Department Center for Functional Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus



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About Aunna Herbst, DO

I have been a practitioner of  functional medicine for 16 years.  Before I attended medical school I had a business for lifestyle counseling that included nutrition consultation and naturopathic medicine. I have since continued to study integrative medicine and functional medicine.

I have a focus on pediatrics, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.

Public speaking and teaching is a passion of mine. I enjoy yoga, outdoor activities such as kayaking and hiking, reading and spending time with my two children.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Family Medicine
Tulsa, OK USA

Medical School - University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Tulsa, OK USA

Undergraduate - Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI USA

Professional Highlights

  • Institute for Functional Medicine- (2013 ) certification completed  
  • OU Family Medicine – residency 2007-2010
  • Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine 2007
  • Trinity College of Natural Health 1999
  • Eastern Michigan University 1995


  • Family Medicine

Specialty Interests

Functional medicine - fibromyalgia, pediatrics, auto immune disease, tick disease

Awards & Honors

  • BEST of the Best 2010, 2011, 2013 , 2014
  • Physician of the Year- 2012 
  • Paul E. Tietze Award-Commitment to Excellent Care (2010)
  • OU Crimson Apple Teaching Award (2008/2009)
  • Intern of the Year – (2008)
  • Elected by my classmates as the person in our class they would like to be their physician – (2005)
  • AEFOM Scholarship (2005)
  • Osteopathic Alumni Scholarship (2005)
  • Daniel E. Overack, Ph.D. Scholarship – (2004)
  • Auxiliary to Oklahoma Osteopathic Association Student Research Awards - (2004)


  • Extracurricular Activities:Chief Resident OUFM - (2009-2010)
  • Class Vice-President OSUCOM - (2004-2007)
  • Research –Immunology OSU- COM paper submitted (2006-2009) - under Dr. Kaul, PhD
  • Peer Review Committee - elected member - (2004-2007)
  • Student Osteopathic Medical Association - National Liaison (2004-2005)
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

157 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2017

only problem i had this time was i asked her about trying LDNaltroxene and didn't know i couldn't use with my pain meds from my pain doctor;;i am waiting to her from my pain dr about since it is low dose i could possibly try it

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2017

Dr Herbst is the BEST....she has saved my life!!!

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2017

I am grateful Dr Herbst takes the time to discuss medication/homeopathic options with me so that I understand the best course of treatment and side effects.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2017

If it wasn't for Dr Herbst, I wouldn't be getting my quality of life back. she not only listens but teaches .

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2017

Dr. Herbst does an excellent job taking my questions/concerns into account as well as giving sound reason for her recommendation. She is one of a kind and one of the best physicians I have have had.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2017

Dr. Herbst is awesome! She relates well to kids and adults alike, shows great care, and explains things in a way that is thorough and easy to understand!

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2017

She made me feel like someone understood and was so easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2017

Doctor Herbst is one of the best doctors I have had. She is very knowledgeable and helpful. She also shows genuine concern for her patients.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2017

she is extremely good at what she does

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2017


Reviewed on Apr 12, 2017

Dr. Herbst is amazing. She explained the concept of functional medicine to my son in a way that he understood, and more importantly, embraced. My son really connected with her and took her recommendations seriously.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2017

Dr. Herbst in an incredible attentive, knowledgeable and supportive doctor. Best one I have ever met!

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2017

Dr. Herbst is one of the best providers we have ever had. she identified tests that were needed and helpful to the wellbeing of our daughter.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2017

Dr Herbst is awesome! We are VERY pleased with her care!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2017

Dr. Herbst is the most incredible doctor I have ever met! She is extremely knowledgeable and always takes her time to explain everything. Feel very blessed to have found her!

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