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What is a PMHNP?

According to APNA (link is external)- A Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) trained at a Masters and/or Doctoral level, responsible for assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of mental illness such as depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety, etc. APNs may conduct physical exams, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, and write prescriptions.

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What is a FNP?

A Family Nurse Practitioner is an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) trained at a Masters and/or Doctoral level, responsible for assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of medical illness in families in the community. APNs may conduct physical exams, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, and write prescriptions.Your can read more at this website from the AANP. (link is external)

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What is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine is an integrative, science-based healthcare approach that treats illness and promotes wellness focusing on the unique individual aspects of each patient and tailoring interventions to restore balance. You can read more at this website from the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. (link is external) Also, take a look at this video on the subject. (link is external) Dr. Joann Gruber is a dual-licensed, triple board certified Nurse Practitioner offering a personalized integrative approach for all your healthcare needs.

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I have been treating with Joann for about 15 years. She has gotten me through my anxiety issues and been there for me through life's many ups and downs. She is truly a caring mental health care practitioner. Joann is very well educated and progressive in treatment plans. She's the best. I highly recommend Dr. Joann Gruber.
Donna
I treated with Dr. Gruber from 2006 until she left that particular practice (I was and am truly sad about her leaving). I had been struggling with mental health issues for a very long time, and was not getting any relief. I was very skeptical about my first visit with her and actually rescheduled it for nonsense reasons a number of times. When I finally mustered up the nerve and went through with the appointment, I continued to be skeptical of my diagnosis and the recommended treatment. I had been to multiple mental health professionals and psychiatrists after my hospitalization and tried a number of medications and NOTHING helped. One visit with Dr. Gruber, one prescription, and a couple of months titrating up, and I felt better than I had in years. I will forever be indebted to her for giving me my life back!
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