Greetings Apex Community!
My name is Lindsey Wismer, and I have recently connected with the wonderful Fitness Professionals at Apex. I am a 11-year experienced nurse practitioner with board certifications in Adult primary care, and women’s health.
I am also a former personal trainer myself. I work at Merritt Health and Wellness located in the Sellwood area of Portland. I see patients primarily aged 20 to 65, mostly women, but a decent handful of men as well.
Through the years I have developed a more functional, or “root cause”, medical approach to managing the health needs of my patients. This means we try to understand why an ailment is happening, rather than always “band-aiding” it with a prescription drug (though I do use them!).
I order extensive lab work-ups for my patients, and together we work on a personalized health management plan with a variety of tools. I am passionate about treating obesity, and understand the many complexities associated with it. I manage a lot of patients with gastrointestinal distress such as IBS and food sensitivities.
I love caring for adult women through their stages of life, and the hormonal imbalances that can sometimes come with them including PMS, PCOS, perimenopause, and menopause.
I try to “Redefine Primary Care” through foundations of nutrition, exercise, sleep, and stress management to reduce the risk of chronic disease, and help people become healthier, stronger, and happier versions of themselves. (And no, I am do not just work as a primary care provider- I am seen as a “specialist” provider for many.) Thank you and I look forward to connecting!