Stephanie Gray, DNP, MS, ARNP, ANP-C, GNP-C, CCCN, ABAAHP, FAARFM graduated as one of 12 Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) candidates from The University of Iowa College of Nursing in July 2011. Gray also holds a MSN and BSN from The University of Iowa College of Nursing. She has been practicing as a nurse practitioner since 2009. Her additional expertise lies within integrative health, combining conventional medicine with complementary and alternative medicine. She has also received a certification with continence care.

Dr. Stephanie Gray is the only nurse practitioner and one of only a few individuals in the state of Iowa certified through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine’s Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners (ABAAHP). She became the only nurse practitioner and one of 2 individuals in Iowa to complete their Advanced Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine in December 2013. She currently offers what she feels is the safest and most effective approach to hormone replacement, individualized natural hormone replacement therapy.

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She completed Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum’s Fatigue and Fibromyalgia certification course as one of only two individuals in Iowa with this training and the only in the area. She is also the only individual in the state of Iowa who has completed Ben Lynch’s Methylation & Clinical Nutrigenomics Course. She became the first BioTe Certified provider in the state of Iowa to administer hormone pellets in August 2014. She also finished a Masters in Metabolic Nutritional Medicine graduating from the University of South Florida’s Medical School in December 2015.

Additionally, Gray’s capstone doctoral project identified and highlighted new emerging evidence indicating that estrogen metabolism impacts women’s risk for breast cancer. It is now possible for women to lower their risk of breast cancer by being tested for a ratio of estrogen metabolites (2:16 alpha hydroxyestrone ratio) and, if appropriate, to favorably impact it using a nutritional intervention, Diindolylmethane (DIM).

Dr. Stephanie Gray worked to increase health care provider’s awareness and utilization of this 2:16 ratio and DIM in an effort to promote breast health and reduce breast cancer risk. Her project served as an initial step for the future development of evidence-based practice guidelines as a primary preventative approach to breast health. Gray disseminated her project by speaking at state and national conferences including the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 27th Annual conference in the summer 2012 where she presented her project. Her project manuscript was submitted for publication in early 2014.

She also became certified to provide IV nutrients (vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants) in fall 2016 through International IV Nutritional Therapy for Professionals.

Currently, Gray and her husband Eric Gray are the owners of the Integrative Health and Hormone Clinic in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She is certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as both an adult and geriatric nurse practitioner and certified Diplomate through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine’s Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners. Following her DNP graduation through summer 2012 she taught in the DNP program at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.

 

She believes in empowering her patients through education to take control of their health and lifestyle, ultimately leading to positive outcomes. Gray values the mind/body/spirit connection and supports a holistic model of care. She has previously had monthly publications in Healthy Cells Magazine and tri-annual publications in Living Well Magazine.

Dr. Stephanie Gray is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Institute for Functional Medicine, American Holistic Medical Association, National Association for Continence, Professional Women’s Network, Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates, Wound, Ostomy, & Continence Nurses Society, Sigma Theta Tau International (National Honor Society of Nursing), Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine, and currently hold the Public Relations/ Marketing role for the Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society of which she is also a member.

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