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.
Faith Lumpkin RDN, 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, Faith 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.
Faith’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 varied experience as an intern and now her work in the hospital setting, she brings this experience of dealing with a wide range of patient populations and medical issues as well as working with patients individually and in group settings. 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.
Faith is a Licensed Registered Dietitian and has completed a certificate of training program in Integrative and Functional Nutrition through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
She will be accepting many insurance plans. We are happy to check your benefits for Nutrition. For those that do not have good coverage or are not eligible, we offer affordable packages for visits with Faith.
In addition to individual nutrition counseling, Faith offers the following services to support patients in achieving their optimal health.
In need of a pantry clean out but not sure where to start?
Allow our Integrative Functional Registered Dietitian, Faith Lumpkin RDN LDN, help you in cleaning out your cabinets and offering suggestions for healthier options for you and your family. She will educate you on food labels, brand suggestions, and offer recipes and shopping lists.
Meal prepping can be extremely helpful for those with busy schedules who want to eat healthy! Through this service our Integrative Functional Registered Dietitian, Faith Lumpkin RDN LDN, will demonstrate efficient time saving meal prepping techniques and offer education and instruction. Clients may choose which foods or recipes they would like to prepare. Recipes, meal plans and shopping lists will be provided.
Clients are required to provide ingredients needed in meal preparation.
Grocery Store Tour
Grocery shopping can be a difficult task with the many options available. Our
Integrative Functional Registered Dietitian, Faith Lumpkin RDN LDN, will help navigate you through the store emphasizing the areas to focus on and instruction on reading food labels, healthy choices, and brand ideas. Clients can choose which store they would like for the dietitian to meet them at.
Costs based on Services
Goal setting meeting: Cost will depend on your insurance coverage. Generally we recommend at least ½ hour discussing what you want to get out of the experience unless this has already been discussed in a prior visit.
Costs of the following services are not covered by insurance and will be based on time.
Individual Services: One hour is recommended for each service individually. (These services include recipes and shopping lists*)
Grocery Store tour
Packages: Combining services is a great way to get comprehensive support and may be more economical.
Kitchen Revamp and Meal Prep
Grocery store tour and Meal Prep
Grocery store tour and Kitchen Revamp
Kitchen Revamp, Meal Prep, and Grocery store tour
*There may be an additional charge for individualized Meal Plans which may be done as part of a visit with the Integrative Functional Nutritionist which may be covered or at least partially covered or at the home which would be an out of pocket service.
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 reviews and explains the Doctor’s and Nutritionist’s recommendations and further testing options. She inspires and empowers patients to take the next step toward their optimal health and well-being.
For more information on Faith 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 Licensed Registered Dietitian, Faith Lumpkin, 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
educational materials 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 $55. 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.