Wendy Ploegstra, NP

  • Nurse Practitioner-Family
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Integrative Medicine
Wendy Ploegstra, NP
Accepts new patients
Scripps Shiley Pavilion
10820 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Wendy Ploegstra, NP, is a family nurse practitioner who specializes in integrative cardiology with expertise in general cardiology and integrative medicine.  

She works in conjunction with cardiologists to provide a personalized care plan for every patient. Wendy uses evidence-based alternative therapies to treat patients with coronary artery disease, irregular heartbeat, high cholesterol and hypertension. She believes in prevention, working with patients to identify potential risk factors, including family history, to prevent cardiovascular disease.

Wendy currently sees patients at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine. She believes emotional and spiritual health are as important as physical health, and that a person is more than their physical illness. She believes that lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise, sleep promotion and stress reduction can not only improve heart health but also reverse heart disease.

When she is not caring for patients, Wendy is an advocate for health and fitness. She especially enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors and participating in endurance running. 

Board Certifications

American Nurses Credentialing Center, Nurse Practitioner-Family, 2008

Graduate Education

Rush University Medical Center, NP, 2008

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