Pinnacle Health

Let’s be honest, the healthcare system in the United States is broken. Traditional insurance-based providers focus on treating acute illnesses and chronic diseases. It is not necessarily the providers fault, as their patients are scheduled in 10-to-15-minute slots. This time restriction barely allows time to review a real history and treat any urgent issues, much less discuss health promotion. Our cash-based model of care allows our providers time to assist clients in developing a wellness plan. The goal is not to throw prescriptions at symptoms which cause more symptoms. We strive for optimal wellness and vitality for the present and years to come.

Our Provider

Christine Ramsing, FNP-BC

Christine Ramsing, FNP-BC is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who holds a national board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned her Master’s Degree in Upstate New York where she grew up and worked most of her life. With over 30 years of nursing experience in a variety of settings from acute inpatient care to several years in primary care and women’s health at the Veterans administration, she has a unique perspective of healthcare.

With this knowledge came the understanding that traditional healthcare often fails patients and does not provide the best options for care. She began researching a functional medicine approach and received additional education from the Institute of Functional Medicine and The Academy of Preventative and Innovative Medicine. Prior to moving to the Venice area, she worked for 18 months at a prominent clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina where she was trained in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy including pellet placement.

Christine is known for her individualized, scientifically based and personalized care of her patients. She makes a genuine connection with her clients taking into consideration not just the body but also the connection to the mind and spirit. Patients have been known to say treatment with this model of care is life changing. She plans to continue to use her experience and expertise in Venice to assist her patients to achieve optimal wellness.

Brooke Harig, RD

Brooke Harig, RD is a Registered Dietitian specializing in mindful and Intuitive Eating. She completed her undergraduate degree at Colorado State University and Dietetic program with Stony Brook University and Stony Brook Medicine. Currently, she works as a Clinical Dietitian treating patients with eating disorders through multiple levels of care. She is passionate about helping individuals improve their health and relationship with food using an evidence based approach to support lifestyle changes that last a lifetime. She currently lives in Colorado where she enjoys skiing, camping, hiking and exploring new restaurants in town.

Brooke is currently available for telehealth appointments in the evening and on weekends.

Eileen Kilbane, RN

Eileen Kilbane, RN is a Registered Nurse with 45 years of nursing experience mostly as a Certified Critical Care Nurse. She obtained her degree at the College of Staten Island. She went on to obtain her certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Stroke Care. Although most of Eileen’s career was in critical care, she has always had an interest in holistic care which led her to obtain her certification in auricular acupuncture while working in addiction medicine.

Eileen retired from the hospital in the spring of 2022 and moved to Florida where she plans to enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle. She enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her husband and friends. She loves when her children and grandson can visit.  

Kristina Ericksen, LPN

Kristina finished her education in 2020 and received her nursing license in January of 2021. Prior to that she worked as a pharmacy tech for over 7 years.

Kristina describes nursing for her as “not a career, more of a calling”.  She speaks of passion and purpose and enjoys bringing happiness to the office. We agree that her demeanor and smile can make your day!

On a personal level, Kristina moved to Florida in 2015 and enjoys all the outdoor recreation. Active with paddleboarding, biking and visiting the beautiful parks and springs of Florida, she is enjoying sharing this with time her young son.

Lisa Wells, BA

Lisa Wells joined Pinnacle Health as our office manager shortly after relocating to Florida from Massachusetts. Lisa brings with her a career spent developing small businesses and the people who work in them. She has a passion for operations and processes, enjoys interacting with a variety of people and personalities, and considers herself a life-long learner.

In her off hours she can be found spending time with family, tending to her plant collection, and discovering Florida with her husband. A proud mother of two, she has a daughter who is a high school history teacher, and a son serving in the US Navy.

Our office is closed from Dec 22 through Jan 1 in order for us to spend time with our families. We will reopen for normal business hours Jan 2nd at 9 am.
If you are an existing patient, please contact us as you normally would, we will respond to non-emergency situations when the office re-opens in January.