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Kimberly Blend, ARNP

Psychiatry located in Bradenton, FL

About Kimberly Blend, ARNP

Kim is a national board-certified nurse practitioner specializing in psychiatry and mental health. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Vermont, graduating with majors in Human Nutrition and Nursing. After several years working in cardiac nursing at Massachusetts General Hospital and NYU Medical Center, Kim returned to school completing a master's degree in Nursing from the University of South Florida.

After several years of teaching at USF, she turned her focus to Integrative Psychiatry. Kim's focus at The Blend Institute combines her nutrition background with traditional psychiatric treatment practices, including psychotherapy, and psychiatric medication management. She views patient symptom presentations from a biochemical and psychological perspective. Kim's expertise in biochemical diagnosis allows her to provide patients with targeted, natural treatment options as well as pharmaceutical options.

Kim is a national speaker on the topic of neurotransmitter testing and amino acid therapy and often travels teaching other clinicians on the utility of neurotransmitter testing and the efficacy of amino acid therapies.