Janis Rustad, RN, MN, FNP-C, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, was born and raised in the beautiful Pacific Northwest on Whidbey Island, Washington. She received her Bachelor of Science Nursing degree from Walla Walla University in College Place, Washington and her Masters of Nursing through Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

Janis is credentialed as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and as a Functional Medicine Clinician through the Institute for Functional Medicine. To further her education, she received certification as an Evidence-Based Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Practitioner, through the Foundation for Care Management. She is also a member of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Diseases. She regularly completes continuing education to maintain her certification and skills and is always open to increasing her knowledge and understanding of women’s healthcare needs.

Prior to her arrival in Scottsdale, Janis helped set up a medical clinic in Belize, Central America, and worked in a variety of private clinics and hospitals specializing in OBGYN, pediatrics, family medicine and in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

She encourages her patients to strive to achieve optimal function and health. She feels that the patient-provider relationship should reflect that of mutual respect and collaboration. Through this relationship, patients should be empowered to take an active role in their healthcare plans and decisions.

Janis is fully qualified in Bio-identical Hormone Therapy, Well Woman Exams, Pap Smears, Breast Exams, Colposcopy, Contraception – including IUD insertion – Endometrial Biopsies, Thyroid Issues, Nutritional Counseling, Vulvar Biopsies as well as aesthetic procedures like Femilift, Viveve, and the O-Shot.

In her off hours, Janis enjoys spending time with her husband, her three beautiful daughters and their spouses along with her five grandchildren. Her life is enriched through playing with her dog, Bella, playing the piano, hiking, kayaking and gardening.

Janis Rustad, RN, MN, FNP-C