My Care Philosophy

My approach to wellness and personalized medicine is client-centered and holistic. Wellness is beyond your physical health; it includes mental health and spiritual well-being. I use my education and training in functional medicine to discover the root cause of disease/symptoms for optimal health and wellness. I believe stress management, sleep, diet, exercise, and customized supplements are all important components of optimizing your health, along with appropriate health maintenance screenings. I approach symptoms and chronic disease management through a functional medicine lens and work with all clients to help them live their best lives. During the last 20 years, my background includes OB/GYN, family medicine, primary care, ER, and urgent care. I am also a certified functional medicine practitioner.

Clinical Interests:

Functional Medicine (gut health, thyroid disorders, arthritis, mental health, bio-optimization), woman’s and adolescent health, dermatology, integrative health, nutrition dietary supplementation, stress management, and aromatherapy.


Doctor of Nursing Practice – University of Minnesota
Nurse Practitioner Residency 2006 – Family Nurse Practitioner, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences
Master of Science – Family Nurse Practitioner, Metropolitan State University
Bachelor of Science – Nursing, University of North Dakota


Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, AANP
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Minnesota
Registered Nurse Minnesota
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), American Heart Association
Basic Life Support (BLS), American Heart Association
Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, American Academy of Functional Health

Personal Interests:

I enjoy teaching future family nurse practitioner students as faculty at Metropolitan State University. I also enjoy sailing in the Pacific Ocean (or any water!), horses, reading, gardening, and traveling.


Nordhaus Clinic
307 1st Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413