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Delmar, NY 12054

530 Main St.
Bennington, VT 05201

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Meet Our Team


Ronald Stram M.D.

Founder of The Center, Board Certified Medical Doctor, Integrative and Functional Medicine

For the past 25 years, my work as an emergency medicine physician prompted me to recognize the need for holistic and preventative care as a means to reduce the debilitation associated with chronic disease so often seen too late in the emergency setting.

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Heidi S. Puc M.D., FACP, ABIHM

​Integrative Oncology*, IV Vitamin C, Herbal Supplement Therapies, Integrative Medicine, Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment

*Dr. Puc will also work with your primary conventional oncologist to assist in incorporating natural cancer therapies into your chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments.

As I journeyed through my 20 years as a medical oncologist/hematologist in private practice, I increasingly recognized the deficiencies of the purely disease-oriented approach followed in allopathic medicine, both in what patients expressed to me and in what I had experienced in this system of care.

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Jennifer Mager ANP-BC

​Adult Nurse Practitioner- Board Certified, Integrative and Functional Medicine, Lyme Disease, Chronic Illness, Wellness, Prevention and Weight Loss, Nutritional Counseling, Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Oncology and HIV/AIDS 

I have always been interested in nutrition and health. I did not however, always live a healthy lifestyle.

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Natasha Ruiz FNP-C

​Family Nurse Practitioner, Functional Medicine, Holistic Medical Care, Integrative Medicine, Acute and Chronic Illness, Health and Prevention Counseling, Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Lyme Disease

For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated with the human body. When I was a child, I recall having a lot of fear about going to the doctor. As I grew up, I found myself having a special connection with doctors and nurses that had compassion and empathy. They were able to take away my fear and show me the positive side of medicine.

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Korey DiRoma N.D.

​Naturopathic HealthCare, Bennington Vermont and Delmar, NY; Naturopathic Doctor

Since I was a child, I have always been fascinated by medicine. Whether it was playing with the skeleton or a reflex hammer in my father’s office, getting that toy doctor bag as a Christmas present or dressing up as a doctor for Halloween, I knew I was destined to become a doctor!

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Kirsten Carle N.D.

​Naturopathic  Health Care service in Bennington, VT and Delmar, NY;  Naturopathic Doctor, Homeopathy

My interest in the healing arts began at an early age. As a young girl, I spent many an hour with my great grandmother, tending to her aches and pains with medicated balms and soothing words, delighted to provide her a bit of comfort.

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Rebecca Rice L.Ac., MSAOM

​Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist

My interest in Chinese Medicine began as a teenager while considering Allopathic Medicine as a career. During this time my fascination in reading philosophical works from different cultures was blooming. Along with a deep interest in herbal medicine, these holistic and natural views on life and health are what inspired me to pursue the study of Chinese Medicine.

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Christopher Reilly L.Ac., MSA

Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a healer. When I was young that meant being a medical doctor or chiropractor. Through my undergraduate training in Biology at the University of Virginia, I planned on going to medical school.

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Holly J. Niles MS, CNS, LDN

I started to have a really strong interest in integrative medicine and the power of food when I was a teenager. Having been put on a diet at eight years old, followed by multiple “diets” through my teens, I started to be curious about food and how to use food for health.

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Eric C. Sharer MPH, RD, CSO, CDN

 Registered Dietitian & Culinary Nutritionist, Board Certified  Specialist in Oncology Nutrition, Certified Dietitian Nutritionist

My journey into integrative nutrition began at the age of 13 when my passion for food and health began to bud while working in a restaurant/resort. Throughout high school, my passion for food developed and led me to pursue an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University, in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Marie McMahon PTA, LMT, CST, CECP

​Orthopedic and Medical Massage Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Applied Kinesiology, Emotion Code Technique

My physical therapy career began at the young age of 3 when teaching my brother to walk around the kitchen table holding the chair legs. In that moment, my passion for assisting another person to experience the joy of movement was awakened!

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Marietta Lehmann RN, LMT

My personal health history and unfortunate circumstances with my child, has shaped my path in life and inspired me to choose a career in the health field.

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Guido T. Iovinella AADP

At a young age I was fascinated by what the human body was capable of. Despite being of small stature I was able to excel in various sports; basketball, baseball and football. My love, determination and passion for these sports helped me overcome what would be considered physical limitations. It was during this period that I developed the habits that have allowed me to remain at a high fitness level, well throughout my life.

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Jim Whiting E-RYT, KYT

​Registered Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor, KYT, Certified Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master

In 1996, after a diagnosis of weight gain, high cholesterol, and elevated blood pressure, I faced the realization that my current lifestyle would not sustain the life I had I had envisioned and planned for myself and my family. I embarked on a course of physical exercise and was introduced to hatha yoga, and it’s natural extension, meditation.

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This Week's Classes, Lectures and Events

Free Guided Meditation
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Gentle Yoga
Thursday, June 2, 2016
No Beginner Yoga with Rebecca today
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Free Guided Meditation
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Latest News and Announcements

Focus On Lyme: Lyme Disease Education Forum and Fundraising Reception- A Special Stram Center Event read more

Eating Right for Cancer Prevention Cooking Class read more

NO MEDITATION OR THURSDAY YOGA May 20 through May 31 read more

Medical Marijuana Comes to the Stram Center read more

Weight Loss and Lifestyle Transformation Program read more