Meet Our Team

Dr. Jacob Torres PhD MPH DC

Founder of the Institute for Functional Health

After seeing family members struggle with health issues all of his life, Dr. Torres was inspired to research why people suffered from debilitating conditions and how the body could be restored to its natural state.

Dr. Torres has helped thousands of patients to find relief from chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, inflammatory disorders, chronic fatigue & pain, diabetes, and numerous autoimmune . . . Read more . . .

Dr. Brad Niewierowski DC, CFMP, D.PSc

Dr. Niewierowski has been in practice for over 18 years and has helped thousands of patients achieve their goals of living a healthier, more fulfilling, higher quality of life.

Dr. Brad Niewierowski is a Midwestern transplant to San Antonio since 2008. He has brought with him over 2 decades of study, practice and passion in natural health and healing. He hopes to share with as many patients as possible the lifestyle keys for reducing the risk for chronic, degenerative diseases and for reversing the damage that can be caused by those conditions.

Read more . . .

Dr. Salinas

Dr. Eric John Salinas DC

Dr. Salinas has delivered chiropractic care to his friends and neighbors in San Antonio since 2015. Like others at the Institute, he was called to chiropractic after seeing his father's struggle with severe back and hip pain. 

Dr. Salinas developed a deep passion for the overall qualify of life he can improve for patients by restoring movement using advanced chiropractic techniques.

His patients appreciate his easy-to-follow, straightforward treatment programs that deliver excellent results with clear goals. 

Read more . . .

Dr. Salinas

Dr. Linda Esquivel, M.D.

Medical Director of the 

Institute for Functional Health

Dr. Esquivel was born in Laredo, TX. She attended St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She received her medical degree from the University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio and went on to complete her residency in Family Medicine at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa, where she graduated with honors.

Dr. Esquivel has been awarded “Most Compassionate Doctor” in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. She is also a 5 year honoree of the “Patients Choice Award”. She has also been voted as one of “San Antonio’s Top 10 doctors” in 2014.

 Read more . . .

Sarah

Sarah Perales, MSN, RN, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

Sarah Perales was raised in La Vernia, Texas. From a young age, she aspired to become a nurse and have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives.

After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, she spent the next four years of her career in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio caring for children with acute and chronic disease.

She then continued her nursing career as a school nurse for San Antonio Independent School District. It was here that she witnessed a great need for quality healthcare and learned the importance of a positive provider-patient relationship.

 Read more . . .

Sarah

Stop the Cycle of Medications &
Get to the Root Cause