About Rob Wilson, NP, MS, APRN-CNP
Rob Wilson, NP is a Functional Medicine Clinician & Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Rob is extremely passionate about helping people get well, preventing disease and promoting vitality by getting to the root cause of illness.
Rob approaches healthcare through a Functional Medicine lens and is the only Kresser Institute Trained Provider in Oklahoma. In addition to this one year program studying under world renowned Functional Medicine Clinician & Educator, Chris Kresser, Rob is also a graduate of the Institute for Functional Medicine's (IFM) program, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP), and is working toward the rigorous certification process of becoming an IFM Certified Practitioner.
Rob has also received further training in Functional Medicine, specifically in methylation, MTHFR and nutrigenomics from Seeking Health Educational Institute (SHEI). He is also an avid self learner and is constantly reading books, articles and research studies in addition to watching webinars, performing online studies and attending conferences to further educate himself in order to provide the best possible care for his patients.
Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just isolated symptoms, in order to get to the root of the problem. It is an approach that asks why, instead of simply matching a symptom or diagnosis with a particular treatment. Functional Medicine is a science based approach that digs deeper. To learn more about Functional Medicine click here.
"I've always had an interest in a holistic approach to healthcare and knew there had to be a better way to treat chronic illness, prevent disease and promote optimal health. When it comes to preventing disease and managing chronic illness, our current system isn't serving its citizens very well. We are getting sicker and fatter despite spending more money on healthcare that any other country in the world.
The current medical insurance model is not conducive to helping people with chronic conditions get well. We must start looking at the whole person, focusing on how everything is connected and investigating the real causes of our patients' illnesses. But in order to do that, we need more time and a different approach. That's why I like to see all new patients for a 80 minute initial appointment in addition to a 45-60 minute appointment with our Health & Nutrition Coach. I also have patients fill out extensive paperwork and send in all lab work from the past 12 months prior to their visit. I typically spend 1-2 hours reviewing their paperwork and labs before the patient even walks in the door. We then have 80 minutes of one-on-one time to investigate their history, perform a physical exam and really hone in on the possible root causes of their health problems and develop an individualized plan of care. This is Functional Medicine, this is the future of healthcare. You simply can't do this in the current insurance based model.
The majority of chronic conditions we see today can be avoided with lifestyle changes and better nutritional choices. Instead of merely labeling a patient with a diagnosis and matching that diagnosis with the drug of choice, or supplement for that matter, I want to dig deeper. I want to look at what's truly causing my patients' symptoms so we can work together to get to the root cause. I want my patients to know that their opinion is valued and that they play a significant, proactive role in the healing process. I want my patients to know that I truly care." - Rob Wilson, NP, MS, APRN-CNP
Originally from Scotland, Rob came to the United States over 14 years ago on a soccer scholarship and has been here ever since. He currently resides in Edmond, Oklahoma with his wife and their two dogs.
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- Kresser Institute Trained Provider - Kresser Institute for Functional and Evolutionary Medicine
- Master of Science - Family Nurse Practitioner
- Bachelor of Science - Nursing
- Bachelor of Arts - Psychology
- Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner - American Association of Nurse Practitioners
- Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice certificate (AFMCP) - The Institute for Functional Medicine
- Methylation and Clinical Nutrigenomics course certificate - Seeking Health Institute
- Maternal and Pediatric Implications due to MTHFR and Methylation Dysfunction - Seeking Health Institute
- Nitrous Oxide: A Common Yet Toxic Gas - Seeking Health Institute
- Kresser Institute for Functional and Evolutionary Medicine
- The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)
- Seeking Health Educational Institute (SHEI)
- American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
- Paleo Physicians Network
- Re-Find Health
- Surviving Mold