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Carla Copas, APRN, CNM
Advanced Practice Nurse & Certified Nurse Midwife
Carla graduated from Frontier University in 2002 with a certificate in Midwifery and Case Western Reserve University in 2003 with a Masters in Nursing Science. Carla has attended hormone seminars almost yearly since graduation expecting to learn and thereby educate and treat her patients with the best practices available.
Here is what her website says about her:
My practice takes a progressive approach to medicine, versus the traditional, pharmaceuticals first methods that are very prevalent in healthcare today. My colleagues and I treat women from the inside out, including mind, body and spirit. We take into consideration your environment, diet, physical activity level, and relationships. All of these things are integrated together to come up with the best plan of care for my patients.
Throughout history, different types of systems have evolved including holistic health, complimentary heath, functional health, and alternative health. After years of researching, practicing and learning from my patients, I have drawn the conclusion that each of these approaches must be combined together to achieve the ultimate in women’s healthcare.
We utilize saliva or blood testing for patients needing Bio-Identical Hormone replace. We have been using and providing BHRT for over 12 years, we have a lot of good experience!
Please feel free to call Carla at 812-214-4222 or email at email@example.com
Finding Her Health
2708 Paoli Pike, Suite I
New Albany, IN 47150
Dr. Katrina McGillivray
Dr. McGillivray, has been practicing medicine for 20 years. Becoming Board Certified in both Family Medicine and Anti-Aging/Functional medicine has given her the expertise to work with her patients as an advocate for their health, combining lifestyle education, traditional medicine and more integrative styles. Utilizing a Functional Medicine approach, she looks at imbalances in hormones, toxicities, nutritional deficiencies, and emotional as well as structural imbalances, attempting to correct underlying issues rather than limited treatment options to treating symptoms. She is married to Rod, a retired attorney and judge. Hobbies are spent where her passion lies: focused time spent with her 3 children listening to jazz, attending high school track and field meets and vocal competitions, or waiting to see what creative ingenuity comes from her offspring. She has also enjoyed the mission field where she has spent time in both building renovation and medical mission-work in Kenya and in the US.
Julie Heuser, FNP | Holistic Intimate Health
A Kentucky native, Julie Heuser graduated from the University of Louisville with a B.S. in Nursing, and received her Masters of Science of Nursing and post-graduate ARNP from the university as well. Her experience as a staff nurse and a nurse practitioner at various organizations and hospitals such as Alliant Health Systems, Jewish Health Care Systems and Metropolitan Urology allows her to bring various levels of training and certifications (CCRN, CUNP, ARNP, FMA) to the PCP family.
Julie's expertise includes Bio-identical Hormone replacement therapy for men and women, sexual dysfunction of men and women and Adrenal, thyroid and weight management.
The Evergreen Center (formerly 21st Century Medicine) is a team of Integrative Medicine doctors specializing in Holistic Medicine. We combine the best of mainstream Primary Care Medicine with many natural interventions. Our practice is located in Jeffersonville in southern Indiana, near Louisville, Kentucky.
Branden A. Bledsoe, ARNP, MSN, NP-C
Branden is a licensed nurse practitioner and native of Houston, Texas. Branden developed an interest for health and medicine at early age and in 2004 followed in his father’s footsteps by seeking a nursing degree. He attended Bellarmine University in Louisville where he earned is bachelor’s degree and subsequently earned his Masters of Science in Nursing in August of 2011.
As a Family Nurse Practitioner, Branden is licensed to perform physical exams, order diagnostic lab and radiographic tests and order prescription medications. Branden offers expertise in managing acute illness such as ear, nose, or throat ailments as well as chronic illnesses such as asthma, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Branden can treat all patients ages. He specializes in metabolic syndrome, sports nutrition, proliferative therapy, platelet rich plasma, digestive health, autoimmune disease, and hormone health.
As a registered nurse, Branden worked at the University of Louisville Hospital in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and after obtaining his Master’s degree, worked as a nurse practitioner at MD2U followed by a position at Body Shapes Medical. He is currently a member of Sigma Theta Tau (Nursing Honor Society) and the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives.
Branden’s method of care is highly focused on teaching and learning. Branden believes in exploring the underlying root cause of all disease and how this impacts the whole self. His thirst for knowledge, particularly in relation to healing the body with the resources God has provided in nature, is his driving motivation for seeking innovative means to treating the body holistically. He also believes that there are times where the advances in modern medicine are essential to patient care and that is why he adheres to the integrative approach to medicine. It is his mission to bring these philosophies into practice to better treat his patients in order for them to live a happy, healthy long life. As a Christian, Branden firmly believes in helping those less fortunate. He actively attends Sojourn Community Church and has participated in Sojourn Medical Clinics both as a nurse and nurse practitioner.
Branden has been an exercise and nutrition enthusiast his entire life. Eat and preaches a "real food" approach healthy eating and is an avid cyclist. He enjoys most things outdoors including: hiking, mountain biking, camping, rock climbing, and kayaking. He feels that lifestyle has a tremendous impact on one's health and enjoys relaying that with his patients.
Branden is scheduled to sit for the The American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners Diplomat Certification in December. In 2017, he is scheduled for a Sports Medicine Certification through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
Dr. Ryan Hartig, MD
Dr. Hartig graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Communications and Information Studies and a minor in Psychology. He then completed his Pre-Medicine studies at Northern Kentucky University. Following this experience, Dr. Hartig attended the University Of Louisville School Of Medicine earning a Doctorate in Medicine. Dr. Hartig completed his internship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in the specialty of Internal Medicine. Dr. Hartig is currently working towards completing Fellowship and Board Certification with the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. In his leisure time, Dr. Hartig enjoys weightlifting, martial arts, basketball and tennis.
Dr. Hartig approaches medical problems with a functional perspective and is interested in “root cause resolution” of various ailments. He uses an integrated approach combining both conventional and holistic modalities when addressing an adult patient’s specific health challenge.
Dr. Hartig is able to address a wide array of adult health challenges including but not limited to:
- Allergies/Food intolerances
- Chronic Fatigue
- Dementia (Alzheimer’s)
- Heart Disease
- Hormone imbalance
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Liver disease
- Lyme Disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dr. Edna Pretila, MD
Dr. Pretila is an enthusiastic proponent of Preventive and Integrative Medicine. She believes in treating the individual as a whole person, dealing not only with the physical but also the spiritual, environmental and psychosocial issues. As a Christian doctor, she is a fervent believer in the power of prayer and faith for health and healing.
Dr. Pretila received her medical doctor degree from Cebu City, Philippines. She completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at Cleveland Veterans Hospital and her fellowship in Gastroenterology at Case Western Reserve University, both in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Pretila had a solo practice in Internal Medicine in Scottsburg, Indiana for several years and observed that patients did significantly better when diet, exercise and nutritional supplementations were incorporated to their therapy. These observations sparked further interest in Integrative Medicine and to attend conferences and seminars with organizations that bring like-minded scholars and experts in Integrative Medicine as the American College for Advancement in Medicine and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. She is currently working on the Fellowship in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine and The American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine Board Certification through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. She will likely have this completed by Spring 2018.
Dr.Pretila realizes the strong connection between physical, spiritual and emotional health and encourages health partnerships with patients to get to the root issues of imbalance and disease. As a Christian doctor, she believes that the human body is wonderfully fashioned by God to heal by itself, if obstacles are removed and supportive treatments are given. Dr. Pretila’s approach is integrating the best of conventional medicine and the strategic therapies of alternative medicine:
- Specialized testing for vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, fatty acids, amino acids, yeast and bacterial dysbiosis, heavy metals
- Diet and exercise and stress management
- Nutritional and herbal medicine and homeopathy
- Intravenous nutritional therapies: Gaby’s, Vitamin C , glutathione
- Detoxification protocols
- Oral chelation and intravenous EDTA chelation for cardiovascular support and heavy metal detoxification
- Weight management with Medifast program and HCG protocol
- Bio-identical hormone therapy
- Oxidative therapies for immune support
- Hormone therapy with thyroid hormone, adrenal support, DHEA, melatonin
Integrative Hormone Specialist
Dr. Lori Sweat
Dr. Sweat has over 20 years of experience as a physician, the last 7 years of which have been dedicated to Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). Dr. Sweat received her medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, completed her residency in internal medicine there and served an additional year as Chief Medical Resident. She spent several years as a practicing hospital specialist before becoming interested in integrative and functional medicine. Her areas of special medical interest include BHRT, neurotransmitter balance, gender-specific health, nutrition and fitness.
As a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner for sixteen years, I have had many different roles working in Family Practice, Endocrinology, Physical Medicine and Rehab, Hospital, and Long Term Care. I have always been passionate about skin care and makeup for as long as I can remember. I am excited to be working at BodyRx doing aesthetics procedures and putting a smile on deserving clients. I am also eager to reprise my role in helping clients lose weight and balance their hormones with Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Health and beauty go hand in hand.
My name is Pamela Alvey. I am a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. I have been practicing for fifteen years. My background includes Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Physical Medicine and Rehab, Endocrinology, Pain Management, and Geriatrics. I have reprised my role as a weight loss provider and life coach due to my passion for health and wellness. I also focus on Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. I have been blessed with the knowledge and experience I have gained over the years and am excited to work with BodyRx. I am entrepreneurial. I currently am part owner of three companies and am happily married with four beautiful children.