A graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Nurse-Midwifery and Family Nurse Practitioner program, Dani practices the art of medicine by balancing traditional and integrative therapies. Dani encourages her patients to step out of the realm of “normal” and reach “optimal” health.
Dani was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome in 1985. She struggled with chronic itching of her arms and legs for several years, was diagnosed with Lupus in her early 30’s and then, not surprisingly, prescribed psych medications to manage her emotions. Not once was she ever told “your diet controls your pain” or asked “what are you eating?” by the 10 specialists she saw over 24 years. She continued eating a Standard American Diet as her symptoms progressed, and prescriptions to treat those increased as well. It wasn’t until she began practicing integrative medicine after graduating from nurse practitioner school that she was educated on the importance of healing the gut. Her story of healing is an inspiration and source of hope to her patients.
Dani owns Integrative Family Medicine in Franklin, TN. She focuses on gut, thyroid, hormone and adrenal health with her patients. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, which is autoimmune thyroid disease, is her passion. Her approach embodies a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual process to healing. She believes God designed our bodies to heal themselves in our 40’s, 50’s, 60’s or even 70’s. She stresses the importance of eating real food, as well as cleaning up the environment around us one step at a time.
She is a sought-after speaker at various conferences and workshops where she leads discussions on gut, thyroid, adrenal, hormone and brain health. She is on the board of Middle Tennessee chapter of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention and believes strongly in addressing issues of adverse childhood trauma and its relation to overall long-term health conditions.
She is a single mother of two grown children and attends Brentwood Baptist Church. She loves traveling and participating in medical mission work. She runs a support group for her Hashimoto’s thyroiditis patients, offers community education at the clinic and has a weekly Facebook Live show on Sunday evenings named “Sunday Night Service” and addresses various health topics. She is also the founder of a Facebook community that continues to grow monthly with members from across the world that are dedicated to healing their bodies from the INSIDE OUT: Inside~Out Healing from Within.
Her first book Wild & Well: Dani’s Six Commonsense Steps to Radical Healing is being released November 9, 2021. She believes your health is not rocket science, and healing shouldn’t be either.