Brandy is a Family Nurse Practitioner who developed a passion for functional medicine after recognizing the serious short comings in the conventional medical model with chronic disease management. She became very frustrated with the endless recommendations of medication for every symptom and disease. As with many of her patients she fell prey to lifestyle related illnesses such as autoimmune thyroid dysfunction, adrenal and sex hormone dysfunction, anxiety, and undesirable weight fluctuations. Desperate to find the root cause of the dysfunctions and the treatment for the underlying pathology, she discovered Functional Medicine. This was the beginning of both her journey and the path to lead others on their journey to optimal health.
Brandy has been in the health care field for over 20 years. At the age of 20, she became an RN and began her 9-year career as an ICU nurse. She pursued her higher education at the University of Texas at Arlington and graduated in 2004 with a 4.0 GPA and a Master's of Science in Nursing Degree. She then became a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner in 2005. She also co-founded a busy private medical practice in 2006.
In 2011, her path in functional medicine began when she heard a speech by Dr.Jeffry Bland on inflammation as a basis for degenerative diseases and the role of epigenetics in health and disease. Since that day, Brandy has studied functional medicine through every means possible. She is now a Certified Functional Medicine Provider by the Institute of Functional Medicine. She has sought out numerous leaders in the field to be her mentor, and has completed Level 1 training with Chris Kresser, LAc and the Kresser Institute for Functional and Evolutionary Medicine. She also holds a Functional Medicine certification with the Kalish Institute.
Brandy is known in her community for her dedication to nutrition, fitness, and general wellness. It is her mission to help individuals feel and function optimally. She lives in Paris, Texas with her husband, Gary, and two busy boys, Walker and Reed.