Advanced Healthcare Associates is a privately-owned Nurse Practitioner clinic in southeast Kansas. With over 30 years of advanced practice experience, our providers practice together to provide a broad range of health care services. Our personal, comprehensive approach to your health care ensures you and your family’s medical needs are met, and your expectations are exceeded.
Sarah Baker was born in Fredonia, KS. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Pittsburg State University and a Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is co-owner at Advanced Healthcare Associates where she takes a special interest in aesthetics, preventative health, and hormone optimization. Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and being mom to her four children, whom she shares with her husband Seth. She is dedicated to providing compassionate care to all of her patients.
Jessica Evans, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Jessica (Apollo) Evans was raised in Fredonia, KS. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing at Pittsburg State University. She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has been seeing patients in Fredonia as a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2010. She and her husband Matt love raising their two children in the community that helped shape them. Her hobbies include watching her children in school and athletic activities, reading, and serving on various boards and organizations in the community.
Lindsay Forrester, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Lindsay Forrester is a board-certified APRN in Family Practice. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Nursing and Wichita State University Master of Nursing programs. Lindsay is currently practicing in her hometown of Fredonia, Kansas. She has worked in the Wichita area at Wesley Medical Center ER for 5 years and Immediate Medical Care for 5 years. Lindsay is interested in helping others with feeling their best, with a focus on preventive care and health promotion.
Britni Stewart, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Britni Stewart was raised in Fredonia, KS. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing at Pittsburg State University. She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has 12 years of experience caring for her community and takes a special interest in family medicine. She enjoys spending time with her husband Jordan and their five children. Her hobbies including reading, exercising, and watching her kids in their school and athletic activities.
NO INTENSE WORK-OUTS OR CRAZY DIETS. JUST RESULTS.
What You Need to Know
Your provider will take time during your initial consultation to discuss your health history, current weight, your goals, review your BMI, order labs, and develop a weight loss plan with prescription medication.
Our nurse practitioner weight loss specialist will go through the injection instructions and also guide you in how to inject properly at home (once-weekly). We'll answer any questions you may have about the medication and place your initial order!
Lose Weight & Track Progress
We'll meet once a month (in person or via tele-health) to review your progress, answer any questions you may have, and order your next month's supply of medication.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get my medication?
We have partnered with a compounding pharmacy to provide all our patients with their semaglutide medication. The pharmacy will ship your medication to you. Shipping times vary throughout the year, it typically takes 2 business days to receive your medication.
How do I store my medication?
Your medication should be stored in the refrigerator when not in use. If you happen to be traveling, it does NOT need to be packed on ice. Just place the medication in the refrigerator when you arrive at your destination.
My medication still hasn’t been delivered. How do I check the status ?
Please contact the pharmacy for this information. Once we send the prescription to them, we do not have any way of viewing the status of your medication.
How frequently do I take my medication?
It is a once-weekly injection. You may take it in the morning, afternoon, or evening—whichever time works best with your schedule.
What if I miss a dose?
Don’t panic! The medication has a 4-day window of time in which to take your dose and stay on track with your dosing regimen. If you are 5 days past your dosing date, then the recommendation is to skip that current week and resume the next week on your regular dosing day.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, is a form of hormone therapy that has existed in the U.S. for many decades and uses hormones that are structurally similar to those found within the human body.
Why Biote hormones?
Bioidentical hormones, such as the ones used by Biote, work with the body’s chemistry because they closely replicate the molecular structure of the hormones that normally occur within the body.
What is Pellet Therapy?
Biote Certified Providers receive training on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in the form of subcutaneous pellets. These pellets are inserted into the upper buttocks area during an in-office visit after testing is done to determine the exact quantity of the hormone the patient requires. Every dose is customized based on a consultation and extensive lab work to ensure a patient receives the exact concentration of hormones needed.
How Long do Pellets Last?
Pellets last up to three to six months depending on gender, weight, absorption rates, and the amount of deficiency or surplus of hormones present within the patient at the time of insertion. Pellets are reinserted between two to four times per year to help keep hormones optimized and balanced and may take up to two insertions before feeling the full benefits.
What Happens to Pellets?
Since pellets are bioidentical and contain hormones like those our body produces, pellets are completely dissolved and absorbed, leaving nothing behind.
Every person’s body is different, but at the end of a pellet cycle or when stopping pellet therapy altogether, symptoms of fatigue, low mood and sleeplessness may recur. Typically, the patient’s symptoms will return to the same state prior to BHRT as their estrogen and testosterone levels begin to drop.
Dysport is an injection used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines and wrinkles. The most commonly treated areas include:
The lines around the eyes known as crow’s feet, caused by squinting or smiling.
The horizontal lines across the forehead caused by raising the eyebrows.
The lines and folding of skin between the eyebrows caused by frowning.
Dysport™ works by simply relaxing the muscles underneath the skin to create a smooth, refreshed appearance.
How Quickly Does it take Effect?
It can take UP TO 2 WEEKS for it to take full effect, but many patients begin to see results in 1-2 days. Usually, we ask patients to wait for 14 days to pass in order to fully see the results
How Long Does it Last?
It is FDA-approved to last 4 months. Clinically, it lasts 3-4 months on average, but everyone is different. If you follow our providers’ directions to have your first 3 treatments promptly every 3 months, you will find that your next few treatments will start to last longer than 3 months.
The Myers Cocktail is the “Gold Standard” for delivering intravenous vitamins and minerals directly to your bloodstream. Dr. John Myers pioneered this use of intravenous nutrient therapy in the 1960s. The Myers’ Cocktail may help with:
Preventive therapy for cold & flu season
Reduction of fatigue
frEQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How is a Myer’s Cocktail administered?
A Myers’ cocktail IV treatment is administered intravenously and requires a licensed healthcare professional to deliver the treatment. Depending on the infusion rate and total bag volume, the treatment usually takes between 30-90 minutes and usually involves minimal pain.
Why Intravenous vs Oral?
So why not just take these vitamins orally? When taken orally, these same types of vitamins may not be fully absorbed by the digestive system. Many of these vitamins may also upset the digestive tract and can only be taken in small doses orally, limiting the amount of vitamins available for absorption.
How Often are Treatments Administered?
It is up to the healthcare practitioner and the patient to decide treatment schedule that will be most beneficial for the patient. In some cases, optimal results may come with one IV per week over three weeks. If severely fatigued or peristent migraines, two treatments per week may better serve these needs. Some patients benefit from occasional treatments every three to four months to support immune function.
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Primary Care Services
Chronic Disease Management for Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Heart Disease, COPD, etc.
Medicare Annual Wellness Visits
Routine Check-Ups and Well-Adult Exams
Skin Checks and Skin Lesion Removal
Well-Baby and Child Exams
Women’s Health including Breast Exams, Pap Smears, and Contraception Management