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Natasha Ruiz FNP-C

​Family Nurse Practitioner, Functional Medicine, Holistic Medical Care, Integrative Medicine, Acute and Chronic Illness, Health and Prevention Counseling, Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Lyme Disease


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For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated with the human body. When I was a child, I recall having a lot of fear about going to the doctor. As I grew up, I found myself having a special connection with doctors and nurses that had compassion and empathy. They were able to take away my fear and show me the positive side of medicine.


I decided early on that my love for health and wellness combined with my desire to comfort people needed to be my focus. That’s when I chose to become a nurse.

During my training in nursing school I became increasingly frustrated with the conventional approach to medicine. I felt like I was dispensing medication in excess and not really knowing if these medications were making people better or just a band aid for their symptoms. It wasn’t that people were deficient in certain medications…right? There has to be a reason WHY they are sick. I wanted to learn how to figure out the WHY.

I had the privilege of working at Canyon Ranch in Lenox MA, in their Integrative Medical department right out of nursing school. It was at Canyon Ranch that I learned how to approach health in an integrative way. Our philosophy was to assess and make recommendations that target the mind, body and spirit; all of which are very necessary in obtaining optimal health. Simultaneously, I worked in the ICU at St. Peter’s hospital. As a new nurse I felt that it was important for me to have the hospital experience, which ended up being extremely valuable.

After 12 years of being a nurse, I was ready to take it the next level. That’s when I decided to go back to school and become a Family Nurse Practitioner. I was lucky enough to join the team at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox MA, founded by Dr. Mark Hyman. I continue to work there in addition to working with Dr. Ronald Stram and his team at The Stram Center. I feel so blessed to work with the most amazing practitioners and practice the medicine that I truly believe in.


Experience:
  • AAS in Nursing, Registered Nurse - Maria College
  • BS in Nursing - SUNY Institute of Technology
  • Masters of Science-Family Nurse Practitioner - SUNY Institute of Technology
  • Board Certified - AANP
  • Institute of Functional Medicine - trained 2012
  • ILADS trained
  • IV Therapy certified
  • BLS/ACLS certified

Offering:
  • Integrative/Functional Medicine consultations
  • Treating: autoimmune disease, gastrointestinal disorders, hormone imbalance, thyroid/adrenal dysfunction, cardiovascular and neurological disorders.
  • Clinical nutrition and supplement counseling
  • IV Therapy
  • Comprehensive physical exams
  • Optimal health and prevention counseling
  • Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Lyme Disease

Quote:

"I feel so blessed to work with the most amazing practitioners and practice the medicine that I truly believe in."

- Natasha Ruiz, FNP-C



Meet Natasha Ruiz, FNP-C

This Week's Classes, Lectures and Events

Cancer Support Group
Monday, March 27, 2017
Tuesday Cancer Support Group Changed to Monday March 27
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Free Guided Meditation
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
NO YOGA FOR BONE HEALTH CLASS TODAY
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Beginner Yoga Class with Rebecca Rice M.S., L.Ac.
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Reiki Circle
Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Latest News and Announcements

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