about

our clinic

Our Mission at Virtue of Health Wellness Center:

By using a combination of integrative medicine and functional medicine we strive to give our patients a better understanding of the beautiful ecosystem that occurs within our bodies. When our bodies are not functioning optimally, this ecosystem is compromised. It is our mission to provide accurate knowledge on how to improve their health and lifestyle choices through identifying the route cause of “dis-ease” and healing the body with a balance of science and holistic modalities.

Virtue Of Health is an integrative primary care and functional medicine clinic. We specialize in addressing full spectrum health conditions including: aging, weight gain, hormone imbalance, chronic viral illness, immune system regeneration, autoimmune conditions, lyme disease, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and more. Our treatment services help to promote healthier cells and tissues for a better quality of life by improving energy and promoting overall well-being.

Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease by using a systematic approach, and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century.

 

Functional medicine addresses the whole person and sets out to treat the root cause of disease, not just mitigate symptoms with medication. This patient-centered approach involves a more thorough health evaluation.  Factoring in ones history, lifestyle, environment, genetic components, and emotional state is important to properly diagnose and treat.  In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.

about

the Founder

Jaqlyn Jacobs NMD, CNC is a Microscopist, Certified Nutritional Counselor specializing in Orthomolecular Nutrition & Sports Nutrition and completed her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (NMD). 

Jaqlyn has substantial educational experience spanning more than eight years, that has given her a unique perspective on the human biome and healing:

  • 7 years studying Orthomolecular Nutrition

  • 1.5 years studying Biochemistry under Dr. Edward Lauren, a PhD with over 40 years experience

  • 1 year studying Microbiology under Dr. Bobban Sudhra PhD, a Microbiome specialist.

  • 1 year studying Microscopy & Parasitology under Homeopathic M.D. Dr. Okker Botha of Neogenesis.

  • 3 years studying Functional Pharmacology under a Doctor of Pharmacology PhD.

  • 2 years studying Bio-Identical Hormones & Endocrinology under an Internal Medicine Doctor with over 50 years experience

  • 1 year studying Metabolic Function & Weight Loss under a Bariatric Doctor with over 30 years experience.

Jaqlyn has the following certifications:

  • Masters in Orthomolecular Nutrition & Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (7 years of study)

  • Certified in BioTE Hormone Pelleting

  • Certified as a Microscopist

  • Certified Nutritional Counselor in Sports Nutrition (CNC)

  • Certified in Bright Field Microscopy (BFM) & Dark Field Microscopy (DFM)

  • Certified in Oxidative Stress Testing (OST)

Her work involves intensive Live Blood Cell Analysis in Sarasota, Florida and Dry Layer Oxidative Stress Testing internationally. She uses high-resolution Dark Field and Bright Field microscopy to observe live blood cells. Each illumination shows different anomalies within red blood cells, white blood cells, and blood plasma, creating a unparalleled effectiveness of analysis.

Jaqlyn's journey in the health care industry began with her own health issues that arrived at a young age of 16 when she was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus, an inflammatory auto-immune disease caused when the immune system attacks its own tissues. Visiting doctor after doctor and getting nowhere, except 40lbs over weight and on prescription steroids, she decided to take her health into her own hands and pursue an education in Naturopathic Medicine. In over a decade she has managed to not only help keep her own health in control but has developed a true passion for spreading her knowledge by sharing her own experiences and implementing the protocols that she learned along the way. Jaqlyn does not personally see patients, but developed all of the protocols used within in the clinic, in conjunction with Virtue of Health's medical director. She is constantly researching to ensure Virtue of Health's protocols are at the cutting edge of Functional Medicine.

Meet the Provider

Christina Turner MSN, FNP-BC

Christina is an ANCC Board Certified Prescribing Family Provider assisting patients of all ages in their primary health needs. Her philosophy focuses on evaluating the root cause of health issues and addressing those health issues with a Holistic and Functional approach.

Before becoming a Family Provider, Christina got her start in 2007 as an RN with a variety of experience in Neurology, Cardiology, Surgical Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine, and Rheumatology IV Therapy. From there she expanded her education with a post-master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Christina graduated with honors and at the top of her class in 2016. She was invited to join the Doctoral program by the head of the department and is anticipated to complete this program by 2021.

Christina started practicing medicine in Colorado both as a full spectrum family provider and in functional medicine, while she concurrently became certified in multiple other areas of interest. In particular, she found herself specializing in various musculoskeletal injuries and utilizing stem cell therapy to help correct underlying damage. Based off clinical data and research studies she created a protocol for stem cell inhalation therapy for degenerative lung disorders (DLD) as an option to help prevent progression of DLD. Christina also offers a specialized IV protocol to address degenerative neurological disorders that has been shown to potentially halt the progression of the neurodegeneration.

 

Licensure & Certifications: 

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) 

  • ANCC Board Certified

  • DEA Certified

  • Certified Biote Pelleting provider

  • Certified in Aesthetic Microneedling with Hyaluronic Acid, PRP, and Amniotic Allograft

  • Certified in Advanced Injection Therapies for Joints, Meniscus, and Tendon Sheath with Ultrasound guidance using amniotic allograft/stem cell therapy

  • Certified in Trigger Point Injection Therapy

  • ACLS/BLS Certified

meet the team

Jennifer Giggleman RN, BSN

 Jennifer is a registered nurse with a Bachelors degree from Chamberlain College of Nursing in Illinois. She is currently a Family Nurse Practitioner student at Chamberlain College of nursing.


Jennifer has been a registered nurse for eleven years with most of her experience being in critical care units and experiencing the last four years as a travel nurse exploring different locations. She believes in the holistic approach to wellness and found a passion to help others seek wellness with this path. Wellness includes the body, mind, and spirit that make up the whole person and her goal is to help patients attain that whole.


   Jennifer is originally from Chicago, but has been all over the country as a travel nurse. Since moving from Indiana to Florida, she has taken the time to enjoy the Florida weather and enjoy doing anything outdoors while also spending time with her family and daughter.

 

Licensure & Certifications: 

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)

  • Registered Nurse (RN)

Noel Hickey RN, BSN

Noell has over 10 years as a healthcare professional. She has served in the US Navy with experience in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. After the military, she received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Remington College School of Nursing.

As a Registered Nurse, she has worked at an acute outpatient Oncology clinic, Healthy Kids RN K-12, and pediatric home health care. As Noell advanced in her nursing career, she soon realized her passion for Integrative Medicine. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine at East West College of Natural Medicine to become an Acupuncture Physician. She believes in the importance of prevention and wellness. However, when faced with illness, she believes in having access to alternative, natural and holistic therapies to restore the mind and body into balance, therefore treating the root cause and not just the symptoms. Other degrees include a Bachelors of Science from Eastern Michigan University, where she studied cytogenetics, before joining the Navy.

Noell has two children who she loves spending time with while enjoying paddle boarding, hiking and exploring the various local parks with their two dogs, Sarge & Zoe.

 

Licensure & Certifications:

  • Registered Nurse (RN)

  • ONS/ONCC Chemotherapy Biotherapy Certification

  • ACLS HCP-BLS–American Heart Association

  • Certified Wellness Educator

  • Certified Wellness Coach

  • Acupuncture Physician Candidate 

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Location:

3333 Clark Rd, Ste 190 Sarasota FL 34231

Phone: (941) 724-6399 

Email: Info@Virtueofhealth.com

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