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.
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.