Our Core

Values Of Care

 Integrative Approach

In contrast to traditional healthcare approaches, our practice operates from a collaborative, integrative perspective that complements any conventional care you may be currently receiving. We aim to address gaps that standard protocols may overlook, ensuring a comprehensive health strategy to help you finally address nagging, chronic symptoms.

Our integrative approach draws from the most up-to-date nutritional science and lifestyle medicine.

Dedicated Attention

Conventional healthcare often operates under time constraints, often sanctioned by health insurance with typical doctor's visits lasting just 7 minutes. This rarely provides sufficient time for a comprehensive review of your medical history, nor does it allow for thorough exploration of the various lifestyle factors that might have contributed to your illness.

During your in-depth intake consultation, we take the time needed, one-on-one, to thoroughly explore all the potential triggers for your illness.

Personalized Care

Not only is each patient biologically unique, but their illness is unique too. There are many factors that may be to blame for your illness – from lifestyle choices, food choices, allergies, and even toxins in your immediate environment as well as mindset factors.

After we do your intake, we conduct further specialty lab tests. We also use other assessment tools to get the full picture of your health so that with a precise diagnosis, we can come up with a precise "healing prescription."

Root Cause Resolution

Our care team always focuses on getting to the root causes of your illness. We also examine the key gut and nutritional imbalances that are responsible for virtually all symptoms you’re experiencing right now.

Also known as functional medicine, our care is so effective because we focus on dealing with the "up-stream" catalyst of chronic illnesses – including nutritional deficits, potential food intolerances and allergies, gut & hormonal imbalances, along with mindset issues that all determine how healthy you are.

Co-Creating Health

At Nurture MD, we believe in "co-creating health" with our patients - viewing health as a collaborative journey, not just a destination. For those struggling with chronic symptoms related to gut health and autoimmune conditions, we work together to devise personalized, holistic treatment plans while educating you along the way. 

We empower our patients to take control of their health, enabling you to make sustainable lifestyle changes that lead to improved wellbeing and a stronger immune system. Changing your lifestyle may seem daunting, but we teach you how! 

Innovative Treatments

Did you know that it takes an average of 17 years for clinical breakthroughs to make their way into your conventional doctor's office? That means you may have been following outdated advice about nutrition and lifestyle practices, and confused about conflicting health information.

At Nurture MD, we are trained in up-to-date integrative medicine – including functional medicine testing, that we pair with conventional testing you may have already had along with cutting edge nutritional protocols to help you finally heal.

About Dr. Sandra Plybon

Dr. Plybon is a board-certified family medicine doctor and has spent over a decade in traditional family medicine. After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder herself, and growing dissatisfied with conventional medical approaches, she became determined to find a better solution to treat chronic health problems like her own.

She began exploring alternative approaches to treat her own medical issues and found the solution she had been searching for in functional medicine, which questions traditional medical approaches and offers effective alternatives. Through functional medicine, Dr. Plybon was able to find her inspiration and discover a new approach to improve her own health and the health of her patients. Rather than continuing to treat patients with conventional medical approaches and prescriptive medications, this approach allows Dr. Plybon to provide a more holistic approach to patient care. 

Testimonials From Clients

I have a VERY demanding job so I originally went to see Dr. Plybon because I felt like I was losing my edge and needed a tune up. I had a lot of brain fog and I noticed that I just felt sluggish. I also had some unrelated skin issues which I later found out were due to digestive issues that I’ve been having over the past 5 years. Now the brain fog is better, sleep is better, digestion is better. The bumpy skin on my neck and fingers is GONE and I feel my confidence coming back! This program has not only helped me get back in the shape I used to be in but I’ve seen improvement in all aspects of my life.

Chery L.

Dr. Plybon is incredibly kind and always goes the extra mile in all aspects. She was there to support me whenever I needed it as well. She is incredibly knowledgeable and has helped me resolve a lot of my health issues. I highly recommend her if you are ready to improve your quality of life.

David A. 

I have been a patient with Dr. Plybon for several years. Since I became a certified functional medicine health coach, I have learned how important nutrition, lifestyle and social factors can have on overall health. Dr, Plybon embodies these values in her practice and is helping me discover holistic remedies for chronic conditions. Her personalized approach, not commonly available via mainstream insured medical services, is a blessing. This is what healthcare should be!

David S.

Take The First Step Today On Your

Journey Back To Health

Do you have questions about starting your path back to health? Dr. Plybon is happy to answer any questions you have to see whether or not Nurture MD is right for you.


Areas Served

Nurture MD is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, and serves patients throughout the Greater Fort Collins Area and Northern Colorado. These areas include but are not limited to Larimer County, CO, Boulder County, CO, Jackson County, CO, Weld County, CO, Grand County, CO, Golden Meadows, Collindale, Foxstone, Morningside, Bucking Horse, and surrounding areas.
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