OUR TEAM OF PHYSICIANS, nutritionists and nurses use a comprehensive approach to health and healing. The physicians are Board Certified and have extensive training in functional, integrative and nutritional medicine and our nutritionists have specialized training in using food as medical therapy. The practice of medicine is ever changing, and at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA, we use existing and emerging technologies in both diagnosis and treatment. We follow the latest research, and constantly update our methods as new, scientifically based therapies and tests become available.
MARK HYMAN, MD, the founder of The UltraWellness Center, is dedicated to identifying and addressing the root causes of chronic illness through a groundbreaking whole-systems medicine approach called Functional Medicine. He is a family physician, a four-time New York Times bestselling author, and an international leader in his field. Through his private practice, education efforts, writing, research, and advocacy, he empowers others to stop managing symptoms and treat the underlying causes of illness, thereby tackling our chronic-disease epidemic. Read Dr. Hyman’s full bio.
ELIZABETH BOHAM, MD, RD, is Board Certified in Family Medicine from Albany Medical School, specializing in Functional and Integrative Medicine. In addition, she has her undergraduate degree in nutritional biochemistry from Cornell University and her graduate degree and Registered Dietitian from Columbia University. Dr. Boham joined Dr. Mark Hyman and The UltraWellness Center team in 2007. Prior to that she practiced integrative medicine at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA and was a partner with Albany Clinical Nutrition Specialists. Read her full bio.
TODD R. LePINE, MD, graduated from Dartmouth Medical School & is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine, & has advanced clinical training through the Institute for Functional Medicine. Prior to joining The UltraWellness Center, he worked as a physician at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA, for 15 years. Dr. LePine’s focus at The UltraWellness Center is to help his patients achieve optimal health & vitality by restoring the natural balance to both the mind & the body. His areas of interest include Optimal Aging, Bio-Detoxification, Functional Gastrointestinal Health, Systemic Inflammation, Autoimmune disorders & the Neurobiology of mood & cognitive disorders. Read his full bio.
Dr. Aviva Romm s a Family Physician specializing in Functional and Integrative Medicine. A graduate of the Yale School of Medicine (where she also completed her Internal Medicine Internship), Tufts Family Medicine Residency, and the University of Arizona Integrative Medicine in Residency program, she brings 30 years of experience in nutrition, yoga, and natural living to her medical practice. Prior to her medical training, Dr. Romm was a practicing midwife and clinical herbalist specializing in women’s and children’s health.
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Natasha Ruiz, FNP-C is a nationally certified Nurse Practitioner in Family Medicine, with a Master’s of Science from State University of New York Institute of Technology. In addition to her degrees, Natasha has cultivated a wide range of experience as a Critical Care Nurse in ICU, Nurse Educator, Medical Nurse, and Family Nurse Practitioner. Natasha was introduced to Functional Medicine while working at Canyon Ranch, and now has 15 years’ experience working in Integrative and Functional Medicine. Her skillful, compassionate approach comes from her combined medical expertise and personal experience. Read her full bio.
MAGGIE WARD, MS, RD, LDN, is the Nutrition Director at The UltraWellness Center. Maggie holds a Master’s degree in Nutrition from Bastyr University, which places a whole foods, holistic approach on nutrition therapy. In addition, she has extensive clinical training through the Institute for Functional Medicine. Read her full bio.
KATHIE SWIFT, MS, RD, LDN, is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist and holds a Master’s degree in Food and Nutrition from Arizona State University. Before joining Dr. Hyman at The UltraWellness Center in 2005, Kathie spearheaded the Functional Medicine program at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA, where she served as Nutrition Director for 10 years. Read her full bio.
DEBORAH PHILLIPS, MS, LDN, CHES, is a licensed dietetic nutritionist and certified health education specialist. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from Cornell University and a Master’s degree from Russell Sage College. Deb has additional training in functional and integrative medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine. She joined The UltraWellness Center in 2007. Read her full bio.
Holly Niles, MS, CNS, is a Clinical Nutritionist and Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner. She received her Master’s Degree in Functional Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. Holly has extensive training through the Institute for Functional Medicine and experience in alternative medicine and complementary practices including yoga and yoga therapy. Read her full bio.
Heidi E. Spear, is a Relaxation Specialist at The UltraWellness Center, as well as an author and certified yoga teacher. As a faculty member at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, she leads workshops and retreats on meditation, visualization, yoga, labyrinths, mindfulness, and deep relaxation.
With more than fifteen years of yoga and meditation practice, Heidi relies on these ancient tools as treasured and sustaining aspects of her daily life. Read her full bio.