Stephanie Jones

I have been a Nurse Practitioner since 2007 and have practiced in a variety of roles, but no role has given me as much joy and satisfaction as helping people function at their best. My work in functional medicine began in chronic pain management in January 2016. I personally how debilitating pain can be and recognize that it can impact a person physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Not only does pain do this to the person, but also to their family and friends who watch them suffer.

I have always enjoyed root cause medicine – finding and treating the root cause of the symptoms a patient is experiencing. In 2019, I began my studies in Functional Medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) and, in 2020, I became 1 of fewer than 2000 board certified functional medicine practitioners worldwide (IFMBC). One of IFM’s slogans is “Changing the Way We Do Medicine and the Medicine We Do.” I love this because it is a commitment to partnering WITH the patient as I try to help them heal and function better. My initial functional medicine consults are about one hour with the patient not including the time spent to review 15+ pages of intake paperwork, labs, previous treatments, and information that can help me best serve the patient. This medicine has helped me in my own health journey with hEDS, persistent pain, Raynaud’s, allergies, and other issues and has led me to the treatment of many patients with these and other conditions including POTS, MCAS, connective tissue disorders, and autoimmune conditions.

As a nurse practitioner, I have administered over 100,000 injections to treat the underlying cause of nerve pain, muscle pain, joint pain, headaches, migraines, and more. I have been on the receiving end of the treatments and found significant healing through the trigger point injections, regenerative medicine, and decompression I have received at our clinic.

I understand that there are times when we will not be able to help a patient function without any symptoms or struggles, and I do not offer false hope to patients about our ability to help them. The good news is that the majority of people who have come to receive treatment at our clinic have found significant relief and have been able to live a higher quality of life and participate in activities that they have not been able to enjoy for years. Many people who come to see us have been told there is “nothing that can be done” to relieve their symptoms, and we are happy to help them discover that there can be hope for healing!

When I am not in the clinic, I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and neighbors, playing board games, enjoying the outdoors in our beautiful Pacific Northwest, working out, and participating in our house church, Crux Community.

Education:

  • Azusa Pacific University: September 2004 to December 2007, Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner, December 2007
  • Eastern Washington University: September 1996 to June 2001, Bachelor of Arts, Spanish

Awards, Memberships, and Honors:

  • Institute for Functional Medicine Member (2019-present) (board-certified through IFM, 2020)
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioner member (2020)
  • Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Member (2017 to 2020)
  • National Health Service Corps loan repayment recipient (September 2009 to September 2011)
  • North County Wine Run Finisher (October 2011)
  • Hood to Coast Relay Finisher and Driver (August 2010 and 2011)
  • Portland Marathon Finisher (October 2009)
  • PF Chang Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon (January 2009)
  • Pasadena Sprint Triathlon Finisher (March 2008)
  • Nike Women’s Half Marathon Finisher (October 2005, 2006, 2008)
  • Revlon 5K Run/Walk Finisher (May 2006)
  • Inspiration Award for “exemplifying leadership, motivation, and encouragement of the SCAN Cohort I class” (May 2006)​

Professional Development:

  • OHSU Musculoskeletal Conference 2023
  • Ehlers Danlos Echo Summit Series: Allergy and Immunology Complications (2022)
  • Ehlers Danlos Echo Summit Series: Neurological Complications (2021)
  • Ehlers Danlos Echo Summit Series: Comprehensive Care for Individuals with vEDS (2021)
  • Ehlers Danlos Echo Summit Series: Pain Management (2021)
  • Ehlers Danlos Echo Summit Series: Classic Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (2021)
  • Ehlers Danlos Echo Summit Series: Rarer Types of EDS (2021)
  • Board Certification, Institute for Functional Medicine (IFMBC, 2020)
  • Hormone Advanced Practice Module, Institute for Functional Medicine, 2020
  • Bioenergetics Advanced Practice Module, Institute for Functional Medicine, 2020
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Board Certification and Membership, 2008 to present
  • Biotransformation Advanced Practice Module, Institute for Functional Medicine, 2019
  • GI Advanced Practice Module, Institute for Functional Medicine, 2019
  • Interventional Pain Management Conference with Ultrasound Guidance, Fluoroscopy, and Injection Training, 2019
  • Annual International Conference: Pain, Stress, and Addiction, Institute for Functional Medicine, 2019, 2021, 2022, and 2023
  • Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice, Institute for Functional Medicine, 2019
  • Mayo Clinic Regenerative Medicine Conference, 2018
  • Trigger Point Injection Therapy Seminar and Clinical, 2017
  • Ultrasound Guidance Training, 2017
  • Regenerative Medicine Training, 2017
  • Injection Therapy Training, Tacoma, WA, 2016
  • Pri-Med Medical Research Conference, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2014
  • OHSU Dermatology Conference, 2013
  • Essential STD Male Exam Skills and Genital Dermatology Seminars, 2011
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) National Conference 2009, 2010
  • AANP Dementia vs. Depression seminar, 2008
  • 1st and 2nd Annual Research Conferences at Azusa Pacific University, 2006, 2007
  • 10th Annual Southern California Sigma Theta Tau Research Conference, 2006

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