Hi, I’m Kelli, a Family Nurse Practitioner that is beyond thrilled to begin my work at Leaves of Life, one of the most well-established healing clinics in the Columbus area.
My journey all started as a student nurse at The Ohio State University Medical Center. I quickly realized that I was on the right path when I looked forward to sitting at my patient’s bedside learning more about their story. I received my BSN at OSU and worked ten years in critical care. Ten years and two kids later, I returned to graduate school to fulfill my longtime goal of becoming a nurse practitioner. In 2014, I had the pleasure of working with an amazing medical team at a large family practice. During this time, I cared for patients of all ages and ailments. I was pleased to have the opportunity to initiate real change using an integrative, patient-centered approach.
Today I hold close not only the valuable professional and life experiences I have gained overtime, but my internal desire to become part of the exciting and evolutionary change in healthcare. I am currently completing a post-maters certificate in Functional Medicine and it is my desire to sculpt the paradigm of healthcare through education, prevention, and wellness.
I have a husband and three beautiful kiddos, 2, 8, and 10. My side job is their personal uber driver and lover of all their sports and recreation. Our community is everything. I find peace in my faith, my village, and always…on the lake. I still love to choregraph a good dance routine, sleep in whenever I can (usually once a year), and belt a tune like I am Beyoncé. (I’m terrible…but my kids think it’s hysterical). I believe balance is key. That…and tickle time.
How Can I Help You?
At Leaves of Life, I’ll help you better understand your health and how to move it in the right direction. I strive to improve whole body wellness by identifying the root cause of inflammation or imbalance. Every patient is unique and biochemically diverse and therefore a comprehensive history is essential. We review symptoms, conduct a thorough medical/surgical/family history, review lab work and other diagnostics, discuss lifestyle (including nutrition, stress, sleep hygiene, toxic burden, etc.), and physical exam. I will work alongside your primary care physician and communicate identified imbalances based on my extensive work-up and make suggestions accordingly. I believe in collaboration and value the importance of integrating traditional medicine with functional medicine. It is an extension of evidenced-based practice that allows us to treat more than just the symptoms by treating our patients just as uniquely as they were created.