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Professional Biography

    Susan Brown, MSN, CCM founder of New Approach to Wellness is a Registered Nurse with a master’s degree in nursing, a board-certified Case Manager, and a Functional Medicine care provider. Susan has experience in many specialty areas including the emergency department, senior living, progressive telemetry unit, hemodialysis, inpatient physical rehabilitation, triage, and case management. With over 25 years of experience, one of her top priorities has been to educate patients about lifestyle modifications to improve health.

    For over twenty years I struggled with undiagnosed autoimmune thyroid disease.  Symptoms included fatigue, hair loss, skin issues, weight gain, insomnia, short term memory loss and brain fog. In 2018 I learned Functional and Integrative Medicine practitioners focused on finding the root cause of symptoms, treating the root cause to eliminate symptoms and restore wellness. Thankfully, most symptoms have resolved using lifestyle modification and nutrition.

    In my practice, I look for the root cause of symptoms with an understanding that healing is not just physical, but is also mental, emotional, spiritual and environmental. Together we will review your current health symptoms, health history, contributing lifestyle and environmental factors that are related to your condition.  Together we will formulate an individualized wellness plan with realistic action steps that you can follow at your own pace. 

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    What is Functional Medicine?

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    Functional Medicine is a Systematic Holistic Approach to Finding the Root Cause of Dis-ease

    There is a common theme in mainstream medicine that patients suffer from a DISEASE, where a functional medicine practitioner would argue that the body is in a state of DIS-EASE, and would seek to find the root cause.  Common underlying causes of dis-ease include reactions to something in our diet, unhealthy behaviors, stress, and exposure to environmental toxins.  A functional medicine practitioner works with clients to achieve long term results by identifying and addressing these root causes, and treatment often includes lifestyle changes and short term supplements to facilitate healing.

    Conditions commonly treated and cured with functional medicine include:

    • Fatigue

    • Gastrointestinal Complaints

    • Sleep Difficulties

    • Anxiety and Depression

    • Resistance to Weight Loss

    • Thyroid Issues

    • Menopause Symptoms

    • Infertility

    • Asthma

    • Allergies

    • Headaches

    • Chronic Pain

    • Diabetes

    • Hypertension

    • Hyperlipidemia


    .....and many more!  We help identify the root cause of these conditions with an extensive health history, lengthy initial consult.

    If you would like to get started uncovering the true root cause of your disease, CLICK HERE to schedule an initial consult.

    Nurse Coaching...

    Do you or someone you love struggle with making meaningful changes related to health or wellbeing?  Maybe with weight loss, a chronic health condition, finding direction, or having a healthy, well-balanced life? 


    Do you feel self sabotaged, like your own worst enemy when trying to achieve a healthy, happy life?  Do you find yourself too tired to do the things you believe would achieve these goals?

    Do you have a health condition that has gotten out of control?  Maybe it feels like it's on center stage in your life instead of having your focus on your family, career, or self care?  Do you need help getting things under control or with making some tough decisions?


    Do you question the direction your life has taken and wish you could follow your heart, but feel weighed down by responsibilities, finances, or not knowing the first steps for change?

    If you answered yes to any of the above, we can help!  Nurse coaches guide clients who struggle with feeling stuck and overwhelmed. We listen intently and help identify realistic, personalized steps for real, lasting change.

    Nurse coaching is a process of client-led, goal oriented discovery.  Through a process of strength identification, self-exploration, and identification of barriers to change, clients are able to realize new solutions and become empowered in the process.  Coaching is not about the coach telling the client "what to do."  It is completely driven by the client's hopes and individual circumstances.  The accountability of the coaching process can play a huge role in achieving goals for many people.

    Nurse coaches work with a variety of clients and help them find their way towards a brighter future by offering clarity to the confused, a way forward for the lost, and hope for those with little.  Nurse coaches are change agents.  Rather than telling clients what they "should do", we listen to their story, their struggles, and their barriers, and help them find real direction.

    The accountability, support, and guidance helps clients experience real, meaningful change.  At New Approach to Wellness, we combine nurse coaching skills into our functional medicine consults- helping clients uncover the root cause of their concerns. 

    Visit the services page to get started, email with questions, and join our mailing list for more information on coaching sessions and upcoming workshops.

    What is Nurse Coaching?

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    Let’s Work Together

    Get in touch so we can start working together.

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