Meet Carolyn

Carolyn Leitzell, FNP

Carolyn Leitzell is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner through AANP. She started her career in healthcare in 2010 as a registered nurse in the Emergency Department after she completed her BSN at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California. She worked as a Registered Nurse for 5 years before going back to school to become a Nurse Practitioner. She graduated with her MSN in 2017 from Azusa Pacific University in Southern California and started her Nurse Practitioner career in a local Community Health Clinic. She then moved to North Carolina in 2019 to be closer to family. After working for several years in Family Practice and Internal medicine, she pivoted to Integrative Medicine because she felt like there was more she could offer her patients than what conventional medicine provided. She enjoys working in partnership with her patients to improve their health by discovering the root cause of their symptoms and providing solutions to healing through multiple modalities including restoring metabolic and gut health, treating underlying infections, implementing targeted diet and lifestyle modifications, balancing hormones, and treating thyroid dysfunction. When she is not at work, she enjoys cooking, reading, hiking, camping, and spending quality time with friends and family.


A doctor of integrative medicine is a physician who practices functional and holistic medicine. Doctors of integrative medicine believe in a whole person or systems approach to managing chronic ailments and preventing illnesses.  Their main focus is on addressing the underlying root cause of disease instead of just covering up symptoms.  

Additionally, they believe patients ought to be educated about their conditions and have a better comprehension of their treatment plans and the motive governing the treatment plan. This is why longer (half an hour) office visits with our doctors are routine at Robinhood Integrative Health (RIH).

We have a great, well-trained team of healthcare providers that will do their best so you can experience health as it ought to be. 

Honestly, not much.  Functional and integrative medicine can pretty much be used interchangeably.  

They both strive to treat an individual as a whole and concentrate on developing personalized treatments tailored to treat and cure underlying causes of disease.  They also attempt to restore people to an optimal state of wellness not just an absence of disease.

Our providers have training in both Integrative and Functional Medicine and continue to learn.  Our providers pursue ongoing medical education about various topics including hormones, thyroid dysfunction, anti-aging, chronic infections, Lyme disease, mold toxicity, and IV therapies.  We strive to get better and more comprehensive every year.

We see patients as partners and work closely with you to ensure you’re receiving the treatments you need. 

Our team of integrative health coaches can help with dietary and lifestyle changes to address specific concerns.  They work closely with the doctors/NPs to make sure the patients are able to acheive their health goals.