About Desert FMA

Functional medicine is a holistic approach to healthcare that focuses on identifying and addressing the root causes of health issues rather than just treating the symptoms. It aims to promote optimal well-being by considering the interconnectedness of various bodily systems and individualized patient needs. 

At Desert Functional Medicine & Aesthetics, we identify the root cause of your symptoms with a functional medicine evaluation. This evaluation will be comprehensive and may include lab testing of micronutrients, hormone levels, and gut testing. This will give a deeper understanding of any underlying imbalances that are causing disease, adverse symptoms, or lack of general wellness. The result is a treatment plan personalized for you that will provide healing at the source. Let us ensure your journey to wellness helps you find great relief and gets you back to feeling like YOU again.

EACH PERSON COUNTS

We help individuals attain optimal health and wellbeing through education, professional guidance, & superior holistic and aesthetic services, so they can live a life of confidence and fulfilment.

MEET OUR PROVIDERS

Kelly Pfeiffer, NP-C 

Kelly Pfeiffer, an ANP Board Certified Family Practitioner, has over 22 years of extensive nursing experience. His expertise spans hormone optimization, anti-aging, aesthetics, and skincare, blending both functional and conventional medicine. With a background in emergency medicine, Kelly’s diverse skill set allows him to provide comprehensive family healthcare solutions.

Melissa Sandoval, FNP-C

Melissa stands out as an ANP Board Certified Family Practitioner with over 24 years of nursing experience. Her areas of specialization include hormone optimization, family healthcare, women’s health, and pediatrics, showcasing a commitment to comprehensive care across all ages. Melissa’s extensive training in emergency and conventional medicine further strengthens her ability to provide high-quality, patient-centered care, making her a trusted name at Desert FMA.

Bridgett Collins, FNP-C

Bridgett is an ANP Board Certified Family Practitioner with over 15 years of dedicated nursing experience. Her expertise as a hormone optimization specialist complements her comprehensive approach to family healthcare. Bridgett’s commitment to her patients shines through her ability to address a wide range of health needs with professionalism and compassion.

We are…

TRUSTWORTHY

EXPERIENCED

DETAIL-ORIENTED

NATURAL

RELIABLE

LISTENERS

We focus on personalized care and individualized treatment plans that cater to each client’s unique needs and goals. Our team is commited to taking the time to listen to clients and working collaboratively with them to create a customized plan that addresses their physical, emotional, and aesthetic concerns.

The first step is visiting us for an initial consultation to break down any barriers or hesitations that you may be dealing with, and see if we truly are the best fit for you to reach your wellness goals.

The Six Principles of Functional Medicine

Patient-Centered Care

The focus is on the individual as a whole, considering their unique genetic makeup, lifestyle, environment, and history. Treatments are tailored to each patient’s specific needs.

Addressing Root Causes

Functional medicine seeks to uncover the underlying factors contributing to illness, such as genetic predispositions, environmental influences, lifestyle choices, and imbalances within the body’s systems.

Systems-Based Approach

It recognizes the interconnectedness of the body’s systems and views health and disease as an outcome of the interactions between these systems. Functional medicine aims to restore balance and function across all systems.

Health as Vitality

Rather than just the absence of disease, functional medicine focuses on optimizing health and vitality, emphasizing proactive approaches to prevent illness and promote overall well-being.

Personalized and Integrative Care

Treatments are tailored to each individual, integrating both conventional medicine and alternative therapies to address the person as a whole rather than focusing on a single ailment or symptom.

Emphasis on Prevention

Functional medicine places great importance on preventive measures, aiming to identify and address imbalances or risks before they lead to disease, promoting long-term health and wellness.