Functional/Integrative Medicine Practitioners

Meet our nurse practitioners

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.  

What is the Process?
1. Schedule a 90-minute Initial Consultation using the link below. Within 24 hours of booking the appointment, you will receive an email with a link to the functional medicine analysis.  SCHEDULE HERE

2. Complete Functional Medicine Analysis. This must be completed 3 days prior to the Initial Consultation. The analysis takes about 45 minutes to complete, and includes questions on current symptoms, past medical history, medication use, and life stress. Completing this prior to the initial consultation allows us to use our time effectively.

3. Initial Consultation. Please bring any prior testing or consult reports you would like reviewed. Clients have as much time as they need to tell their story. We discuss the functional medicine analysis, review prior testing, determine if any additional testing should be completed, and set goals. Together, we will create a
treatment plan and a follow-up schedule that works for you.

Questions? 
Contact Stefanie DeFiglia using the form below.