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Summer Denny, NP

Functional Medicine Nurse Practitioner
Aetna
BCBS
Cigna
Oxford Freedom
United Healthcare
California,
Colorado,
Florida,
Georgia,
Kentucky,
Missouri,
New York

Specialties

Autoimmune conditions (hashimotos, arthritis, lupus, etc), Diabetes, Fertility, Hormonal Imbalances (PCOS, Hypothyroidism, Endometriosis), Hormonal Imbalances (PCOS), Hypothyroidism, Weight Loss, Weight Loss Medication (Ozempic, Wegovy, Saxenda)
About Me

Personality:

Summer Denny, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, is a compassionate and personable board-certified Functional Medicine & Family Nurse Practitioner. She is known for being a great listener, ensuring that her patients feel heard and understood.

Background:

With over a decade of experience in healthcare, Summer began her career as a neonatal intensive care RN in the NICU. It was during this time that she developed a keen personal interest in nutrition, weight loss, gut health, and hormonal imbalances with her own. As a result, she transitioned to working in a functional medicine practice, where she gained invaluable experience in treating patients holistically.

Summer earned her Master of Science in Nursing from The Ohio State University after completing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Indiana University. She then worked for a private practice specializing in integrative/regenerative medicine, where she promoted overall wellness, addressed health concerns with alternative methods, and provided aesthetic services.

For the past 3 years, Summer has practiced and trained extensively in nutrition, weight loss medicine, hormone therapy and attended numerous courses and seminars across the country to fine-tune her skills. In June 2021, she opened Helix Integrative Medicine located in Denver, Colorado. Here she enjoys being able to impact the lives of her patients by helping them improve their overall health and get them back to feeling great again.

Specialties:

Summer specializes in primary care, obesity, weight loss, nutritional deficiencies, stress management, sleep hygiene, thyroid optimization, hormone replacement therapy, and integrative and functional medicine. Her expertise in these areas allows her to develop tailored and individualized treatment plans for her patients, leading to optimal health outcomes.

Counseling Philosophy:

Summer is a functional medicine nurse practitioner who is passionate about empowering her patients to improve their health and wellness by promoting healthy lifestyle choices. She believes in establishing an individualized plan of care that meets the unique needs of each patient, allowing for optimal health outcomes.

Affiliations:

Summer is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She values staying current with the latest advancements in healthcare and actively engages in continuing education to enhance her skills and knowledge.

Interests:

In her free time, Summer enjoys hiking, swimming, working out, traveling, and exploring the beautiful state of Colorado. Her active lifestyle aligns with her belief that a healthy lifestyle is integral to overall well-being.

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Specialties

Autoimmune conditions (hashimotos, arthritis, lupus, etc), Diabetes, Fertility, Hormonal Imbalances (PCOS, Hypothyroidism, Endometriosis), Hormonal Imbalances (PCOS), Hypothyroidism, Weight Loss, Weight Loss Medication (Ozempic, Wegovy, Saxenda)

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Questions? We have answers

Will my insurance cover these sessions?
When you book an appointment, you’ll be asked to submit your insurance information. From there, you will hear back before your appointment on general coverage. While we can’t guarantee coverage (as it is always up to the insurance company), we can provide an estimate or idea of what may or may not be covered while working with your RD.
Is there anything I need to do to prepare for the sessions?
We highly recommend compleating our pre-evaluation forms. Not only is this very helpful for the RD you’ll be meeting with, but it gives you a chance to take time and think about what will really help you on this journey.

Other than that, we also encourage sending over any recent labs, food records, or referrals you received from your doctor or therapist.
How many sessions will I need with my RD?
Follow-ups are integral for progress and to get the most value from working with an RD. We don’t require or mandate any set number of follow-ups, but we do recommend meeting at least every 1 to 2 weeks for the first 3 months of your first appointment. Of course, this may not be possible for certain individuals and that’s ok too. The best part is that all treatment timelines are flexible and adjustable to fit your needs.
What if I am not satisfied or unhappy with the dietitian I am matched with?
One of the perks of working with us is that we have a variety of qualified RDs and all have their own individual techniques, specialty areas AND personalities. Nutrition can be very personal and for that reason, finding an RD who meshes with your personality is paramount. If you’re not clicking with your dietitian, you can simply message or email us and we can match you with a better fit. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if that’s the case! It’s important that you connect with the provider to see the maximum benefits.
Is it possible to ever do in-person sessions?
At this time, we are only set-up for virtual visits, except if you live close to the NYC area. Of course, if and when that changes, we will be notifying all of our clients and patients.
How does billing work?
We understand navigating insurance can be quite confusing and overwhelming. Luckily, if you’re using health insurance for your sessions, we will do all the billing for you. We submit claims to your insurance company within a few days of your appointments. Copays and deductibles are charged a few weeks later as we like to wait for the explanation of benefits to come back first before making charges. These charges can be automatically processed using the card you have on file. If you ever have additional billing questions or concerns, you can contact us at any time and someone will assist you promptly!
What happens if I need to cancel or can’t make an appointment?
Emergencies happen and we try to be as understanding and accommodating as possible. We do have a 24 hour cancellation policy in order to respect the time of our practitioners and other clients who are trying to schedule appointments as well. That said, if something unexpected or emergent comes up, we just ask that you notify us as soon as possible. Otherwise, we appreciate that you keep all your scheduled appointment times to the best of your ability.
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