LAURIE PERLA, FNP, MSN, IFMCP
Laurie at Red Mountain Wellness Center works as a partner with her patients to help them meet their health and wellness goals. She strives to use the safest, least invasive methods first, with a focus on wellness and disease prevention. She is a board-certified family nurse practitioner and recently became one of the 1200 practitioners and physicians world-wide certified in functional medicine by the Institute for Functional Medicine. Additionally, she has completed two foundational courses with the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine, as well as receiving her homeopathic certification from the Homeopathy School International in Boulder, Colorado. Other additional integrative medicine studies have included education through the SCRIPPS Center for Integrative Medicine, Dr. Andrew Weil’s Nutrition and Health Conferences of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, and graduate level elective nutrition studies at the University of Colorado in Denver. In addition to 20 years conventional family practice medicine, her training includes studies in heart math, botanical medicine, stress reduction, and wellness coaching. She has also precepted numerous medical students and nurse practitioner students over the last twelve years. Her Master’s Degree in family practice training was done at the University of Wyoming in Laramie and undergraduate studies in nursing were done at the University of Colorado.