Gina Ditta-Donahue, FNP-C, ABAAHP
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Certified Anti-Aging provider specializing in hormone balance, gut health, cardiovascular health, and anti-aging solutions.
Anti-Aging Skin Care
How did you get your start in Anti-Aging Medicine?
My favorite question has always been "why?" I originally earned a Bachelor's Degree in Biology because I wanted to understand how things work in the living world. While in college I also became fascinated with Psychology and earned a minor in this subject. These two early loves of mine were a perfect fit for jumping into Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine.
Before I became a Family Nurse Practitioner, I worked as a registered nurse for 21 years in various settings. The more experience I gained working with people of all ages, the more I realized how much they were being failed by conventional medicine. It saddened me that there was no emphasis placed on relationship centered care, rooted in understanding individuals as unique beings with their own life stories and circumstances which impact their health.
As a Nurse Practitioner I have worked in Gastroenterology, Family Practice & Aesthetics. Although I have always practiced from a holistic perspective, completing the fellowship with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine really helped me learn how to tie everything together. My passion is to truly listen to my patients and form a partnership so together we can get to the root cause of their issues.
WHAT PATIENTS SAY
After years of being led in circles, Gina Donahue has given me immediate results in my health. She just didn’t treat my symptoms, she looked at my overall health. Have never felt better in my life. Would recommend to anyone!!
What is your philosophy of health & healing?
Poor health leads to chronic inflammation which can manifest as a multitude of different symptoms. Internal imbalances can lead to rapid aging, chronic skin conditions, cardiovascular stress, gut symptoms and mood changes. I think of dis-ease as our body’s language telling us that something is not working quite right. By understanding this language, we can give the body what it needs to get back on track.
Individuals are not just a set of symptoms or a diagnosis, they are whole and complete beings. I believe the key to healing honors the whole person and encompasses mental health, spiritual health and physical health.
I believe that people want to feel good, and that with education and support they can take control of their symptoms and make changes to sustain improved well being.
Who is your ideal patient?
My ideal patient is anyone interested in healing the body from the inside out. I love to work with men & women suffering from digestive/gut issues, hormone imbalance, metabolic syndrome, fatigue, hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, food sensitivites & weight gain.