Rooted. Thriving. Natural Healing
Being well rooted is about being planted in the right place, where you can reach into the resources you need to overcome obstacles and grow. This positions you to receive everything your body needs and wants to be healthy, and from that place you can thrive. Natural healing is our preferred method of travel to that place of being rooted and thriving. Your goals are reached more consistently when we follow natural pathways. That’s what we do… beginning from a base of natural thinking, we use insight and engaging instruction to show patients how to reconnect with their health and attain their aspirations.
Meet Our Physicians
Our Brain and Spine
Dr. Howard Lang
Born in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Howard Lang grew up on a ranch in southwestern Washington State. He graduated in 1965 from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. Following this, he graduated in 1969 from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, and he went on to complete a rotating internship in Trenton, Michigan, in 1970. His entry into a private Family Medicine Practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was brief. After 2 years of family practice with obstetrics, he was drafted into the military for a 2-year tour of duty at Dyess Air Force Base Hospital as a physician during the Vietnam War.
This led him to Texas, where he has been practicing medicine since 1974. He was board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians in 1981. A deep interest in the root causes of disease beginning about 1975 combined with an interest in the disciplines of Allergy, Immunology, Nutrition, Endocrinology and Environmental Medicine ultimately led to being board certified by the International Board of Environmental Medicine in 1995.
He has been elected to and has served in multiple positions as an officer and director of the Pan American Allergy Society and the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. He is a Past President of the Pan American Allergy Society. He has lectured frequently as a faculty member at physician training courses and seminars given by the Pan American Allergy Society for continuing medical education for physicians and allied health care personnel.
Dr. Howard Lang married his charming wife, Mary, in 1969. They have three cherished children… 2 daughters and a son who is the youngest. Each of their children are married, and each of them have 3 children, 2 boys and 1 girl each, totaling 9 grandchildren. All three of his children graduated from Texas A&M University before doing post-graduate work.
Dr. Derek H. Lang
Derek was born in the D/FW area and has lived here for the majority of his life. He had the opportunity to grow up with a dad who was a doctor, but who also loved being a dad. Derek expressed interest in the path of medicine from a very young age, and in those early years his desire to be a doctor grew primarily from a desire to care for his family. While growing up, he was focused on academics, but he also spent a significant amount of time with athletic and church activities. At school, he played football and soccer, and he was a long distance runner on the cross country and track teams. Recreationally, he played soccer and sand volleyball outside of school. At church, he was an active member within the youth ministry and went to multiple summer camps as a youth counselor. He also picked up freestyle dancing during high school. He graduated 11th in his class, with honors, from L.D. Bell High School in 1996.
From there, Derek went to College Station, Texas. Although college coursework was a priority, he also remained active in a local church and intramural sports, including soccer and volleyball. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A&M University in 2000 with a B.S. in Biomedical Science, and then it was on to medical school.
In fall of 2000, Derek started medical school at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, which is part of the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He continued playing some soccer, but studies during those years took up a great deal of his available time. He attended a medical mission trip in the summer of 2001, and he remained active at his local church during the entire 4 years. Upon graduating from medical school in the top half of his class, he moved with his wife to the Appalachian Mountains for his internship and residency in Family Medicine through East Tennessee State University.
He worked in the urgent care setting for 10 years before joining Lang Family Medicine full time in 2016. He has served as Vice President, President, and CME Chairman of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, as well as serving on the Board of Directors for 9 years. Derek is happily married since 2003 and has 3 children. He also enjoys teaching at his local church on the subjects of identity and destiny. Although he relishes many other activities, such as hiking to waterfalls in the mountains, watching sunsets, biking, soccer, volleyball and freestyle dancing, his favorite ventures in his adult life are being a husband and father.
Cindy is our invaluable clinic manager. She has used her talent for working constructively with people in healthcare administration for over 20 years and has been managing our office since 2005. Cindy is the perfect combination of a visionary and a pragmatist. She is able to articulate the particulars confidently, clearly, and richly in a hundred different situations while still avoiding the pitfalls that so many other people fall into. She is a native of Texas and has lived in Arlington all of her life. She has 3 grown sons who also live in the metroplex. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She has a dachshund named Daisy who occupies a great deal of her time. Cindy really loves to travel, whether it be short road trips or a plane ride to somewhere new. She enjoys being outdoors, cookouts, going to the beach, gardening and many other things that nature has to offer. She loves the challenge of doing projects around her house.
Art is our most seasoned allergy technician. Born in Washington State, he and his family moved to Oregon for a while before moving back to a ranch in Castle Rock, Washington. Art had the experience of raising livestock on the ranch for the remainder of his childhood. He received his undergraduate degree from Pacific Lutheran University and then he attended professional art school at the University of California at Santa Barbara. During the Vietnam war, he was drafted into the Army, and he served for 2 years. During this time, he was a staff photographer while overseas in Europe. Art has been in our office for over 40 years, and he is as dependable as the day is long. His skills in allergy testing reflect the repository of information that he embodies, having learned the nuances of the development of allergy treatment over the years. When Art isn’t working, he enjoys photography, cycling, Formula One auto racing, traveling, & road trips. Art enjoys adventure and prefers to drive his car instead of flying.
Ivy is a most valuable part of our nursing team. Tried and true, she has been in the medical field for many years and has been a member of our office since 2008. She is a torchbearer for those things that work well at our office, and we can always count on her to stand up for what is right. She was born in Chicago and at a young age moved to Michigan. Upon graduating high school, she moved to Alabama to attend school, and that’s where she met and married her husband William. Together they have 2 grown children and 8 grandchildren. When Ivy isn’t working, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her grandchildren and shopping. She also enjoys cooking scrumptious meals and entertaining family and friends.
Bio coming soon!
Allergy Technician, RN
Jennifer joined our team in July 2020, and she works part time in our allergy department. She is a registered nurse with many years of experience in cardiac/emergency care. She moved to Texas years ago from the Chicago area because Texas was always meant to be home. Jennifer is married and maintains a role of homeschooling her three children. When she’s not at work, she enjoys reading, traveling, and shopping. Jennifer’s exceptional talents for strategic thinking and problem solving make her an ideal fit for the segment of our office that deals with some of the most complex issues. As if that wasn’t enough, she also exemplifies the harmonious balance of healthy passion for healing and gentle compassion for immunological injury that are invaluable when working with complicated allergy patients.
Front Desk Admin.
Jesse began working as a part of our front office team in September 2020. She came to us with over 10 years of administrative experience, and her enthusiastic energy toward strategic communication has been an invaluable gift to our clinic. Jesse leads with a spirit of excellence and achievement that is driven to help others solve problems. She grew up in a family of traveling Christian musicians, which ultimately led her to Fort Worth when she was a teenager. When she’s not at work, Jesse is active as an Americana singer-songwriter, having played several venues across the D/FW metroplex, including House of Blues in Dallas. She’s working on a new album for release soon, and she is also engaged to be married to her fiancé, Alexander, later this year.
Personalized Nutrition Services
Stevi is a Texas native, growing up in the small town of Decatur. She has always had a love for food that bloomed during her time spent traveling with her family. During high school she became particularly interested in healthy food and learned to cook by watching the Food Network and reading Bon Appetit magazines. She loved finding creative ways to modify recipes
to maintain flavor while making them better for you. She also began learning about food photography, and would often spend evenings after school creating and staging a new recipe.
While in her undergrad at Dallas Baptist University, her love for God and people grew exponentially. A curve ball in her health after her freshman year led her to dive more into nutrition, and this time as a science in addition to an art. When conventional medicine wasn’t able to provide the solutions she needed, she began seeking alternative care and learning all she could about the human body. It was through her own healing with food and lifestyle changes that she resolved to dedicate her career to help others do the same to find fullness of health.
After undergrad, she enrolled in a master’s program in Clinical Nutrition and Integrative Health that would provide a path to practicing medical nutrition therapy. During school, she worked for
a fresh produce marketing agency with the goal of increasing the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. She used her recipe development and photography skills to work with many popular brands, further developing her ability to help people enjoy healthy food. Upon graduating, Stevi joined the Lang Family Medicine team to help patients augment their healing by optimizing diet and lifestyle. She is currently working toward her Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) credential, the most advanced certification for personalized nutrition practitioners. Stevi married her husband in 2021 and they live in Dallas, TX. She loves cooking, being active, traveling, learning about anything, serving at her local church, and spending time with friends and family.