About Us

Located in Northeast Florida • Call Us Today to Schedule an Appointment (904) 373-0942

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Who We Are

We are a team of healthcare professionals who believe health is both a personal responsibility and a personal choice. We further believe that optimal health can only be attained when the body functions properly. As such, we practice from a functional medicine perspective. Functional medicine serves as a “bridge” between standard pharmaceutical-based medicine and holistic therapies, focusing on restoring the body’s ability to function in the manner it was designed.

What We Offer

We offer family medicine services, primary care, and acute care with a functional medicine approach. We spend considerably more time with our patients than most insurance-based primary care practices because we believe in the importance of a therapeutic relationship. While prescription medication may be part of your treatment, our ultimate goal is to work with you to correct the cause of your symptoms and improve overall health. We offer functional medicine-based family practice services, focusing on optimizing overall health. We treat chronic disease and infection as well as working with patients who want to maintain optimal health. We offer acute care visits for established patients. The typical patient is interested in and committed to either regaining or maintaining optimal health. We serve as both a health manager and partner in your care but recognize that the ultimate arbiter of personal health is you.

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Our Philosophy

The functional medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.

Our Team

Stephanie Wideman
Clinic Manager

Functional Medicine
Lynn Kettell-Slifer, APRN, MSN, RN-BSN
Owner and Clinic Director of Health Partners LLC

Acupuncture
Olivia Gold
Acupuncture Physician

Mental Health Counseling
Phyllis Ingram
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

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Owner of Health Partners LLC, Clinic Director

Lynn-Kettell Slifer, APRN, MSN, RN-BSN

Lynn is passionate about Functional Medicine and the ability of the body to heal itself. As a Family Nurse Practitioner with Advanced Practice training from The Institute for Functional Medicine, Lynn is trained to consider the whole person, including the physiological, emotional, spiritual, and relational components that influence health. She believes in the uniqueness of every patient and understands that achieving optimal health requires a true patient-provider partnership. 

Lynn's training and education include undergraduate and graduate degrees in Nursing and Advanced Practice Nursing from the University of North Florida and Georgetown University. She is certified as an Advanced Practice Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and holds a dual RN/APRN license in multiple states, including Florida, Maryland, and Vermont. In addition, Lynn holds an undergraduate degree in biology from Pace University and a graduate degree in management from NYU.

Lynn has participated in numerous post-degree educational certification seminars and programs. She has completed The Institute for Functional Medicine course requirements for certification, and regularly attends the annual International Institute for Functional Medicine educational conference. Lynn is a certified provider in the Bredesen Protocol for Cognitive Health and is an MPI Cognition Certified Provider. She has received additional training in chronic disease management, health coaching, and motivational interviewing.

Lynn’s professional experience includes family practice, preventive care, health-care for the uninsured, medical missions, and hospital healthcare. In addition, Lynn has held various Research & Development and management roles with organizations including Johnson & Johnson, the National Institute of Health and Disease, and the State of New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology.

As a busy wife, mom, and grandmother, she understands many of the stressors that can negatively influence health, and credits her faith in the Lord for guiding her through those difficult times in life.

Acupuncture

Olivia Gold, AP., Dipl.O.M.

Gold Point Healing

Services: Acupuncture, Cupping, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Olivia Gold is an NCCAOM Board Certified Acupuncture Physician and Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. Olivia studied Psychology and Social Sciences at Florida State University. After graduating in 2012, she went on to study traditional Chinese medicine and graduated from the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences and a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine. Olivia is Board Certified in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and biomedicine.

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Nutrition & Diet

Kristine Nelson, RD

Kristine Nelson is a Registered Dietitian based out of Asheville North Carolina. She began her career working in nursing and quickly saw the importance of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease. Kristine is passionate about utilizing food and movement to help individuals regain freedom in their lives. She has been a speaker at Healthy Eating in Practice conference educating Providers on the benefits of holistic cooking in the prevention and treatment of heart disease. Well known for her unique teaching style, Kristine was an adjunct professor for WCU and UNC providing education to future Dietetic Interns and Medical OB/GYN Residents. When she is not educating or providing nutrition counseling, you can find her on hike with her dog, kayaking with her husband or enjoying time in her garden.

Common Questions About Our Practice

“...The goal of Functional Medicine is to not just treat symptoms, as in the standard acute care model followed by most health care providers today. Rather, Functional Medicine seeks to go ‘upstream’ from where the symptoms began and address the root causes of the symptoms. By addressing the root cause of the symptoms and correcting ‘dysfunction’ in the body, all patients become healthier and a large number find partial to full relief of symptoms.”

~www.IFM.org

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Health Partners, LLC

• Gastrointestinal Conditions
(SIBO, IBS, GERD, Food Sensitivities)

• Endocrine Disorders
(Thyroid Disorders, Sex Hormones, Adrenal Health, Diabetes)

• Chronic Infection
(Lyme Disease, Mold, and Biotoxin Illness)

• Inflammation and Pain

• Cognitive/Mental Health

• Substance Abuse Recovery

• Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

Call for information about your specific health concerns.

Our Location

Office Location
3107 Sawgrass Village Circle, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Phone: (904) 373-0942
Fax: (904) 395-9018
Email: info@functionalmedhp.com

Hours of Operation
Monday–Thursday: 8:30 am–4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am–1:30 pm
By appointment only

Phone and video appointments are available.
Remote patient appointments are welcome.
Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.

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