Helping patients feel good as they age is my number 1 goal in the clinic! I am so passionate about this that I have listened to the concerns of many patients and (with YOU in mind) I created a clinic that brings patients what they want and need to succeed!
My name is Catherine Kelly Pierce and I am a Functional Medicine Nurse Practitioner in South Ogden, Utah. I have been a nurse for over 20 years. I pursued my first Master's degree in Nursing Education, because I really wanted to understand how people learn, what motivates learners, and because I love teaching I wanted to know how I could be the best at helping patients. I have taught in some academic settings as well as professionally to nursing teams in corporate America. However, I missed direct patient care a lot and knew I wanted to make a bigger difference in my peoples lives; therefore, I pursued my second Master's degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. This allows me to care for patients of all ages. Family nurse practitioners are able to maintain patient records, perform physical exams, order or perform diagnostic tests, prescribe medications, develop treatment plans and treat acute and chronic illnesses, conditions, and injuries that fall under primary care. Considering my great interest in teaching and helping patients get better, I chose Functional Medicine as a specialty and have been practicing in this realm for 3+ years. I LOVE being a functional medicine practitioner because I get to spend time with my patients helping them overcome chronic diseases. This work requires a deeper level of thought as I dive into each patient's personal history and the human body to discover the "HOW" and "WHY" disease processes occur.
This is health care!
Traditionally, medical treatments offer quick solutions to put out fires (symptoms like anxiety) but few treatments are more effective at restoring health than looking for the root cause - for anxiety this may be chemical, stress, trauma, genetic mutations, nutritional deficiencies, hormones, etc. and establishing healthy habits of eating, exercise, sleep, relationships and managing one’s daily stress.
At Wasatch Functional Medicine we utilize the best treatment options to restore patients to optimal health. Health is a journey and our patients are supported in each of their unique health care goals! We specialize in the Functional Medicine approach to Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and Weight Loss!
Hormone replacement therapy can be confusing! Not sure which one to pick? I feel the same way as a provider. I know I would only trust myself or a practitioner willing to listen to my concerns, understand the symptoms, and dig deep on my journey to wellness.
Wasatch Functional Medicine approach to BHRT below:
1. I only use Bioidentical Hormone Replacement. Bioidentical hormones are designed to mimic the hormones made by your body. Estrogen, Progesterone, and Testosterone are the most commonly used Bioidentical hormones which come from plants.
2. I do not offer bioidentical pellet hormones. There are a few pros and cons with this option that should be taken under very careful consideration before pursuing. I get patients with a wide variety of preferences; some are not satisfied and are recovering from the effects of pellet therapy, and some prefer pellet hormones as their course of treatment.
This has to be a personal choice.
3. I DO NOT use synthetic hormone replacement therapy. Synthetic hormones are made in a laboratory from man-made chemical compounds. The main difference is the raw ingredient.
This is not an option at the clinic.
4. NO hormone replacement therapy. Our goal is to support each patient's personal goals and I get patients who prefer to treat their hormones naturally with diet, exercise, stress management, and supplements.
This option is for patients wanting to optimize hormones without medicinal treatments.
What YOU Should Know About Women's Hormones
This video supports a functional medicine approach to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
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