Dr. Lewis enjoys working with women to help them feel their best. She specializes in hormonal balance, adrenal issues, thyroid conditions, and autoimmune diseases. As a women that has experienced hormonal imbalances and adrenal fatigue, she understands how important it is to address these issues even though you may have been told “nothing is wrong with you” or “your labs are all within limits.” Dr. Lewis recognized the importance of listening to patients and digging in to find the cause of their symptoms so they can feel their best and optimize their wellness. Dr. Lewis also enjoys working with kids and addressing nutrient deficiencies, food sensitivities, and lifestyle factors. She has 3 kiddos of her own and has successfully helped them work through some diagnosed conditions with functional medicine without having to ever use pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Lewis graduated from Midwestern University College of Pharmacy and completed a PGY-1 residency that focused on functional medicine, academia, and compounding. Dr. Lewis developed a passion for functional medicine when she was introduced to it during pharmacy school. She felt that this practice of medicine should be more integrated into the pharmacy curriculum and worked towards learning more during her residency. She became a functional medicine certified practitioner through the Institute for Functional Medicine and developed a functional medicine elective course so that pharmacy students can learn more about functional medicine during their professional studies.
Dr. Lewis previously worked at a compounding pharmacy where she started consultation services for patients that focused on functional medicine and hormones. Through this experience she was able to help numerous patients feel their best self and find the root cause of symptoms for patients. She found this experience so rewarding that she is pursuing a career where she can practice functional medicine full time.
Dr. Lewis is from Kansas but lived in Arizona for 15 years where she met her husband Shay. They have 3 small kiddos and recently moved back to Kansas to be close to family. The Lewis family enjoys family game nights, bike rides, and traveling to the beach to play in the ocean waves. They love creating and cooking new healthy recipes together and try to find joy and laughter in the everyday hustle and bustle.
Her journey to functional medicine came during a rotation in pharmacy school where she was exposed to anti-aging medicine and functional medicine. This was the practice of medicine that made sense. She began treating her own hormonal imbalance and adrenal fatigue and felt so much better that she knew she had to learn more. Through her coursework at the Institute for Functional Medicine she was able to help one of her kiddos with constant allergy symptoms and another with an ADHD diagnosis all with the tools (food, nutrition, lifestyle) learned through functional medicine and without the use of medications. Her kiddos are now symptom free and do not have any medical conditions.