Today, I’m excited to continue my interview with nurse practitioners Lindsay Shedek and Sarah Gates, the other providers at the Integrative Health and Hormone Clinic. We dive into why they joined our team, what they’ve learned, and the difference they’ve made in the lives of so many people!
This is the second part of a two-part series, so be sure to listen to Part 1 first.
Symptoms of low thyroid:
- Sluggish, slow metabolism
- Feeling cold all the time
- Weight gain
- Trouble losing weight
- Dry, coarse hair
- Dry skin
- Low energy
- Low, slow metabolism
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Lindsay Shedek’s Bio:
Lindsay Shedek, MSN, ARNP, ANP-C, joined the Integrative Health and Hormone Clinic team in February 2021. She is passionate about health and wellness, longevity, and bioidentical hormone therapy.
She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from the University of Iowa College of Nursing in 2008.
Upon graduating, she worked for three years as an ER nurse at Iowa’s only level-one trauma center, where she gained valuable skills and knowledge in the healthcare field. During that time, she obtained her Master’s of Nursing degree from the University of Iowa nurse practitioner program, focusing on Adult/Geriatric health. She has been practicing as a board-certified Adult Nurse practitioner since October 2011. In addition to her work with IHHC, she also practices part-time at the University of Iowa QuickCare and Urgent Care clinics. From 2015-2020 she also served as the Director of Health Services at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, working closely with the college-age population on health wellness promotion and mental health.
She is proud to be certified through BioTE Medical, a bioidentical hormone replacement therapy company for both men and women.
Iowa natives, she and her husband Brian stay busy with their four children, ages 10, 9, 7, and 2; all of whom have deepened her understanding and commitment to living a healthy, well-balanced life.
She enjoys running, hiking, reading, and cheering her kids on in all their sports.
Sarah Gates’s Bio:
Sarah Gates, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C, was born and raised in Iowa, and lives nearby with her husband Justin, son Jonah, and her dogs Sherman and Zamboni.
She began her career as a nurse in the Operating Room, spent several years in medical device/diagnostic sales, and recently completed her degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner, joining our care team in the Fall of 2022.
In the warmer months, you will find her outside – walking, biking, camping, and kayaking. In the cooler months, she is most likely traveling to where it is warm. She loves spending time with friends and family and is constantly planning trips and get-togethers with loved ones.
She is also a certified barre instructor as well and has a love for all things fitness (including attire!)
She’s always been very passionate about Women’s Health and Preventative Medicine and is eager to make a difference in helping you live your best life!
In this episode:
- Why are the appointments at the Integrative Health and Hormone Clinic longer? (33:05)
- The prevalence of gut inflammation and food sensitivities. (33:34)
- Why is looking at the thyroid one of the first things they do at the clinic? (36:30)
- Signs and symptoms of low sex hormones. (38:22)
- The benefits of natural hormones. (42:14)
- The advanced cardiovascular care that the Integrative Health and Hormone Clinic offers. (43:22)
- What is semaglutide? (47:31)
- How does semaglutide help with weight loss? (47:57)
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