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Team

Our Team

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Dr. Aderonke "Ade" Akindipe,

    DNP, MBA MSN, APRN, FNP-C, WCC

    My vision for Rejuvenate Health and Wellness is to equip my patients with the tools they need to accomplish their health and wellness goals. I see myself as your personal health coach and cheerleader.

    Rejuvenate Health and Wellness uses a one-on-one approach to provide individualized care. I value the time I spend with my patients because I want them to remain healthy for as long as possible. Whether it is stabilizing a chronic disease, improving nutrition and fitness, mental health, or simply spending time talking to you about a major life change, I am here as your coach and health care support.

    Family Nurse Practitioner

    I have a special interest in preventive health focusing on nutrition, exercise, fitness and weight management. I appreciate the functional medicine approach because it focuses on why a disease is happening instead of simply treating the symptoms of a disease. I also love helping people who struggle with obesity. As someone who has struggled with weight gain, I understand the challenges of maintaining a healthy lifestyle while balancing different roles as a full time parent, spouse, and full time career. I also have interests and expertise in chronic disease management such as hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular health.

    My background as a nurse is in critical care and cardiac nursing. I worked many years in some of the nation’s top hospitals including Mount Sinai Hospital and Columbia Presbyterian hospital. I have worked in the home health and retail space as a nurse and nurse practitioner. I earned my doctoral degree in nursing practice (DNP) and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University. I earned my Masters degree in Nursing from Maryville University in St Louis Missouri.

     

    During my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and two boys traveling or enjoying the great outdoors in Alaska. I also enjoy spending time in my kitchen trying new recipes or cooking up West African dishes with my family

    Areas of Expertise

    • Medical Weight Loss

    • Hormone Replacement Therapy

    • Functional Medicine

    Dr. Akindipe DNP has received training and certifications in Functional Medicine, Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine, Hormone Replacement Therapy, and Weight loss management. She is a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.

    Favorite Things to do

    I love reading, cooking, traveling and singing. Call me the singing nurse! I also enjoy running and weight lifting. Since moving to Alaska, I have a new appreciation for the outdoors and try to get out in nature when I can.

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    Ashley Koch

      Certified Functional Nutritionist

      Ashley’s work is collaborative, investigative, and comprehensive. In her practice, she works with adults, teens and children. Her in depth intake process allows her to understand your full health history, as there is no one who knows your body better than you. Ashley will help you explore the connection between your symptoms and lifestyle and guide you in building a roadmap to achieving your personal health goals. Her evidence-based laboratory testing can further identify inflammatory factors and biochemical imbalances to further highlight important areas of focus for your health. She identifies the missing factors when it comes to nutrition and lifestyle to help you achieve your desired outcomes, reverse chronic disease and symptoms, and improve longterm health. Her work with clients focuses rebuilding digestive health, blood sugar balance, addressing nutritional deficiencies, identifying inflammatory and biochemical imbalances, improving detoxification, and restoring your gut microbiome to prevent or reverse chronic disease. 

      Her education started in the Northern California farmers markets and in her kitchen. It continued as she utilized these tools to rebuild her personal health and worked alongside Functional Medicine providers to restore the health of her children. She completed her masters in Functional Medicine and Human Nutrition and received board certification as a Certified Nutrition Specialist. She is passionate about providing evidence-based functional nutrition and wellness to her clients. 

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      Shantelle Griffin, CMA

        Certified Medical Assistant

        Shantelle Griffin is a longtime Alaskan. She has been a medical assistant for 17 years. Her background is working in women's health. She also has experience in urgent care, primary care, general surgery, and medical aesthetics. She has found that being a medical assistant has aligned with one of her core values which is taking care of people. She finds joy in making sure every patient has a good experience when being seen for their visit. In her free time she enjoys spending time with my family, friends, going to the movies, traveling, dining out, and going to concerts.

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