Carrie Ingrisano, MS, FNP, IFMCP Functional Medicine Family Nurse Practitioner
Carrie Ingrisano is the founder and director of Marigold Functional Medicine. Carrie is a functional medicine certified, integrative family nurse practitioner who offers extensive experience in family practice, women’s health issues, and pediatrics. She builds with her clients, the knowledge and dynamics that result in transformation of health. Carrie has a full time functional medicine practice in Nanaimo.
“Everyone has the potential for healing. It is inspiring to witness the positive changes that occur by removing disease triggers, and adding powerful lifestyle changes.”
Carrie earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Duke University, and practiced at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She completed a Master’s in Public Health / Family Nurse Practitioner at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she remained as adjunct clinical faculty. Carrie developed a busy multigenerational family practice in Chicago and also became certified as a Diabetes Manager. Her desire to help people to achieve full health in the most natural way, led to studies in integrative practice and nutrition. Carrie is a certified functional medicine practitioner with The Institute for Functional Medicine, and relocated from Chicago , joining practice with Dr. John Cline, MD at Cline Medical Centre since 2013. Carrie extends her work into the community with Food educational dinners, "The Wellness Dinner Club". She has served as faculty at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, and is published in the peer reviewed scientific literature.
“Be prepared to revolutionize your nutrition, as food will be your most powerful medicine.”
Carrie's learning journey from RN to family nurse practitioner to Functional Medicine Practitioner has instilled both detailed scientific knowledge, and respect for each individuals' health story and healing potential. She is grateful to partner with Dr Danièle Behn Smith who brings so many gifts and talents to the practice.
Functional Medicine Care for Children: Carrie offers functional medicine assessments and care for children over the age of 2 years who have a GP or Pediatrician.
Hormone Balance: Carrie has special interest in the hormone systems of the body which include adrenal and thyroid health, and sex hormones, as well as insulin and the balance of blood sugar and body weight. Using food strategies, exercise prescriptions, nutritional supplements, and herbal support, Carrie can help with diabetes prevention and treatment, PMS, PCOS, and menstrual difficulties; and, offers bio identical hormone replacement therapy when indicated for menopause and andropause transition. In addition, Carrie works with men and women who would like to improve their fertility and sexual functioning.
Dr. Danièle Behn-Smith, MD, IFMCP Functional Medicine MD
Dr. Danièle Behn Smith is Eh Cho Dene (Big Animal People) from Fort Nelson First Nation and French Canadian/Métis from the Red River Valley. She is a family physician whose career has spanned the country and the globe.
In 2006, she had the remarkable opportunity to travel around the world and learn about traditional medicine from Elders and medicine people as part of a documentary series entitled Medicine Woman. She returned to Family Practice grounded in Indigenous approaches to health, however found it challenging to incorporate these approaches within the conventional medical model.
In 2014, she discovered functional medicine and began her training with the Institute of Functional Medicine. In functional medicine, Danièle has discovered a rigorous, evidence-based medical model that shares core beliefs about health with many Indigenous teachings. She became a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner in 2016.
Her passions for Indigenous health and functional medicine have extended to Public health. She is currently the Aboriginal Health Physician Advisor to the Provincial Health Officer. She sees great possibilities to improve health and wellness of whole communities by returning to teachings about food as medicine.
She loves working with other people to understand the root causes of their illness and collaboratively identifying small, foundational practices that they can work on to re-establish balance of mind, body and spirit.
Danièle is honoured to be partnering with her friend and mentor, Carrie Ingrisano N.P., to offer functional medicine services in Victoria one day weekly with Marigold Functional Medicine. Her practice is currently located in the offices of UC Life Chiropractic Centre, 1113 Langley Street in Victoria.
Office Administrator Robin Lofstrom
Robin has an overview of all operations at Marigold Functional Medical. She is invaluable to the smooth functioning of our clinic, and can be contacted for questions about becoming a patient, scheduling appointments, treatments, billing, and functional medicine testing. She is also the point of contact for all email inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org.
info@marigold functional medicine.com Nanaimo & Victoria Office: 250-585-0497