Laura Wilda is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
She subsequently attended Concordia University-Wisconsin where she earned a master’s degree in the Science of Nursing. While attending school she worked at an outpatient surgery center caring for those undergoing endoscopies, as well as pain management procedures.
Laura and her husband moved to Scottsdale AZ in 2010. She spent time as a home health care nurse as she completed her master’s degree Program. Soon after completion, she was hired by Mayo Clinic’s Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology where she managed complex motility disorders for 5 years.
It was during this time that Laura felt frustrated with the limitations of conventional medical treatment, especially for those suffering from functional disorders.
Upon leaving Mayo Clinic to join Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Complex Pain Department Laura began the Fellowship of Integrative Medicine (founded by Dr. Andrew Weil) at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
Laura dabbled in complementary therapies in her 20’s when she suffered from recurrent sinus infections.
She was scheduled to have her tonsils removed when she sought a different approach. She saw a Nurse Practitioner trained in Complementary Medicine, and with a few simple treatments Laura was able to gain control over her illness and did not pursue surgery.
Laura completed the Fellowship of Integrative Medicine in February of 2019, around which time she left Phoenix Children’s Hospital to pursue a career in Integrative and Functional medicine. Laura is currently participating in the Institute for Functional Medicine Certification Program.
Laura is especially interested in how nutrition, movement and stress management play a role in health and wellness. She has completed training in Transcendental Meditation and found it to be very beneficial in her own life.
Laura is currently doing integrative medicine sick visits here at Arizona Wellness Medicine and looks forward to partnering with you on the journey to health!