My name is Paige Lynch, I am a triple board-certified functional medicine nurse practitioner and owner of Functional Health and Wellness, PLLC, a private functional medicine practice based in Fredericksburg, VA. I am also a mother and wife who has struggled to balance caring for others while still caring for myself.
I started my career in a high-stress environment as a firefighter/paramedic. As I advanced in my education and training, my own health crisis after the birth of my son opened my eyes to the physical effects of chronic stress and not caring for my body. Shortly after my son was born, I began to experience an expression of symptoms and illnesses that were not making sense to my conventionally-trained medical brain. Unable to get the medical support I needed from traditional conventional medicine, I began to research on my own.
Over time I discovered there was another way. I began a path of whole-body wellness that I would later come to realize was the formal process of Functional Medicine. I was immediately drawn to the holistic approach of using a person’s individual genetic makeup, combined with lifestyle to reverse chronic illness and prevent future problems. After my own health & wellness success utilizing functional medicine, I decided to become a Functional Medicine practitioner.
After completing my training with the Institute of Functional Medicine, I was able to create a practice that centers around the needs of the patient. Now I work with patients across the country creating individualized treatment plans based on each person's unique needs.