Dr. Erin Fenstermacher
Hi, I am Dr Erin Fenstermacher and I am excited to help you on your health journey. I am an Integrative Health Coach. I am originally a farmer’s daughter from Southwest, Kansas. I went to Texas Christian University and obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Biology. I then attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. I completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of South Carolina and I maintain my Board Certification. I completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the Dr. Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. I am also a member of the Obesity medicine association and have a board certification in Obesity medicine. I have completed Health Coach training with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and I am currently working on my yoga teacher training certificate. I have worked as a physician for over 10 years in the United States as well as New Zealand. I have volunteered in a clinic in the Peruvian Amazon and started a non-profit there called Clinica Amazonica. I have a special interest in working with people with mood problems, as a result of my mother’s suicide and my own life-long struggle with depression (and I have learned some pretty good tricks!) I live with my husband, son, and two step kids. We have two dogs, two birds, and a bearded dragon. I love to ski, play the piano, hike, exercise, kayak, read, learn new things, garden, travel, study nutrition and plants, and most of all help people. My goal in life is to do my best to keep people AWAY from our healthcare system.
“It all starts by caring enough to engage the patient in the decision-making. Many people argue that ‘We don’t have time for this in the consultation. I’d rather just tell people what I think is best for them and then they can decide whether they want it or not.’ Well, that’s not very caring. This might be efficient, but it does not reflect the best that we can offer”
“The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.”
"The first duty of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine."