Alena Grewal, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Dr. Alena Grewal is a compassionate Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, and Functional Medicine (FM) Practitioner. Committing to continuous advancement in nursing education has been significant throughout her nursing career. She earned her Bachelor’s in Nursing degree (BSN) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in 2012. After several years of experience as a medical-surgical nurse, Alena realized that continuing her nursing studies to improve client health outcomes was necessary. Her dedication to teaching enabled her to successfully complete a Master’s in Nursing Education (MSN) program in 2017. Shortly after, in 2018, she earned a Post-Master’s in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) at UNLV. Her ambitions to excel in nursing enabled her successful completion of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at UNLV in 2021.
Discovering the importance of high-quality personalized care and using an integrative approach to create a complete picture of an individual’s health, has been Dr. Alena’s top priority. Yet, she wanted to take it a step further and accelerate the application of emergent research into clinical practice through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM). She became a recipient of the IFM scholarship in 2021, which helped her complete the IFM coursework: Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice and Hormone Advanced Practice.
Education through IFM allowed her to implement scientific-based foundations and translate them into her clinical practice at Life by Design (LBD). While integrating this emerging evidence, she was able to move from the reactive to a proactive outlook. This patient-centered approach focused on preventing and reversing pathophysiology. Her education through IFM also assisted her in examining epigenetic influences, including genetics, lifestyle/nutritional modifications, and environmental factors which are often overlooked in the conventional healthcare model. Dr. Alena is proficient in applying skills that get into the core of the problem of an illness. Whether you have a new diagnosis, are struggling with a chronic disease, or simply want to optimize your health, Dr. Alena is here to guide you and support your journey.