About Healthy Lifestyle Medicine

Healthy Lifestyle Medicine is ideal for individuals interested in preventative healthcare who want to actively participate in improving and maintaining their well-being to be their healthiest. Unlike medical providers that only use conventional medicine to address symptoms, we offer an individualized, integrative approach to healthcare using a combination of therapies. We treat the whole person – mind, body, and spirit.

We are passionate about health and wellness. Through our integrative approach, our goal is to help you stay well (or get that way first) by addressing the unique physical, emotional, social, environmental, and lifestyle influences that affect your health. We will take care of both your current and long-term needs using conventional medicine alongside complementary therapies to help you be your healthiest.

Dr. Van Kirk looks at medicine from a different perspective using a different approach than many traditional providers. If you’re not feeling well, our goal is to work with you to get to the root of your problem, not just write a “band-aid” prescription for your symptoms. (Although sometimes a prescription can help get you started in the right direction.) She will listen to you what you are telling her about how you feel so, as a team, you both can develop the best approach to help you feel better. You may need to work on eating healthier, on exercising more, or on managing your stress and sleeping better. We’ll offer you motivation and encouragement to get on a path for healing with plenty of support along the way.

If you are feeling fine, we can help you stay that way – and perhaps become even better. Dr. Van Kirk can help you explore proactive ways to stay on top of your health – fasting-mimicking diets, yoga, and nutrient IV therapy are all tactics we have tried ourselves and loved the results.

meet our team

Kristy (Barr) Van Kirk, MD

Alex Stults, Medical/Office Assistant and Health Coach

Hope Robinson, RN

Kaci Cole, RN

Taylar Carter, Front Desk

Rachel Bridges, Office manager

Kristy (Barr) Van Kirk, MD
  • Cheyenne native, East High School graduate
  • Former Miss Frontier, Cheyenne Frontier Days
  • BS in molecular biology, University of Wyoming
  • MD, University of Washington School of Medicine (WWAMI program)
  • Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chief Resident, University of Iowa
  • OB/GYN six years private practice upon return to Cheyenne
  • Yoga, exercise, nutrition, health, and wellness enthusiast
  • Husband is an avid outdoorsman, son in high school is interested in tennis and gaming
  • Professional qualifications and training:
  • Member of the Wyoming Medical Society and American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FACOG)
  • Board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Licensed Pellecome provider

Alex Stults, Medical/Office Assistant and Health Coach

  • Works with Dr. Van Kirk to help individualize healthcare and help people become their healthiest
  • CNA License, Front Range Community College
  • Associates Degree in Health Science, Laramie County Community College
  • Medical Assistant training online with intense on-the-job training
  • Chauffer/chef/tutor/housekeeper/cheerleader for one wonderful son
  • Enjoys weightlifting, hunting, fishing, and spending time with family

Leslie Nyberg, RN

  • IV Therapy Program Manager
  • Cheyenne native, graduated from East High School
  • Nursing degree, Laramie County Community College
  • 14 years of nursing experience in surgery, labor and delivery, and PACU
  • Married for 21 years, has three children

Hope Robinson, RN

  • Registered nurse with 12 years of experience
  • Trained aesthetician
  • Mom of two wonderful girls
  • Enjoys laughing, traveling, yoga, and anything outdoors
  • Passion is all about self-love: “My goal is to enhance what already makes you beautiful. It makes me feel good when I can help others feel good.”

Kaci Cole, RN

  • Originally from Ewa Beach, Hawai’i, has lived in Cheyenne for 8 years
  • Has worked as an RN for four years
  • Made significant lifestyle changes after being a college student with bad eating habits and little exercise - now she works out daily and eats a healthier, cleaner diet.
  • Loves weight training and attending body building competitions
  • You don't need to be like anybody else. I just want to help you become the best version of yourself"

Taylar Carter, Front Desk

  • Cheyenne Native - Central High School Alumni
  • Bachelor's Degree in English from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana
  • Married with two fur babies, Millie and Mo
  • Varied background in customer service (10+ years)
  • Enjoys meeting new people and building relationships
  • Loves camping, fishing, and hiking in the Rocky Mountains, as well as playing disc golf and going to the gym
  • Highly motivated to live a healthy lifestyle and share experiences

Rachel Bridges, Office manager

  • Cheyenne Native - GO W Y O!
  • Wife and Step-Mom to two beautiful girls
  • I believe that excellent customer service is a priority no matter what field you're in
  • I'm super passionate about health and fitness and I really enjoy new exercise routines! I hate them in that they are hard but pushing my physical limits is what keeps me going!
  • Enjoys any and all outdoor activities, old muscle cars,building my small farm and spending time with my family.
  • I also bake incredible cupcakes for those cheat days!