New Beginnings Wellness Center and Spa
New Beginnings is a hybrid membership and fee-for-service medical office and spa. Lucy Douglas, MSN, APRN, FNP-C (owner) and Melissa Mason, DNP, APRN, FNP-C are nurse practitioners who provide functional medicine services to the greater Ruston area and beyond. With a combined experience of over 30 years in the medical field, Lucy and Melissa are passionate about delivering holistic, individualized care in an atmosphere that is welcoming and compassionate.
What is Functional Medicine?
Functional Medicine is a patient-centered approach aimed at identifying the root cause of illness, rather than treating symptoms alone. It integrates traditional medical practices with what are sometimes considered “alternative” or “integrative” medicine, creating a focus on prevention through nutrition, diet, and exercise; use of the latest laboratory testing and other diagnostic techniques; and prescribed combinations of drugs and/or botanical medicines, supplements, therapeutic diets, detoxification programs, and stress-management techniques, among others (Institute of Functional Medicine, 2014).
- Acute care (sick visits)
- Chronic care (ongoing health issues)
- Wellness visits/Physicals
- Advanced lab testing and interpretation
- In-office blood draws
- Diet/nutrition, exercise, stress management, and other lifestyle intervention counseling
- Gut restoration protocols
- Vitamin infusions
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Aesthetics, injectables, and other spa services (see separate spa menu for details)
Frequently Treated Conditions
- Adrenal dysfunction
- Allergies (environmental and food)
- Autoimmune disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Hormonal imbalances
- Thyroid disease… And more!
Nutrition is the Foundation of Health
Food is medicine. That's why individualized diet and nutritional counseling is provided to all patients and incorporated into treatment plans. If you desire more extensive nutrition counseling, we can refer you to one of our trusted nutritionists for an additional fee. Ask your provider for more details.