Diana’s Journey to BHRT and Functional Medicine
Diana’s journey to BHRT and Functional Medicine began like many of her clients. After the birth of her second daughter, Diana experienced greater-than-normal changes in her hormones, resulting in mood swings, chronic fatigue, and most significantly a severe, debilitating skin condition that made every-day activities difficult. While Diana sought counsel from several specialists in her industry over many months, none were able to offer an effective, safe treatment.
It wasn’t until Diana discovered research within Functional Medicine that she fully understood how interconnected her body’s hormones really were. Today, through a program including supplements, a specialized diet, and vitamins, Diana has achieved balance in her hormones, higher energy levels, and her skin has greatly improved. Diana knows firsthand how challenging it is to overcome the symptoms of hormone imbalance, but because of her experience, she’s able to empathize with her clients as she guides them on their own path to better health.
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History and Credentials:
Diana was born and raised in the upstate of South Carolina where she received her B.S. in Pre-Med Biology. After graduation, she moved to Hickory, NC and attended Lenoir-Rhyne University where she received her B.S. in nursing in 2009. She worked in the Intensive/Critical Care unit at a local hospitals in Western NC before attending Nurse Practitioner school at Western Carolina University. While pursuing her MS in Nursing she receiving training in various anti-aging medical practices including aesthetic lasers, Botox, Fillers and Microderm Abrasion, and she also led patients in Hormone Replacement Therapy programs. Diana graduated with a Family Nurse Practitioner degree and received certification from The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in 2014. Her early career as an FNP was in Family Medicine. During her time in family medicine she particularly enjoyed taking care of women and men with hormone imbalances. She has received training/certification in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma Injections, Hormone Pellet Therapy and is currently completing her certification as a Functional Medicine Provider through the Institute of Functional Medicine. Diana was also recently awarded the 2018 Top 10 Under 40- Greater Hickory Metro Most Outstanding Young Leaders. She understands the importance of caring for the patient as a whole, listening to their entire story and how it has shaped their life.
“My passion is to help find healing for men and women across the lifespan to help them become the best version of themselves both physically, mentally and spiritually.” -Diana Williams, MSN, RN, FNP-C