Meet Carolyn

Carolyn is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who received her Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing from Syracuse University, Master’s Degree in Public Health from Tulane University, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of San Diego, and a Fellowship of Integrative Medicine from the University of Arizona. Her continuing education is concentrated in Functional Medicine. Pediatric integrative and functional medicine, which is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, is a prevention and healing-oriented partnership with each individual family that looks at the infant, child, or adolescent as a unique whole system within a larger environmental context. It takes into account all elements of lifestyle and environment. An integrative encounter addresses nutrition, sleep, movement, mind-body connection, and environmental exposures. Treatments often include multiple modalities, which include nutrition, herbs and supplements, mind-body approaches (relaxation breathing, hypnosis, mental imagery), movement, minimizing environmental toxic exposures, and conventional medical approaches.

Outside the office, Carolyn enjoys “practicing what she preaches” by spending time with family and friends, cooking, being outdoors, and doing projects.

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Carolyn Koppel CPNP, MSN, MPH, Fellow of Integrative Medicine (she/her)

“Each of us is an amazingly complex interactive system. Good food, time outdoors, physical activity, being loved, and having a purpose are integral to the optimum functioning of everyone. I aim to partner with, educate, and support families in the continued improvement of their health and WellBeing.”

Certifications & specializations

 

Carolyn is certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, a lactation consultant, and specializes in Integrative / Functional medicine.