Sophia DaRosa-Spillane, NP

Sophia DaRosa, NP, has been working in medicine for over 20 years. She graduated with honors from the University of Massachusetts Boston where she received her Master of Science as an Adult Nurse Practitioner.  She also holds bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and in Nursing.

She has spent the last 15+ years working in integrative and functional medicine settings. These included the Marino Center for Progressive Health, Visions HealthCare, and The Rothfeld Center for Integrative Health.

She is currently working on certification from the Institute of Functional Medicine and has completed Basic and Advanced courses in Allergy and Immunology from the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy and has also completed training in Inhalant Allergies and Food Sensitivities from the American Academy of Environmental Medicine.  Sophia has extensive experience with environmental allergies and food sensitivities, as well as a strong interest in gastrointestinal issues, adrenal fatigue, thyroid disorders, and autoimmune conditions.

She has worked in various medical settings, which include assisted living/rehab centers, a liver transplant floor, outpatient clinics including dialysis treatment, and an allergy clinic.

Sophia cares deeply about connecting with patients—making sure they feel heard and are at ease while working through various chronic medical conditions. She values the whole picture of health and wellness and how it relates uniquely to each person.

In Sophia’s words

“From a personal perspective, I understand what it is like to suffer from debilitating symptoms. For year, I missed important events when I was overcome with a storm of symptoms. In time I understood that food played a big part in these reactions. Sugar, dairy, and processed foods would exacerbate my already serious sinus symptoms.

Understanding this helped my overall health tremendously. However, I was also allergic to many environmental allergens. Through Sublingual therapy, I was able to calm my immune system by desensitizing myself to many of the identified. Today, I am no longer triggered endlessly by dander, dust, and pollens.

I am so excited to share with patients the important lessons I learned through personal experience.  Understanding what my specific burdens were, has put me more in control of my life and increased my quality of living. I want that for my patients too. I find personal satisfaction in helping patients uncover the root causes of their symptoms and helping them boost their immune system and overall resiliency by using different approaches. There is no one size fits all approach, so I try to recommend the least invasive and least costly methods first.

I have seen the impact of end stage illness and its impact on individuals and their families, and I’ve always felt honored to help care for and support patients and families through this transition. I wanted to understand how to help people avoid getting to that point.  A chronic illness diagnosis often involves numerous medications. Some are necessary and at times lifesaving. But I thought, there has to be a better way to support the body than adding more and more medications to the picture.

I sought out clinics that used a more integrated health approach. I feel so fortunate to have been mentored by some extraordinarily talented and passionate providers. Most recently, I’ve had the privilege of working with Dr Rothfeld for the last 7 years; a man who dedicated his career to helping individuals find the root cause of their illness.

I feel strongly that it is important to understand and meet each person at a place where they can start making meaningful changes. Small persistent changes can lead to life changing results.”

(*For patients who are following Sophia from a prior practice, please click on the “health history” link below)

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