Dr. Scott Antoine
DO, FACEP, FMNFM, ABOIM, IFMCP
Leading an otherwise healthy, happy, fulfilling life, I had no reason to think I would ever find myself critically and chronically ill. One night in particular, my body could take no more as the physical symptoms were undeniable and the pain I felt in my brain led me to believe that I might only have days to live. I became a medical mystery as I started frequenting the ER of multiple hospitals and a couple of specialist to try and find answers. Everything came back NORMAL… blood tests, MRIs, EKGs, etc. Having seen Dr. Scott intermittently over the past couple years for help with my thyroid issues, I reached out to him and got an appointment as soon as I could.
He was the FIRST person to ask me, the patient, what I felt was happening. He patiently pieced together a time line of events based on our conversation leading up to my current debilitating state. In one visit, Dr. Scott gathered up enough information and ran the tests he felt were needed to get a possible answer. Two weeks later, he confirmed I had Lyme disease and other infections that had me bed ridden and in the most pain I’ve experienced in my life. I knew to heal, I’d have to do the work, but I had Dr. Scott on my team. He was as committed to healing me as my husband and I were. Many treatment protocols were shared with me so that I could decide what the best option was for myself. In 7 months time, Dr. Scott, myself, and my family have done the work required to heal from a disease that can mask itself as multiple debilitating lifelong chronic health issues.
I’m so thankful for the advanced medical care our modern day affords us, but how is that serving our health if we put band aids on symptom after symptom, just masking the root cause of what is causing a health decline? While the mainstream medical industry may have the desire to help people, doctors are not always afforded the time to work with a patient in an effort to heal the root cause of the illness. Not only did Dr. Scott and the entire team at Vine Healthcare lock arms with me on my health journey, they made it their mission to get me back to 100%. I cannot put a price tag on what Dr. Scott has done to help me, but I’m forever grateful. Ordinarily I hesitate to make business recommendations to people because it is such a personal experience. In this case I will tell everyone I know and probably everyone I don’t know that you do not have to settle when it comes to your health. Dr. Scott, Dr. Ellen, and the team they have assembled at Vine Healthcare will change your life for the very best…. they did for me and it’s the only place I’ll send my loved ones when we need care!
Before I discovered Vine Healthcare I suffered through mysterious joint pain which a rheumatologist diagnosed as Rheumatoid Arthritis. I had aches and pains that would radiate through my body. One day my shoulder would hurt then it might move to my knee. Basically, I was in a lot of pain and didn’t have much energy. I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life on prescription drugs to treat the pain so I began researching natural remedies. Dr. Scott Antoine was recommended to me so I made the appointment. He did a battery of lab tests and discovered I had Lyme disease and blood abnormalities which included heavy metals and mycotoxins all of which were missed by traditional doctors. After following his treatment program which took about a year I can say I feel great! I have more energy and feel like I did prior to my first flare up. I will continue to work with Dr Antoine as I feel he truly cares about me as a person. He is always engaged during our appointments and makes a point to follow up with me on a timely basis. They also have a great staff at Vine and they feel a little like family to me now!
I am homeschooling mother of four and came to Vine in 2016 in the depths of a debilitating health crisis. I had been suffering from chronic depression, severe irritability, brain fog, loss of memory, lack of energy, irregular cycles, and a growing list of food allergies. As a result of these symptoms, I had mostly lost my ability to relate to other people, including my own family. For over a year our young family had been seeking healing through prayer, detoxification, and the GAPS diet, but had been struggling to see much improvement. In working with Dr. Scott, I learned that I was actually suffering from severe lead poisoning (from a previously unknown source in our well water), mold toxicity (from a previously unknown mold issue in our house), gut dysbiosis, candida overgrowth, and an MTHFR gene mutation. We praise the Lord that since treatment I have made a near full recovery and am able to be the wife, mother, and Christian that I want to be! We are grateful for Dr. Scott’s expertise and even though we live out of state, we have already referred others to him.
Hello Dr. Scott, Just wanted to shoot you a note to say how much I (and my husband) enjoyed finally getting to meet with you face-to-face during our meeting in December. I’m a huge fan of what you and Dr. Ellen are doing at Vine Health. I love the positive less “clinical” approach to health. The articles from Vine Health as well as the recipes you share resonate with me! My conversation(s) with you have been the first time I’ve felt like a doctor “got me” and my approach to achieving and maintaining the best health I can. I feel that I’ve finally found a partner for my health care plan – I’m not one of your younger patients – so this has been a long journey for me. 🙂
If you are here looking at testimonials, you probably aren’t sure if a Functional Medicine doctor can help improve your health issues. I was in the same situation. My traditional care providers treated my health issues with traditional medicine: prescriptions.
However, other healthcare issues were, for the most part, met with a shrug and the usual advice to eat healthily and exercise regularly (which I already was). There was no attempt to determine the underlying cause of these problems.
That changed with my first visit to Vine. I have never experienced an exam that was as thorough, educational and in-depth. I felt that there was a real desire from all the staff at Vine to first determine what the cause (or causes) were and then to determine the best way to get me to where I wanted to be health-wise.
Six months after my first visit, I’ve been able to eliminate the need for a majority of the prescriptions I had been taking for decades. Best of all, the healthcare concerns identified at my first consultation have been resolved. And as a bonus, my BMI has dropped to the point where I am no longer considered obese.
If you are committed to taking the steps and following the recommendations to become a healthier you, it can happen here.
Dr. Scott Antoine earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Scranton, in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1989. He then received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he received a full military scholarship. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1997. Following his residency, he completed a one-year fellowship in Pre-Hospital and Disaster Medicine. He received additional training in Hyperbaric Medicine. In 1998, he achieved board certification status in Emergency Medicine and was subsequently named a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Dr. Antoine then served seven years on active duty with the United States Army as an Emergency Physician. His assignments included Fort Gordon in Augusta, Georgia, and Fort Knox, Kentucky. He served as the Ambulance Service Medical Director at Fort Gordon and was the Chief of the Emergency Department, the Ambulance Service Medical Director, and the Chief of the Department of Medicine at Fort Knox during his tenure there.
I am truly passionate about helping people reach optimal health and look forward to seeing you at Vine Healthcare®. Our patients often thank us for ‘giving them their life back’. There is no greater reward for a physician than to help their patient succeed in living a healthy, active, joy-filled life.
Dr. Antoine holds three board certifications: Emergency Medicine (ABEM), Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABOIM) and Metabolic, Nutritional and Functional Medicine (MMI). He has successfully completed an Advanced Fellowship in Metabolic, Nutritional, and Functional Medicine (FMNFM) through the Metabolic Medical Institute (MMI), which is educationally partnered with George Washington University and the University of South Florida School of Medicine. Dr. Antoine is certified by the Institute For Functional Medicine.
Functional Medicine is a new and exciting specialty that is truly the future of medicine. While rooted in evidence-based medicine, it moves beyond this, focusing on individualized, patient-centered solutions to prevent and treat chronic illness. Emphasis is placed on nutritional therapies, stress reduction, and careful balancing of complex biochemical processes within the body to achieve vibrant health rather than just the absence of disease. Optimization of bioenergetic metabolic processes, protective gene activation, maximization of detoxification, and balancing hormonal cascades is coupled with nutritional counseling, correction of nutritional deficiencies and various integrative therapies that are available in our office at Vine Healthcare®.
Throughout his career, Dr. Antoine has provided training and mentorship to Paramedics and Paramedic students, medical students, Emergency Medicine Residents, Physician Assistant students, and Family Practice residents. In addition, he has lectured on Functional Medicine for the Indiana Osteopathic Association and enjoys speaking to groups both large and small.
Education & Experience
- 6 years practicing Functional Medicine
- 24 years practicing as an Emergency Medicine Physician
- Expert in Mold/ Mycotoxin – trained in Shoemaker Protocol and many years of personal/clinical experience.
- Dually board certified in Emergency Medicine (FACEP) and Integrative Medicine (ABOIM)
- Certified by the Institute for Functional Medicine
- As of 2017, one of only 121 physicians in the country board certified in Integrative Medicine (ABOIM)
- Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Indiana University Medical School 2005-present
- Seven years active duty as an Emergency Physician with United States Army, Fort Gordon in Augusta, Georgia, and Fort Knox, Kentucky
- Ambulance Service Medical Director at Fort Gordon
- Chief of the Emergency Department, the Ambulance Service Medical Director, and the Chief of the Department of Medicine at Fort Knox
- Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians
- Board certification status in Emergency Medicine
- One-year fellowship in Pre-Hospital and Disaster Medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Residency in Emergency Medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he received a full military scholarship
- Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania