Functional/Integrative Medicine Practitioners

Meet our affiliated nurse practitioner

Stefanie DeFiglia, FNP-BC

Who Am I?
I’m Stefanie DeFiglia, FNP-BC, a family nurse practitioner.  I received my clinical training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, MD.  

I have been practicing for over 14 years, first in community health in Washington, DC, then in long term care facilities all over Maryland.  I have always loved my patients, but I became increasingly frustrated with the lack of time, the excessive paperwork, and the focus on treating symptoms with “band-aid” approaches.  Functional medicine was the solution I was looking for, as it provides a completely different way of thinking about health and illness. It allows for me to think broader and see the connections between seemingly unrelated problems. It allows me to dig deeper, to locate the underlying causes of dysfunction, rather than just writing another prescription. I now have extensive training through the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), the global standard in functional medicine training. My training focus has been in energy, hormone balance, and brain health.

Who do I work with?
I have a special interest in fatigue, exhaustion, and burnout. I also work with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and hormone issues of all kinds, including thyroid conditions, adrenal health, and menopause. As a micro-practice, I am seeing patients on a fee-for-service, or cash basis only. In return, you can expect completely individualized, patient-centered care.