Support in your Journey Towards Optimal Health
Dr. Bernstein is committed to looking at the whole person to identify the origins of issues and supporting patients in moving forward to create better health and well-being. The Doctor creates an integrative treatment plan that often involves other members of the staff and the Integrative Functional Nutritionist to support patients in reaching their goals.
Support with Implementation of Lifestyle Modifications
Nutritional Counseling and Lifestyle Programs
Dr. Bernstein is passionate about food and nutrition. She considers optimal food choices to be a solid foundation for creating and maintaining great health. She coordinates with the Patient Advocate, the Registered Dietitian, and the staff once she has created your individualized tailored treatment plan.
Gina Gauthier RD, LDN, utilizing her care, passion, commitment and knowledge, takes the time with patients to support them in implementing their action plans by further educating and counseling them on how to put their treatment plans into action. During individual sessions, Gina supports patients to create behavior change and is patient and encouraging. She may also review and help patients to understand the results of their nutritionally oriented testing.
Gina’s strong clinical skills, ability to really listen with compassion and insight, and creative problem solving abilities complement the Doctor perfectly. In addition to her being a Registered Dietitian, due to her work in an academic setting, she brings her years of experience of dealing with a wide range of patient populations and medical issues. She thrives on working in coordination with the rest of our team to provide the best possible support for the patients. Our goal is that she will be able to support you with diet and lifestyle modifications and offer you that extra time and TLC you may need to achieve your optimal health and wellbeing.
Debbie Garlits is our Patient Advocate and is committed to supporting patients with their healing process and wellness journey. Debbie creates a supportive, nurturing environment that enhances a patient's ability to implement the Doctor's recommendations. She inspires and empowers patients to take the next step toward their optimal health and well-being.
For more information on Gina and Debbie, go to the Lifestyle Support Page.
Patients do best when supported in their goals to improve their health and well-being. Dr. Bernstein, the Integrative Functional Nutritionist, Tammy Westney, and the Registered Dietitian, Gina Gauthier, as well as the Patient Advocate, Debbie Garlits, and the staff look at the whole person and will make various suggestions in the areas of diet, exercise and stress management to help patients improve their quality of life and make more productive and educated choices about their health and well-being. We also offer coaching services for those patients who may benefit from additional support.
Referral and Resources
Dr. Bernstein utilizes the expertise and wisdom of a variety of other complementary and traditional health care providers to better serve all of a patient’s needs. An integrative holistic approach will often be better achieved by providing referrals to others better qualified in their areas of expertise and healing.
Book suggestions and handouts are often provided to patients for their information.
Getting to the Root Cause
Testing and Diagnostic Modalities
Dr. Bernstein makes available a variety of cutting edge testing methods to better access and identify the root causes of the patient’s various symptoms and complaints. These include specialty labs, and non-invasive health assessments including Cardiovascular Testing and Infrared Thermography.
Some of the laboratory tests can be added to routine blood work and others are from specialty laboratories and require additional samples. Some specialty laboratories offer tests that can be done at home. Dr Bernstein has done a considerable amount of study and research to provide her patients with the most up to date testing methods at the most affordable prices. Some of these tests are covered or at least partially covered by most major insurances and others require more out of pocket expense.
These laboratories offer tests that identify various nutrient, hormonal and neurotransmitter deficiencies that are often at the root of the person's symptoms. It is also now possible to uncover unique genetic predispositions so that one may be more proactive in reducing risk factors to various chronic disease states, including heart disease, osteoporosis, and cancer. Specialty laboratories include:
- Boston Heart
- Cleveland Heart
- Doctor's Data
- Exact Sciences
- Vibrant America
- Vibrant Wellness
- ZRT Laboratories
Noninvasive Health Assessments
Max Pulse Cardiovascular
We are excited to offer a new
non-invasive cardiovascular screening device called the Max Pulse. Using
pulsewave analysis and frequency domain analysis techniques, you'll see a
detailed report of the overall health of your cardiovascular system. The Max
Pulse analyzes heart rate variability and mean heart rate; elasticity of large,
small, and peripheral arteries; arteriosclerosis progress; blood circulation and
remaining blood volume; left ventricular power; and mental and physical stress
and resistance to stress. This is a unique opportunity to take a detailed look
at your cardiovascular health. The cost of the test is $50. There will be a small fee to review the results of your initial test. To make an appointment, please contact the office. You can click here to read about the Max Pulse frequently asked questions.
Medical Infrared Thermography
Medical infrared thermography uses a state-of-the-art FDA approved thermal imaging camera that transmits data of the body’s skin temperature to a computer which converts these patterns to images.
By detecting thermal asymmetry or by noting alterations of the vascular patterns, the images can be used as an early detection assessment of breast, neurological and other conditions. It is a diagnostic tool far superior to others in early stages of some diseases.
This is a totally safe, non-radiologic, non-invasive, painless test with absolutely no adverse effects and NO contraindications.
We have partnered with TDI (Thermographic Diagnostic Imaging) which provides superior quality infrared imaging of the breast, neuromuscular system, dental, thyroid, and sinus regions to assist in the assessment of problems associated with these areas. Please check our News and Events page for the upcoming date they will be at our office.
For more information about TDI click here.