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Marie Carlson, DNP, FNP-BC

Marie Carlson, DNP, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Marie Carlson is a Nurse Practitioner who is passionate about helping people live their healthiest lives. She has a special interest in digestive health, women’s hormonal health, fertility, and maternal health. She earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Radford University and completed advanced training modules through the Institute of Functional Medicine. Marie has worked as a Nurse and Health Coach at Virginia Functional Medicine, and as a Nurse Practitioner at Novant Health UVA Bull Run Family Medicine and Depaul Medical Associates.

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About Marie Carlson, DNP, FNP-BC

Clinical Expertise

Digestive issues, thyroid conditions, hormonal issues, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and fertility, pregnancy, and breastfeeding support

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner
What I love about Parsley Health
Parsley Health, unlike any other organization that I have worked with, provides me with the time and resources to practice medicine the way it should be—completely personalized and focused on the success of my members.
Training Institutions
George Mason University - Bachelor of Science Nursing; Radford University - Doctor of Nursing Practice; Institute for Functional Medicine - Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice, Advanced Practice Modules (GI, Environmental Health, Immune, Hormone, Cardiometabolic, and Bioenergetics)
Previous Positions
Novant Health UVA Bull Run Family Practice; Depaul Medical Associates; Virginia Functional Medicine
What I’m most excited to bring to Parsley Health members
I am passionate about finding individualized solutions for my members' complex health concerns. I continually draw on my personal experience of illness and healing as I compassionately help my members along their own healing journey.
Ask me about
My journey from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), hypothyroidism, and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) to feeling great and being the mom of an amazing little boy.
Most likely to find me
In my home office with my coworkers (my two cats); reading about the latest health research; relaxing at the beach; gardening; crafting; and spending time with my husband, teenage stepson, and toddler.

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Is testing included in my membership fee? What costs can I expect to see?

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What types of diagnostic testing does Parsley Health perform?

We offer both standard blood work and in-depth specialty testing to help construct a comprehensive picture of your health and better inform treatment. A personalized testing plan will be recommended by your doctor. Some of our most frequently prescribed specialty tests assess allergies, cortisol, genetics and microbiome health.

What is included with my plan?

Doctor’s visit(s), health coaching visit(s), unlimited messaging (annual membership only) with your care team through an online patient portal, and access to prescriptions and supplements.

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