“Dr. West is an amazing provider of functional and lifestyle medicine. Her years of experience in nephrology and allopathic medicine coupled with her functional medicine training is unique in our practice. She truly practices what she preaches and helps patients with their whole life approach to care by focusing on treating the root cause and not just the symptoms. We are so lucky to have her.”
Dr. West’s education, medical training and professional career have taken her from Erie where she obtained her undergraduate degree from Gannon University to Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine in Philadelphia where she received her MD. Dr. West settled in Pittsburgh for internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Mercy Hospital and a fellowship in Nephrology and Hypertension at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She spent the next 25+ years practicing Nephrology in southwestern PA. Dr. West is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology and has served as medical director of a dialysis clinic in Washington, PA. Dr. West embraces the functional approach as a means to prevent, treat and even reverse some of the same diseases she treated in a traditional manner for many years. Her broad experience in treating complex medical conditions combined with a functional medicine approach provides Dr. West with a unique perspective from which to approach a variety of conditions. Dr. West joined the Turnpaugh Health and Wellness Center team in 2016.
Dr. West enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, cooking and learning more about lifestyle and nutrition.