Hans Hinterkopf, PA-C
Hans brings 18 years of experience in cardiology, pediatrics, and hospital medicine, including emergency and inpatient care. When his wife and son struggled with a variety of health issues that could not be helped by conventional medicine, Hans looked to functional medicine for answers. As his functional and integrative medicine career developed, Hans began to specialize in brain health and neurocognitive decline. He also has expertise in chronic infections, gut health, autoimmune disorders and mold related illnesses. Hans earned his PA degree from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. Additional certifications include GAPS practitioner for nutritional gut healing protocol, the Institute of Functional Medicine, Dr. Amen practitioner for brain health and the Bredesen protocol for reversing cognitive decline.
Beth York, FNP-C
Beth is certified in Advanced Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (ABHRT) for men and women through Worldlink Medical. She specializes in restoring female and male hormone levels, thyroid management and PCOS. Beth is passionate about what she does and is a true expert in the field of BHRT. She stays up to date on the latest research around BHRT and has treated more than 3,000 men and women for hormone loss. Beth earned her BA in English and Art from Millsaps College. She acquired an MS as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from Vanderbilt University and completed a post masters Family Nurse Practitioner program.
Bethany manages the IV therapy suite and provides support for each practitioner at Vitality. She received her nursing degree from Columbia State 25 years ago. Her background includes labor and delivery, gynecology and emergency medicine in the hospital setting. In her free time, Bethany enjoys weekends at the lake and medical mission trips to Haiti. She loves her patients’ passion for self care and is dedicated to promoting and supporting their wellness. She is honored to be a part of their journey to better health.
Erica assists Dr. White with Autonomic Response Testing (ART). Erica believes that patient care is the top priority and strives to make sure everyone she encounters feels welcomed. She graduated as a member of the National Technical Honors Society from Tennessee College of Applied Technology in 2016 and is currently continuing her A.R.T. training at the Klinghardt Institute. She was a phlebotomist in a hospital setting and also administered dialysis treatment as a Dialysis Technician. Erica loves to spend her free time cooking for friends and family using herbs and spices from her garden.
Front Office Manager
Penny manages appointments, assists patients with check in and check out, and is the first point of contact when patients call or enter Vitality. Penny’s education is in Interior Design and Elementary Education. She has worked in new construction doing residential design, elementary education, sales, customer service and management in the tourism industry. The common denominator with her work experience and lifestyle is people. Connecting, gathering, welcoming, and getting to know people is the driving force that energizes her in the work she does.
Morgan helps run the IV therapy suite and provides nursing support for the practitioners at Vitality. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Belmont University in 2014. Morgan has worked in oncology, medical surgical, orthopedics, and women’s and children’s health. In her free time, she loves hiking with her family, reading about health, and working out. She feels very excited, honored, and grateful to be a member of the Vitality team.
Phlebotomist/Front Office Support
Lacey has been a medical assistant and phlebotomist for 9 years. She attended Kaplan Career Institute for medical assisting and brings experience in internal medicine and pain management. She is a compassionate person who loves helping people, and in her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family.
Amy Hopeman, MS, MPH
Marketing and Operations Manager
Amy manages the marketing program as well as systems improvements at Vitality. She brings experience from working with organic food industry leaders at an advertising agency in San Francisco and running her own lifestyle and wellness company for 12 years. Amy earned her Masters of Science with a focus on Agriculture, Food and the Environment from the Tufts School of Nutrition and her Masters in Public Health from the Tufts School of Medicine. Amy consistently looks for ways to improve the patient experience at Vitality and sees the benefits of functional medicine when people take an active role in their healing. Her passion for learning how to use food, energy and lifestyle to change health outcomes motivates her every day. Amy enjoys cooking gluten free, pescatarian meals, time on the beach and travels to the far reaches of the globe.
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Sommer White practices at the Vitality Medical Center in west Nashville.
Vitality Medical Center
125 Belle Forest Circle, Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37221
(Located in west Nashville near Interstate 40)
Tel: 615-891-7500, Fax: 615-891-7513
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00AM – 4:30PM