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About Copas Health

Over the years, we have learned that healthcare is NOT one size fits all. Patients are eager to learn about their body and improve their health. It is a journey and sometimes not easy. It can be very complex putting all of the pieces of your health together.  

Our Mission

Our staff is dedicated to making sure every patient that comes to our office feels like we are looking for the ROOT cause of their specific issue.. Many patients tell us that they feel overlooked, or discounted by other providers. Our patients should feel valued, validated, understood and cared for when they leave the office. Our mission is also to EDUCATE our patients so they can understand what their body, mind and spirit need for whole health.

The most common concerns patients have expressed  are:

“I just don’t feel like myself.”

“I’ve had my hormones checked but my healthcare provider says everything is normal.”


“You are probably going to think I’m crazy, but….”

We want our patients to know: You are not alone! If you feel like something is not right... then it probably is not right! Let's take time to figure out what is going on. 


Our Team

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Carla Copas, MSN, CNM, APRN

Carla has cared for women across their lifespan for over 25 years. Her research, experience and dedication to women’s health led her to open her own practice in 2016. Carla realizes that optimal wellness requires a tailored approach to meet each individual's needs.

Carla obtained her master’s degree in nursing from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She has studied with the School of Functional Medicine and A4M. With the combination of Integrative, Functional, and Holistic care she finds great satisfaction in finding solutions for each of the women that seek the answers to healthcare questions that other providers can’t answer. She has served as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Miami, Barry University and Florida Atlantic University. Additionally, she has served as preceptor to Nurse Practitioners from Frontier University, Baylor University, Rush University and Duke University.


Carla enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, reading, bird watching, listening to music and is an avid researcher. Her true passion and calling remains love, service and care to her family, friends and patients.


Ashley Hettinger, MSN, FNP-C

Ashley is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, with over 7 years of medical experience in critical care, cardiovascular disease, women & men’s health, gut health, metabolic disorders, and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.

Ashley graduated from Indiana University Southeast with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and achieved a Master’s Degree in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University. She has completed in-depth training in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy led by Dr. Neal Rouzier, attended courses from The School of Applied Functional Medicine, and completed a functional health coaching certification. Ashley strives to continue to learn new and integrative approaches to help her patients achieve their optimal health and lifestyle goals.

Ashley’s passion for functional medicine was sparked by her personal health journey. After multiple labs, diagnostic testing, and office visits she was left without answers and feeling hopeless. With the support of a functional health coach, Ashley was set free from her chronic fatigue and hormone dysfunction. She now dedicates her life work to providing patient-centered care to uncover and address the root cause of the body’s imbalances.

In her spare time, you can find her playing with her daughter, husband, and two dogs. Ashley is a travel enthusiast and loves to explore new cultures, food, and activities. During the summer, you can find her lounging by the pool, wake surfing at the lake, and hiking with friends and family. In the winter, she enjoys cozy bonfires and snowboarding.

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