Meet Christine Scharenbrock
Let me take you on a journey
to rediscover YOU. Let's find HEALTH together.
My name is Christine. I am a Masters prepared Nurse Practitioner and I am excited to be in this new role and have the opportunity to start working with patients. My goal is to empower patients to take control back of their health and wellness so they can their best and healthiest lives.
I have over 10 years of experience in health care, 6 as a Registered Nurse. During that time I worked in a variety of settings including medical/surgical ICU, ambulatory surgery, PACU, and home care. It was my experiences in those settings that opened my eyes to the sick care system we all know and tolerate, and got me thinking that there is more we could be doing to help patients thrive, not just survive.
On my own health journey:
"I have over 10 years of experience in health care, 6 as a Registered Nurse. During that time I worked in a variety of settings including medical/surgical ICU, ambulatory surgery, PACU, and home care. It was my experiences in those settings that opened my eyes to the sick care system we all know and tolerate, and got me thinking that there is more we could be doing to help patients thrive, not just survive.
Personally, my story of how I got on a functional medicine path starts about 10 months into working in the ICU during Covid. I started to not feel like myself both emotionally and physically and I really started to worry that there was something wrong. I went to my primary care provider who did some bloodwork where we found some deficiencies and the results of that bloodwork also led me to rheumatology, which felt daunting. It was at rheumatology where we had discussions that my blood work was not “normal” but there was no diagnosis they could give and nothing for them to treat at that time. They said come back if things worsen and I thought that is not my answer. At that time I was not aware of functional medicine clinics in the area like Discovery Health Healing Center and what they had to offer. I simply started to take steps towards better health as far as changing my diet, moving my body in ways that felt good and focusing on self-care. And while there’s still room for improvement, my symptoms have significantly improved with simple changes like replenishing deficiencies and lifestyle modification. So, from that, a passion started to help patients really feel better. Not waiting until things worsen….not a take this for that mentality. It’s about supporting the body and providing the right environment for it to heal and repair."
Education & Certifications:
Graduated from Bellin College in 2017 with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2023 with Master of Science in Nursing Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
Meet My Family
My husband, Michael, and I married in August of 2019. Shortly after I started my Masters program. So no kiddos yet, but we do have three fur babies. Two recuse pitbulls, Callie and Trevi, and our quarantine kitty, Mokka. My husband and I love to travel. Our most fun, adventurous, trip was to Iceland! There we got to hike glaciers, chase waterfalls and simply enjoy nature’s beauty.
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 Christine!
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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