With over 20 years of experience, Kristin Andrs is Richmond, Virginia's first Fellowship trained Integrative Medicine Nurse Practitioner. She focuses on alternative forms of healing that are either science based and/or used with exceptional results for centuries. Treatment plans are developed with the patient and each plan is unique. Initial consultations are 90-120 minutes and include a comprehensive history review and physical exam.
Highlights, Specialties & Features
- Wellness Consultations
- Genetic Testing
- Hormone Testing and Balancing
- Treatment of Lyme and tick-borne illness
- Nutritional and Diet Consultations
- Environmental and Toxicant Assessment
- Patient Care Liaison
- Sauna Therapy
- Alternative Allergy Treatment
Professional Associations & Certifications
- Board Certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- American Holistic Nurses Association
- American Association of Diabetes Educators
- American Botanical Council
- Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners
- Greater Richmond, VA, Petersburg, VA areas
- American Express, Debit Cards, Discover, MasterCard, Personal Checks, VISA, Cash
|Address||13.5 W. Old Street|
|Phone Number||(804) 733-3333|
Kristin Andrs has been practicing nursing for over 20 years and has been a Nurse Practitioner since graduating Virginia Commonwealth University's Master's program in 2000. She has an extensive background in surgery, emergency medicine, cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal and endocrine diseases. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona's Integrative Medicine Fellowship Program and is enrolled in a herbalism program through Sacred Plant Traditions in Charlottesville, VA. Andrs received the 2011 Advanced Practice Internal Expert Award for VCU Medical Center and lectures for the VCU School of Nursing and Medicine, The Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners and at various local events.
Products & Services
Are you tired of struggling with allergies? Are you frustrated with taking antihistamines, decongestants, and nasal sprays, yet still having symptoms? We are offering alternative allergy therapy that treats the cause and not the symptoms.
Are you trying to optimize your health? Are you concerned about your family history? Do you want to lose weight, improve your cardiovascular risk, and prevent cancer? Are you trying to live more naturally or reduce your dependence on pharmaceutical drugs? Are you tired of getting another pill every time you go to the doctor? These consultations are for you.
Are you concerned about your health in the future or your family history? If you are willing to commit to doing everything you can to keep your bad genes turned off and your good genes turned on for health; have your genetic profile tested. We can then develop a Wellness Plan specific to your unique genetic makeup to help you prevent cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's and some cancers.
Are you concerned about your diet and how it's affecting or could potentially affect your health? Are you wondering what vitamins and supplements you may need? Sorting out the information you read and hear about in the media on vitamins and supplements is tough. I have received extensive training to help you find the right and highest quality supplements for you, through the University of Arizona's Integrative Medicine program. We offer testing of your vitamin, mineral and antioxidant levels to help target and treat deficiencies and prevent future problems. Vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiencies have been shown to suppress the functions of the immune system which can contribute to chronic and degenerative conditions.
Many women struggle for years with mild to severe symptoms from peri-menopause through menopause. In our current world, we are exposed to many toxins that are called endocrine disruptors. Your endocrine system is responsible for making and utilizing your hormones correctly. Due to endocrine disruptors, many women are not able to make the correct balance of hormones. Having unbalanced hormones can make you susceptible to cancers, especially female cancers. Hormone testing is also available for men.
Do you have elderly or chronically ill loved ones and are concerned about their health? Do you feel you lack a full understanding of their current condition, treatments and options? Do your loved ones have multiple health care providers that may not be regularly communicating with one another? Are you bothered by how many medications your loved ones are taking? Andrs Wellness Consulting can be a liaison for you, your loved one and their health care providers and provide you with an easy-to-understand explanation of conditions, treatment and options. The ability for a provider to see the entire picture about a patient's condition is critical to achieving optimal outcomes.
Toxins are in our air, food, body, household and industrial products. We are exposed to toxins on a daily basis and this is a growing concern for our health. Exposure to toxins can contribute to acute or chronic problems with our immune, nervous and hormone systems. Toxins are stored in our fat and may be passed on to future generations. We can do an environmental assessment and testing for your body's toxicant load.
Ms. Andrs is a member of the prestigious International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) and follows their approach to diagnosis and treatment.
- I would not recommend this business
- Personal atmosphere, friendly people
- Communication, inability to give general warning of major costs, not the best receptionist help
I had tried to get a general estimate for some labs I was referred to Ands Wellness for several times. I was looking for a general price quote because I am essentially a cash patient the way my insurance is structured during certain points of the year. I had said this up-front before even scheduling the appointment as well as consistently after. Things like "discounted prices for cash patients" were originally assured to me after mentioning this to both doctors (my referring doctor talking about Andrs Wellness & Andrs Wellness themselves). Despite saying this up-front it all ended up being of little to no avail because I got a bill for about $1,800 (for the labs alone) like I was afraid.
Before this I would get in touch with Dr. Andrs or the receptionist who would tell me I needed to talk to the lab. Then I would get in touch with the lab's billing dept. (which was very helpful) who would tell me that the doctors should definitely be able to give me some prices for certain blood panels and if they couldn't do that, they needed their insurance agent to call them, not me. Of course the lab said this because I had to call Andrs Wellness and ask what panels I was having done, (they also originally had trouble giving me this info. – but I called back for them again because I knew they had been sent there weeks prior) which makes no sense for the patient to ask for and try to communicate over the phone to a lab. I am not a doctor.
I cannot be the only cash patient out there who needs an estimate in order to plan how to be able to pay a bill, especially large health expenses. My original doctor who referred me told me it would cost about $500-600, which alone was too much for me, hence all the preemptive attempts to communicate with Andrs' office and plan. Boy was that way off. I was also told labs would be sent directly to me multiple times during these communications with Wellness' office, which also didn't happen so I had to again contact the lab (but was apologized for by Andrs).
So I want to warn folks, do not listen to the answers you are given because you really need to push to get the simple questions answered and if they can't be answered, just bail. You should know ahead of time what you are getting into, it's not too much to ask. Despite the office being filled with nice people, which I saying honestly, it does not change the fact that I felt like these concerns I expressed fell upon deaf ears. I work in the health field and make a point to never encourage people into paying for things they express concern over being able to afford. If I say my insurance probably won't pay for most of the lab expenses at this point, don't continually say that most peoples insurance does pay for the labs. I just explained my insurance doesn't.
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