Kathy Devine, CNM, ARNP
Prior to dedicating her practice to integrative and functional medicine, Kathy was a home birth midwife caring for Iowa families for over two decades. She was classically trained in the apprenticeship model of midwifery. Kathy earned her Bachelors in Nursing at Iowa Wesleyan College and her Masters in Midwifery Science from Philadelphia University. She is Board Certified in Nurse Midwifery.
Kathy is Board Eligible in Functional Medicine and expects to sit for her board exam in 2018. She regularly participates in ongoing continuing education for functional medicine to stay abreast of new clinical developments in her specialty. Her post-graduate studies are focused on treating autoimmune disorders through nutrition, herbs and vitamin supplementation, and bio-identical hormone therapy.
Like many functional medicine practitioners, Kathy was led to her specialty when she developed an autoimmune disorder and found no treatment options that did not focus on immune suppression using steroids. While there is a place in treatment for this intervention for life threatening events, most doctors were unaware of viable alternates. Not wanting a lifetime of immune suppression, Kathy embarked on her journey to find a better way to treat herself and care for her clients.
Seva Functional Medicine offers a safe, healing atmosphere for confidential, evidence-based care. Kathy also maintains a well-woman clinic for traditional screening, treatment, and family planning options for women. She has full prescriptive privileges and can order diagnostic testing as needed.
Kathy's practice is currently limited to women and children. New patients welcome. Most major insurance accepted.