DeAndra is a dual board certified Women’s Health and Adult Health Nursing Practitioner. She is a native of South Carolina and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with honors. As a nurse, she has experience in critical care, labor and delivery, and gynecology. She furthered her education at Emory University receiving her Masters of Science in Nursing. While at Emory, she trained extensively in women’s health focusing on dysmenorrhea, postmenopausal complications, and management of chronic disease. After years in practice as a Nurse Practitioner, Dr. McDuffie received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Augusta University (formerly Medical College of Georgia).
Dr. McDuffie practiced Internal Medicine for over 5 years. Her combination of clinical education and experience provided a strong academic foundation for the holistic care critical to provide good patient care and healthcare outcomes. While practicing, she began to explore the functional medicine model examining how primary care and lifestyle heavily affected the patients overall health. She wholeheartedly believes the body is designed to heal itself and with proper support the body can recover. She is dedicated to addressing the root causes of chronic disease and women’s health related conditions by employing functional medicine to transform healthcare.
Dr. McDuffie believes the best way to accomplish optimum health is through a partnership with the patient about their healthcare concerns, needs, and goals. Her compassionate, individualized, integrative care facilitates a holistic shift toward a healthier and happier way of being for her patients.
During her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, church activities, and exploring the outdoors.