Meet Dr. Kelly Felmer
Let me take you on a journey
to rediscover YOU. Let's find HEALTH together.
Hello, let me introduce myself. My name is Kelly Felmer. I am a Doctoral prepared Nurse Practitioner, and I am on a lifelong journey of being healthy.
I help women (mostly, but men too) to be empowered and to take control of their own health. I help people to be energized, radiant, healthy, and happy again. I guide them on a health journey to reverse disease, resolve symptoms, and prevent future illness.
My Health Journey: from provider to patient to restorative expert
Expertise as a Provider:
Dr. Kelly has 25 years of expert medical experience caring for the sickest of the sick people in critical care (including ICU, Heart surgery, Heart & Lung transplant surgery, as well as cardiology). She is a clinical specialist who has taken care of and trained others to care for the critically ill/the elderly and developed many screening and preventative programs to help improve the health of the population. The reality is that most people just don't have to be that sick. or stay that sick. So, Dr. Kelly decided to change the focus of the care she provided: to prevent, reverse and restore the health of individuals.
"We all want to live long, healthy and productive lives. But no one teaches you how to do that. You only learn to go to the doctor when you get sick and receive episodic care. That's not health; that's disease management. I want to be healthy and enjoy my life, so I can live it to the fullest. I know you do too, so I am here to provide that type of care to you. You do not have to be sick." -Dr Kelly
Education & Certifications:
Bachelor in Science of Nursing (BSN) Carrol College
Masters in Science of Nursing (MSN) Nurse Practitioner Board Certified
Functional Medicine Practitioner Certification
Integrative Nutrition Certification
Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP)
Restorative Medicine T3 Therapy Certification
Intravenous Nutrition Therapy Certification
Herbal Fellowship and Certification
On my own health journey:
Just like many of you, I have been through a lot with my health and the health of family members. These experiences are what made me change my personal vision of health, my goals of energy, and my goal of being pain-free. See, I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and I trusted the Medical system to provide the best treatments possible. But, it failed me.
I took my medications: synthroid, hydroxichloroquine, and ibuprofen three times a day to help the pain. I was "well managed" in the eyes of the medical system, but I felt miserable. I felt sluggish, I was stressed, my energy was low, I loved crawling back in to bed to sleep whenever I could. I couldn't lose weight, and I still had stiffness and pain in my joints, dry skin, and dry eyes. But I was told I was "normal."
The day I went to my Rheumatologist to discuss my decreasing mobility in some fingers and pain, he said this: "when you can no longer move those fingers let me know and then we will make a change." WHAT?! That is not an acceptable response to a concerned patient with increasing symptoms! You want me to be disabled? You want me to not be able to use my hand before you will help me?
THIS RESPONSE UTTERLY FAILED ME.
I changed my life from that moment on. Now I knew, I had to take charge of my own health. The medical system doesn't know what health is. There are other ways and things to do, to create, and to restore health, but they fail to see them. I changed my diet. My husband and I together, cut out gluten, dairy, corn and soy. It reversed his asthma and he came off all medications. It stopped my pain, and I came off ibuprofen and the immunosuppressant medication for my RA. I changed my thyroid medication (and now take 1/4 of the dose that I used to need), gained energy, lost weight, and felt young & healthy again. We no longer needed medications because we OWNED our health and reversed disease.
This was AMAZING! This was the best healthcare I had ever witnessed.
I had to do this for others. And so I do.
A thank-you message:
"I know we are still in the beginning stages of the journey but wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the partnership in this investment in my health. I listen intently and continue to process your shared knowledge. Each visit, I walk away w key info and reminders. Today the comment about blood pressure as a symptom vs a disease really resonated. And about the blood pressure cuff as a tool but not meant to control me. Thank you very much... I will continue to talk about my experience w Dr kelly w others ...so if appropriate they too will find their way to you! thank-you! "
Meet My Family
Kelly and Tim were married in 2012 and have a blended family with 7 children together. When you think about WHY you want to resolve your symptoms and illness, often family can be a reason. Tim and I want to live long and healthy lives together, to watch our children grow, learn, and make families and careers of their own. I love being a part of all the joys in their lives. But if I were sick and disabled from disease, I wouldn't be able to. What part of life are you missing out of because of health issues? What is your "WHY?" FIND your reason to make a change and do something different, so you can enjoy and make the most of life for those important to you.
When you are ready to do things different
CONSULTATION BY VIDEO CALL OR IN OUR OFFICE
If Connecting Remote
Easy & Convenient no matter where you live, to work with Dr. Kelly!
During each appointment, you will connect by a secure telemedicine system, so it feels like you are sitting right across the desk from her, no matter where you are located.
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