Meet Katy Connley

Owner, MSN, FNP-C, BC-ADM

Katy was raised in Boise, Idaho and has lived in Southern Idaho for most of her life. She went to school in Helena, Montana at Carroll College and received a Bachelor of Arts and Nursing with Magna Cumlaude honors in May of 2008.  Katy served as a nurse from 2008 – 2014 working in Orthopedic neurosurgical nursing, a surgical intensive care unit, and electronic intensive care unit. In 2014, Katy received her Masters of Science in Nursing from Idaho State University.

Katy has found a passion working with diabetes management as well as bariatrics care and is excited to open the Treasure Valley’s most comprehensive and innovative clinic focusing on metabolic health.

Along with her extensive career Katy got married in 2014 and is the mother of two beautiful children. Her hobbies include quilting, reading, fitness, genealogy, research and finding solutions to tough problems. She is ready to dedicate herself to finding innovative solutions for her patients by thinking differently.

Meet Kirsten Thomas

Registered Dietitian

Kirsten was born and raised in Yakima, Washington. She attended Central Washington University, acquiring a Bachelor’s of Science in Food Science and Nutrition with a specialization in Dietetics. Idaho State University brought her to the Boise area where she completed her post-baccalaureate internship. During this time she experienced a variety of dietetic disciplines but felt most drawn to the diabetic and weight management patient.

Typically, “I am not what people expect from a Dietitian; I hate the word diet and care less about what you ate and more about why you ate it. I aim to guide my patients; helping them explore a new lifestyle or mindset centered on food. I have found that when we better our understanding and more importantly our relationship with food, healthier choices fall into place naturally.”

She understands that food can be emotional. Combining that with a science background, her and owner, Katy Connley, MSN, FNP-C, BC-ADM work together to form a comprehensive team supporting diabetes management and weight loss.

Just as much as she desires food to be nutritious, she also wants it to taste good and spends time in her kitchen being creative with recipes. She would prefer to spend all her days in the mountains, mainly snowmobiling but when she can’t she’ll settle for hot springs, elk/deer shed hunting, and side by siding with friends. If she is forced in be in town you can find her at the gym or swing dancing.

Meet Brandy Fitchett

DNP, FNP-C, RN

Brandy is a family nurse practitioner; working in healthcare for the last 12 years. Initially, she worked in inpatient rehabilitation as an RN and, for the last 3 years, primarily in outpatient mental health. She completed her undergraduate from Boise State University and received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Idaho State University.

She encourages her patients to consider alternative/adjunctive treatments for mental health including exercise, a healthy diet, counseling therapy, and spiritual wellness. She is married and has two children. When not working, Brandy enjoys being outdoors, hiking, camping, traveling, and playing board games with her family.

Meet Josh Wageman

PA-C, DPT, CSCS

I feel like a living testament of God’s faithfulness despite a rather circuitous route to becoming a Physician Assistant.  I grew up in the Boise area and in my younger years, my life revolved around athletics.  I played baseball and soccer year-round and also sprinkled in some very mediocre basketball during the winter. After graduating as valedictorian from Meridian High School, I attended Northwest Nazarene University.  There, I competed in baseball, cross country, and track and field and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Pre-Physical Therapy degree in 2009.

A severe shoulder injury had catalyzed my path to Physical Therapy school, and I entered the Idaho State University Doctorate of Physical Therapy program.  Since I had been granted additional NCAA athletic eligibility, I also competed for ISU in cross country and track and field.  However, a perfect storm of illness and overtraining led to profound endocrine dysfunction while in PT school, which resulted in a dramatic shift in my scholastic and vocational goals.  I graduated with my Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013, but I had already fallen in love with metabolism and biochemistry; I never perceived a sense of finality in regards to education.  While practicing as a Physical Therapist and earning an additional certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), I concurrently took additional pre-requisite courses with the goal of attending PA school.  I graduated in May of 2020 with my Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from the Yale School of Medicine and I am excited to utilize my educational and life experiences to positively impact the health of my patients.  My specialties include endocrinology, lipidology, orthopedics, and manipulating various biochemical pathways via diet and exercise in order to optimize metabolic wellness.

I truly have a passion for people and nothing edifies me more than helping individuals optimize the quality of life.  When I’m not in the clinic, I lead the Youth Ministries at Heritage Bible Church and have also had the privilege of teaching a non-denominational Christian release time course called LaunchPad at Mountain View High school.  I enjoy running, CrossFit, Ultimate Frisbee, and any sport that doesn’t involve wearing skates!  I am married to my beautiful wife, Christa, who is a registered nurse, and we have a 3-year-old daughter, Mia.  They are unequivocally adorable, and I am unequivocally blessed in so many ways.  I am so grateful to be on staff here at Treasure Valley Metabolic Medicine and excited to help you “add life to your years.”

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