Cynde Schneider has been in nursing since 1993. She started out as an LVN and went straight on to getting an associate degree from Howard College. She then went on to work as an RN in all departments of a rural hospital setting as well as a rural health clinic and home health settings. In 2010, after working for 16 years as an RN, she went back to college and obtained her bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and her master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner in 2013 from West Texas A&M University in Canyon.

“I have had a passion for helping those in need since a very young age. I was chronically ill from birth extending into young adulthood and decided very early that I wanted to be a nurse. I have loved living in a small community and helping those in need. Becoming a nurse practitioner was a natural progression for me.

After obtaining my master’s degree, I began working in traditional medicine as a family nurse practitioner in my local rural health clinic. I saw a range of patients with many different chronic illnesses. One thing became increasing clear to me, no one was really getting well and many were only getting sicker. I was prescribing medication that might or might not control symptoms, but never got to the root cause of the problem. I began to look for alternative solutions and gradually found my way into functional medicine. I became increasingly frustrated with the resistance that I found in the traditional medicine setting when I tried to implement some of these approaches to patient care. The Lord led me to Veritas through a friend whose sister was a practitioner here, and after speaking with Dr. Edwards I knew I had found my calling. The opportunity to practice functional medicine in a relaxed and caring Christian setting while really being able to help patients heal has truly been the greatest blessing not only for me, but for my family as well.”