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Candice Burtner, PharmD

Who? Dr. Candice Burtner


Role? Co-Founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Virtual Health Consultant


Why? Candice has a passion for efficiency and simplicity. She loves guiding women through their health journeys in one-on-one settings to uncover their best next steps. 

She completed her PharmD at the University of  Tennessee and has spent the last 15 years becoming an expert at blending traditional and natural therapies! Candice has worked in a variety of pharmacy settings but has spent the majority of her career in the independent compounding pharmacy setting. This environment has allowed her to deeply connect with patients and understand the specific nuances of thyroid, adrenal, and hormone optimization. 


Candice is particularly passionate about helping women navigate these stressful seasons of life. She is determined to provide the most customized care to patients because she truly understands that one size does not fit all.


Ultimately, when she crossed paths with Kristi it was divine intervention. Their passions and skill-sets aligned, which led to the creation of My Functional Pharmacist. 


Kristi Fritch, PharmD, MBA

Who? Dr. Kristi Fritch


Role? Co-Founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Virtual Health Consultant


Why? Kristi has been passionate about nutrition and core functional medicine principles since she was very young due to her own personal struggles with unexplained weight gain, food sensitivities, and fatigue. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Nutritional Sciences with the hopes of one day working with clients who share similar concerns and interests in strengthening their mind, body, and soul. 


Kristi continued to advance her knowledge of functional medicine and natural therapies, while also furthering her traditional healthcare training by pursuing her PharmD/MBA dual degree at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. Subsequently, she completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency with HCA Healthcare, where she continued to develop a passion for Lean Healthcare Operations and Transitions of Care.


These unique skills and experiences have allowed her to creatively design internal workflows, build strategic partnerships,  and optimize the MFP patient experience! 


Kristi's drive and perseverance have been deeply rooted in the bible verse, "be strong and take heart" (@RxTakeHeart). She brings that same level of energy to the quality and growth of My Functional Pharmacist! 

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