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Ivy Carson, NP-BC, IFMCP

Ivy Carson, NP-BC, IFMCP

Nurse Practitioner

Ivy Carson, NP-BC, IFMCP, is a board-certified Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner and a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner through the Institute for Functional Medicine. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Michigan and completed additional training at Mayo Clinic and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

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About Ivy Carson, NP-BC, IFMCP

Clinical Expertise

Thyroid and adrenal health, digestive health (including “leaky gut”) and food sensitivities, cardiovascular and metabolic health, autoimmune conditions, chronic fatigue

Credentials
Board-certified Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner through the ANCC; IFM-Certified Practitioner; Certified Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
What I love about Parsley Health
Being part of an incredible, collaborative team of experienced, holistically-trained clinicians.
Training Institutions
Michigan State University School of Nursing; Mayo Clinic Rochester Nurse Externship Program; University of Michigan School of Nursing; Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN); Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM); School of Applied Functional Medicine (SAFM)
Previous Positions
Functional Medicine Primary Care Practice; Functional Medicine Integrative Cardiology Practice; Henry Ford Hospital Neuro ICU; Beaumont Health System Home Health Care
What I’m most excited to bring to Parsley Health members
I am excited to provide a safe space for members to feel heard, validated, and honored as the experts on their bodies and lived experiences, while serving as a partner and clinical guide. I enjoy taking a detail-oriented, root-cause approach to designing creative and evidence-based treatment plans.
Ask me about
My time volunteering for Street Medicine Detroit, the time I performed at Notre Dame, and my favorite ways to cook eggplant!
Most likely to find me
In my infrared sauna, on a yoga mat, seeking out new culinary adventures, singing karaoke, or at an estate sale/thrift store.

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