Dr. Yvonne Berry
Family Medicine Physician in Ann Arbor, MI
Dr. Yvonne Berry is a board-certified family medicine physician who developed impressive skills and knowledge related to biotoxin illness as a result of her own personal struggles. After recognizing the impact of environmental factors on her health, Dr. Berry compiled information on mold and biotoxin illness into a training manual based on the work of Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker, a renowned biotoxin illness specialist.
Dr. Berry has been recognized for effectively whittling this complex topic into educational material for physicians and patients alike. She is now ideally poised to help adult and pediatric patients navigate the complexities of this condition.
As background, Dr. Berry grew up in Southfield, Michigan, obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology from Wayne State University, and completed her medical degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine. In 2001, she completed her family medicine residency training at William Beaumont Hospital and earned her board certification.
Following her training, Dr. Berry briefly worked at an alternative health care clinic offering holistic medical care, and she accepted a nonfaculty teaching position within her residency program. Due to chronic and debilitating symptoms, later found to be related to biotoxin illness, Dr. Berry took a sabbatical from patient care to care for herself and her three young boys.
During this time, she received treatment and advice from multiple physicians without much progress. It eventually seemed obvious that a different approach was necessary. After much prayer and consideration, Dr. Berry decided to come under the care of Dr. Boggess.
However, even Dr. Boggess’s typically successful approach wasn’t bringing recovery, which ultimately led to their co-discovery of biotoxin illness and Dr. Shoemaker’s books and training materials.
Over the course of a couple of years, Dr. Berry intently studied the clinical research and treatment protocols of Dr. Shoemaker. She authored a presentation titled “A Physician’s Guide to Understanding & Treating Biotoxin Illness, Based on the Work of Ritchie Shoemaker, MD.” This comprehensive presentation is available for purchase on Dr. Shoemaker’s website.
Dr. Berry uses Dr. Shoemaker’s protocol exclusively for managing biotoxin illness. This step-by-step process has proven to help many of our patients with CIRS (Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome) due to mold toxicity. Dr. Berry truly enjoys teaching patients and finds great satisfaction in helping them regain their health from this perplexing and debilitating illness.
She and her husband reside in the metro Detroit area with their three sons.