Nurse Practitioner and Natural Health Specialist
Welcome! You've come to the right place for pediatric integrative/functional medicine. I help children heal naturally from both physical and emotional problems and get back to the business of being kids! So who am I?
a nurse practitioner for almost 30 years, having worked with children in a variety of settings.
an herbal practitioner.
certified clinical aromatherapist.
Frequency Specific Microcurrent practitioner
a graduate of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
a graduate of the Walsh Research Institute which uses a nutrient approach to balancing brain chemistry
pursuing certification in cannabinoid education
I began my shift to integrative medicine career while I was working in an oncology unit of a local hospital. I had always been interested in herbs and essential oils and "eating right", but I really didn't have a clue what that meant. I began studying more about nutrition and then how it could be used to fight cancer. Over time, I became disillusioned with the medicine I had been taught which consisted of prescribing a pill to treat every symptom. Eventually I was led to complete a fellowship in integrative medicine directed by Dr. Andrew Weil which taught me to look for the actual cause of disease and treat it while actually partnering with my patients.
Recently, my husband and I have moved to Northern Idaho from Utah and feel that we are home. I love being outside to hike, camp, ski and grow veggies! I appreciate all that God has created for us to use as medicine and love sharing that knowledge with others. I would be very happy to partner with you and your child on the path to healing.
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Nutrition is at the core of health. Good digestion and the right type of food is where wellness begins. Food allergies or sensitivities interfere with properly functioning bodies, as well as nutritional deficits. Specialty testing is available to uncover these hidden culprits so that the right diet can be prescribed for you.
ADHD, Autism, Concussion, Migraine
can be helped by understanding the imbalances that occur through genetics or injury. Often, adding certain supplements and herbs can be helpful for focus, agitation and pain. Frequent Specific Microcurrent is very helpful in supporting brain health.
Dr. William Walsh has studied brain chemistry imbalances for several decades. I have attended his training for providers and utilize his protocols for testing and treatment. Individualized nutrient "prescriptions" may help kids struggling with anxiety and depression.
I am very interested in preventing illness and teaching kids and parents the best ways to do this.
Exams include discussing all aspects of health from nutrition to spiritual and emotional wellness. We can also discuss management of common illnesses such as colds, flu and ear infections.
Cancer Care Education
Cancer care education
Information to help support the body during or after cancer treatment.
*I do not treat cancer in patients, but only provide education for supportive care that patients may use to discuss with their oncologist.
Injury and Pain Management
Chronic pain often arises from an injury that was never treated well in the beginning. Frequency Specific Microcurrent is a great way to reduce infllammation and promote healing immediately. It involves the use of electrical currents directed at the cells in specific tissues to promote energy production and healing. It is painless and relaxing and available to adults as well as children.
Do you have a family history that worries you when thinking about having a baby? There are often simple environmental and lifestyle changes that may help to prevent disease in your child.
New Patient Information
What to expect
Comprehensive Consultations are meant to address chronic physical and emotional problems. The first visit to the clinic will consist of a 60 minute consultation where I will review your child's medical and life history. I then use this information to determine if lab testing is required and if so, submit an order to the appropriate lab.
After all results are received, you will return for a brief visit to review the action plan designed just for your child.
Follow up visits are scheduled according to the diagnosis and treatment plan.
Wellness Exams are shorter and focused on the well child. We do not provide immunizations but can discuss safer vaccine schedules or alternatives if you are interested.
Sick visits are brief and only minor illnesses or injuries will be seen. This visit is focused on using herbs and nutrient supplements to help the body heal in an otherwise healthy child. Microcurrent therapy may be used to reduce inflammation due to injury. There is an additional charge for this service. Medications may be prescribed only if absolutely necessary.
Microcurrent Therapy begins with an initial short consultation and treatment. Subsequent sessions are based on need but 3-4 sessions are typically required.
Prenatal Consults are meant to help prospective parents set the stage for a healthy childhood. Family medical history, environmental and lifestyle review will be discussed and a summary of suggestions will be created for your family.
** Disclaimer - This is not a primary care practice and I encourage all patients to have their own primary care provider. I am happy to work with any providers your may have and share information as you permit.
If you are ready to partner with me or have questions, please call 208-310-7346
If you are scheduling a comprehensive consultation, a patient questionnaire will be emailed to you. Please fill it out and return at least 24 hours prior to your visit. This allows me to have time to review your child's history and better organize our time during the visit.
Blood or urine testing may be ordered at that time.
Microcurrent therapy clients will provide a history at the time of the visit.
What does it cost?
This is a fee for service practice and insurance is not accepted.
Payment is expected at the time of service.
60 minutes $165
Follow Up Visit $55 - $75
Wellness Exam $ 65
Sick visit (brief) $ 45
Initial consult/treatment $125
60 minute session $75
60 minutes $75
*Credit/debit cards, checks, HSA and FSA cards are accepted as well as cash. Discount for multiple family members.
Call for a free 15 minute consultation
102 Euclid Ave. Suite 110 Sandpoint, ID 83864