AN INTERVIEW WITH JESSI TIERNAN

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We Sat Down With Our New Nurse Practitioner To Talk About What She Loves About Functional Medicine

Some of you who visited the LiveWell Clinic recently have had the privilege of meeting and spending some time with Jessi, our new Nurse Practitioner! We think Jessi is amazing and love getting to know her and all the fantastic experience and care she brings to the clinic and our patients.

But we also wanted to give those of you who maybe haven’t had the chance to get to know her yet, an opportunity to hear some of her story, as well as insights and inspiration she brings to our clinic.

So we sat down with her for a few minutes and asked her some questions about herself and what she’s learned over her many years of work.

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF!

Well, my name is Jessi Tiernan, and I am the Nurse Practitioner at the LiveWell Clinic. I’m married, and my husband and I have two elementary-age daughters.

 

HOW DID YOU FIND YOUR WAY INTO FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE?

I’ve been a nurse for 17 years, and while working in conventional family practice, I noticed significant gaps in care. There were many patients who, despite doing all the “right” things, were not getting any better. They saw specialist after specialist and tried medication after medication with no better impact on their overall health. I knew there had to be a better way.

Earlier this year, I came across a functional nutrition program and decided to dive in. Within a month of starting the program, I was hooked. I knew functional medicine (looking at the root cause of an issue from a biological and nutritional lens) was the “better way” that I had been searching for to help my patients.

WHAT IS HEALTH TO YOU?

Health to me is physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. I understand the impact that eating healthy, exercising, managing stress, and getting good sleep can have on a person’s overall health.

I have leaned on these concepts with my own family and have tried to teach these conceptsd to my patients over the years. It’s always a balance. I am by no means perfect, but health has always been top of mind for my family and my patients, whom I consider my second family!

 

WHAT TIPS DO YOU LIKE TO SHARE WITH ALL YOUR PATIENTS?

Getting back to the basics is going to be important. Paying attention to what you eat, how you sleep, stress management, and mental/emotional health is foundational.

And no matter what you do or how you approach it, it takes time, patience, and practice. Gotta keep that in mind.

 

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT WORKING AT THE LIVEWELL CLINIC?

I love working with a team of like-minded people who value the importance of health and health maintenance!

I could not be more excited to join the functional medicine world and this team at The Livewell Clinic to start to “practice what I preach” and to help people truly get healthy, be healthy and heal.

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