Intensive Providers

Sunny (Laurel) Austin, NP

Intensive Provider

Laurel (Sunny) Austin, NP, is a Family Nurse Practitioner who graduated from Vanderbilt with a master’s degree in Nursing. She is passionate about caring for patients holistically and addressing root causes of chronic disease. Her goal is to work collaboratively and individually with patients to help them live healthier lives.

Laurel is thankful that God led her to Sanctuary Functional Medicine. Sunny’s experience in primary care and urgent care — along with training in functional medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine — helps her provide integrative care to children and adults, and she is enthusiastic to apply her expertise to help you in your journey towards healing at Sanctuary.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord and not man.” – Colossians 3:23

Continuing Medical Training And Certifications

    • AFMCP (Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice) Course Completed
    • Institute for Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Immune Module Completed
    • Institute for Functional Medicine Advanced Practice GI Module Completed
    • Institute for Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Cardiometabolic Module Completed

 

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Andrew Bohunicky, PA-C

Intensive Provider

Andrew Bohunicky, PA-C, graduated from NOVA Southeastern University with a Masters in Physician Assistant studies in 2019. He recently moved his family from North Carolina to Tennessee and is excited to be a part of the Sanctuary Functional Medicine team.

After spending the first few years of his career working in conventional Family Medicine Andrew felt frustrated by the reality that most of his patients were not getting healthier with the standard care model. His goal as a provider is to help his patients thrive and he felt that God was calling him down a new path. Andrew is currently completing training through the Institute for Functional Medicine and is excited to utilize this knowledge to help his patients live fuller and healthier lives.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord and not man.” – Colossians 3:23

Continuing Medical Training And Certifications

    • Institute for Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Cardiometabolic Module Completed
    • AFMCP (Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice) Course Currently Enrolled
    • Institute for Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Hormone Module Enrolled for July

 

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Lauren Schritter, FNP-BC

Intensive Provider

Lauren Schritter, FNP-BC, graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She brings a unique aspect to the team as she has a diverse background in healthcare, having graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA).

Lauren has worked in a variety of healthcare settings but felt called to advance her education to become a Family Nurse Practitioner in functional medicine. She is in the process of becoming certified through the Institute of Functional Medicine. Lauren’s commitment to ongoing education and patient-centered care defines her as a practitioner who goes beyond symptoms, striving for long-term wellness in everyone she serves.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord and not man.” – Colossians 3:23

Continuing Medical Training And Certifications

    • AFMCP (Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice) Course Completed
    • Institute for Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Environmental Health Module Completed
    • Institute for Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Immune Module Completed

 

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Functional Primary Care Providers

Lynn Day, PA-C

Functional Primary Care Provider

Lynn Day, PA-C, received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa, and has spent her career working in Family Medicine. Lynn is passionate about serving patients well and genuinely enjoys the chance to develop relationships with them individually.

Recently, she moved from Iowa to Tennessee and is thrilled to start a new chapter in life implementing her skills in the world of functional medicine. She feels blessed to be a part of the Sanctuary team and is dedicated to providing excellent care along your healing journey from a holistic medical perspective.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord and not man.” – Colossians 3:23

Continuing Medical Training And Certifications

    • AFMCP (Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice) Course Completed
    • Institute for Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Immune Module Completed
    • Institute for Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Cardiometabolic Module Completed
    • Institute for Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Hormone Module Enrolled for July

 

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Nutrition

Stacie De Lucia, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Nutrition

She completed her bachelor’s degree in Dietetics at the University of Delaware and later obtained her master’s degree in Functional Nutrition from Parker University. Stacie enjoys teaching patients about how to have healthy balance and loves to get others excited about how food can be powerful medicine to heal the body.

She will make sure to meet you where you are at with your nutrition and find solutions that work best for you to further facilitate your healing journey throughout the program here at Sanctuary!

1 Corinthians 6:19-20- Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.

Continuing Medical Training And Certifications

    • Bachelors of Science from University of Delaware
    •  Dietetic Internship from Gulf Coast Dietetic Internship
    • Masters of Science in Functional Nutrition from Parker University

 

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Health Coaching

Amy Vrieze, BSN, RN, NBC-HWC

Health Coaching

As a Registered Nurse and a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Amy has a passion for helping others find a balanced approach to lifestyle. Her coaching methods empower patients to make lasting changes as they navigate through their personal health journey.

Amy recognizes that each person is unique, and it is never a “one size fits all” approach. She will work with each patient individually to help determine how best to implement new lifestyle changes and recommendations from their provider to keep moving forward in their journey toward total healing.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord and not man.” – Colossians 3:23

Continuing Medical Training And Certifications

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Limbic Training/Integrative Therapy

Casey Kania, BSN, MSSW

Limbic Training/Integrative Therapy

My name is Casey Kania. I have a background in Nursing and Social Work, but most importantly I have a background in being a victim of an overactive Limbic System. I have been right where you are and I understand the struggles you face on a personal level.

Because of this, I have a passion for functional mental health and have devoted my career to helping people overcome their mental struggles when faced with physical conditions. My specialties lie in OCD and PANS/PANDAS, along with chronic health conditions. I would be honored to join you in your journey to health towards healing and empowerment.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord and not man.” – Colossians 3:23

Continuing Medical Training And Certifications

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