Hi! My name is Alyssa and I am a Family Nurse Practitioner with a lifelong passion for health and wellness. I am a Certified Practitioner through The Institute for Functional Medicine and have also completed training through The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine with the desire to learn and apply this knowledge to my practice. I am passionate about Functional Medicine, because the approach is to search for the root cause of symptoms and promote health through lifestyle and individualized care. While prescriptions may be warranted in many instances, rarely does it need to be the first line option and may just be a temporary fix.
It's important to me that my patients feel heard and validated. I know that everybody's health journey is unique and I want you to know I will treat you as an individual. Not one treatment plan is identical to the other. We will work together to create the plan to guide you back to balanced health. Nobody knows you or your body like you do, so what you have to say is the most important thing brought into the appointment. My goal is to listen, hear you, and apply my education and experience to helping you recover your health.
2013, my health was good. I enjoyed daily smoothies, yoga, weight lifting and sleeping well at night. And then came the day I ate something (pretty sure it was the sprouts) that set my digestion for a whirlwind.
The abdominal cramping started the following day. Stabbing pain, coming in waves. My gut health was compromised, and therefore my overall health was compromised.
Night sweats and hormonal irregularities followed. Constipation, extreme bloating, heart palpitations, troubles sleeping, weight gain, hair loss in handfuls and extremely dry skin. My brain fog and stuttering were most challenging for me because I was in my Master's program and felt inadequate.
I discovered Functional Medicine while researching what type of practice I wanted to have after graduating as a Family Nurse Practitioner. This is where my healing journey began.