Our Nurse Practitioner

Kay Turbyfill is a nurse practitioner with more than 25 years’ experience in health care. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1990. Her work experience has taken her into various fields, including internal medicine, family practice, long-term care, and public health.

The one professional experience that has brought her the greatest joy and fulfillment? Being fortunate enough to train in biological medicine with a European physician.

Biological medicine focuses on treating root causes rather than symptoms. It understands that every part of the body connects to the whole. In biological medicine, you consider the whole person – including the health of their mouth.

“I learned that wellness can be achieved when you take out the toxins and put in good nutrients,” says Kay. “Having the opportunity to work with Dr. Shields and bring wellness dentistry to this area is truly a great joy for me!”