Lindsey is a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner through the Institute of Functional Medicine in Washington state. She is excited to bring this medicine to Montana and eager to help others reach an optimal state of health.
Lindsey co-founded Montana Functional Health in 2019, where she works full-time helping people discover and treat the root cause of their chronic symptoms.
Lindsey earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing through Montana State University and a Masters of Science in Nursing at Gonzaga University. She worked as a Registered Nurse for eight years at Providence Saint Patrick Hospital prior to graduating with her Master’s degree. Since 2015, she has worked as a nurse practitioner in the urgent care setting at Western Montana Clinic and at Grant Creek Walk-In Clinic.
In her off time, Lindsey loves to travel, cook delicious and nutritious meals, and explore the outdoors with her husband, Ross, when not at home spoiling their kitty, Miss Izzy.
Like many others, I have struggled with my own health issues and the frustration that comes with not feeling well and being provided only temporary solutions to solve my health problems.
Overwhelmed by multiple diagnoses including Hashimotos, Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), Intestinal permeability (“leaky gut”), gluten allergies, and fertility issues, I knew I needed a different, more comprehensive approach to be well again.
My own research on fertility led me to the functional medicine care model. Within 6 months of starting my own personalized functional medicine program, I was able to manage my multiple health challenges, heal my gut, and achieve remission of my autoimmune thyroid disease.
Functional metabolic, thyroid, digestive, and hormone testing provided the information needed to develop a plan specific to my needs. My plan included dietary modifications, mindfulness practices, adjusted exercise routines, limiting toxin exposure, and gentle detoxification. In addition, I learned how to better manage my time to reduce unnecessary stress.
Overall, I adopted a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle and feel better than I ever imagined possible. In addition, my husband and I are proud to announce the birth of our son March 8th, 2021. He is a blessing and the light of our lives.
“It is my privilege to join my patients in discovering the root causes of their disease processes using functional medicine to improve their overall state of wellness and quality of life. I look forward to guiding you on your journey to optimal health and well-being.”
– Lindsey Peterson, FNP