Mary E. Wilson, Nurse Practitioner
Mary E. Wilson, completed her post-graduate studies in Nursing at the University of Michigan-Flint in May, 2010, and became board certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner in June 2010. After becoming board certified, Mary worked as a hospitalist at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center in Rochester, Michigan, where she specialized in management of patients with chronic diseases including COPD, diabetes, and congestive heart failure. As a Nurse Practitioner, Mary was an integral part of the medical staff, not only directly overseeing treatment, but also providing education and guidance to patients with long-term disabling conditions.
Mary first entered medicine as a Registered Nurse (RN) in 2006, and worked in the cardiology department at Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, part of the Detroit Medical Center, until June 2010. During that time she managed patients with myocardial infarctions, as well as those undergoing interventional cardiology procedures such as cardiac catheterization, stent placement, and balloon angioplasty. Because of her leadership skills Mary frequently assumed the role of charge nurse, delegating staff assignments, managing work flow and overseeing unit functions.
During her experience as a hospitalist, Mary became disillusioned with the current medical system. She grew increasingly frustrated with the traditional approach to health care, and it’s reliance on drugs, which often required additional medication to counteract the side effects of the original drugs. Over time, she felt that traditional medicine was failing to address the true source of chronic disease conditions, and did not empower patients to take control of their own personal health. She dedicated herself to a different approach, one that focused on health promotion, disease prevention, and finding the source of the problem, not just on treating symptoms with medications.
While in graduate school, Mary became a patient here at the Waller Wellness Center. Through Dr. Waller she learned firsthand the tenets of a functional, prevention-oriented, integrative type of medicine. It was in this context that Mary reached a personal level of wellness that she never knew existed, and became inspired make a professional shift to the type of medicine provided here. Mary has completed extensive training in Functional Medicine, and works closely under the guidance of Dr. Waller in delivering high quality, science-based treatments to our patients here at Waller Wellness Center.