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“The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”

— Thomas Edison


Gail Vanark, MSN, FNP-BC

Gail Vanark, MSN, FNP-BC, uses her extensive blend of both conventional and complementary integrative therapies to develop individualized treatment protocols to foster wellbeing and health. She is ANCC Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and is licensed in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Gail considers herself a teacher and coach to not only investigate the cause of symptoms but to construct a plan of treatment that often involves a variety of tests to determine “all the pieces of the puzzle” which may have lead to illness. Options that promote healing are then tailored for the treatment plan. Combining diagnostic skills with natural therapies empowers the patient to be a significant participant in the healing process.

Gail received her undergraduate degree in Nursing from Marquette University in 1977. She practiced in this field prior to attending Rivier College to earn a Master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2001. She has studied and utilized Functional Medicine and Natural Therapies for the past 20 years. Her training in both conventional and complementary therapies, facilitate the ability to blend the best of both medicines to foster an improved state of health.

Gail established an independent practice, Center for Preventive Medicine, in 2003. She was a speaker at the 2003 Northeast Regional Nurse Practitioner Conference lecturing on Complementary Approaches to Allergies. She frequently teaches classes for the community regarding detoxification, neurotransmitter and hormone balancing, immune enhancement and a nutritional approach to healing. She is a member of the Rivier-St Joseph Nursing Honor Society and the New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner Association.

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a Nurse with advanced training in diagnosing and treating illness. Nurse Practitioners are Master’s prepared Health Professionals that focus on achievement of wellness and prevention of disease. While Nurse Practitioners provide the same quality of care as physicians, the Philosophy of Nurse Practitioners is different. Their focus is on prevention, wellness and education.

Center for Preventive Medicine
3 Overlook Drive, Suite 1
Amherst, NH 03031