Karen Saylor, FNP-BC, is a board-certified nurse practitioner. She earned her basic degree in nursing studies (BSN), at Duke University on a 4 year gymnastics scholarship. Her past experience as an RN for over 30 years has been in Neonatal Intensive Care, Public health, and the final 15 years were spent working in ENT and Allergy. After working as an RN for 30 years, following a Medical Mission trip to Honduras, she went back to graduate school at UNC Chapel Hill in NC, earning her Masters degree in Nursing, and graduated with top honors as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2012.
Karen has many years of experience specializing in allergy, food sensitivities, thyroid conditions, chemical and mold toxicities. She trained in Low Dose Allergy Therapy (LDA).
Karen has special expertise in women’s issues, including nutrition and weight loss counseling, testing and treatments for micronutrient deficiencies, food sensitivities, contraception maintenance, and is also experienced in Obstructive Sleep Apnea, (OSA) Benign Positional Vertigo (BPPV), IBS, thyroid disorders, and Candida overgrowth.
Karen brings her background in Functional and Integrative Medicine to Whole Health Solutions where she focuses on the Whole Body for wellness. She utilizes integrative methods for healing, including detoxification, stress reduction, weight loss/nutrition, gut inflammation and healing, and natural blood sugar balancing.
Volunteer activities include working at The Samaritan Health Center.
Karen also is a certified Yoga Hatha, Prenatal and Pilate’s instructor presently teaching at the Downtown Durham YMCA.