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Elizabeth Kirt MSN, FNP-C, WCC

Specializing in Functional Medicine and the Treatment of Lyme Disease

Elizabeth Kirt is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in chronic Lyme disease, mycotoxin illness, and mental health issues.  Elizabeth graduated summa cum laude from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and summa cum laude from the University of Colorado with a master’s degree in nursing and a specialty in family medicine. Currently Elizabeth is studying at the Functional Medicine University and will be working on a fellowship grant while attending Johns Hopkins University for mental health in the fall of 2021.  

Elizabeth became interested in functional and integrative medicine while studying at the University of Colorado, when she was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease.  The lack of compassion and relief from conventional medicine changed the way she viewed disease and medicine.  Through her own healing, Elizabeth discovered the power of alternative modalities and integrative medicine.  

Although Elizabeth is trained and equipped to handle many illnesses, she specializes in chronic Lyme disease, tick borne illness, mycotoxin illness, multiple chemical sensitivity/toxic-induced loss of tolerance, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, heavy metal exposure, hormone balancing, depression, anxiety, and similar illnesses.  

Interests

When not assisting patients, Elizabeth enjoys hiking, biking, camping, paddle boarding, snowboarding, reading, and attending medical conferences.  Elizabeth is able to enjoy most of these activities out her front door in Steamboat Springs, CO where she lives with her two beautiful children Albert and Lillian and her loving husband, Dave. 

Elizabeth is licensed in Michigan, Wisconsin, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, New Mexico, and Arizona.  Elizabeth treats patients virtually and intermittently at the Grand Haven, MI clinic.

PrivaMD|Physicians FAQs

What is Functional Medicine and what does it Treat?
The use of Functional Medicine is a systematic approach to understand the cause of chronic illness.  Functional   Medicine practitioners look at the interaction between nutrition and genes, hormones,  your gut microbiome,  social influences, biochemistry, and pathophysiology to get to the root cause.   In addition to diagnosing and treating many chronic illnesses, we specialize in hormone in-balance, brain health, heavy metals and detoxification, and anti-aging.
Do the providers with TCFM accept insurance?
We do not bill insurance for the providers with TCFM.  However, we will provide you a superbill/receipt if you would like to submit to your insurance for reimbursement
Why don’t you accept insurance?
While we understand the importance of having insurance coverage for catastrophic needs or hospital stays, insurance reimbursements limit the time we can feasibly spend with patients to provide the individual assessments we need.  Furthermore, insurance typically does not pay for or limits our ability to conduct the detailed lab testing and other diagnostic work that provides the answers we need to get to the root cause.
Are the providers with TCFM Primary Care Providers?
While many of our providers can meet some of your primary care needs, the providers with TCFM are more specialized in their approach.  Our goal is to help you get to the root cause of disease and symptoms and improve overall health.   However, we will work with your Primary Care Provider to ensure collaboration.   In particular,  although it is not required, we encourage you to select a Primary Care Provider with PrivaMD Physicians.  These physicians are selectively contracted with because we know they value a holistic approach to medicine, think outside the box, and consider eastern medicine therapies.  Furthermore, our EMR (Electronic Medical Record) is shared with them allowing for easier collaboration.  You may select one of them to manage your insured, primary care, and acute care needs.
I am concerned about cost. I pay for insurance, why would I pay cash for my health care?
Our payment system for health care is designed to pay when you are sick but not keep you well.  As in automobile insurance, regular maintenance (oil changes, tires etc) are not covered by insurance.  You receive reimbursement when you have an accident and that typically is after a deductible.   At PrivaMD Center for Functional Medicine we view our roles as key to helping your body treat itself.  Not only fix the root cause but MAINTAIN wellness.  Too often people do not love themselves enough to invest in their own health and wellness.    We do offer packages that help you save money on the diagnostic services, as well as credit plans like Denefits and (hopefully soon) Care Credit.
Are there different specialists at The PrivaMD | Center For Functional Medicine?
Yes, the Physicians and Providers at The PrivaMD | Center For Functional Medicine have different areas of specialties.
Does the PrivaMD | Center For Functional Medicine offer a package solution?
Yes, various packages are available to ensure our patients get the to the state of optimal health.  These packages are tailored to meet the needs of all individuals and offer a wide range of benefits.

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