to your needs and goals, so together as a team, you can accomplish these goals. Needless to say, her personal life and commitment to healthcare is unparalleled.

She enjoys traveling, watching movies, bowling, watersports, singing, fellowship, and spending time with her friends and family.

Dr. Samir P Parikh, MD

“Dr. Sammy” focuses on taking an integrative approach to your treatment for a variety of spine, brain, and nerve conditions. He emphasizes the personal touch, basing your treatment on advanced diagnostics, state-of-the-art technology, as well as detailed information about you, your medical history, and your lifestyle.

Dr. Samir P Parikh specializes in neurosurgery in Frisco, Texas and has over 17 years of experience in the field of medicine. He graduated from Baylor College Of Medicine with his medical degree in 2002. He is licensed to practice by the state board in Texas.

Dr. Parikh is accepting new patients at his medical office and center location in Frisco TX, and available for appointments, preventative care, medical care as well as ongoing patient care.

Carmen Caro, Lead Medical Assistant

Carmen has been working in medicine for 4 years so far, with a concentrated specialty in Natural and Holistic therapies, Magnet Therapies, Functional Medicine, Regenerative Medicine.

Skills: Medical Assistant, Phlebotomist, IV Certified
Hobbies: Traveling. Spending time with family and friends