Cristyn Watkins, MD Founder/CEO/Medical Director
Dr. Cristyn Watkins is the FACE of Wellness in KC for her work and expertise provided at aNu Aesthetics™ and Optimal Wellness. She is board certified in family medicine and is also certified in integrative, metabolic, and nutrition medicine. Watkins, the owner and visionary of her practice since 2011, also works alongside her team of medical and aesthetic experts in multiple locations throughout the metropolitan area. They are focused on advanced medical aesthetics, regenerative medicine, healthy aging, and personalized wellness medicine.
Dr. Watkins began her career as a traditional family medicine physician for more than 10 years, but struggled with her own chronic health issues and wanted to find another alternative to pharmaceuticals and limited answers. Through her journey, she was called to learn functional medicine to help heal herself and others, thus creating aNu Aesthetics™ and Optimal Wellness.
At that time, she added anti-aging and functional medicine to her practice, which allowed her to focus on a multitude of issues, such as bowel issues, autoimmune disease, chronic infections, toxins, endocrine issues, infertility, insulin resistance, anxiety, depression, medical weight loss, bio-Identical hormones and more! She blends traditional and alternative options to find the root of the problem and develop a comprehensive plan that is personalized to each individual patient.
As she continued to look for other options to further treat advanced chronic disease, inflammation, pain, fatigue and immunity issues, Dr. Watkins completed further advanced training in 2008 and added regenerative medicine to her practice. Some of these advanced treatments include:
• IV Nutritional Therapy
• Advanced Biologics
Her most recent research and practice is focused on these advanced therapies and led to becoming a national regenerative medicine trainer for nurse practitioners with RegenEd. She co-owned Regenerative Treatment Centers of Kansas and recently transitioned this successful practice to her third aNu location in Leawood, Kansas. She now has three locations to help serve Kansas City and the surrounding community.
She is fervent in her search for progressive options and is continually learning and searching for the next breakthrough treatments in anti-aging medicine and aesthetics. Her vision is to bring her advanced procedures and medicine to as many people as possible, so they may enjoy wellness and beauty from the inside out.