Kimberly has an incredibly diverse background in healthcare with nearly 20 years of experience. She began her career as a registered nurse working in inpatient, home health, and hospice settings. She obtained her master’s degree in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2010. After five years as a nurse practitioner in neurology, seeing the sickest of sick patients in a four-county area, she realized that symptom suppression is not an ethical, compassionate, or intuitive way to practice medicine!
Kimberly began intensive research and internships in functional and integrative medicine. She wanted to better understand WHY symptoms present, what the ROOT cause is, and what can support the body’s natural desire and capacity to heal. Instead of symptom suppression, she started facilitating whole body wellness.
In 2015, she moved from neurology into family practice to grow her knowledge base and to reach a broader patient population. It makes perfect sense to start whole body wellness as soon as possible, so she developed robust experience in pre-pregnancy optimization, prenatal wellness, and wholistic pediatric care.
In 2019, she graduated from George Washington University with a master’s degree in Integrative Medicine. While in school at GWU, Kimberly moved into a new clinical building that had a toxic black mold contamination. She and her staff got sick, and Kimberly developed chronic inflammatory response syndrome. This experience drove her to research, understand, and manage biotoxicity, environmental illness, and chronic inflammatory responses to mold, Lyme, and other biotoxic exposures (including covid-19!). “Physician, heal thyself” resounded in her mind as she worked to recover from the illness, learn how to balance work and life, and learn how to counsel very sick patients through their worst times.
No one can truly understand the devastation of profound illness that is completely ignored in the conventional medicine world until they have experienced it themselves and the stigma that accompanies it. Kimberly is a strong patient advocate, a fearless leader, an empathetic listener, and an enthusiastic cheerleader for the patients and families she cares for.