Jessica Santos, FNP, is joining Calmglow on June 1, 2020. Jessica received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Arizona. Jessica spent her first decade as a Family Nurse Practitioner working in Urgent Care, Family and Internal Medicine, as well as Pediatrics. While she appreciated that she was able to help her patients with acute issues such as healing their broken bones, she was frustrated at not being able to help her patients overcome chronic health concerns. In 2015, Jessica discovered Functional and Integrative Medicine and learned that she really could make a difference in people’s lives; just as she had imagined being able to do while working in the medicine field. Since 2015, she has become increasingly interested in getting at the root of disease, and most specifically complex chronic disease. Jessica was certified by the Institute of Functional Medicine in 2019. She is also a member of the International Society for Environmentally-Acquired Illness.
Jessica focuses on helping the whole person, not just relieving symptoms. She works with patients of all ages to optimize their health and restore their wellness and balance. In her own life experiences, she realized how important sleep, rest, fun, nutrition, exercise, clean air/water/environment, stress management, and relationships are to creating a vibrant life. In order to achieve optimal wellness, none of these parts can be overlooked. Jessica is passionate about lifestyle medicine, most notably nutrition and fitness. Jessica has been very active in the CrossFit community since 2007, and is currently beginning her coaching internship so she can coach CrossFit. Her 10 year old and 13 year old sons are active in multiple sports throughout the year and also like to do CrossFit with her. Jessica enjoys being outside and active, and can be found trail running, hiking, mountain biking, paddleboarding or kayaking with her kids.
We are excited to have Jessica join our Calmglow family. Everyone who works with Jessica will find that she will bring out their best and help all live a rich and full life. Her number one goal is to assist all in living their fullest expression of health!