- Preventative Medicine
- Neurodevelopmental Conditions
- Lyme Disease
- Autoimmune Disorders
- Microbiome Health
- Gastrointestinal Health
- CIRS/Mold Biotoxin Illness
Degrees & Training:
- Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner through the Pediatric Nursing Certifying Board (PNCB)
- Master of Arts in Nursing, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN
- Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN
Stephanie is a board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with over 25 years of experience in inpatient and outpatient primary care, pulmonology, asthma, early childhood screening, and neurodevelopmental disorders.
Prior to her current work at Newbridge Clinic beginning in 2009, Stephanie worked at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis, Children’s Hospital in Oakland CA, the MN Department of Health, and the Minneapolis Public Schools. She has advanced training and experience in integrative and functional medicine, natural and biomedical approaches to managing pediatric health, and developmental conditions with a focus on children with special needs and complex chronic pediatric conditions.
Stephanie uses principles of nutrition, holistic/integrative medicine, functional medicine, biomedical medicine, mind-body-spirit medicine, and nutrigenomics in her work, and is a great coach in helping children and families with lifestyle changes that support optimal health and healing.
She holds a special interest in preventing health and developmental issues in children through early intervention and integrative healing modalities. In practice, she focuses on balancing the microbiome, and treating underlying medical conditions and imbalances in children in order to help them reverse symptoms and function optimally at the highest level possible. She extends her passion in medicine to autism, ADHD, asthma, autoimmune disease, gastrointestinal disorders, mental health disorders, PANS/PANDAS, pediatric Lyme, and conditions that mimic it, and other complex chronic pediatric conditions.
She has mentored with pediatrician Elizabeth Mumper MD at the Rimland Center for Integrative Medicine, Ann Corson MD of Kennett Square, PA, and Richard Horrowitz MD of the Hudson Valley Center for Healing Arts, among several other physicians and practitioners, and regularly attends a variety of conferences in order to keep up on the latest research and treatment for a variety of different conditions and related disorders.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, being outdoors, organic-whole-foods cooking, volunteering, running, biking, reading, and entertaining family and friends. She is a sought-after public speaker and enjoys precepting and teaching.
What Our Patients are Saying
This is the first clinic that has provided true healing and improvement for Micah and his autism. We couldn’t be happier. His developmental pediatrician told us that there wasn’t much we could do to help him… After meeting with Stephanie and changing his diet, helping his gut heal, supporting him nutritionally, and treating his underlying issues, he is an entirely new kid.
He became potty trained, started talking, he is alert and present with us for the first time in his life, he can now attend and focus for much longer periods of time, and he is finally learning in school. His therapists and teachers were amazed by his transformation and kept asking us what we were doing.
Before Newbridge, Micah made only 3 months worth of progress in 1 year, but after starting with Newbridge, he made 1 years worth of progress in only 3 months. Thank you Stephanie! We will be forever indebted to Newbridge and your wonderful care!Melanie H.
I will be forever grateful for the accurate diagnosis of PANS and Lyme disease that Stephanie provided. She was so compassionate to both me and my daughter, during our darkest days. She is clearly passionate about what she does and I believe wants more than anything to help our kids. She was able to get my daughter into remission, so she could then undergo intensive psychotherapy and subsequently return to school full time, after missing 2.5 years of school due to PANS.Kathy N.
After we reviewed our test results and had our appointment, I convinced my husband that we should go cold turkey and take Alex off of the foods Stephanie recommended, do our best to get him outside everyday for exercise, and start the supplements she recommended about 6 weeks ago… His stomach aches are gone, he no longer is wetting the bed, the dark circles under his eyes are lighter, his eczema is clearing up, and he wasn’t in the red zone a single day in the past week at school for behavior! He is much less clingy with me, and drop off at school has been a breeze the last couple of weeks. His teacher asked if we put him on medication, because he now can stay in his seat more than ever before, and has been much less intrusive and touchy with other kids. Even his handwriting has improved.Aimee B.
Our daughter had Ulcerative Colitis symptoms starting age 5, and we started seeing Stephanie shortly before our daughter’s 7th birthday… Through Stephanie, we had comprehensive stool/blood/urine testing done which were VERY helpful IMHO… Over this time (2 years) our daughter’s health has continued to improve – it’s currently been about 4 months since the last visible trace of blood in stools occurred! Lord-willing, if we can continue the gut-healing approaches through Stephanie (diet/supplements), our daughter will eventually not need the sulfasalazine prescription.Robert