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Breakthrough Functional Medicine

Founded by Dr. Mackenzie Jones, Nurse Practitioner, to create an all-encompassing holistic healing experience for our patients. It is our mission is to restore each individual to their optimal state of health. To do that, we partner with each patient in creating individualized holistic treatment plans which take into account the patient’s internal and external environments.  In addition to performing advanced diagnostic testing and interpretation, we acknowledge and treat drivers of disease that can’t be uncovered by labs.

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About Breakthrough's Team 

Dr. Mackenzie Jones, Nurse Practitioner

Mackenzie Jones, DNP, FNP-BC, graduated from UNC-Wilmington with her BSN in Nursing and continued her medical training at East Carolina University to obtain her Doctorate of Nursing Practice and Family Nurse Practitioner License. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and is currently receiving her continuing education in functional medicine at the School of Applied Functional Medicine. Additionally, she has been treating and specializing in functional medicine since 2019.

Mackenzie began her own health journey back in 2010 after being hospitalized with ulcerative colitis. She was placed on strong antibiotics and opioids that left her ill. After realizing her symptoms persisted despite taking 7 different prescriptions with minimal improvement she came to the conclusion this was not a way she wanted to live. She became frustrated with the options offered by conventional medicine and wanted to heal in a holistic manner. After finding a functional doctor in Winston Salem, her symptoms improved 50 % in 2 weeks. She went from barely functioning, sleeping 12 hours a day, suffering with joint pain, acne, irritable bowel syndrome, to living her life again. She then said to herself, “This is what I am going to devote my life to, helping others heal."

Mackenzie began training with another functional medicine practitioner in town in 2019 and treated many patients at Trinity Wellness Center until early 2023. Currently, she is receiving continuing education from the School of Applied Functional Medicine (SAFM), which teaches healthcare professionals to get to the root cause of lifestyle-driven disease through a patient centered, systems biology approach. She has completed the initial SAFM certificate, which teaches clinicians to more effectively integrate science, research, and clinical insights to treat and prevent disease and maintain health. She is also a member of the Neil Nathan's Functional Mentorship and regularly attends continuing education conferences.

“Studying functional medicine has opened up a new world to me. I look at disease differently, and my “toolbox” to treat disease continues to grow. It is truly an honor to study medicine and all the complementary therapies that may enhance the lives of my patients.”

Susana Crispin, Health Coach

Susana Crispin, NBC-HWC, is not only a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach but also a Lifestyle Medicine Coach and Integrative Wellness Professional. 

Susana is passionate about imparting knowledge that leads to transformative improvements in life. Her teachings focus on the remarkable benefits of whole, clean foods, the significance of building strong foundational health, and the profound impact of making simple lifestyle adjustments that yield significant results. She firmly believes in the concept of bio-individuality, recognizing that each person possesses a unique formula for thriving.

On a mission to educate and empower patients at Breakthrough Functional Medicine, Susana is dedicated to offering natural solutions that enable individuals to take control of their own health. She is committed to active listening and collaborative efforts aimed at nurturing hope and well-being.

Susana's educational background includes post-baccalaureate training in Integrative Health and Wellness from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and additional post-baccalaureate training from Mayo Clinic in Wellness Coaching. She is also Certified in Holistic Nutrition and is currently working on her Master's degree in Nutrition at the University of Bridgeport. 

Having personally overcome chronic health conditions such as fibromyalgia, endometriosis, thyroid problems, and even pre-diabetes, Susana's journey serves as a testament to her expertise. As a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, she is here to guide and support you in achieving similar improvements in your own health and well-being. 

Brooklynn Monks, Office Manager

Brooklynn was born and raised in Buffalo NY, but moved to the sunshine state back in 2021 where she works remotely as our office manager. She graduated from the University at Buffalo with her Bachelors in Public Health. In addition to more than 10 years’ experience in providing premier customer service, she has furthered her expertise in holistic health and wellness. She was working in conventional medicine when she began her own health journey after struggling with autoimmune symptoms. After being told her anxiety symptoms, chronic fatigue and dizziness was “normal” she dove straight into finding answers on her own. She discovered a ton of her household and beauty products were having a negative impact on her health and decided to ditch and switch all of her products over time. This was when her passion for holistic health started and now she runs non-toxic workshops in her free time. Ever since her passion for holistic wellness was ignited she’s been working side by side with functional medicine providers and health coaches to give their patients an exceptional experience.