Shelby believes that finding the “WHY” to symptoms is the key to promoting optimal health. After exploring alternative ways to improve her own overall health she feels being able to integrate naturopathic, alternative, and traditional therapies for patients is a successful balance for improving health. Believing in her own ideas what a place of healing, hope, and integrative medicine would look like, led her to the West Clinic.
Shelby received her undergraduate education at Millersville University and Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She then moved west to attend Idaho State University where she earned her Master of Nursing in Family Medicine. She became board certified as a nurse practitioner in family medicine
after completing her studies. Prior to working at the West Clinic she has practiced at Pocatello Cardiology Associates, Ashton/Island Park Medical Clinic, and Idaho State University Family Medicine Residency Clinic. She has been a guest lecturer at Boise State University in their advanced pathophysiology course. Prior to being a master’s prepared nurse practitioner, she worked as a registered nurse in many areas priming her for a lifelong career in the medical field. She is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners of Idaho, and Sigma Theta Tau.
Shelby is originally from Pennsylvania, coming to Idaho in 2002. As a young child, she knew this was going to be her home after visiting family locally. When she saw an opportunity in 2002 to meet her goal of getting to Idaho, she never looked back.
Shelby enjoys spending time with her family, camping, snowmobiling, mountain biking, ATV adventures, and fishing. She is dedicated to continuing her education and learning new therapies to help improve patient’s positive experiences. Her goal for the next year is to begin studies to become certified in acupuncture. She believes in the power of healing through integrative medicine, touch, and the mind/body/spirit connection.