Nurses & Nurse Practitioners
Lake Crystal, MN 56055
Healthy by Nature is an integrative functional medicine practice in Lake Crystal, MN. Lisa is a family nurse practitioner with an interest in helping the body heal via natural methods. Her areas of interest include thyroid disease, hormone balance, food allergies and digestive health, and auto-immune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s & lupus. Please visit the website www.healthybynaturellc.com for more information.
Julie is a certified nurse practitioner who specializes in the management of women’s functional health and hormone imbalances in young women through women entering the menopausal transition and beyond. Her professional certification is in women’s health. She is also a certified practitioner with the Institute of Functional Medicine. Her new clinic, Julie Tebben, CNP- A Functional Medicine Practice for Women, grew out of a desire to focus on helping women live their best and healthiest lives by using the tools offered through the Institute of Functional Medicine.
Leslie Parran, MS, RN, FMCHC, AOCN, BMTCN is a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, registered nurse with a master’s degree in oncology and is certified as an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse, Blood and Marrow Transplant Certified Nurse, Certified Gluten Practitioner (CGP), and Essential Oils Coach. Leslie coaches people who are struggling with changing their lifestyle so that they can be successful in achieving health and wellness behaviors that will help reduce inflammation or diseases of inflammation (such as cancer, heart disease, arthritis, autoimmune disease, and diabetes) to achieve wellness, peace by piece. Coaching services are online face-to-face sessions via a privacy-protected tele-health platform that supports client access to documents and resources, as well as
April K. Chu is a board certified family nurse practitioner, and board certified as an advanced practice holistic nurse. She is also currently enrolled in the Institute of Functional Medicine certification program, working toward board certification in functional medicine. Chu received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College of St. Catherine in 2007, and received her Master of Science in Nursing as a family nurse practitioner with a holistic specialty from New York University in 2014. Chu is also a registered yoga teacher, a level II reiki practitioner, and has enjoyed various trainings in meditation and mindfulness.
Chu sees patients for integrative medicine consults at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing. She has a special interest in lifestyle medicine, the mind-body connection to health and illness, and the healing support of movement, nutrition, vitamins, and herbs. She is skilled in working with patients struggling with gastrointestinal symptoms, autoimmune conditions, anxiety/depression, fatigue, insomnia, chronic pain, headaches, menstrual irregularities, PCOS, family planning, and sexual health. In addition to her adult practice, she will also work with children and adolescents who are interested in lifestyle medicine as part of an integrative approach to gastrointestinal symptoms, hormonal concerns, depression/anxiety, and general health and well-being.
Practice philosophy: I partner with patients throughout their unique health journey, providing individualized, whole person care in an effort to optimize wellness and quality of life.
(The Penny George institute takes most insurance and bills visits like primary care. No referral is needed to be seen for an integrative medicine consult.)
Kelly holds a Doctorate degree in Nursing and is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She has been a registered nurse for over 21 years in various capacities such as hospital, home care and hospice, and nursing homes.
Kelly uses a combination of allopathic (western medicine) and/or natural healing for her clients. Her interest in becoming a holistic wellness practitioner began with her own experience of managing chronic and/or acute conditions as well as wellness issues, and watching loved ones struggle to maintain their wellness. She is a member of the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA) and the Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine (AARM).
I create medicine + magic, weaving together care webs for healing justice + collective liberation.
I am an herbalist, bodyworker, doula / companion, Traiteux, aspiring Völva, + witch working within my ancestral + cultural lineages through my community-based care practice, Sassafras Healing Arts. I am here by way of my ancestors: Cajun, Norse, Prussian, Belgian, German, + Roma tenant farmers, caretakers, healers, herbalists, nurses, blacksmiths, jewelers, clockmakers, + merchants. I am a queer, non-binary, chronically ill/disabled, multiethnic, southern transplant currently living on occupied Dakhóta + Anishinaabe land in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I spent my childhood in New Orleans, Louisiana (Chickasaw, Chitimacha, + Choctaw Territory) & my adolescence in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin (Anishinaabe, Dakhóta + Ho-Chunk Territories).
My past movement homes have included People’s Movement Center, The Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition, + The HOTDISH Militia Abortion Fund. I am also the Co-Founder of Herbalists for Racial Justice (established 2016) + the Historian, Archivist, + Director of Operations, Accessibility, + Sustainability at SPIRAL Collective (established 2012). I spent a decade working within sexual + domestic violence prevention + advocacy before becoming a Registered Public Health Nurse in 2019.
I practice under a healing justice framework. As someone with white settler ancestry & who identifies as a non-binary queer witch, this means uplifting femme folks, queer & trans folks, black folks, indigenous folks, & people of color as healers, as well as to center marginalized communities in my practice. I strive to bring my whole self to my clients & meet them where they are at, respecting their decisions, honoring their intuition, & working to co-create a container for them to see themselves as the powerful healers & magic-makers they are. I strive to bring an ethic of communal care to my practice, recognizing that we cannot “self care” our traumas away, & that we do not survive alone.
Sliding Scale Fees & Accessibility:
I utilize a sliding scale fee for almost all of my services. My hope with this approach is that folks who have the financial ability to pay more will pay more and folks who need to pay less will pay less and everything will balance itself out. The sliding scale fee exists for people who have low or no income and/or have limited to no employment. I believe everyone deserves access to the healing they desire & deserve. I highly encourage you to contact me if finances are a barrier to you receiving support from me at any time! At times I am able to work outside of my sliding scale on a limited, as-needed basis.
In December of 2018 I graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Nursing’s Master of Nursing Program as a Registered Nurse, after 3 years of prerequisites, graduate school coursework, and clinicals.
I offer my services in person as well as through phone or Skype.
Products are available for purchase through my online apothecary at http://www.sassafrashealingarts.bigcartel.com