Welcome to holistic wellness with Annette, a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in optimizing gut health through functional medicine. Struggling with chronic digestive or dermatological issues? Annette provides personalized care, delving into your unique physiology to uncover the secrets to better health.
Annette Harris DNP, FNP-BC is our Functional Medicine Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Root Cause Dermatological & Digestive Healing! She holds a Bachelor of Nursing degree and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from UW Milwaukee. She has completed her Doctoral Residency in Integrative Medicine along with a Fellowship in Functional Dermatology.
Conditions We Address
Chronic Digestive Complaints/Diseases:
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Crohn’s Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Chronic Dermatological Diseases/Conditions:
- Seborrheic Dermatitis
- Alopecia Areata
- Keratosis Pilaris
How We Treat
At VIVA, Annette utilizes advanced functional medicine testing to get to the root causes of your health concerns. These lab tests provide crucial insights that allow her to create targeted, personalized treatment plans. Annette's approach is thorough and comprehensive, centered around understanding your body's unique needs.
The Diagnostic Toolkit
GI Map Test
This is an at-home stool test that assesses for pathogens within the GI tract that can be the driving factor of gut and skin diseases. With this test, Annette can pinpoint specific microbial imbalances driving your symptoms, then tailor treatments to restore gut health. Required to see Annette.
Organic Acids Test (OAT)
This at-home urine test reveals yeast/mold markers, bacterial overgrowth, elevated toxin burden, and issues with detox pathways. The OAT offers a big-picture understanding of factors influencing your wellness on a metabolic level. It is used to support specific areas of dysfunction. Required to see Annette.
DUTCH Hormone Urine Test
Used mainly with acne patients, not mandatory for everyone.
This test identifies mold toxin exposure. I may recommend it if:
- Initial testing shows high fungal markers
- Symptoms point to possible mold exposure
- Chronic conditions like autoimmune disease
Occasional Blood Work
Ordered selectively, not routinely.
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Who and How We Don’t Treat
Annette is dedicated to providing the best care to those she can genuinely help. However, there are certain cases she does not handle:
- Urgent/Acute Issues: Such as new onset rectal bleeding or poison ivy rashes.
- General Wellness Seekers: For general wellness concerns, Annette recommends Arianne, our expert in that area.
- Patients Seeing Multiple Providers: Annette generally doesn't treat patients concurrently seeing multiple alternative/holistic providers for the same issue.
We do get a large volume of phone calls daily. If you get our voicemail, please leave a message and we'll get back to you as quickly as possible. You may also send a text message or complete our contact form.