Meet Our Providers
Stephanie Poppe APRN, FNP-BC, MSN, BSN, MT
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner,
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse & Massage Therapist
Stephanie Poppe is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with many years of experience in General and Orthopedic Surgery First Assisting, Surgical Department management, Advanced Tissue Closure techniques, Wound Care, as well as further training in Functional Medicine through both the Institute of Functional Medicine and Functional Medicine University. She has had a passion for holistic care since her journey as a nurse began in 2004. Stephanie understands that your overall wellness is multifaceted and includes your body, mind, and spirit and these three must be aligned in order for you to live your best life.
Stephanie's Personal Testimony
My story begins after having my third beautiful baby boy. I was 26 years old and in school for my Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree. I had just had my 3rd baby in 3.5 years, I was working part time, breast feeding, going to school full time, managing a huge garden, trying to be more than I should have! And I was exhausted... But! This is normal right? We are supposed to do all of these things in our 20's. We can do anything we put our minds to and more. Isn't this what we are told? While I agree with this to an extent, what we aren't told is how to manage it all. How to make sure we are eating right, getting enough personal time, taking time to settle our souls each day so we can move forward with the next day refreshed, fueled, and encouraged.
Fast forward about 9 years and I had yet again gone back to school for my Masters of Science in Nursing, moved to North Dakota, was working in a busy Orthopedic Surgery practice in Fargo and I was spent. I dealt with "Brain Fog" every day. I had headaches at least 5 days a week. I was eating hospital cafeteria food on the go because of my busy schedule, and I was on the road commuting 2 hours each day. My emotions were everywhere, I was exhausted every day and my marriage to my amazingly supportive husband was suffering.
I made an appointment with my Primary Care Provider who ran the "normal" bloodwork and told me everything was great. "Maybe you have depression".... I have been told this before and I knew this wasn't the problem. I loved my life! I seriously have the best kids, my husband is always there for me, and we were living "the dream life" with our careers. I wasn't buying this answer.
I got online and did some searching and began to look into functional medicine (FM). This was my answer! I found a FM provider in Fargo and began my own healing journey. I found out some important genetic, hormonal, and dietary information about myself and began to finally heal. I didn't need a prescription medication. I needed to know how to properly fuel my body, how to rest my body, and how to encourage my soul again.
This started me on my path to be a Functional Medicine Provider for YOU! I want everyone else to be able to feel good, have great health, and do the things they want to be able to do without their physical health holding them back. You don't have to be tired all of the time, we can work on that weight gain that is plaguing you, those hormones can be regulated better, and we can find a way to balance your emotions. And guess what? You are in control of it! And I want to be here to help you.
Megan Fragodt is a Certified Integrative Health Coach who is currently working to become certified through the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching. She received her first certification as a health coach in 2019 through the Health Coach Institute and her latest certification as an Integrative Health Coach through YogaMedco in 2022.
Megan’s focus as a health and wellness coach is to let clients be in the driver’s seat of their own well-being. She is there to support, encourage, and facilitate a safe space for clients to discover the right steps towards making lifestyle changes that are best for them. These steps look different for every client depending on what area of well-being they want to focus on; physical, financial, social, mental, purpose, or emotional well-being.
When you work with Megan, a big part of your time together is working on how to take small steps toward sustainable change. So that you are building confidence by showing up for yourself, developing new habits that suit the lifestyle you want to live, and creating mindset shifts that allow you to look at yourself and your life from a new lens that you have established yourself.