LISA DREHER, MS, RDN, LDN

Lisa Dreher, MS, RDN, LDN is a registered dietitian who completed her undergraduate studies at the Rochester Institute of Technology, a dietetic internship through Cornell University and a Masters degree in Nutrition and Integrative Health from the Maryland University of Integrative Health. Prior to joining The UltraWellness Center, Lisa worked in the acute care hospital setting with experience in surgical oncology, colorectal surgery and rehabilitation until she became a Clinical Nutrition Specialist working in Pediatric Gastroenterology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Here she counseled children, adolescents and their families dealing with complex gastrointestinal conditions. At the same time, she began working in private practice at On Nutrition, LLC where she worked with adults, teens and children using a functional nutrition approach. She has additional training through Center for Mind Body Medicine and the Institute for Functional Medicine.

Lisa has delivered a number of community lectures on the role of food as medicine and emerging health research. She has been featured in publications, blogs and interviews including Reader’s Digest, In Good Health magazine, On Nutrition blog, Health Matters blog, and WXXI National Public Radio.

Lisa was drawn to functional medicine after experiencing health concerns of her own. She looked to functional medicine to address the root cause of her issues and find true wellness. She is able to draw from her personal experiences to educate and foster healing in others. In her free time, Lisa enjoys traveling, hiking, yoga, reading, spending time with friends, family and her mini goldendoodle!

Some conditions Lisa specializes in

  • Autoimmune Conditions
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Food Allergies and Sensitivities
  • Health Optimization
  • Metabolic Syndrome, Pre-Diabetes and Insulin Resistance
  • Underweight and Malabsorption
  • Weight Loss and Management

Testimonials

Let me begin by sharing that a hopeful expectation washed over me from my initial phone interaction with Ann while setting up my first appointment at The UltraWellness Center. Through four years of frustrating doctor appointments, a myriad of testing with various specialists and multiple E.R. visits I never felt anyone really cared what happened to me. My health was declining by the minute. Headaches, digestive pain, 30-pound weight loss, tremors, brain fog, fatigue, apathy, neuropathies, fainti...
~ Karen
Let me begin by sharing that a hopeful expectation washed over me from my initial phone interaction with Ann while setting up my first appointment at The UltraWellness Center. Through four years of frustrating doctor appointments, a myriad of testing with various specialists and multiple E.R. visits I never felt anyone really cared what happened to me. My health was declining by the minute. Headaches, digestive pain, 30-pound weight loss, tremors, brain fog, fatigue, apathy, neuropathies, fainting that was misdiagnosed as seizures all left the doctors questioning my sanity and left me without hope. My son’s wedding was six months away, and I was afraid I would not make it. I prayed and asked God to show me the next step. I desperately wanted to be there – both physically and emotionally. That reality compelled me to go outside the traditional realms of medical care to the world of Functional Medicine. My search led me to The UltraWellness Center. I have never looked back. I know God led me there. My first appointment of the day was with Dr. Elizabeth Boham. She took my health history with professionalism and compassion. Armed with my information, Dr. Boham then decided what labs would be necessary to uncover the root cause of my mysterious illness and how best to direct the team to get me up and functioning again. Dr. Boham is a true clinician! She next sent me to Lisa Dreher for nutritional counseling. I found Lisa to be sensitive, insightful and very knowledgeable in all areas of functional nutrition. Her knowledge is heads and heels above any nutritionist I ever met with. Lisa was able to put together a meal plan that worked around multiple food allergies, sensitivities and histamine intolerance. She is well versed in many outside resources available to help me towards nutritional stability. My next stop was Jiori, the nurse. Jiori explained the various lab tests that Dr. Boham ordered and their order of importance. My conversation with her affirmed that this was truly a medical practice that will look to uncover the mystery of my escalating illness because they look at health care a different way! When I went home I had a piece that had eluded me for four years! I was in the hands of dedicated healers. While we waited for the results of all the nontraditional labs to come back, I was able to implement all the suggestions and advice I received on appointment day. My nutrition picked up in a few weeks, all my lab work was back. Now armed with new information, we were able to proceed and get a firm grip on the root cause of my illness. I can finally stop chasing diagnoses and can start fighting Lyme and the many co-infections that have ravaged my immune system for four years. I am so thankful to my health care team at The UltraWellness Center for standing by me and getting me to Kentucky for my son’s wedding. For four years, I languished in the conventional health care chaos, but in five months, the UWC team had me up and dancing at my son’s wedding and our 28th anniversary. I am forever in debt to each of you for your hard work in getting me to this day!
~ Karen

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Working with Lisa

Your initial 50 minute appointment with Lisa can be done in person at The UltraWellness Center or virtually if you are unable to travel. During your initial appointment, Lisa will take the time necessary to understand your medical and nutritional history and will then create a comprehensive nutrition and lifestyle plan. Lisa may recommend functional medicine testing and/or dietary supplements if needed.

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