We combine conventional and complementary medical modalities. We are holistic in that we look at all facets of your life that may impact your health – physical, nutritional, hormonal, genetic, mental, social, emotional and spiritual.
has 30 years of nursing experience managing acute/chronic illness and promoting preventative wellness throughout the life span. She received her undergraduate degree (BSN-1985) and her master degree (MSN-2007) from Spalding University in Louisville, KY. She is nationally certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Obtained Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine through American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine 12/2013
She has worked to develop community fitness programs that promote diet and exercise as cornerstones of health. She is a certified American Lung Association smoking cessation class facilitator and has helped hundreds of people “kick the habit.”
Carol enjoys spending time with family, reading, horse back riding, hiking, and escaping to nature on her farm in rural Henry County. She is married with 4 children, all of whom were home educated. Carol's compassion for teaching and learning never ends.
Lori Sweat, MD graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Summa Cum Laude in 1992. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine in 1995 and was then Chief Medical Resident in Internal Medicine from 1995-96. She practiced office Internal Medicine for one year then founded the first Hospitalist practice in Louisville at Caritas Medical Center in 1997. She practiced as a Hospitalist until 2002 then took time off to be a full time Mom to her two children. During her time away from medicine, she was introduced to the concept of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, and began studying that field with vigor.
In 2006, she founded Integrative Hormone Specialists, the first practice in Louisville dedicated solely to BHRT and functional medicine. Since then, she has been privileged to treat hundreds of patients in KY and numerous other states, restoring to them their former sense of well-being and vitality.
Dr. Sweat is married to Dr. Matt Sweat, a cardiologist. They have two children and two dogs that they enjoy tremendously. In her downtime, Dr. Sweat is an avid recreational triathlete, sings in a band and her church choir, and is learning the art of sustainable living including vegetable gardening at her family’s farm in Spencer County.
Dr. Sweat’s special interests
include not only male and female BHRT but also the use of nutrition and nutritional supplements to treat disease and dysfunction, natural therapies for treating depression and anxiety and other psychiatric issues, and safe and effective modes of hormone therapies for breast cancer survivors.
A thyroid patient herself, Lori also takes a very special interest in treating all kinds of thyroid diseases, especially autoimmune conditions.
Very experienced in Botox cosmetic and dermal fillers, and enjoys giving her patients a more youthful appearance to go along with their renewed inner vitality.
Michelle Gentile received her Bachelor Degree in Nursing from Bellarmine College in 1989. She has over 25 years of nursing experience in adult and neonatal critical care.
Michelle joined the IHS team in 2012 and enjoys discussing with clients the benefits of Functional Medicine and healthy living through good choices. She looks forward to helping clients with their HRT questions, as well as assisting them with our highly successful medically supervised weight-loss program. Michelle has been professionally trained and experienced in administering Botox as well as a Beautycounter skin care professional.
Having been born and raised in Louisville, Michelle is a married mother of two daughters.