ERIN FILES, APRN-CNP APRN-CNP
V. Erin Files is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a passion for people and a great desire and curiosity to get to the root of every problem-especially when it comes to the practice of medicine. She graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2005 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and went on to the NP school at Texas Woman’s University where she graduated with both a Master’s of Science in Nursing and a Certificate in Education. She is currently preparing to start her second Master’s in Functional Medicine at the University of South Florida.
Choosing to become a nurse practitioner was initially a decision based on the desire to care for people while maintaining her own work/life balance as she knew that this was pertinent to maintaining her own health. However, it was during her NP training that she began to realize that the traditional approach to medicine was backwards and was largely focused on treating disease with medicine rather than reversing disease through education and supporting the amazingly dynamic efforts of the human body to heal itself. It was through the discontent of the “traditional” medical approach that she ultimately stumbled onto functional medicine and immediately knew that this was her passion. She has studied with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and is a member of A4M and the Institute of Functional Medicine. She believes that medicine is an art as well as a partnership with patients and that nearly every disease can be reversed with appropriate diet and lifestyle modifications. She currently resides in Edmond with her two boys Parker and Beckett. When not working she enjoys being a member of Life Church, going to Lake Arbuckle with her family, the great outdoors, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.