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our journey


Dr. Lori Zettell has long been driven by the desire to see every individual live their best, healthiest life. After all, that's one of the reasons she became a physician in the first place. However, after a decade working as a wound care specialist, she became increasingly dissatisfied with the traditional healthcare model that all too often included band-aid solutions, an ever-growing list of prescribed medications, and treatments that were reactive instead of proactive. Dr. Zettell saw so many patients with chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, hypothyroidism and obesity, many of whom seemed old before their time. She really saw what a difference lifestyle choices make to our quality of life and began to feel the nudge to make a greater impact. When a fellow health professional introduced her to functional medicine, she knew this was what she had been searching for.


Dr. Zettell started seeing functional medicine patients in the fall of 2016 and soon realized the power of a full-body approach in truly bringing healing and wellness to individuals. Functional medicine requires commitment and a willingness to be active in taking control of your health, and while that may seem overwhelming or difficult, Dr. Zettell believes it doesn't have to be. She longed for a way to make it easier for people to say yes to healthier choices, and out of this passion grew her vision for the creation of a space to welcome, educate, and empower individuals on their journey to wellness. Outside The Box is the product of that vision. 

our mission


OBX Health exists to be a destination for improving overall health and wellness in the community through functional medicine, wholesome food offerings, education, and support in pursuing healthier lifestyle choices. Located in downtown Marshall, the back portion of our building houses Dr. Zettell's functional medicine office, with the Wellness Cafe in the front. The cafe provides healthy, wholesome food offerings with a strong emphasis on organic, locally-sourced, and hypoallergenic ingredients. As OBX continues to grow, things like exercise classes, cooking classes, educational lectures, group meetings, health coaching, and a nutritionist will be available on site. Outside The Box is continually developing and evolving, and our aim is to allow our growth and expansion to be primarily driven by the needs and desires of our clientele. Simply put, OBX is a hub... It's a place for coming and going, for learning and encouraging and empowering, for reading and chatting and eating, for working and playing, for laughing, and for living. It's a place about life, about going outside the box to help you to live a life where tomorrow is healthier than today. 

Call, email, check us out on social media, or drop on by. We would love to meet you! With renovations of our storefront presently underway, Dr. Zettell is currently seeing patients out of Mansion Street Women's Health in Marshall. Stay tuned for the opening of the downtown office and cafe in May 2018!

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