Kristen Brown, ARNP

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Functional Medicine | Female

Altheda Health 40 Lake Bellevue Dr Ste 100 Bellevue, WA 98005 Get Directions
(206) 883-3266
Kristen Brown, ARNP
Kristen Brown provides functional medicine care at Altheda Health and is a Nurse Practitioner with years of clinical experience in women's health, family medicine, and urgent care. Kristen Brown's interest in functional medicine began even before she knew the name for it. Coming from a family with several members who have Type 2 Diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease, she wanted to be proactive and live in better health. This sparked her quest to improve her lifestyle and diet to help prevent these diseases in herself and make positive changes to influence the health of her family. Kristen Brown is passionate about helping people suffering with auto-immune disorders, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, emotional eating disorders, and weight loss. She most enjoys working with daring patients willing to seek out and challenge the root cause of their illness. Kristen Brown has been serving in the medical field since 1999 and practicing as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) since 2008. She earned a Master's Degree in Nursing from Seattle University and received her functional medicine training from the The Institute for Functional Medicine. In her free time, Kristen enjoys jogging, yoga, cooking, dates with her husband, and raising their two young children in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Specialties: digestive health, leaky gut, IBS, GERD, constipation/diarrhea, SBBO (SIBO), yeast/parasites, IBD, endocrine dysfunction, hormone balancing, thyroid dysfunction, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, adrenal function, diabetes, auto-immune disorders, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus. Other Specialties: weight loss, cardiac medicine, acute illness, and chronic pain.

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Kristen Brown's Care Philosophy

Kristen Brown founded Altheda Health to treat chronic, complex medical problems using Functional Medicine. We treat illness and help inspire you to achieve your optimal health. Our "teach as we treat" approach helps you learn how core systems of your body can become imbalanced and how you can restore and maintain better health. We treat the person, not just the disease. We guide you to better health by combining your personal health history with state­-of-­the-­art lab testing, science-proven methods, education, and a team medicine approach. Whether you have a new diagnosis, are struggling with a chronic condition, or simply want to improve your health, we are here to guide and support your journey. Make an appointment to get started. Functional Medicine focuses on the underlying causes of disease, engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional Medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, Functional Medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual. Visit the Institute for Functional Medicine Our years of experience treating patients in a traditional western medicine family practice raised some troubling recurring questions. How can we give more personalized care to each patient? Is there a better approach for people suffering from chronic diseases? How do we help patients to dig deeper into their health story and better educate and empower them about their symptoms, test results, and treatment options? How do we put more care in healthcare? Functional medicine provides a better approach. We listen to your story. We take time with you. You may be surprised or confused by the many questions on our intake forms. Then, you'll wonder why other care providers don't worry about such useful health questions. What is your toxic exposure history? What is your work and home environment? How do you cope with stress? Functional medicine helps patients and healthcare providers connect the dots and achieve better outcomes. Let's work together to get to the source of our your health imbalance and help you chart a path to a more balanced life.

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Washington Office40 Lake Bellevue Dr Ste 100
Bellevue, WA 98005
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Kristen Brown's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Kristen Brown to family and friends
3.3
based on 4 total reviews (3 with comments)
Kristen Brown's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Seattle, WA |
Kristen is a wonderful functional medicine practitioner. I appreciate how much time and attention she devotes to me as a patient (is not always the case these days) and this really sets her a part. She leaves no stone unturned and I appreciate how thorough she has been with my care. I've referred her to my mom as well who has issues with thyroid health as well. I would recommend her to anyone looking for real solutions to health issues!
Bonney Lake, WA |
Kristen Brown is sweet and caring, but I feel that compared to other functional medicine providers and natural doctors that I've seen, she's not experienced and very overpriced. After spending over an hour together for an initial visit, I left feeling like we'd talked a lot, but without any helpful direction. She wouldn't provide bloodwork results unless I paid for another appointment, which I wasn't able to do after already spending $400 for the initial visit. I feel like it was a waste.
Auburn, WA |
Kristen provides phone consultations which is nice... Costs for her services seemed to be on the high side.. contacting her can be a little difficult (and I recently left one or more messages and have not heard back).
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Kristen Brown provides functional medicine care at Altheda Health and is a Nurse Practitioner with years of clinical experience in women's health, family medicine, and urgent care.

Kristen Brown's interest in functional medicine began even before she knew the name for it. Coming from a family with several members who have Type 2 Diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease, she wanted to be proactive and live in better health. This sparked her quest to improve her lifestyle and diet to help prevent these diseases in herself and make positive changes to influence the health of her family.

Kristen Brown is passionate about helping people suffering with auto-immune disorders, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, emotional eating disorders, and weight loss. She most enjoys working with daring patients willing to seek out and challenge the root cause of their illness.

Kristen Brown has been serving in the medical field since 1999 and practicing as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) since 2008. She earned a Master's Degree in Nursing from Seattle University and received her functional medicine training from the The Institute for Functional Medicine. In her free time, Kristen enjoys jogging, yoga, cooking, dates with her husband, and raising their two young children in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Specialties: digestive health, leaky gut, IBS, GERD, constipation/diarrhea, SBBO (SIBO), yeast/parasites, IBD, endocrine dysfunction, hormone balancing, thyroid dysfunction, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, adrenal function, diabetes, auto-immune disorders, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus.

Other Specialties: weight loss, cardiac medicine, acute illness, and chronic pain.

Kristen Brown's Care Philosophy

Kristen Brown founded Altheda Health to treat chronic, complex medical problems using Functional Medicine. We treat illness and help inspire you to achieve your optimal health.

Our "teach as we treat" approach helps you learn how core systems of your body can become imbalanced and how you can restore and maintain better health. We treat the person, not just the disease.

We guide you to better health by combining your personal health history with state­-of-­the-­art lab testing, science-proven methods, education, and a team medicine approach.

Whether you have a new diagnosis, are struggling with a chronic condition, or simply want to improve your health, we are here to guide and support your journey. Make an appointment to get started.

Functional Medicine focuses on the underlying causes of disease, engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional Medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, Functional Medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual. Visit the Institute for Functional Medicine

Our years of experience treating patients in a traditional western medicine family practice raised some troubling recurring questions.

  • How can we give more personalized care to each patient?
  • Is there a better approach for people suffering from chronic diseases?
  • How do we help patients to dig deeper into their health story and better educate and empower them about their symptoms, test results, and treatment options?
  • How do we put more care in healthcare?

Functional medicine provides a better approach. We listen to your story. We take time with you. You may be surprised or confused by the many questions on our intake forms. Then, you'll wonder why other care providers don't worry about such useful health questions. What is your toxic exposure history? What is your work and home environment? How do you cope with stress? Functional medicine helps patients and healthcare providers connect the dots and achieve better outcomes.

Let's work together to get to the source of our your health imbalance and help you chart a path to a more balanced life.

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  •  Specializes in Functional Medicine
  •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Insomnia
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Hot Flashes
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insomnia
  • Memory Disorders
  • Memory Loss
  • Menopause
  • Migraine
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Severe Headache
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Weight Gain
  • Weight Loss

Education

  • Medical School
    Seattle University

    Graduated in 2007

  • Undergraduate School
    Utah State University

    Graduated in 1999

    Weber state university

    Graduated in 2003

  • Other Education
    Institute for Functional Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch

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Specialties

  • Functional Medicine
  • Adult Allergy
  • Age Management Medicine
  • Allergy
  • Allergy & Asthma
  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Alternative Care
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Arthritis
  • Bacteria
  • Depression
  • Diabetes Medicine
  • Dietary Management
  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Headache Management
  • Headache Medicine
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Inflammatory Disorders
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Medical Weight Management
  • Men's Health Medicine
  • Metabolic Nutrition
  • Metabolism Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)
  • Nutrition
  • Nutrition Consulting
  • Nutrition Education
  • Obesity Medicine
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Women's Counseling
  • Women's Health Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Allergy Testing
  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Detoxification
  • Diet Counseling
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Nutritional Supplementation
  • Physical Examination
  • Preventive Care
  • Stress Management
  • Weight Loss Management