ElEVATE PERSONALIZED MEDICINE
Personalized patient care is the foundation of our work at Elevate Personalized Medicine, and part of that personalization is created through a partnership of trust between patient and provider. For our patients, establishing that partnership takes confidence in our abilities and a feeling that they know us and know our story. We don’t just offer advice we’ve learned from books or read about in studies. We practice what we know from experience – both in our own lives as well as in the lives of the patients we have had the honor of treating as we guide them to greater health.
JESSICA HAM, ARNP, ABAAHP
Jessica Ham has always had a passion for helping others and has lived that passion through her work as a nurse practitioner. She is dedicated to serving those who need it the most. During a time when her husband experienced a health crisis, Jessica discovered her passion for Functional Medicine, and she personally understood the frustration many patients feel when unexplained symptoms go undiagnosed by traditional medicine.
Together, Jessica and her husband, Philip, took a proactive approach and embarked on a journey to explore this newly emerging field of medicine. Functional Medicine, a new approach to healthcare, is scientifically grounded in finding the root cause of a disease and incorporates personal details specific to each patient in designing their treatment plan.
After extensive study and the completion of a fellowship program, she earned her board certification in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine though the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine in 2017. Jessica has 20 years of experience in the medical field and has been board-certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2006.
Jessica’s specific focus is to provide a personalized approach in determining the root cause of chronic disease and offering a comprehensive and holistic approach for treating the patient and not solely the symptoms they may be experiencing. She is a dedicated partner for each and every patient on the path to wellness.
Furthering Her Service
From 2012 to 2017, Jessica served as the Clinical Director of Health and Hope Clinic, committing both her time and her passion to serving the under-served members of the community in Escambia County. She is also an active volunteer and board member at Shield of Faith Missions, an organization founded to provide much-needed support to veterans suffering from the effects of PTSD. Jessica is also dedicated to working with Habitat for Humanity and Beulah Elementary School.
Prior to taking on her role of leadership at Health and Hope Clinic, Jessica worked in a rural family practice before becoming a contracted Women’s Health Provider for the US Air Force at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany.
In addition to her current work at Elevate Personalized Medicine, Jessica has been a clinical instructor for 3rd and 4th year medical students at Florida State University College of Medicine as well as to Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant students at Southern Alabama University. She is a published author in a peer-reviewed journal as well as in two textbooks on physical assessment.
KARA HYMAN, BSN, RN
Kara Hyman earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University in Laboratory Technology and her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of South Alabama. Since then, she has gained eight years of nursing experience in Functional Medicine. Kara has taken three module courses from the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, and this information has greatly helped her with her own health struggles.
Her firsthand knowledge, combined with her medical training, further enables her to relate to her patients and help educate others in their own quest of finding answers to their personal health obstacles. In her current position serving as the Practice Manager/RN at Elevate Personalized Medicine, Kara educates patients through one-on-one consultations on the benefits of bio-identical hormones and other wellness topics. She has extensive knowledge in nutritional supplementation and enjoys sharing this information with patients. Kara finds this branch of medicine to be particularly rewarding and loves working alongside Jessica Ham, ARNP, ABAAHP, in providing patients with a personalized approach for achieving their health and wellness goals.
Call Elevate Personalized Medicine to learn more about our team and how our personalized approach to medicine can make your health goals a reality today!