About Lisa Kamphuis, ARNP
Before opening her own practice in 2002, Lisa Kamphuis was a nurse practitioner in a traditional women’s health clinic. During this time, Lisa needed to see at least 4 patients per hour, eliminating any chance of teaching patients about preventative health. The final nudge to open her own practice came in 2001, when Lisa was told not to discuss vitamins and nutrition with patients, since it wasn’t in the “protocol”.
Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from Iowa State University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Iowa. She completed her Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner education through the Family Planning Council of Iowa. Lisa has studied Integrative Medicine since 1999.
About Whole Woman Health
Whole Woman Health is a holistic healthcare facility in Des Moines, Iowa specializing in integrative endocrinology. Unlike traditional medical clinics that focus on prescription medication, we first look to natural medicine and nutritional changes to help you feel your best. Lisa will spend time listening to your story, and exploring options to create better balance in your life. Whole Woman Health will give you information, tools and support for a lifetime of health.
About Nurse Practitioners
Nurse practitioners can serve as a patient’s primary health care provider, offering both traditional and alterative healing methods. A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who has completed advanced training in the management of common medical conditions. With national certification in his or her area of specialty, a nurse practitioner is qualified to assess, diagnose and treat health problems. The core philosophy of the field is individualized care, with an emphasis on prevention, wellness and patient education.