We blend the best of both worlds



Integrative, Functional Medical Practice of Nancy Russell, MD

and Emily Day, MSN, FNP-C



If you're tired of being "herded" through your medical visit, or feeling your provider doesn't listen, Dr. Russell and Emily Day can offer a new normal: patient-driven, life-changing healthcare. The goal of Dr. Russell, Emily Day, and their staff is to assist, support, and nurture the mind, body, and spirit by building a partnership with each patient.


  • Natural Hormones
  • Digestive Imbalance
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Thyroid Issues
  • Brain Health
  • Chronic Pain


Nurturing Optimal Wellness was established for the purpose of providing comprehensive, concerned health care accomplished by a dedicated team. We have a commitment to giving you the level of health you desire with the synergism created by our team.

This is the Integrative and Functional Medical practice of Dr. Nancy Russell and Nurse Practitioner, Emily Day. When you visit our office, you can expect something special, and we hope that you will find something here to help you reach your goal of better health.


  • Integrative, Functional medicine by Nancy Russell, MD. and Emily Day, MSN, FNP-C
  • Blending traditional and alternative medicine, giving you more choices.
  • Allowing the client to be an active participant in their health care choices.
  • Spending the time with you to get to know you and your concerns.
  • Getting to the root of your healthcare concerns.

The N.O.W. Difference

With combined years of experience and a belief that “the body uses symptoms to communicate its needs,” Dr. Russell and Emily Day blend traditional and alternative approaches into their medical practice.

“The human body has a tremendous ability to heal itself, and we seek ways to listen to it rather than simply mask symptoms or work against it.” Aided by our talented office team, Dr. Russell and Emily Day nurture each patient in entirety (mind, body, and spirit) on their path to optimal wellness in a safe, encouraging environment. You will feel that your voice has been heard.

Coronavirus Update March 2020

Nurturing Optimal Wellness LLC

Dear valued patients

We hope that everyone is staying safe and well during this difficult time. We wanted to make you aware of our efforts to keep our patients, employees, and families as safe as possible.

We have increased the frequency with which we disinfect all high-touch surfaces in our office.

We have posted signs in all the restrooms with instructions on proper hand-washing.

We have started to turn office appointments to telephone appointments as much as possible to enforce social distancing further. Although we are open and able to see urgent concerns in person, please call the office first before coming in. Since we would prefer to help you as much as possible through telephone appointments, if you have an upcoming visit with our office, please consider turning that visit to a telephone appointment. We can still go over lab results and current concerns and would email you results prior to the appointment.

We have aimed as much as possible to reduce the number of patients sitting in our reception area at one time.

We ask when you come to the office to wear a mask or cover your nose and face with a scarf. Please expect to see staff with a mask, protective clothing, and gloves in an effort to protect employees and patients.

We have changed our check out process to allow increased social distancing.

At this time, we are still offering lab draws for routine lab work.

Please call with questions and click the links at the bottom of the page for symptoms and CDC recommended guidelines.

Nancy Russell, M.D. & Emily Day, MSN, FNP-C
Nurturing Optimal Wellness LLC


As the Corona Virus continues to evolve, we have the following recommendations for our patients. It is more contagious than the flu; however, through touching surfaces that infected people have breathed or coughed on and can live for several days.

Most of the cases will be mild, and more severe cases will most likely affect the elderly and immunocompromised.

  • Avoid going out where crowds are gathered for the next few weeks.
  • Wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds and avoid touching your hands to your face.
  • Take Vitamin C at 1000 to 1500 mg per day or double the dose you usually take.
  • Take Vitamin D 5000 units a day or double your dose for the next two weeks.
  • Avoid people who are coughing or look sick.
  • Avoid any use of alcohol, tobacco, sugar, and refined carbs as all of these can suppress your immune system.
  • Take a walk in the sunshine.
  • Take time to relax, count your blessings, meditate, pray, etc.
  • Get exercise in moderation; exercise helps your lymph flow-too much exercise can suppress your immune system.
  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Symptoms of the virus are cough, fever over 100.4, and shortness of breath. Other symptoms may include muscle pain, chills, sore throat, and fatigue.
  • Test kits are now available in Kansas City through the Health Department and Hospitals. Testing is not available at our office at this time.

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