Our Founder

Barbara Winges Conflitti, ARNP, FNP, IFMCP, CHT, is the founder and director of Anthea Health LLC, a functional medicine healing practice based in Ashland, Oregon.

A Family Nurse Practitioner, with prescriptive authority, Barbara is an active member of both the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Institute for Functional Medicine.

She obtained her Master’s Degree and conventional medical training from Georgetown University, as well as her 21st century functional medicine training at The Institute for Functional Medicine.

Her interest in health began at an early age, due to her own family history of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and depression. When she learned that these types of health issues could actually be prevented, she began a dramatic change to improve her own lifestyle and nutrition. She wanted to counterbalance the possibility of developing the diseases and illnesses that affected her family, and she also hoped that her exemplary lifestyle would inspire her family to make similar changes. And this began her lifelong interest in alternative and integrative medicine.

In her free time, Barbara enjoys hiking, backpacking, yoga, and traveling around the globe. In addition, she likes to read especially about mindfulness and keeping up on medical advances in conventional, integrative, and functional medicine.

Purpose

Barbara’s alternative medicine education began in 1980, while still living in her home country of Germany – she obtained a certification in physiotherapy from the Dr. Muschinsky Berufsfachschule for Ergotherapie in Bad Lauterberg.

Over the years, Barbara recognized that conventional medicine does not solve the underlying causes of disease and illness to achieve optimal health. She questioned how patients got into the problems in the first place.

This began her interest in Functional Medicine.

Experience

A Family Nurse Practitioner, with prescriptive authority, Barbara has clinical experience in family medicine, women’s health, and functional medicine. She also has 20+ years of experience in direct patient care including oncology, intensive care, and post-anesthesia care.

Education & Training

Barbara obtained her Master’s Degree and conventional medical training from Georgetown University. Barbara also completed the 21st century functional medicine training at The Institute for Functional Medicine. She is also currently studying Traditional Tibetan Medicine at the Sorig Khang Institute.

Functional Medicine practitioner certification (IFMCP) requires the completion of the following clinical practice and advanced practice modules:

  • Energy Advanced Practice Module – November 2014
  • Cardiometabolic Advanced Practice Module – March 2015
  • Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice – March 2015
  • Detox Advanced Practice Module – July 2015
  • Hormone Advanced Practice Module – July 2015
  • GI Advanced Practice Module – November 2015
  • Immune Advanced Practice Module Live Stream – February 2016
  • Introduction to Functional Nutrition: Clinical Solutions for Addressing the Underlying Causes of Disease – May 2016
  • IFM Certified Practitioner – May 2016
  • Reversing Cognitive Decline – March 2017
  • IFM’s 2017 Annual International Conference – June 2017
  • Although it typically takes 2-3 years, Barbara was able to complete the Institute of Functional Medicine Certification program in less than 1.5 years, reflecting her dedication and commitment.

After completing her initial certification, Barbara continued her education in frequency specific microcurrent (FSM) treatments, heart math, mindfulness training, and hypnotherapy (certified).

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OUR APPROACH

Barbara Winges Conflitti, ARNP, FNP, IFMCP, CHT, is the founder and director of Anthea Health LLC, a functional medicine healing practice based in Ashland, Oregon.

A Family Nurse Practitioner, with prescriptive authority, Barbara is an active member of both the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Institute for Functional Medicine.

She obtained her Master’s Degree and conventional medical training from Georgetown University, as well as her 21st century functional medicine training at The Institute for Functional Medicine.

Her interest in health began at an early age, due to her own family history of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and depression. When she learned that these types of health issues could actually be prevented, she began a dramatic change to improve her own lifestyle and nutrition. She wanted to counterbalance the possibility of developing the diseases and illnesses that affected her family, and she also hoped that her exemplary lifestyle would inspire her family to make similar changes. And this began her lifelong interest in alternative and integrative medicine.

In her free time, Barbara enjoys hiking, backpacking, yoga, and traveling around the globe. In addition, she likes to read especially about mindfulness and keeping up on medical advances in conventional, integrative, and functional medicine.

MEDICAL MISSIONS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Our founder, Barbara Winges-Conflitti, participates in medical mission trips to help provide access to health care in underserved, and vulnerable, communities around the globe. She helps improve health, wellness, and quality of life of those populations most in need.

This summer she will be part of International Medical Relief’s Medical Mission Team in Nepal. She will spend two weeks working alongside other qualified volunteers, and medical professionals, to provide health care to some the most impoverished regions in the country.

Conditions We Treat

Barbara will help prevent, reverse, and treat your conditions and symptoms by addressing the root causes of the following:

Cardiometabolic Conditions

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Prediabetes
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • High cholesterol
  • PCOS

Gastrointestinal Conditions

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Acid reflux
  • GERD
  • Ulcers
  • Diverticulosis
  • Chronic constipation/diarrhea
  • Leaky gut

Hormonal Imbalances

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Menopause/Perimenopause
  • PMS
  • Headaches
  • Endocrine dysfunction
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Chronic fatigue

Autoimune Disorders

  • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Celiac disease
  • Asthma
  • Eczema
  • Environmental and food allergies

Neurological Conditions

  • Depression
  • Attention deficit disorders
  • Migraine headaches
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s disease

Healthy Aging/Healthy Brain

  • Mild cognitive impairment (MCI)
  • Early stage Alzheimer disease

Stress Management

  • Sleep Disorders and Insomnia
  • Anxiety

Other

If you’re struggling with a chronic health condition or disease that is not listed here, please SEND US AN EMAIL or CALL US today!
Whether you just want to feel healthier, balance your life and health or were just diagnosed with a new condition or have been struggling with a chronic condition, we will help prevent, reverse, and treat conditions/symptoms by addressing the root causes of your symptoms.

FAQs

No request is too big or too small for our team. If it matters to you, it matters to us. Let us help you get back to optimal health.

What is Barbara Winges Conflitti's medical training?
As graduate of The Institute for Functional Medicine’s Certification Program (IFMCP), Barbara Winges Conflitti, is uniquely trained in the Functional Medicine model to identify and treat the root causes of chronic disease.

In order to achieve the designation of IFM Certified Practitioner she has completed 7 training seminars and passed stringent written and case study evaluations in less than 1.5 years in 2016 reflecting her dedication and commitment.

She is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner who obtained her Master’s Degree and conventional training from Georgetown University. As a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, she has prescriptive authority in two states, Oregon and Washington.

She also has years of clinical experience in family medicine, women’s health, and functional medicine. In addition, she has 20+ years of experience in direct patient care including oncology and intensive care.

Will Barbara Winges Conflitti be my primary care provider?
Barbara will not be your primary care provider. She provides functional and integrative medicine and will be able to handle most of the primary care needs, however, you are required to maintain your primary care provider for routine screening exams such as pap smears, colonoscopies, prostate exams, etc. and for same-day, acute, or emergency situations requiring immediate care or hospitalization. Her role as a consultant will enable her to work with your primary care provider to help you transition off medications as much as possible.
Does Anthea Health accept medical insurance?
Anthea Health LLC does not accept any form of medical insurance or Medicare/Medicaid. However, our office can provide you with an itemized bill which can be filed for possible reimbursement from your insurance company. We will provide you upon request with an itemized bill with traditional ICD-10 codes and CPT codes at the end of your consultation. You may receive partial or full reimbursement by filing that with your insurance company depending on your policy. We do not offer additional support in working with insurance for claims reimbursement beyond the itemized bill. You may use your health savings account (HSA) or a flexible spending account (FSA) to pay for your consultations and lab fees.
How many visits do I need with Barbara Winges Conflitti?
Initially you will spend 90 min with Barbara Winges Conflitti ARNP, FNP, IFMCP, CHT. The consultation includes before and after time spent to review all paperwork including the New Client package. Most patients require 3-5 follow-up visits depending on the complexity of their case. Sometimes patients require a lengthier visits or more frequent visits contingent on their needs. We will review in-depth lab results, discuss your progress, and modify your health plan as needed step by step to achieve optimal and lasting results. This visit may be done in person or via telehealth.
What is your cancellation policy?
You will be charged a 50% of total fees for missed appointments or late cancellations according to the times listed below. Repeated missed appointments or late cancellations may result in termination from the practice. You may cancel your appointment by calling the office 541 880 8062. Email, text, or portal messaging WILL NOT be accepted as forms of notification for a cancellation. FULL REFUND REQUIREMENTS: Initial New Patient Visit: forty-eight (48) hours, Subsequent Consultations: twenty-four (24) hours). Checks returned due to non-sufficient funds $50 fee.
Can I be a patient if I live outside Oregon State?
Yes, we welcome patients worldwide wherever you may be located. Ideally, to establish appropriate provider-patient relationship your first visit would be in person including a thorough physical examination. After your first visit we can provide follow-up visits via skype or phone. We are happy to help you find appropriate accommodation if necessary.
However, we understand that some patients are not able to visit beautiful Ashland, OR. In this case our provider can consult via skype or phone, depending in which state you may reside, she may or may not be able to prescribe scheduled drugs across state lines before you are seen in person.
What is the cost for a New Patient Visit?
Initially you will spend 90 min with Barbara Winges Conflitti ARNP, FNP, IFMCP, CHT. The consultation fee which includes before and after time spent to review all paperwork including the New Client package (please do not schedule an appointment without completion of the package) and review of any past lab work you may have submitted. During your visit we will review the functional medicine timeline and matrix analysis. Order appropriate tests, and design your personalized health plan. In addition, the visit includes HeartMath (stress biofeedback) and body composition analysis free of charge. Fee: $375 ($900 value)
What is the cost for a New Patient Telehealth Consultation?
We understand that some patients are not able to visit beautiful Ashland, OR. In this case our provider can consult via skype or phone, depending in which state you may reside, she may or may not be able to prescribe scheduled drugs across state lines before you are seen in person. Fee: $ 250 (initial 60 min consultation), Follow-up: $125 – $185 (30 min to 45 min)