Pediatric Integrative & Functional Medicine


Meet Dr. Gutierrez

Neuronutrition Associates is committed to helping heal children and prevent disease by focusing on the whole child instead of just the symptoms. We will listen, guide, and assist the parents and patient throughout this process. The path to healing can take time, and we will be here to support the challenges and improvements of each child along their healing journey. We address the root cause of symptoms and treat organically in order to fully restore children to their most healthy being. Our approach includes creating an environment of caring and compassion involving both parents and the child in the treatment plan, and using evidenced-based practice to promote individual health and wellness.

    During my doctoral education at Johns Hopkins University, my research was focused on how mainstream clinicians could integrate natural medicine into their patient care. I discovered there is compelling peer-reviewed evidence that supports integrating natural therapies into clinical care. As medical providers, we should be using the best treatment choice for our patients, regardless if it is considered mainstream or alternative.

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    Dr. Gutierrez is a doctor of nursing practice and pediatric nurse practitioner that has been providing pediatric functional medicine care to patients for over a decade. She received her doctorate from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, and her masters degree as a pediatric nurse practitioner at the University of Texas in Austin, TX. Dr. Gutierrez is board certified in functional medicine by the Institute of Functional Medicine in addition to dual board certifications by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board as both a pediatric nurse practitioner and a primary care mental health specialist. Dr. Gutierrez is adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University where she has been teaching providers about pediatric functional medicine for the last several years. Dr. Gutierrez has a passion for creating custom supplement solutions for chronic health conditions, is a seasoned speaker, author, and leader in the field of pediatric functional medicine care.

    What is functional medicine?

    Functional medicine is a biological systems-based approach to treating the root cause of illness by looking at the interactions between the genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors of an individual. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.