Kyla Helm-Swanson, MD, FAARFM, ABAARM
Board Certified Family Medicine and Functional Medicine
Dr. Kyla Helm-Swanson, MD received her Medical Doctorate from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine in 1993. She then joined the Army and completed a Family Practice Residency at Ft Benning, GA in 1999. Realizing that much of medicine was not being adequately managed by traditional Western medicine, she completed the UCLA Acupuncture for Physician Course in 2001. After serving her country, she furthered her education by becoming Board Certified in Pain Medicine in 2004.
Dr. Helm completed her third board certification in Functional and Regenerative Medicine and is now an Advanced Fellow in Restorative Medicine, completing the program in 2011. She has been using a Functional Medicine approach to health care with Nutrition as her platform with great success in patients of all ages for the last 14 years. She returned to Rapid City, SD and joined Manlove Brain and Body in 2017. She worked there until she opened Balanced Healthcare in 2020. She specializes in finding the reason for symptoms and disease. With this information, she then partners with her patients to create a personalized care plan using integrative therapies. She maintains dual Board Certification in Family Medicine, and Functional and Regenerative Medicine.
She has traveled extensively with her husband who retired from the US Army in 2013. She has 2 children and lives in Rapid City, SD.
Angela Ratzsch, CNP
Angela Ratzsch CNP began her medical career as a nurse in 2001. She graduated from Casper Community College with an associate’s degree and began practicing in Casper, Wyoming. In 2004, she received her Bachelor’s of Science in nursing from the University of Wyoming and continued her career working in various specialties to include general medical/surgical nursing and hemodialysis. In 2003 she switched to Emergency nursing and worked in multiple locations as an ER nurse until 2010.
Angela also worked in case management and weight management as a nurse while obtaining her Masters of Science in Nursing. She graduated from Walden University in 2016 and became a Certified Nurse Practitioner. She has practiced in multiple specialties including Internal Medicine and Weight Management. She has always had an interest in wellness and helping people live their best life and in 2019 began working in Functional Medicine with Dr. Kyla Helm-Swanson MD. Angela is also currently working part time in mental health.
Angela views each patient as an individual and works with them to understand their goals for treatment. She combines her knowledge from all specialties to develop an individual treatment plan combining both conventional medicine practices with functional medicine modalities.
When she is not working she enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with her children.
Kelsey Olson, MSN, FNP-C
Kelsey Olson began her medical career in 2016 when she graduated from South Dakota State University with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She then began practicing in Rapid City, SD, in the ICU. Kelsey also has experience working in dermatology and within the school system. In 2018, Kelsey started her Master's Degree through Simmons University and became a certified Family Nurse Practitioner in 2021.
Kelsey has had a strong passion for Functional Medicine for many years, as she's seen the effectiveness with her health journey. She enrolled in the Institute for Functional Medicine Certification Program in 2020 and hopes to complete the program in 2021. While in her Nurse Practitioner program, she joined Balanced Healthcare for two clinical rotations, further expanding her understanding of Functional Medicine.
"My main goal as a provider is to empower each patient so they feel in control of their health and lifestyle. I want to encourage patients that wellness is achievable when we address the underlying causes of illness. I will embark on the journey with my patients as we constantly learn and grow."
In Kelsey's spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling with her fiance, going to the Farmer's Market, and playing volleyball.