Staff

Staff

Meet the staff at Freedom Healthcare

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Jeffrey S. Nelson, D.O.

Jeffrey S. Nelson, D.O., graduated with a B.S. in human biology from Brigham Young University and then received his D.O. from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2001. Dr. Nelson completed his residency in family medicine at St Louis University Hospital in St Louis, MO and Scott Air Force Base in Belleville, IL. He practiced family medicine and aerospace medicine in Germany from 2004 to 2010 for the United States Air Force and managed the NASA space shuttle emergency medical response team in Europe. Dr. Nelson is board certified in family medicine and has been focusing on evidence-based anti-aging medicine and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for the past several years.

Melissa Lonnecker

Melissa Lonnecker

Melissa Lonnecker, PA-C, graduated with a B.S. in biology with an emphasis in human biology from Brigham Young University and went on to earn her Physician Assistant degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. She has practiced family medicine since 2001,when she realized she was dissatisfied with many of the answers provided by traditional medicine and began seeking alternative answers. She began studying and practicing functional medicine, integrating nutrition into her medical treatments.She found that to be very helpful, but felt there was still a missing link. At the encouragement of several of her patients, she began learning about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. She felt like her inquiries were finally complete and began to feel much more comfortable with the recommendations she was giving to her patients. She has been practicing functional medicine and bioidentical hormone replacement with an integrative approach in family practice for several years, and has now joined PhysioAge Medical Group of Utah.

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Aaron I. Butcher PA-C

I was raised in Utah and come from a family of 12 children. I went to Buffalo, NY where I received my degree as a Physician Assistant. I was primarily trained in primary care and have always enjoyed improving a patient’s quality of life through both medicine and education. I currently work closely with Dr. Gergory Laurence in providing the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to our patients. I have trained and certified with some of the leading experts in the field of bioidenticle hormone replacement. Worldlinkmedical offers a four part course, close to 100 CME hours, for providers to assist them in assessing and managing patients appropriately. It has provided me with a sound foundation on which to safely diagnose and treat people with hormone deficiencies. The realization of the importance of BHRT and its effects became evident in my own life when I became the patient. I was found to be severely deficient in a hormone that dramatically changed my own life. Before I knew about hormone replacement I just figured “I was just getting old.” I felt powerless to do anything. What a relief to find out that how I was feeling wasn’t in my head. I wasn’t crazy and there was something I could do to restore my quality of life. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has provided an exciting intrical instrument in restoring a person’s vitality, strength, energy, sex life and quality of life through natural means. I believe the medical science behind BHRT and feel that it truly improves a persons quality of life. I look forward to helping you optimize your own health through proper balancing of naturally occurring hormones that provide significant health benefits while improving your overall sense of well-being.