ENCORE MISSION STATEMENT
Build trusting relationships with patients to prevent disease and avoid traditional sick care medicine while helping those that are sick to stabilize their condition living life to the fullest.
Encore Wellness 4 Life LLC was created by Jennifer Keith-Armstrong (Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner) and Mark Keith (Lifestyle Paramedic).
ARNP/ MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Jennifer has served patients in traditional “sick-care” family medicine for 25 years comprising over 100,000 patients visits. This journey in care gave rise to her focus the past ten years on Integrative Functional Medicine– a natural approach to anti-aging and wellness to reverse disease processes. Annually Jennifer is the only local provider that attends continuing education on natural approaches to medicine. She is also trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Trauma.
Mark Keith, Wellness Director, is a retired firefighter paramedic where he performed life-saving skills while also identifying extreme deficiencies in general health and lifestyle. Mark brings valuable field experience to the clinical environment focusing with patients as a nutrition wellness coach. He is a regional Lifestyle Paramedic instructor for group visits at fitness facilities and corporations sharing the Encore Wellness concept.
FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER
Vicki Kent is proud to be a graduate of Gonzaga University where she earned her Masters Degree in Nursing to become a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Total healthcare perspective comes from a complete experience– that is the journey of Vicki Kent, Family Nurse Practitioner. Born in Yakima, early years in Kennewick and Portland, and finally establishing roots in Eastern Oregon gives her the background and depth desirable to patients of all ages.
PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER
We are proud to introduce Teddi Rose Armstrong, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Teddi was born and raised in Irrigon, Oregon and takes pride in the fact she has roots in a small Eastern Oregon town. Her drive for the medical field was fostered at a young age watching her mother who worked in the emergency department at Good Shepard Medical Center in Hermiston. Teddi was inspired by her passion for others, strong work ethic, persevering heart and a good sense of humor.
Dr. Stephen Smith, began my journey into integrative medicine in 1985, when I developed fibromyalgia and realized I was clueless regarding effective and rapid treatment. Surprisingly, so were most of my colleagues, who, like me, practiced traditional or allopathic medicine. Following the quote, “physician, heal thyself,” I started my own quest into alternative and integrative medicine. Subsequently, I realized my case was not unique. I discovered that many of the physicians at integrative medicine meetings and training sessions also suffered from similar health conditions; many restored themselves to full health and vitality using integrative medicine.