PhD in Nursing, University Minnesota – Twin Cities, 1996
Dissertation Therapeutic Touch for Arthritis Pain
Minor in Gerontology;
Nurse Practitioner certification
MS in Nursing, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX 1979
Focus in trauma nursing; guided imagery training
Clinical Nurse Specialist certification
BSN University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, 1975
Dr. Sue's Philosophy
When you listen to the client's story and help them ask the right questions, the cause of the illness can be identified.
Look at the “whole person” and the effects and implications of the illness
Heal the gut first: nutrition is key; leaky gut/dysbiosis, food sensitivities, thyroid function; avoid gluten, sugar, artificial sweeteners, dairy, any foods sensitive to
First do no harm
Look at the “full evidence base” not just the medical model sanctioned view
Treat the cause, not just the symptoms. Integrate the therapies, including the mainstream medical components when needed, for the best care.
Teach by example: Walk the talk, don’t just talk the walk
We’ll review your health to see what treatment is a good option for you. You need to commit to good nutrition, self-care, and exercise appropriate to your situation.
Staff nurse - general ICU
Clinical Nurse Specialist - surgical/trauma ICU, neurosciences – floor and ICU
Head Nurse – ICU and post-anesthesia recovery room
Nurse Practitioner – home care, general practice, integrative care
Developed own private independent NP practice in home care and integrative care beginning in 1992
Professor - University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Professional public speaking on gerontology and integrative care