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Kathleen B Rickard


Dr. Kathleen is a nationally certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) working in Family Practice since 1997 and has been a R.N. since 1981. She joined Essential Family Health and Wellness in 2016 and has worked with Dr. Del Sordi at two previous office settings as well. Her background includes emergency nursing which grounds her present work.

Kathleen maintains a strong interest in integrating numerous holistic and alternative healing modalities into her practice including a blend of physics-based energy healing modalities, reiki, functional nutritional medicine, yoga, meditation, visceral manipulation studies, neuro-muscular manipulation studies. She is also certified in life coaching and has presented across the country on numerous holistic health topics over the years.

In 2015 Kathleen published her doctoral project titled: Breathing Techniques Associated with Improved Health Outcomes.

As a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), she will assess, diagnose, treat, and prescribe in the state of Arizona. With the "allopathic" or mainstream medicine always in mind, she continues to learn and share how other holistic modalities weave into the picture for optimal health and healing.

Kathleen’s predominant philosophy is that complete healing and health is found in the individual root of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual imbalances. And she is passionate about the knowing and encouraging that balance and wellness is obtainable.

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