About Dr. Kim Bruno And Our Functional Medicine Team
Dr. Kim E. Bruno, DC, CCN
Functional Medicine Provider
Certified Clinical Nutritionist
Dr. Kimberly Bruno has been passionate about nutrition and achieving optimum health from a young age. She believes that proper nutrition is the foundation of health and the key to attaining a well-balanced system.
Because of Dr. Bruno’s passion for preventative and functional medicine she pursued and received her Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from National University of Health Sciences in Chicago where she concurrently attained her Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN) degree.
Dr. Bruno has a dedicated herself to working with lifestyle medicine issues as well as promoting a prevention model of health care for all of her patients. She addresses nutritional issues including but not limited to: digestive disorders, autoimmune conditions, food sensitivities, weight loss, diabetes management, hormone and thyroid imbalances, pediatric nutrition, pre and post natal needs, and chronic fatigue.
Dr. Bruno is a Colorado native, she attended Colorado State University were she received her bachelors of science in Health and Exercise Science with an emphasis in Health Promotion. She returned to Northern Colorado after her doctorate program. She enjoys all mountain activities such hiking, trail running, as well as being with her husband and 2 young daughters.
Stephanie Staples enjoys a lifelong passion for health, wellness and helping others. She graduated from St. Louis University with a Bachelor’s in Medical Science in 1999 and became a Board Certified Physician Assistant. During her years as a clinician, she realized first-hand the overwhelming impact lifestyle choices and nutrition have on our health. This realization of not only positive outcomes in disease management and prevention, but in achieving an optimal state of health and wellness was the motivation to continue her education and change careers. Her love and passion for nutrition and healthy living began in high school. What began as a hobby became the foundation of ongoing search for answers to what determines our level of health and wellness. After many years of self-study, she enrolled in the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. This education and certification will allow Stephanie to couple her expertise and interests to advance her career as a Board Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach. This patient-centered approach combines all aspects of lifestyle medicine: functional medicine, nutrition, exercise/movement, stress, sleep/relaxation and relationships/environment. The Functional Medicine Coaching Academy incorporates a wide variety of education: functional medicine, functional nutrition, mind-body medicine, positive psychology, health & wellness coaching and the psychology of eating.
Stephanie lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with her husband and three children. She loves spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys an active lifestyle. Some of her favorite activities are yoga, barre, running, hiking, skiing and biking. Stephanie’s other hobbies include cooking, digital scrap-booking and anything to do with organization! Their family motto is healthy-organized-living!
Health Coaching Philosophy
It is Stephanie’s desire to help patients discover their personal health goals based on what they value most in life. By providing individuals with the necessary accountability, encouragement, resources and support they can feel empowered to achieve their personal goals and practical lifestyle changes. Patients can truly prosper and achieve optimum wellness. With a functional medicine approach, lifestyle choices and behaviors become the foundation of health — preventing, stopping progression and even reversing many diseases.
She firmly believes in a client-coach partnership and creating a safe space for healing and transformation. Stephanie brings mindfulness, hope and compassion to each and every person she encounters. She finds her joy and true sense of purpose by serving others and making these meaningful differences in their lives.