Carly Willeford, is a board certified family nurse practitioner with a call to specialize in community ministry work that utilizes not only her education & nursing experience but incorporates a faith-based local ministry model that contributes to, and improves public & community wellness. Carly Willeford was in practice as a mental health specialists in her early days of a Social Worker before she obtained her nursing credentials. With a heart for global missions the Willeford family has participated in extensive foreign medical mission surgical trips and medical clinic trips.
Carly Willeford DNP, MS, FNP, RN, BSN, BSW has a life-long career that has always been focused in the area of evidenced-based preventative healthcare and the critical understanding of the function and alterations in metabolism, coupled with the need to apply conservative therapies such as diet, nutrition and lifestyle changes to optimize and modulate physiology. Ms. Willeford has a special place in her heart for the elderly population in her rural health community that are reached via partnering with the local congregations, and churches. The elderly population is very vulnerable to the burdens of cost and multiple medication side effects due to poly-medications/poly-pharmacy coupled with serious and advanced co-morbidities that may continue to progression of disease(s).
Carly Willeford Ministry teaches patients & family members in community class settings, and utilizes a tele-health consulting business model in efforts to improve critical risk factors and help patients navigate medical conditions managed by the multiple subspecialists in community. Many patients in community (in addition too) their chronic medical diagnoses' also struggle with pain management issues, chronic depression, loneliness, anxiety, opioid use disorders/substance abuse addictions and mental health conditions, that may become a "barrier to care" in and of themselves. When patients experience chronic depression symptoms with little relief from medications, they stop implementing their home lifestyle strategies and worse may require leaving their home if a fall occurs and /or reside in care facilities.
Examples of preventative medicine/healthcare strategies include:
partnering with faith community resources, practical (affordable) lifestyle changes, recognition of environmental and dietary toxic burdens, detoxification strategies of cellular pathways, and the therapeutic use of nutritional supplementation to mitigate or correct diagnosed deficiencies, toxicities, and metabolic pathways. Improvement of required minerals, vitamins, fatty acids, amino acids, co-factors, enzymes, antioxidants, vitamin D, hormones and/or the gut microbiome.
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Medical Errors Must Be Reduced
Health-care requires an integrative focused approach with the patient seated at the center. Seriously ill persons all too often report they feel ignored, silenced or misunderstood in our modern medical institutions. Click here for study
The most important part of any prevention strategy is to reduce medical error and cost.
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A 2020 study showed that high medical mistakes with serious consequences are most likely to occur in ICU's OR's and Emergency Departments (ED). Of those reporting that they experienced medical error - 73% indicated that were actually injured by the error. Health-care requires an integrative focused approach with the patient seated at the center.
Co-morbidities can be reduced with diet & evidence-based lifestyle changes! I practice what your preach & teach!
What is a DNP Nurse Practitioner?
DNP stands for Doctor of Nursing Practice and it is the Doctorate Degree for the Masters Prepared Nurse Practitioner. Click here for more info. The scope of practice for the nurse practitioner is determined by each state.
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