Carla Brook approaches medicine radically different than most physicians. Trained in a variety of specialties ranging from bio-identical hormone therapy to biotoxin illnesses to ozone therapy, she looks beyond her patient's symptoms to understand and ultimately nourish the underlying imbalances that cause illness.
Carla Brook has been in the medical field in some capacity for the past 25 years. Her career started in 2000 as an RN where she spent 10 years traveling across Montana working in the ER, OB, and ICU. Carla then graduated from Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in Hyden, Kentucky, becoming a nurse practitioner in 2007 practicing emergency medicine, family practice and internal medicine. Because of the desire to improve health with more natural modalities, in 2012 she decided to make the transition into Integrative Medicine. Her integrative practice includes both pharmaceuticals (only when absolutely necessary) and natural, well-researched treatments to help her patients obtain the best health they can. In addition, she received her certification in mold/lyme/CIRS illness in 2014. Currently, Carla is pursuing a fellowship in Functional Medicine from George Washington University.
As if the medical field wasn't enough, Carla Brook has also taught nursing at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, Montana.
Carla believes in the old saying, "you reap what you sow;" this is true for the human body. People need to take care of their body for it to work properly. Bottom line, people are individuals and should be treated as such. Under her practice you will work together to find an individual plan personalized to your health and medical history.
Carla lives in Bigfork, Montana with her husband Rodney. They have four children and five grandchildren. In her spare time, she can be found taking care of her cherry orchard, watching grandkids, spending time with friends, or studying for her fellowship of Functional Medicine. She loves Northwest Montana and everything Flathead Lake has to offer.
Ali is a Montana native and after receiving her diploma at the University of Montana, she spent the next few years traveling and devoting her life to positive experiences. When she decided to plant her roots in NW Montana, she met Carla Brook, NP-C at Riverbend Integrative Medicine and was impressed with her expertise in both functional and allopathic medicine, as well as her genuine character. Ali wears many hats at the clinic, but you can always expect her to go over and beyond to provide the best patient experience possible, assuring that each and every patient leaves with the hope that they can have their quality of life improved. Ali is excited to be part of Stem Cell Centers, educating and spreading the word of regenerative medicine.
When she’s not in the office, Ali can be found hiking a mountain, rafting a river, or laying on a boat somewhere in the middle of Flathead Lake with her boyfriend and two Siberian huskies.
Lynn Nasset is the Front Office Manager at Stem Cell Centers of Lakeside. Her passion for caring for people began at an early age while growing up in rural Montana with her seven siblings. While raising her own five children with her husband Roger, Lynn pursued her passion as a paraprofessional in the public-school system. She mainly worked in the special education department and with special needs children.
Lynn fills her time with her many grandchildren and loves to explore the nearby mountains, lakes and rivers. And when she is not outdoors, Lynn can be found in the kitchen baking goodies and making meals for those in need.
Thrilled to be part of the functional medicine community, Lynn was very excited to meet Carla Brook, NP-C and work with her at Riverbend Integrative Medicine and Stem Cell Centers of Lakeside. She loves the fact that she gets to play a part in helping people get their lives back with the care they receive at the clinic. “It’s always a great day watching people get better!”
Wendi is a Patient Care Advocate for Stem Cell Centers in Lakeside, Montana. Wendi’s background is in Massage Therapy, and more specifically, Lymphatic Facilitation and Restorative Breast Therapy. She did her training in Boise, Idaho, and was also an instructor and administrator for the Academy she graduated from. But the mountains called and 2 1/2 years ago she made the move to Montana. She has a decade of experience in the health and wellness arena, and in addition to her joining the Stem Cell Center team, still maintains a thriving massage practice in Lakeside. Wendi is an active participant in anything involving women’s health – whether it be participating in breast cancer awareness functions or hosting community events promoting preventative lifestyles. She is very excited to be involved with cutting edge regenerative medicine and changing people’s lives for the better. Her ultimate motto is “What a blessing it is to be a part of the tide that raises all boats.”
When she’s not working, Wendi can be found roaming the beautiful trailheads in the Flathead valley with her Australian cattle dog, Roscoe.