“Tell me and I forget,
teach me and I may remember,
involve me and I learn.”
– Benjamin Franklin

Hi, I am Kristen Brown, ARNP-C, board certified functional medicine practitioner and Founding Medical Director of Altheda Health. Altheda Health serves patients in Washington State and Nevada. Our team is here to help you restore, protect, and enhance your health. We give you the tools to heal and skills to live a more balanced life. We customize our approach to your specific concerns, helping you regain the vibrance you are missing.

You share your health story and together we build a plan specific to your needs. This often includes leading-edge lab testing, custom nutrition, science-proven methods, and lifestyle coaching to guide you to optimal health. During the last 24 years, I have worked with thousands of patients and have seen how sharing accurate information, practical wisdom, and proven health skills propel people to better health. I will ask you to do hard things and will provide support you along the way.

You are worth it! You can live in health. You can live in balance.


Kristen Brown is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner and Functional Medicine Practitioner with over two decades of clinical experience in functional medicine, urgent care, women’s health, and family medicine.

Kristen’s interest in functional medicine began even before she knew the name for it. Coming from a family with several members who have Type 2 Diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease, she wanted to be proactive and live in better health. This sparked her quest to dig deeper to discover root causes of these chronic conditions and seek to improve her lifestyle and diet to help prevent these diseases in herself and make positive changes to influence the health of her family.

Kristen Brown is passionate about helping people suffering with auto-immune disorders, hypothyroid, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, pre-diabetes, emotional eating, and unanswered health questions. She most enjoys working with daring patients who are willing to seek out and challenge the root cause of their illness.

Kristen Brown - Certified Practitioner The Institute for Functional MedicineAs a graduate of The Institute for Functional Medicine Certification Program (IFMCP), Kristen Brown is uniquely trained in the Functional Medicine model to identify and treat the root causes of chronic disease. To achieve the designation of IFM Certified Practitioner, Kristen Brown, completed a two-year course of intensive training and passed the stringent certification exam and case study evaluations. Kristen Brown is also an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Kristen Brown has years of clinical experience in urgent care, women’s health, family medicine, and functional medicine care. As a Washington State board-certified medical provider, Kristen Brown has full prescriptive authority. Kristen Brown began serving in the medical field in 1999 and practicing as an ARNP after earning her Master of Science degree in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Seattle University in 2007. Kristen attends several continuing medical education trainings each year to help keep her up to date on the latest research and technology in western and functional medicine.

In her free time, Kristen enjoys the outdoors, yoga, cooking, dates with her husband, and raising their two children in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Specialties: digestive health, leaky gut, IBS, GERD, constipation/diarrhea, SBBO (SIBO), yeast/parasites, IBD, endocrine dysfunction, hormone balancing, thyroid dysfunction, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, adrenal function, diabetes, pre-diabetes, auto-immune disorders, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus.


Our network of trusted nutritionists, counselors and healthcare professionals allow us to give each patient the well-rounded care they deserve.  After your first visit, we will may recommendations and refer you directly to the experts that will assist you on your journey to better health.