Integrative Nurse Practitioner
Board-certified in family practice in 2008 and certified as a Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner in 2018, Wendy A. Ploegstra has incorporated alternative therapies into her practice as far back as she can remember.
Wendy’s interest in using an integrative approach started when she recognized that mainstream medicine was not addressing the underlying causes of her patients’ chronic health conditions, but rather serving as a Band-Aid. She is passionate about learning and helping patients achieve their best health. She also recognizes the urgent need to transform health and healthcare and promotes Lifestyle Medicine as the first treatment option, as opposed to treating symptoms with expensive, ever-increasing quantities of prescription medication and procedures. Her goal is to identify and eradicate the cause of disease.
- Master of Science in Nursing, Rush University (Chicago, IL)
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI)
Memberships & Certifications
- Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
- Lifestyle Medicine Certification from American College of Lifestyle Medicine