Frustration increases every time a patient is told by their doctor, “Your labs look fine. I don’t see anything that can be causing your problems.” Then, yet another medication is offered for a sign or symptom that never really helps the problem. At Truth, we listen to our patients. If you listen long enough, they will tell you exactly what’s wrong with them. We strive to find the core of patient’s problems. Once identified, we use integrative therapies to help the patient heal from the inside out. When the core of a patient’s problems is addressed, insidious signs and symptoms dissipate. The more naturally we treat a patient, typically the better the outcome.
Our provider, Kimberly Strong, was a very healthy and active person. In 2010, she became ill. Her stoic nature caused her to delay seeking medical care for almost 2 years. When she finally sought help, three physicians in the Jackson area could not find anything wrong with her. Her labs were “normal.”
Knowing that she could not continue struggling through life that ill and exhausted, she sought help from her local chiropractor and utilized nutritional therapies. Nutritional supplementation was helping, but Kimberly had a long way to go to get better. As a nurse practitioner student, Kimberly discovered a Functional Medicine practitioner locally and did a clinical rotation in that practitioner’s clinic. What she learned there was much different from some of the things she was being taught in her traditional medicine program of study at the University of Mississippi. The practitioner she studied under knew what was wrong with her patients, although they had already been to many other providers with no solutions to their problems.
When Kimberly completed her clinical rotation at the Functional Medicine clinic, she asked the practitioner to take her on as a patient. There is where she started finding answers to her own health problems and began to heal. Within a few months, Kimberly began the Fellowship in Metabolic & Nutritional Medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. What she learned there, and continues to learn, changed her life.
Kimberly began practicing Functional Medicine as soon as she became a nurse practitioner one year later. Her first job as a new nurse practitioner landed her in a traditional medicine primary care clinic. She worked hard to educate patients about Functional Medicine and practiced it. She began to see improvements in her patients as their core problems were addressed and new lifestyle choices were adopted. Patients began to lose weight, have more energy, feel better, depression and anxiety would be lifted, medications were not needed anymore, sleep was no longer a commodity. Patients began to smile and enjoy their lives, as opposed to merely existing.
April 1, 2016, Kimberly opened Truth Wellness Center as a Functional Medicine Clinic where integrative therapies are used and lifestyle modification is taught. Kimberly’s mission for Truth Wellness Center is to revolutionize healthcare in Mississippi and bring the state and the health of the state up to speed with the rest of the world.
Meet the Team
Kimberly graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical Center with a Master’s of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner degree. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and is currently working on a second Master’s in Metabolic & Nutritional Medicine from the University of South Florida. With years of experience and a personal dedication to improving the quality of life for her patients, Kimberly has developed an honest and holistic approach to natural healthcare. Kimberly believes that everyone has a right to be healthy and that our bodies are designed to heal themselves with the proper support and understanding of our own systems.
Kimberly understands that medicine has a place; she spent several years working trauma care in the Burn Intensive Care Unit. However, she believes that most ailments and chronic illnesses can be taken care of holistically and with lifestyle changes. She works with her patients to integrate their healthcare and then move toward a holistic approach to their wellness.
Leslie entered the Medical field as a Certified Nursing Assistant in 2009. After working in a hospital environment for 3 years, Leslie acquired her LPN license and continued to work in the hospital. Leslie joined the TRUTH Wellness Center Team in May of 2017. Since aligning herself with TRUTH, Leslie admits she has learned a great deal about the importance of both Functional and Nutritional Medicine, as well as the interaction between the two. “I am amazed to see how much the quality of life can improve for the patient after implementing a few simple lifestyle changes instead of simply prescribing a new medication for an abnormal lab. I am anxious to learn more and more every day and feel blessed to be able to work with people who feel just like family.”
Alicia moved to Mississippi in March 2016 from Washington State to be closer to her family. Alicia enjoys the time she gets to spend with them since being back in the South. With no prior experience in the medical field, she decided to change career paths after being drawn to help people. Alicia began her experience with Truth Wellness Center as our Admin Assistant in late October 2017. She enjoys learning about the new, clean and healthy techniques that she can add to her everyday life. Alicia really enjoys the time she gets to interact with patients. Since joining the Truth Wellness Center Team, the knowledge gained regarding available supplements instead of conventional medications has had the most impact on her personally. “The knowledge I have gained regarding IV Nutritional Therapy and all of its benefits is the most interesting thing I have learned since joining the TRUTH Wellness Center Team. It is good to know that patients with absorption issues have another route to receive the vitamins that their body requires.”