Are you getting anywhere
     with your current
     treatment?

                     April Ward-Hauge MS, NP, BCIM

                      Nutrigenomics & Integrative Medicine

 

April is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and certified by both the California State Board of Nursing and the California State Medical Board. She is board certified in Integrative Medicine and is a member of the American Association of Integrative Medicine. Her clinical focus includes PANDAS, mitochondrial dysfunction, Autism, CFS/ME/FM, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, and other neuro-autoimmune disorders.

 

April served her communities as a registered nurse in the emergency department and intensive care for over eight years before attending the nationally recognized University of California, at Davis Family Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant program, which is renowned for its rigorous clinical and academic curriculum. She received dual certification as a family nurse practitioner and physician's assistant in 2002. Prior to graduating, April was offered a faculty position with UC Davis School of Medicine, and declined due to her desire for ongoing patient interaction and love for clinical medicine. She later obtained her masters degree in science at California State University, Sacramento in 2006.

 

April spent a decade in family & internal medicine. She was fortunate to work with an exceptional group of physicians who fostered her desire for complex cases. This gift coupled with diligence, an endless curiosity, and a passion for problem solving resulted in April's reputation for taking on, and often solving, many of the most difficult cases. She pursued research and education in seemingly diverse, yet interconnected fields of medicine including immunology, endocrinology, rheumatology, mitochondrial medicine, infectious disease, and metabolic medicine as well as the study of biomolecular nutrigenomics.

 

This culmination of study led April to specialize in chronic diseases such as pervasive developmental disorder, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and myriad autoimmune conditions. In order to successfully treat these medical problems, April has blended two decades of experience in conventional medicine with the evolving science of nutrigenomics, a result of The Human Genome Project. Nutrigenomics seeks to understand gene-nutrient interactions and disease outcome, which ultimately targets the source of numerous health problems.  

 

In 2008, April's son developed a life threatening illness that led to debilitating neurobehavioral changes. Following a futile search for answers, she discovered the evolving field of nutrigenomics at University of California, Davis. This discipline revealed a genetic predisposition toward a vast array of disorders when exposed to infectious agents and/or environmental toxins. Utilizing the principles of this medicine with biochemistry, she was able to successfully treat her son as well as many of her patients who suffered from previously "incurable", chronic diseases. Since then, April has dedicated her career toward helping others achieve similar success. She now practices telemedicine, treating patients from all over the world, and lives in Northern California with her husband and two children.