Family Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified
Functional Medicine Practitioner
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.
Family Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Hi! I am Alyssa Kellams and I am a family nurse practitioner. I graduated from IUPUI in 2013 with my
Bachelor’s of Nursing and from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2018 as a family nurse practitioner. I
have experience in a variety of healthcare settings including cardiovascular care, post-surgical, critical
care, women’s health, urgent care, and regenerative and integrative medicine. I am currently working
towards a certification in functional medicine.
With over a decade of experience in the healthcare field, I have witnessed a variety of practice models
and ways of treating an individual. I have seen many health professionals use the “treat and street”
method with the mindset that “there is a pill for every ill.” After years of watching patients walk out the
door with nothing but a diagnosis and another prescription medication, I became aware that as a
country, we are becoming more and more unhealthy, and few seem to be alarmed by this. I knew I had
to help change this paradigm by helping patients get control of and become the leader of their own
health. To achieve optimal health, it is crucial that we discover the root of the problem. Every individual
has their own unique needs and there is “no one size fits all” model in healthcare. In addition to holistic
and regenerative medicine, I have a passion for aesthetics. I take pride in helping all my patients look
AND feel their very best!
Aside from my career, I have a busy home life as well. I am married to my college sweetheart and
together we have 3 children, 4 dogs, and a cat. Our kids are very active and we enjoy watching and
coaching them in many different activities. We love to spend time with family and friends, travel,
experience new things, and meet new people.
Kayla A. H. Barnett
Family Nurse Practitioner- Board Certified
Hi! My name is Kayla, I am a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. In 2014, I graduated from Spalding University with my Bachelors of Science in Nursing Degree. I began my nursing career in July of 2014 at Clark Memorial Hospital as a Critical Care Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit. After working there, for about a year, I decided I wanted to further develop my critical care skills and challenge myself. I decided to leave Clark Memorial Hospital and pursue a position as an Open-Heart Recovery Nurse with Norton Healthcare. I found working as an Open-Heart Recovery/ Intensive Care Unit Nurse very rewarding. During my three years in this position, I learned an immense amount of information that I continue to apply in my clinical practice today.
At the end of 2018 I had decided it was time return to school to fulfill my dream of becoming a nurse practitioner. In September of 2018, I became a perioperative nurse for Norton Healthcare. After getting settled in my new position I began my Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner program at Northern Kentucky University. During my three and a half years of schooling I had opportunities to see and treat patients of all ages in a family practice setting, obstetrics and gynecology office, and a pediatric neurology office.
In August of 2022 I graduated from Northern Kentucky University with my Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner Degree. Then in November 2022 I became a board certified FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner) by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners certification Board (AANPCB). Since becoming certified I have obtained my Kentucky and Indiana Advanced Practice Nursing licenses.
Prior to graduation I began looking at nurse practitioner positions available in Kentucky and Indiana. I knew that I wanted to make a difference as a practitioner and to have the autonomy to treat patients in a welcoming and holistic manner. Therefore, the goal was to continue looking for a position that fit a practice model very different than most conventional medicine practices today.
I have found that autonomy at Holistic Family Medicine Practice and Healing Center. After many years working in many different areas of western/conventional medicine I have found that a “band-aid “approach is the most common treatment. If we continue with the “quick service”, diagnosis, and a pill for every ailment model then as a society will continue to decline and become or remain chronically ill. I personally want to stop the cycle of just prescribing a pill for anything and everything. We will work together to evaluate the root cause and develop a reasonable and personalized plan that is tailored to every individual and their needs. This can include prescription medications, herbal remedies, diet changes, and other healing modalities.
I strive to make my patients feel heard and want them to know that I will take the time to listen and understand their problems and needs. Once a thorough discussion, assessment, and work-up (if-needed) is performed we will move on to the treatment plan. Each and every patient deserves a tailored treatment plan to their specific problem and history. This will help eliminate the one size fits all approach to medicine and allow for true healing and understanding when it comes to your health.
A little bit about me! I was born and raised on the outskirts of Louisville, Kentucky. I have been married since 2014 to my husband Ryan and together we have 4 beautiful children and 2 dogs! Our kids are 6 and under so we are very busy and always on the go! We love spending time with our extended families, playing outside, going to parks, sporting events, and movie nights! We are also in the process of fixing up an 1800s Farmhouse on 15 acres to make into our forever home. We have plans for a large garden filled with nourishing vegetables, fruits, and herbs and fields filled with cows, horses, goats, and pigs!
John E. Pruneski
Energy Medicine Practitioner
Certified Personal Trainer
Access Consciousness Access Bars Practitioner
I have participated in healing modalities for over 30 years as a practitioner, educator, coach, and artist. Acquiring knowledge and experience from multiple healers and personal experiences from many disciplines, as well as many other ways to share physical, emotional, creative and soulful experiences! I hold a certificate as an Access Consciousness Access Bars Practitioner, with additional certificates in various Energetic Body Processes. ACE Certified Personal Trainer and fitness coach, with multiple certificates in various fitness/wellness specialties. I also, have a Certificate in herbalism. Current member of EMPA(Energy Medicine Professional Association). My experience and training includes naturopathy, homeopathy, herbal nutrition, iridology, Energy Therapy, creative expression and holistic fitness and wellness protocols that include facilitating training and educational offerings for various professional body worker modalities. Training includes Hanna Kroeger healing modalities,and teachings, as well, as internships and cooperatives with various regional holistic practitioners. My experience includes being a former Access Consciousness Bars Facilitator, educator and instructor, and CEC Provider for the NCBTMB(National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork). My energy work includes working with animals, and their owners, as well! The healing is remarkable with animals! I am an accomplished professional artist. I embrace opportunities to share creativity with people of all ages through Creative exploration offerings. My approach is to create and share an experience that allows for inspiration and freedom , with no expectations, pre-conceived ideas and judgments upon the creation! Allowing the participant to experience their uniqueness! No replication, duplication, of others...Your creations are all you!!! My experience, also, includes the development of many fitness, wellness, and creative events and programs! Thank you, for taking the time to get to know a little about me. Someday, maybe we will meet, and share a few moments! John
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