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Delmar, NY 12054
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Bennington, VT 05201
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Meet Our Team

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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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Jen Baker-Porazinski

Jennifer Baker-Porazinski M.D.

Preventative Medicine, Integrative Medicine Fellow


For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a doctor because I wanted to help people. But after more than a dozen years working in primary care I began to wonder whether there was a better way to help. I felt hampered by our disease-centered model, which is so heavily dependent on pharmaceuticals and so light on prevention. I questioned whether I was truly making a difference.


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Eric C. Sharer MPH, RD, CSO

​CSO Registered Dietitian, Culinary Nutritionist, BC Specialist in Oncology Nutrition


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-gordon

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

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, October 29, 2014
Gentle Yoga
Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Latest News and Announcements

Monthly Chakra Cleanse Yoga Class read more

Reiki I Certification Class with Rebecca Rice, L.Ac, MS- Sunday Nov 2, 2014. read more

New Bill Gives Hope To Lyme Community read more

Culinary Nutrition Cooking Classes Starting in September! read more

New One-on-One Cooking Classes read more