Marie Agnew, FNP-C, DNP
Currently accepting new clients
In-network with most major insurance providers
Integrative Family Nurse Practitioner
“The mind and body are not separate. What affects one, affects the other.” -Anonymous
Marie’s personal story has made her passionate about helping others find their path to healing. Her approach is to partner with clients on their journey. She states, “I am a firm believer that no two people are the same and will never subscribe to a “one size fits all” approach to medicine.”
Marie combines western medical science with evidence-based alternative approaches in her practice. This combination allows her to provide a unique perspective to clients. Having seen first-hand the effectiveness of evaluating an issue from all angles and integrating different treatment modalities to aid in building health, Agnew has become a firm believer in this type of Integrative Medicine. She strives to take into account the whole person when restoring health, all aspects of lifestyle: including body, mind, spirit, and community.
Combining Western Medicine with Alternative Approaches
Agnew’s respect and preference for an integrative approach originated from her history of health struggles. This arduous personal journey brought her through years of study of Ayurveda, Functional Medicine, Meditation and Nutritional Therapy. During this time, she became a certified yoga instructor. Using the knowledge gathered through these years, along with some fantastic mentors, Agnew was able to implement a combination of treatments to help remedy her condition.
In 2007, Agnew began formal medical training at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland and became a critical care RN working primarily with cardiac patients. In 2010, returning to OHSU she obtained a Master of Science degree and became certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. In 2013, working as a Nurse Practitioner in a busy rural Oregon office, she completed a dissertation at OHSU on meditation and mindfulness for the treatment of chronic pain. During the same year, Agnew published her work in a medical journal and obtained a Doctorate in Nursing Practice.
Shortly after Marie’s education, she consulted in the development of a wellness practice in Portland and helped launch a lifestyle program to teach clients how to make small changes to their daily rituals and habits that aid in healing and upleveling of health.
The past seven have been spent working in primary and urgent/emergent care. Having been a part of the “typical” medical system, she is even more passionate about breaking the mold and working to empower clients.
As a mom of two littles, Mare is not only passionate about her client’s health; but about teaching them how to build the health of their entire family.
During her free time, she enjoys most things that involve a trail, live music, and spending time with her husband and kids.
Marie joins us in May and will be ready to accept new patients at that time. We look forward to her arrival. She will be a GREAT asset to the Ruby team!
When asked about her self-care practices, this is what Marie said:
The more research that comes out regarding stress and its effects on the body, the more we learn that self-care is paramount to whole-body health.
I’ll be honest- I’m not perfect at this, but I’m working on getting better! My self-care practice includes, first of all, recognizing what I need. This varies drastically based on my pace and life stressors at the time. Self-care is never one go-to thing for me. Usually, my needs include grounding or connection.
To get grounded, I will usually get out alone in nature. I put my phone on airplane mode or leave it behind so I’m not tempted to return texts or geek out on podcasts. Then I try to notice my surroundings. This definitely brings feelings of stress way down for me.
When I’m feeling down, I will meet up with friends to connect.
Usually, a phone call doesn’t do it for me, I often need face to face interaction to be energized.
Self-care really is, first of all, recognizing your needs at the time; and then giving yourself permission to provide what you need, without guilt, and doing it. Unfortunately in our day and age giving ourselves this time and fully jumping in can be difficult, but is absolutely necessary. To learn much more about Marie, visit her website: ShiftFunctionalMed.com
Marie Agnew, FNP-C, DNP
Family Nurse Practitioner
Phone: +1 (541) 497-3885
339 SW Century Dr. Ste 201
Bend, OR 97702