Integrative Medical Care- blending the best from allopathic medicine & functional medicine to support your body, mind, and spirit.
Bio and Philosophy:
Tracy Shulsinger knew from childhood that her life work was in healing and healthcare. After many childhood dreams of various healthcare roles, she landed on nursing and has never looked back.
Tracy is a Integrative Family Nurse Practitioner, bringing together Functional Medicine, Allopathic/Western medicine, Energy Medicine & Shamanic Healing. She received her Bachelorette of Science In Nursing as a Registered Nurse from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA in 2004. Tracy began practicing energy medicine and shamanic healing in 2006. She earned her Masters of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Colorado in 2011, with a concentration on Urban Underserved. She began a certification in functional medicine with the Institute for Functional Medicine in 2014.
Tracy’s healthcare working experience began as an RN in Virginia; first in cardiac care, and then in urban underserved primary care. After moving to Boulder in 2006, Tracy practiced in orthopedics medical/surgical, behavioral health (psychiatric care), women’s health, home health, and camp nursing. Tracy has also enjoyed several medical missions to Central America and has developed Spanish language fluency.
As a Family Nurse Practitioner she has worked in urban underserved Primary Care, including pregnancy care, women’s health, pediatrics, acute and chronic care; and in Functional Medicine. In addition to allopathic medicine, Tracy also practices shamanic healing, reiki, Eden Energy Medicine, teaches shamanic journeying and hosts regular shamanic journeying and practice gatherings.
Tracy believes that the body has infinite wellness and healing potential and her role is to partner with and support the body’s ability to heal itself. Throughout her education and experience, Tracy’s long-term vision has been to integrate allopathic medicine with alternative healing modalities in a Functional Medicine model. Tracy truly loves her role as a Integrative Nurse Practitioner and brings an abundance of passion, joy, and enthusiasm to the individuals with whom she works.
What is Functional Medicine:
“Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional Medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, Functional Medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.”
(From “What is functional medicine” @ www.functionalmedicine.org)
Why functional medicine?
Functional medicine is the most shamanic way of practicing medicine that I have experienced. I was attracted to shamanism and energy medicine to support healing the root causes of illness; and healing and wellness from the inside out – this is the exact model for functional medicine. It is also inherent in the foundation of functional medicine to individualize care and form heart-centered relationships with patients, in a partnership. This way of practicing medicine has always felt good to me, and I am relieved to have found a way to practice medicine that is so healing, effective, safe, and feels good for both parties involved- practitioner and client!
Specific Healthcare Services Offered:
Disease Prevention and Wellness Maintenance
Chronic Disease Care
Cardiovascular Disease Prevention/Treatment
Detoxing and Toxicity Testing
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Psychiatric care (anxiety, depression, insomnia, benzodiazepine weaning)
For more information & to schedule an appointment, please visit my medical practice website: www.holoshealth.org or call the office at 720-273-3568