Jessica Santos is a Family Nurse Practitioner, a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, and a member of the International Society for Environmentally-Acquired Illness. She specializes in helping patients navigate complex chronic disease.
Jessica graduated from the University of Arizona with her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2004, then with her Master’s of Science in Nursing in 2006. She spent most of her early career in urgent care, pediatrics, family practice, and internal medicine, but practicing conventional medicine left her unfulfilled and frustrated. She continuously felt she was missing something, that there was more the patients needed from her that she was unable to provide. After being introduced to functional medicine, she realized it was the exact thing she had been searching for. Finding the root cause of disease (not just treating symptoms) and empowering her patients to take control of their health and wellness was what she set out to do in the medical field.