Elise is a Georgia native, born and raised just outside of Atlanta. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from University of South Carolina and her Doctor of Nursing Practice with focus in Family Practice from Augusta University.
Elise has been providing care to patients for 10 years. Starting her nursing career as a Cardiology Nurse she saw the effects that chronic diseases can have on the body over time. As a Nurse practitioner she worked in Interventional Radiology and evaluated patients often who were at their sickest, for minimally invasive procedures.
Her journey to working in Functional Medicine and at STAT is two fold. After working in nursing both in cardiology and Interventional Radiology seeing some of the sickest patients she had a desire to work more on the front end of disease, work to identify root causes, and hopefully keep people out of the hospital. The second part of her journey to STAT is that she started as a patient! Through her own journey as a patient she learned more about how her body works and how it was unique to her. Once she learned more about how her body metabolized nutrients and reacted to stress she could not unsee it, and wanted to help others learn these things about themselves.
Elise is passionate about empowering patents to be in control of their own health, and to learn about themselves. She strives to get patients feeling their best. When she is not working she can be found planning her next vacation, reading, or spending time with friends and family!