The Horse Lover's Health and Wellness Practice
We help horse people be as healthy in mind, body, and spirit as possible, so they can enjoy their horses longer and more fully
Why People Choose BWC For Horse Lovers
We are so happy you found us! Thank you for taking the time to learn about what we do and why we do it. We are devoted horsewomen and we are also devoted functional medicine practitioners working together to help horse-loving people optimize their health so that they can enjoy their horses longer and more fully! We are happy to help non horse lovers as well (but, who does not love horses anyway?!).
We provide telehealth functional medicine services to residents of Texas, Colorado, and Idaho in a membership style practice.
BWC For Horse Lovers (a DBA of Bluebonnet Wellness Center, PLLC) was founded by Catherine (Cate) Cummings, Family Nurse Practitioner and Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner.
Read more about Cate and her team here.
"Catherine is a one in a million medical care provider. She listens, she cares and she knows how to treat the underlying issues and not just the symptoms."
“Catherine’s depth of knowledge and vast experience enable her to address the most complicated as well as everyday maladies. Her compassionate care and teaching spirit have profoundly changed my life.” A. R.
Want to live healthier so you can enjoy life more?
Schedule a FREE Discovery Phone Call
This is a 30-minute call with health professional and horse lover Cate Cummings, APRN, FNP, IFMCP. Cate will discuss with you your health goals and explain how she and her team can help you achieve them.Schedule a FREE Discovery Phone Call
As We Get Older, We Risk Spending Less Time With Our Horses
It is often the case that many horse lovers who are in a close relationship with their horse(s) can become concerned that they may not be able to sustain their mutually beneficial relationship with their equine friends because they are experiencing health issues as the years roll by. These issues could be mechanical symptoms like knee pain which comes and goes, or something more concerning such as symptoms coming from deeper within their body. They may even have a specific medical diagnosis.
The horse lover truly wants to continue doing what they love to do with their horses, yet because they may not be feeling as good as they used to feel, they may start to lose some confidence and perhaps spend less time achieving their horse-related goals and dreams. Sometimes, the horse lover is a much younger person who also is just not feeling their best.
At BWC For Horse Lovers, we understand what it means to want to keep doing what you love to do with your horses. We also know that one of the best ways to keep your horse goals and dreams moving forward into reality is to have the healthiest body, mind, and spirit possible.
And, we know that functional medicine is often one of the best choices for unravelling a health challenge, and for optimizing a person’s long-term health.
What is Functional Medicine and What Do We Offer?
Functional medicine is a very personalized stepwise approach toward health optimization. It honors the uniqueness of every person and puts great emphasis on the distinctive nature of that person’s life. It uses evidence-based medicine to uncover the underlying reasons for why a person may be experiencing a health challenge. Together, the person who is seeking help for their health concerns and the provider enter into a therapeutic partnership where they work as a team to help the person reach their own health-optimization goals.
I think of functional medicine as being one of the most important types of medicine a person could ever find (for non-acute situations). Why? Because it strives to understand and uncover the true nature of a person’s health challenge. It empowers the person because it educates them to a fuller understanding of what is going on with their health and gives them a clear pathway for healing and awakening their own natural healing processes.
Our clinic helps people in a stepwise manner. First, you may choose to have a Discovery Phone Call after which you may opt for a Foundational Assessment. After completing the Foundational Assessment you then have the option to join our Membership program where your long term health goals are focused on.
We offer personalized functional medicine assessments and treatment, health coaching and nutrition services, and several educational classes that members of our practice have access to. These include educational classes related to human health, educational classes about ways to help your horses stay healthy naturally, and even gardening classes so that you can learn how to grow the healthiest food possible! (Classes are scheduled to begin this fall).
To schedule a free discovery call you can call us at 325-423-2075 or click the button below and schedule an appointment time online.
What is a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)?
An FNP is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who provides a wide range of family-focused health care services to patients of all ages, including infants, adolescents, adults and seniors. FNPs maintain patient records; perform physical exams; order or perform diagnostic tests; prescribe medications; develop treatment plans; and treat acute and chronic illnesses, conditions and injuries that fall under primary care. FNPs practice in a variety of health care settings, including community health centers, private practice, health care systems and universities.
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Each month our newsletter is filled with beautiful photos and valuable content! Our April 2021 newsletter is chock full of great information including the world-renowned Berkeley Olive Grove 1913 which is located in California. This historic olive grove produces some of the finest olive oil in the world! We discuss the value of garlic and how to grow it successfully. We provide a wonderful grouping of healthy recipes for a lovely dinner, and share the important work of Spring Creek Horse Rescue in Colorado! Happy April to all of you! :) Cate, Melanie, and Deborah!