Family Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified
My name is Erica Swinney. I am a Family Nurse Practitioner with certifications in Functional Medicine, Quantum Biofeedback and CyroTshock therapy. I worked in ICU for 20 years then decided to become a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2015. Within a year of working as a Nurse Practitioner I became very concerned about the amount of chronic illness I was trying to treat. So many people were suffering and not getting better! I knew deep down inside there had to be a better way. I kept wondering what was causing such a wide range of health issues and why was so few people were able to feel better. I then found Functional Medicine -- which is the study of finding the root cause of illness. I realized that without knowing the cause how can you possibly find a cure. I have helped so many people get their energy and smile back along with coming off of some or all of their prescription medications. I can run specialized testing specifically for your current health issues. I review all testing results with you and provide you with a comprehensive approach to achieving wellness again. I use food as your medicine and I give great tips and programs that really work in helping your body heal itself.
A little about myself -- I have two daughters and I have lived in New Albany, Indiana my entire life. In 2013, (at the age of 40) I was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. It was a devastating diagnosis. I did surgery to remove the tumor but I declined chemo, radiation and pharmaceuticals. I realized early on that there had to be a better way to heal my body. I then watched a documentary called “The Truth About Cancer”. It opened my eyes to all the thousands of natural healing modalities that people have been using to heal themselves from all types of diseases for hundreds of years. And so, my journey began …... I followed my heart down the holistic approach to healing my body. I’m very happy to say that I have been in remission without chemo, radiation and pharmaceuticals for the last 7 years and I am in the best health of my life! I have developed a very deep understanding of what it's like to be a patient and at the mercy of the healthcare system. At that time, I vowed I would give everyone I met the kindness, compassion and guidance they would need to heal themselves without the bureaucracy of the healthcare system. I pride myself in being able to offer prescription medication when needed and/or natural approaches too so that you can decide what is right for you.
Psychiatric – Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
My name is Autumn Allgeier. I started my nursing career in 2001, working primarily in critical care and emergency nursing. I graduated with a Master’s Degree in Nursing in 2008 and began practicing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. I worked in the areas of physical medicine, chronic pain, and addiction medicine. The more experience I gained, the more I became aware of the mind/body connection that exists in all of us. I realized that past traumas and psychiatric conditions were contributing to many of the patients' physical symptoms and disease processes. I returned to school in 2020 to pursue a certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing in order to gain a better understanding of this and became a Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in August of 2021. My desire is to facilitate healing by identifying and treating the cause of my patient’s suffering. I am able to offer both physical and psychiatric evaluation, nutrition and lifestyle education, and mental health counseling. I can prescribe psychiatric medications if indicated. I feel it is important to provide my patients with an in-depth understanding of the risks and benefits of these medications, empowering them to make the decision that is right for them regarding their use. I believe the power to heal is within all of us and would love to partner with you on your journey to optimal mental health and wellness.
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