Elizabeth Goldberg, ARNP PhD IFMCP

About Me

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Making the connection between food, environment and health – as cause and as cure!

Hello! I am a nationally board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner (ARNP PhD IFMCP).  In Washington State ARNPs have the broadest scope of practice nation-wide.  Prior to starting at Phinney Primary Care and Wellness, I worked as a primary care provider at UW Medicine in Internal Medicine where I saw a diverse population of patients, helping them with a wide range of issues, and developing the meaningful practitioner/patient relationships and trust that are fundamental to successful outcomes.

My own health and wellness journey led me to the way I practice medicine today. The connections between lifestyle, genetic makeup, and how we interact with our environment – socially, what we eat, exposure to toxins – impact whether we’ll develop disease … or not! This is why it’s so important to focus on the root causes of disease and not solely treat symptoms.

I started out my career as a PhD scientist in biotech working on drug discovery and diagnostic development. Now as a primary care health provider, my curious nature, tenacity and attention to detail – the core of being a scientist – still drive me towards staying on top of current research and determining root causes of disease.  As a scientist and healthcare provider my process is to organize information and apply it therapeutically in an intuitive, insightful and helpful manner for my patients to help them gain their personal optimal health.

I am certified in Functional Medicine by the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) - an individualized, science-based approach that addresses underlying root causes of disease towards the promotion of optimal wellness. Visit the Institute of Functional Medicine’s website to learn more about Functional Medicine www.ifm.org  I have also obtained advanced training certification in SIBO and Mold Illness.

I have a passion for cooking and healthy, delicious eating. I enjoy getting outside to paddle board, cross country ski, back pack, bike, and make art out of found objects in nature. As often as possible, I venture out into the peace and tranquility of nature with my husband and children.

MEMBERSHIP

Accepting patients on a membership basis only at this time

Welcome to my practice! In today’s world of insurance driven medical care, providers are expected to see more and more patients every hour in order to generate enough revenue to keep a practice running. This can lead to poor patient care and provider burnout. In my model I value quality over quantity.  In order to stay true to the mission and vision of my holistic Functional Medicine approach, I have created a voluntary membership plan which allows me to dedicate additional time to each of my patients beyond what is typical in a traditional primary care practice.  Being a member of my practice gives you access to more personalized, holistic healthcare.

Providing quality comprehensive care takes time. Unlike some conventional medicine providers, I don’t give you five minutes of my time, then write you a prescription, and send you on your way. My membership model allows me to limit the number of patients in my practice.  Being a member in my practice provides easier access to appointments and allows me to spend more time with each patient without feeling rushed. You will get the time and attention you deserve. I won’t take your concerns lightly. I will listen, ask questions, and work together with you to find the solutions to your problems, sharing my knowledge along the way.

My passion is teaching patients how to get healthy.  You will see that the way I practice reflects my commitment with uncompromised attention and insights from my unending desire to continue to learn.  I enjoy helping people feel empowered and excited about making positive lifestyle changes. It’s wonderful to share these experiences with my patients!

I am committed to providing you the highest quality of care possible, and I look forward to working with you along your path of maintaining or improving your health and wellbeing.

Become a Member!
I offer an affordable alternative to the cash model that many Functional Medicine practices have opted to implement. There is a small monthly membership fee depending on the level of care you choose. Not sure? We can discuss at your first appointment.

Primary Care through a Functional Medicine lens
(acute problem visits, annual exams, chronic disease management)

  • $25/month per person
  • $20/month each additional family member

Functional Medicine

  • $75/month per person

Membership Plan Includes:

  • 30/60 minute extended visit times for more thorough visits and annual exams
  • readily available acute urgent sick visits
  • <48 hour cancellation fee is waived for members up to 2 times per year
  • discounts on high quality supplements

Details

  • Office visit claims will be submitted to insurance as usual for all appointments.
  • Membership is an out-of-pocket expense. HSA plans may reimburse.
  • Membership will renew on a monthly or annual basis. 30 day cancellation notice.

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