Stephanie Belseth, APRN, CPNP
Stephanie has a special interest in preventing health and developmental issues in children through pre-conception testing, counseling and interventions with parents before becoming pregnant, optimal pregnancy nutrition and care, and early intervention for infants, toddlers and young children with neurodevelopmental disorders. She focuses on balancing the microbiome and treating underlying medical conditions and imbalances in children in order to help them reverse symptoms and function optimally at the highest level possible. She uses principles of nutrition, holistic/integrative medicine, functional medicine, biomedical medicine, mind-body-spirit medicine and nutrigenomics in her work, and is a great coach in helping children and families with lifestyle changes that support optimal health and healing. She has a special interest in holistic wellness care, Gastrointestinal disorders, Autism, ADHD, Asthma, mental health disorders, PANS/PANDAS, Autoimmune disease, Pediatric Lyme and conditions that mimic it, and other complex chronic pediatric conditions. Stephanie is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), The Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS), the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), the MN Holistic Medicine Group, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS), and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. She has completed advanced level clinician trainings sponsored by the Autism Research Institute, is a MAPS provider and a candidate for fellowship through the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS). She has completed the ILADS practitioner training program and has also studied integrative modalities for the treatment of chronic Lyme Disease, and related disorders. She has mentored with pediatrician, Elizabeth Mumper MD at the Rimland Center for Integrative Medicine, Ann Corson MD of Kennett Square, PA, and Richard Horrowitz MD of the Hudson Valley Center for Healing Arts, among several other physicians and practitioners, and regularly attends a variety of conferences in order to keep up on the latest research and treatment for children with a variety of different conditions. She is a sought-after public speaker, and enjoys precepting and teaching. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, enjoying the outdoors, organic-whole-foods cooking, volunteering, running, biking, reading, and entertaining family and friends.
|Training||Prior to her current work at Newbridge Clinic beginning in 2009, she worked at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis, Children’s Hospital in Oakland CA, the MN Department of Health, and the Minneapolis Public Schools. She has advanced training and experience in integrative, functional medicine, natural, and biomedical approaches to managing pediatric health and developmental conditions with a focus on children with special needs and complex chronic pediatric conditions.|
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I don't know if my daughter would be where she's at without Stephanie.
Our daughter had Ulcerative Colitis symptoms starting age 5, and we started seeing Stephanie shortly before our daughter’s 7th birthday… Through Stephanie, we had comprehensive stool/blood/urine testing done which were VERY helpful IMHO… Over this time (2 years) our daughter’s health has continued to improve – it’s currently been about 4 months since the last visible trace of blood in stools occurred! Lord-willing, if we can continue the gut-healing approaches through Stephanie (diet/supplements), our daughter will eventually not need the sulfasalazine prescription.
After we reviewed our test results and had our appointment, I convinced my husband that we should go cold turkey and take Alex off of the foods Stephanie recommended, do our best to get him outside everyday for exercise, and start the supplements she recommended about 6 weeks ago… His stomach aches are gone, he no longer is wetting the bed, the dark circles under his eyes are lighter, his eczema is clearing up, and he wasn’t in the red zone a single day in the past week at school for behavior! He is much less clingy with me, and drop off at school has been a breeze the last couple of weeks. His teacher asked if we put him on medication, because he now can stay in his seat more than ever before, and has been much less intrusive and touchy with other kids. Even his handwriting has improved.