90 Adams Place
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 Medicine Doctor

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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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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Kirsten Carle N.D.

​Naturopathic Primary Care service in Bennington, VT; Naturopathic Doctor, Homeopathy, Delmar office

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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Sue Coughtry L.M.T.

​Licensed Massage Therapist, CranioSacral Therapist, Reiki Master / Teacher Tai Chi / Qigong Instructor, Certified Music Practitioner, Certified Fitness Trainer

I grew up in a family that valued science and health care.My grandfather, and later my father, ran the family pharmacy in my small town. I worked there growing up as did my mother, who had nursing training.My great-grandfather had been a country doctor, visiting his patients in their homes, traveling to see his patients in his horse and buggy.I grew up to stories about his experiences and how the horse knew the way home.

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Korey DiRoma N.D.

​Naturopathic Primary Care, Bennington Vermont; 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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Amy L. Gordon R.N.

​Registered Nurse, Certified IV Therapist

My interest in natural medicine and holistic healing has always existed for me. With Native American heritage, I've always felt drawn to nature and healing.

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Jennifer Mager ANP

​Adult Nurse Practitioner, Holistic Medical Care, Acute and Chronic Illness, Integrative Medicine, Integrative Oncology, IV Therapies

My years of working in oncology has been an amazing experience. I have had the privilege to meet so many wonderful, courageous patients who all have added something to my current practice as a health care provider.

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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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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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Natasha Ruiz FNP-C

​Family Nurse Practitioner, Functional Medicine, Holistic Medical Care, Integrative Medicine, Acute and Chronic Illness, Health and Prevention Counseling

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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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, March 4, 2015
Gentle Yoga
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Morning Wake Up Yoga!
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Reiki I Certification Class with Rebecca Rice, L.Ac, MS
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Lyme Support Group
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Latest News and Announcements

We have moved to our new Delmar home at 90 Adams Place read more

Reiki I Certification Class with Rebecca Rice, L.Ac, MS- Sunday March 8, 2015 read more

Culinary Nutrition Cooking Classes Starting in March, 2015 read more

New One-on-One Cooking Classes read more