Dr. Hone is a distinguished Endocrinologist with a passion for delivering care and problem solving complex endocrinology conditions in partnership with her patients. Dr. Hone is the Chief Medical Officer for Paloma health and in addition to seeing patients, helps develop our leading thyroid practice protocols and research.
Dr. Hone is the Clinical Endocrinologist for Santa Barbara County in California. She has been a clinical researcher at the NIH, was a Lieutenant Commander in the US Public Health Service, conducted research at Sansun Diabetes Research Institute, and managed her own endocrinology practice in Denver.
She received her BA with Distinction from the University of CA, Berkeley, and her MD with multiple honors from George Washington University. Dr. Hone completed her endocrinology fellowship from the National Institutes of Health.
Nicole is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in weight management, food sensitivities, thyroid conditions, and autoimmune conditions. Nicole completed her education at the University of Georgia where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics.
A few years ago, she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s. This propelled her to learn more about the thyroid condition and how she could naturally improve her health. Nicole learned from the healthcare professionals she worked with at the time, and began her own continuing education.
In addition, Nicole became a Certified LEAP Therapist which qualifies her to work with LEAP MRT patients and perform the MRT (Mediator Release Test) and use LEAP immunocalm diet therapy. This means Nicole can use the gold standard testing in food sensitivities to test patients for the foods that are causing further inflammation. This is currently an integral part of Nicole’s thyroid nutrition protocol for patients with Hashimoto’s. She has found the best approach is to reduce inflammation through diet, and to improve nutrient status.