Amy has worked in Alaska as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner since 1999. She practices from a functional medicine point of view, correcting and restoring from a biological basis, as well as integrating allopathic and complimentary therapies to provide corrective and preventative care for women of all ages.
Amy has always had a propensity for “natural” therapies and has been propelled to her current practice through inquisitiveness and dis-satisfaction for standard of care therapies that have often failed to treat patients and symptoms. She is well versed in bio-identical hormone therapy throughout a woman’s lifespan. Areas of specialty include autoimmune diseases, CFS, Fibromyalgia, allergies and allergy treatment with low dose antigen therapy, Lyme diagnosis, ADD, hormone deficiencies and imbalances, thyroid disorders and correction through the use of iodine, metabolic syndrome, GI disorders, non-surgical treatment for abnormal pap smears that usually require LEEP or Cone, and wellness exams.
Amy is passionate about preventing breast cancer rather than screening for what was not prevented in the fist place. She offers strategies for prevention through diet and supplementation, hormone balancing, iodine therapy and through the use of thermography for monitoring breast health. Thermography is the use of infra-red imaging to evaluate heat and vascular changes over time. This will be offered through Restoration Wellness.
Amy received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 1982 from the University of Northern Colorado, her national certificate as a Women’s Health NP in 1996 from Planned Parenthood, and is currently pursuing a masters and doctorate in nursing, family practice.