George Papanicolaou, DO, IFMCP, is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is Board Certified in Family Medicine from Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, Pennsylvania. He is also an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. (IFMCP). Upon graduation from his residency, Dr. Papanicolaou joined the Indian Health Service (IHS), where he worked on the Navajo reservation for 4 years at the Chinle Comprehensive Medical Facility, serving as the Outpatient Department Coordinator. He left the IHS to establish Cornerstone Family Practice in Rowley (MA) where he practiced with a philosophy centered on cultivating personal relationships and treating the whole person, not just the disease. He called that philosophy “Whole Life Wellness”.

It was at Cornerstone Personal Health that he incorporated the principles of Functional Medicine and established a practice dedicated entirely to the Functional Medicine model. Dr. Papanicolaou became known for transforming his patients’ lives by getting to, and treating the root cause of conditions, not just symptoms. Dr. Papanicolaou had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Hyman and the connection was instant. Their shared passion for treating people with food  as medicine within a Functional Medicine model resulted in Dr. Hyman inviting Dr. Papanicolaou to bring his expertise and twenty years of experience to the UltraWellness team.

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Some of the conditions Dr. George Papanicolaou Specializes in:

  • Concussion and TBI recovery
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Irritable Bowel/SIBO
  • Food allergies and sensitivities
  • Weight loss/Optimal nutrition
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Toxins/Detoxification
  • Pre Diabetes, Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome
  • Heart Disease
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Lyme, mold and related disorders
  • Women’s health/bioidentical hormones
  • Men’s health/hormone optimization and replacement therapy
  • Alzheimer’s, Dementia
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Optimal Aging
  • Osteoarthritis


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Working with Dr. Papanicolaou

Your First appointment with Dr. Papanicolaou will be done in person at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Before your trip to the clinic, a Nurse will work with you to gather information about your health, family history and will build an in depth health profile to share with Dr. Papanicolaou.

During your initial appointment, Dr. Papanicolaou will listen to you tell the story of your health.  He will create a timeline of your health history, link symptoms to systems and work to get to the root cause of your condition(s).  From there he will work with you to create a comprehensive plan.

Your first follow up with Dr Papanicolaou will be a 50 minute appointment that can be done by phone or in person.

Follow ups after that will be either 25 minutes or 50 minutes depending on labs and where you are at on your health journey.