About Us

Our Mission

The mission of Integrative Medicine of Central New York is to provide a whole health approach that bridges conventional and natural practices, empowering patients to tap into their own innate healing ability.
 
 

Our Vision

Integrative Medicine of Central New York will be a leader in facilitating trust in the patient-provider relationship based in holistic care, using conventional, and natural healing practices to empower patients in their healing. We strive to change the paradigm of disease-focused care to one of whole person care. Our health care model embraces the importance of listening to the patient’s story and experience to reveal the dis-ease in their whole being. We recognize the interwoven nature of mind, body, spirit, and community, which contributes to the overall state of health of each individual and will address each of these aspects of the whole person throughout their care. 
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Meet Your Practitioners

HEIDI S. PUC MD, FACP, ABIHM
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Heidi S. Puc MD, FACP, ABIHM, is a board-certified hematologist and medical oncologist with over 20 years of experience in the private practice of adult hematology and oncology, after having completed fellowship training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 
 
She received specialty training in Integrative Medicine through the Scripps Clinic in California, and also completed a two-year fellowship program run by Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona.  She developed an integrative oncology consultative practice within her conventional hematology/oncology position at HOACNY, until she joined The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine in October 2015. 
 
At The Stram Center, Dr. Puc provided integrative medicine and integrative oncology consultations and services in conjunction with conventional approaches provided by the primary oncologist. These integrative approaches included incorporating nutritional and herbal supplements, and mind-body therapies. There, she also managed patients with Lyme disease, and has undergone training through the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) as well as a mentorship with Dr. Richard Horowitz, a specialist in the field.  
 
She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine.  She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, The American College of Physicians, the Society for Integrative Oncology, and ILADS.  Dr. Puc is also a board member of Central New York Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Alliance. Additionally, Dr. Puc has Energy Medicine Certifications in Reiki Levels I and II, Basic Pranic Healing, and is a Seichim Master, and personally practices Transcendental Meditation.
Dr. Heidi Puc is very excited to announce the opening of her own integrative medicine practice in her Syracuse area home town.
 
HEIDI S. PUC MD, FACP, ABIHM
Heidi S. Puc MD, FACP, ABIHM, is a board-certified hematologist and medical oncologist with over 20 years of experience in the private practice of adult hematology and oncology, after having completed fellowship training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 
 
She received specialty training in Integrative Medicine through the Scripps Clinic in California, and also completed a two-year fellowship program run by Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona.  She developed an integrative oncology consultative practice within her conventional hematology/oncology position at HOACNY, until she joined The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine in October 2015. 
 
At The Stram Center, Dr. Puc provided integrative medicine and integrative oncology consultations and services in conjunction with conventional approaches provided by the primary oncologist. These integrative approaches included incorporating nutritional and herbal supplements, and mind-body therapies. There, she also managed patients with Lyme disease, and has undergone training through the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) as well as a preceptorship with Dr. Richard Horowitz, a specialist in the field.  
 
She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine.  She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, The American College of Physicians, the Society for Integrative Oncology, and ILADS.  Dr. Puc is also a board member of Central New York Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Alliance. Additionally, Dr. Puc has Energy Medicine Certifications in Reiki Levels I and II, Basic Pranic Healing, and is a Seichim Master, and personally practices Transcendental Meditation.
Dr. Heidi Puc is very excited to have opened her own integrative medicine practice near her home town in the Syracuse area.
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JENNIFER KOHLER, MS, FNP-BC, CLC

Jennifer Kohler is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with 22 years of experience in healthcare. Born and raised in Syracuse, NY, Jennifer graduated from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing and obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Syracuse University. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She is also a clinical educator for medical and PA students. Jennifer has extensive experience in Women’s Health, chronic medical conditions, and is also a certified lactation counselor.

 

She has always had a passion for listening to her patients and providing them with holistic care. She encourages healthy lifestyle changes, including supplements, vitamins, nutrition, and exercise. Jennifer has joined Integrative Medicine of CNY with the desire to help patients by incorporating integrative medicine and conventional medicine, thus providing more options for care. Jennifer enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two children.

HEIDI BALDWIN, MS, RMT, HOLISTIC HEALTH COACH

Heidi Baldwin, MS, RMT is an internationally board-certified Integrative Nutrition Holistic Health Coach and Certified Lymphatic Reset™ Specialist who focuses on detoxing the body and reducing daily toxin exposure, stimulating the lymphatic system and clearing elimination pathways, sugar addiction, eating for improved health, and healing the gut while helping clients find balance in body, mind, and spirit. 

 

Heidi’s own health journey over the past few decades has led her to her passion for natural healing, and being in tune with one’s own body.  She believes the body is designed to health itself, and enjoys working with those who are ready to work on bringing themselves back into balance, so that the body can focus on healing.

 

She is also a certified Usui Reiki Master/Teacher who enjoys teaching all levels of Reiki, including kids Reiki classes that she developed.  She is trained in Basic and Advanced Pranic Healing, Pranic Psychotherapy, and Pranic Crystal Healing, which she offers individually or integrates into healing sessions as appropriate. Leading meditations and educating people about the benefits of incorporating Young Living Essential Oils into their every-day life is also something Heidi is passionate about.  She teaches classes and workshops on various health and wellness topics that encompass physical, emotional, and spiritual health. She also sells medical grade CBD products and Norwex cleaning products to help people find the cleanest ways to maintain both a healthy living environment and healthy body.

Additionally, she has a master’s degree in Special Education from Syracuse University, and BA from Utica College of Syracuse University in English Education. Heidi has studied with the world’s top health and wellness experts, including but not limited to:​

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  • Andrew Weil, MD, Bestselling Author and Expert on Integrative Medicine and Mind-Body Interactions​

  • Andrea Beaman, HHC, Chef, Herbalist, Author, Educator, and Holistic Health and Thyroid Expert

  • Julie Matthews, NC, Founder of BioIndividual Nutrition Institute and Nourishing Hope

  • Barbara Manconi Smith, Certified Health Coach, Founder of Lymphatic Reset™ and SOULCIRCLE™ Emotional Detox

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Jennifer Kohler is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with 22 years of experience in healthcare. Born and raised in Syracuse, NY, Jennifer graduated from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing and obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Syracuse University. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She is also a clinical educator for medical and PA students. Jennifer has extensive experience in Women’s Health, chronic medical conditions, and is also a certified lactation counselor.

 

She has always had a passion for listening to her patients and providing them with holistic care. She encourages healthy lifestyle changes, including supplements, vitamins, nutrition, and exercise. Jennifer has joined Integrative Medicine of CNY with the desire to help patients by incorporating integrative medicine and conventional medicine, thus providing more options for care. Jennifer enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two children.

JENNIFER KOHLER, MS, FNP-BC, CLC
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HEIDI BALDWIN, MS, RMT, HOLISTIC HEALTH COACH

Heidi Baldwin, MS, RMT is an internationally board-certified Integrative Nutrition Holistic Health Coach and Certified Lymphatic Reset™ Specialist who focuses on detoxing the body and reducing daily toxin exposure, stimulating the lymphatic system and clearing elimination pathways, sugar addiction, eating for improved health, and healing the gut while helping clients find balance in body, mind, and spirit. 

 

Heidi’s own health journey over the past few decades has led her to her passion for natural healing, and being in tune with one’s own body.  She believes the body is designed to health itself, and enjoys working with those who are ready to work on bringing themselves back into balance, so that the body can focus on healing.

 

She is also a certified Usui Reiki Master/Teacher who enjoys teaching all levels of Reiki, including kids Reiki classes that she developed.  She is trained in Basic and Advanced Pranic Healing, Pranic Psychotherapy, and Pranic Crystal Healing, which she offers individually or integrates into healing sessions as appropriate. Leading meditations and educating people about the benefits of incorporating Young Living Essential Oils into their every-day life is also something Heidi is passionate about.  She teaches classes and workshops on various health and wellness topics that encompass physical, emotional, and spiritual health. She also sells medical grade CBD products and Norwex cleaning products to help people find the cleanest ways to maintain both a healthy living environment and healthy body.

Additionally, she has a master’s degree in Special Education from Syracuse University, and BA from Utica College of Syracuse University in English Education. Heidi has studied with the world’s top health and wellness experts, including but not limited to:​

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  • Andrew Weil, MD, Bestselling Author and Expert on Integrative Medicine and Mind-Body Interactions​

  • Andrea Beaman, HHC, Chef, Herbalist, Author, Educator, and Holistic Health and Thyroid Expert

  • Julie Matthews, NC, Founder of BioIndividual Nutrition Institute and Nourishing Hope

  • Barbara Manconi Smith, Certified Health Coach, Founder of Lymphatic Reset™ and SOULCIRCLE™ Emotional Detox

Meet Our Team

 

Kristina Gorden is completing her first year of nursing and is excited to join the Integrative Medicine of Central New York team. She earned her Associates Degree in nursing from St. Joseph’s College of Nursing. Kristina also has a Bachelor's of Science in Wellness and Alternative Medicine from Johnson State College in Vermont, and training in Naturopathic Medicine. Her passion for Natural Healing started at a young age as she looked for answers for her own health battles. Her mission is to give patients hope that they are able to heal and flourish. She is excited to share her knowledge of different holistic healing modalities with others. 

 

Kristina’s most recent experience includes working in an acute care setting on a cardiac floor. She has experience in med-surg, mother-baby, and pediatrics as well. Kristina has a passion for nutrition and the impact that food has on our bodies and health.

 

In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors camping with her daughter. She also enjoys cooking, taking walks, and spending time at the beach. Kristina is excited to be working alongside like-minded individuals, and is eager to help patients on their wellness journeys.

Emily is a graduate of Onondaga Community College with a degree in business administration. She is passionate about health, and has a desire to learn all she can about achieving optimal wellness. When she learned about an opportunity to join the team of IM of CNY she was ecstatic. She finds value in being a part of a community and is over joyed to be a part of this one.

 

Emily loves soaking up nature by hiking, walking, camping, kayaking and sitting by the lake. She loves the beach and spending time with her loved ones. She looks forward to being a part of the journey here at IM of CNY.

EMILY MESSINGER, MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
SAVANNAH ZINN, MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Savannah Zinn is a recent graduate of SUNY Morrisville’s Medical Office Administration program. Her interest in Integrative Medicine stems from her personal interest in finding more natural health options on her own personal healing journey. 

 

She incorporates essential oils into her daily routine whenever possible, and is looking forward to adding more tools to her health care options.  Savannah enjoys camping, and spending time with her cat and her family.  She looks forward to her journey here at Integrative Medicine of Central New York, as she finds her own healing as well as helps others with their journey along the way.  She is excited to continue her career here with so many like-minded individuals.

Stacy Bullock started her nursing career in 1998 as an LPN and then continued on to complete her RN training through St. Joseph’s School of Nursing.  Most of her career has been spent in critical care, in all aspects of dialysis for adults, and later dialysis with children.  Stacy also when on to get certified as an Oncology Nurse at HOA.  She has always had a passion for treating the mind, body, and spirit; treating the patient as a whole.  Stacy is excited to start her new career with Dr. Heidi Puc and her team. 

 

At home, Stacy uses essential oils in her daily life with her family for general wellness, a natural approach to sinus issues, and daily cleaning.  She is a mom of three and grandmother of one who enjoys the outdoors and camping at their camp in the Tug Hill region.  Stacy looks forward to expanding her knowledge of integrated medicine here at IM of CNY.

Ashley is a Certified Integrative Health and Wellness Coach as well as a Certified HeartMath Practitioner, who is extremely passionate about all things health and wellness. She enjoys being part of a team and environment that is equally passionate about achieving and improving balanced health and wellness through integrative practices.

 

In addition to a Certification in Integrative Nutrition, Ashley has a Master’s Degree in Education from Le Moyne College, and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Dance from SUNY Brockport. Her past working experiences in education and in Clinical Research accompanied by her passion for integrative health, led her to join Integrative Medicine of Central New York.

 

It is here she feels at home and grateful to have the opportunity to continuously learn, grow, and be a part of a practice dedicated to healing, helping, and educating its patients.

Leslie is completing her first year of nursing and is thrilled to be a part of the team at Integrative Medicine of CNY. She earned her BSN at Utica College after earning her BS in Biology from Elmira College. Leslie’s passion for Holistic Health Management, Integrative Medicine, and Preventive Care was the driving force behind her decision to return to school for nursing. She believes her journey with integrative health has set her on a path to self-love and empowerment, and is enthusiastic about sharing knowledge with those who seek to begin or continue their journey.

Leslie has experience in medical-surgical/orthopedic nursing, emergency medicine, research, and sports medicine. She is especially interested in skin health, and enjoys learning about health properties of plant oils and massage techniques. She hopes to continue to expand her knowledge on these topics and explore other realms of integrative medicine here at IM of CNY.

She enjoys practicing mindfulness in her free time through yoga and meditation. Some of her other hobbies include rock climbing, connecting with nature, painting, and writing poetry. She is working towards her yoga teacher training certification, and is looking forward to incorporating this healing modality into practice.

Beth Aust RN, HC has worked in the nursing field for 25 years in a multitude of areas. She became a LPN in 1992, and a registered nurse in 2001 in pursuit of a field to support her compassion of helping others. 

Her desire for a more natural holistic lifestyle grew stronger over the years. 

Beth also studied with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and became a board certified holistic health coach. She has offered healthy living workshops for groups, corporations and even offered one on one coaching.

 

She grew spiritually with her studies of energy healing with Reiki and Ama Deus healing, and is a Reiki practitioner.

Ann has been an RN for over 25 years. She has spent most of her life working in the Syracuse area in various fields such as, Emergency Medicine, Occupational Medicine and Allergy. 


She studied at Onondaga Community College for nursing and Clayton College of Natural Health where she earned her Bachelors degree in Natural Medicine. 


Ann currently relocated back to Syracuse with her husband after living in Vermont for five years. She worked in Pain Medicine and Interventional Radiology at the University of Vermont Medical Center.

 
She is a strong advocate with a deep passion for self-healing remedies and the journey that it invites. “Let food be thy medicine and let thy medicine be food” – Hippocrates.

 
Ann spends her free time with her husband enjoying her three daughters, two granddaughters and being on the water in the Adirondack Mountains.

Rebecca is a Registered Nurse with a passion for helping people and providing compassionate care. She has experience in medical/surgical nursing, and enjoys her work in the hospital setting where she can help patients that are experiencing acute illnesses.

 

Rebecca is very excited to have found a place to learn and work in Integrative Medicine, which is a specialty that she is passionate about. Her interest in IM was first sparked by watching her father weave acupuncture and herbal medicine, along with traditional western medicine, into his veterinary practice with great benefit to his patients.

 

She is passionate about health and wellness, and believes that mind, body, and spirit are all interconnected and need to be nurtured to achieve optimal health and well-being.

 

Rebecca is very excited to be able to learn and grow with like-minded caregivers at Integrative Medicine of Central New York.

 

Previously a lifelong resident of Massachusetts, she now enjoys exploring the outdoors in beautiful upstate New York in her spare time with her husband and their six amazing children. 

Cali is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, a certified Holistic Health Coach specializing in hormone and thyroid health, and a certified HeartMath Practitioner.  It was her own healing journey from autoimmune disease that led her to integrative medicine.  Cali is passionate about health, wellness, and helping others heal using a holistic approach to nutrition and lifestyle.  “Nutrition is not just about food; it’s about feeding your soul.” 

 

In addition to a certification in integrative nutrition and HeartMath, Cali has a bachelor’s degree in business and fashion merchandising from Cazenovia College.  Prior to joining the team at IM of CNY, she worked for over 10 years in client and retail services. 

 

Cali enjoys spending time in nature with her husband and two boys.  She is honored and privileged to be part of a team that values a truly holistic approach to health, healing, and overall wellness.

For the last 10 years holistic health practices have become a passion of mine.  I continue to strive to learn as much as I can about integrative medicine and healthy living.  When I learned of an opportunity to join the team at IM of CNY, I knew this would be a great place to join like- minded people and to continue to expand my knowledge of integrative medicine so I can help others understand how to make small changes in their lifestyle to promote good health and wellness. 

 

Helping people has always been a focus of mine as I have my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a focus in Gerontology.  I spent many years helping seniors and their families navigate the challenges of living in a nursing home. As a licensed financial advisor for the last 5 years, I help families create a financial roadmap for success to lessen the financial stressors they may face in their daily lives.

 

I am excited to be a part of a team of great people who value the power of holistic healing and integrative medicine, and look forward to helping guide our patients through their health journeys.

Lindsey Puc is thrilled to work with the IM of CNY Team as Medical Administrative Assistant. She is a big believer in healthcare that caters to the whole person and emphasizes wellness, and working with IM of CNY has provided her with knowledge and experience that solidify this ideology further.

 

Lindsey is currently pursuing her B.M. in Music Therapy with a minor in Cognitive Neuropsychology at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. As a future music therapist, she hopes to work with a variety of client populations to improve their functioning in multiple different domains, as well as improve their overall quality of life. She firmly believes in the healing and rehabilitative qualities of music, and is hopeful for the growth of this modality within healthcare in the coming years. She has found that her experience working in Integrative Medicine at IM of CNY has influenced her knowledge of the practice of music therapy, and has helped to shape her treatment philosophy.

When not working or in school, Lindsey enjoys being with her family and her pets, making music, knitting, reading, and spending time outdoors.

BETH AUST, REGISTERED NURSE, HEALTH COACH

Beth Aust RN, HC has worked in the nursing field for 25 years in a multitude of areas. She became a LPN in 1992, and a registered nurse in 2001 in pursuit of a field to support her compassion of helping others. 

Her desire for a more natural holistic lifestyle grew stronger over the years. 

Beth also studied with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and became a board certified holistic health coach. She has offered healthy living workshops for groups, corporations and even offered one on one coaching.

 

She grew spiritually with her studies of energy healing with Reiki and Ama Deus healing, and is a Reiki practitioner.

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ANN M. CURCIO, REGISTERED NURSE

Ann has been an RN for over 25 years. She has spent most of her life working in the Syracuse area in various fields such as, Emergency Medicine, Occupational Medicine and Allergy. She studied at Onondaga Community College for nursing and Clayton College of Natural Health where she earned her Bachelors degree in Natural Medicine. 


Ann currently relocated back to Syracuse with her husband after living in Vermont for five years. She worked in Pain Medicine and Interventional Radiology at the University of Vermont Medical Center. She is a strong advocate with a deep passion for self-healing remedies and the journey that it invites. “Let food be thy medicine and let thy medicine be food” – Hippocrates.

 
Ann spends her free time with her husband enjoying her three daughters, two granddaughters and being on the water in the Adirondack Mountains.

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KRISTINA GORDEN, REGISTERED NURSE

Kristina Gorden is completing her first year of nursing and is excited to join the Integrative Medicine of Central New York team. She earned her Associates Degree in nursing from St. Joseph’s College of Nursing. Kristina also has a Bachelor's of Science in Wellness and Alternative Medicine from Johnson State College in Vermont, and training in Naturopathic Medicine. Her passion for Natural Healing started at a young age as she looked for answers for her own health battles. Her mission is to give patients hope that they are able to heal and flourish. She is excited to share her knowledge of different holistic healing modalities with others. 

 

Kristina’s most recent experience includes working in an acute care setting on a cardiac floor. She has experience in med-surg, mother-baby, and pediatrics as well. Kristina has a passion for nutrition and the impact that food has on our bodies and health.

 

In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors camping with her daughter. She also enjoys cooking, taking walks, and spending time at the beach. Kristina is excited to be working alongside like-minded individuals, and is eager to help patients on their wellness journeys.

REBECCA PETRIE, REGISTERED NURSE

Rebecca is a Registered Nurse with a passion for helping people and providing compassionate care. She has experience in medical/surgical nursing, and enjoys her work in the hospital setting where she can help patients that are experiencing acute illnesses.

 

Rebecca is very excited to have found a place to learn and work in Integrative Medicine, which is a specialty that she is passionate about. Her interest in IM was first sparked by watching her father weave acupuncture and herbal medicine, along with traditional western medicine, into his veterinary practice with great benefit to his patients.

 

She is passionate about health and wellness, and believes that mind, body, and spirit are all interconnected and need to be nurtured to achieve optimal health and well-being.

 

Rebecca is very excited to be able to learn and grow with like-minded caregivers at Integrative Medicine of Central New York.

 

Previously a lifelong resident of Massachusetts, she now enjoys exploring the outdoors in beautiful upstate New York in her spare time with her husband and their six amazing children. 

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 LESLIE HIXON, REGISTERED NURSE 

Leslie is completing her first year of nursing and is thrilled to be a part of the team at Integrative Medicine of CNY. She earned her BSN at Utica College after earning her BS in Biology from Elmira College. Leslie’s passion for Holistic Health Management, Integrative Medicine, and Preventive Care was the driving force behind her decision to return to school for nursing. She believes her journey with integrative health has set her on a path to self-love and empowerment, and is enthusiastic about sharing knowledge with those who seek to begin or continue their journey.

Leslie has experience in medical-surgical/orthopedic nursing, emergency medicine, research, and sports medicine. She is especially interested in skin health, and enjoys learning about health properties of plant oils and massage techniques. She hopes to continue to expand her knowledge on these topics and explore other realms of integrative medicine here at IM of CNY.

She enjoys practicing mindfulness in her free time through yoga and meditation. Some of her other hobbies include rock climbing, connecting with nature, painting, and writing poetry. She is working towards her yoga teacher training certification, and is looking forward to incorporating this healing modality into practice.

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 ASHLEY REICHEL, HOLISTIC HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE COACH, HEARTMATH PRACTITIONER, NEUROFEEDBACK SPECIALIST 

Ashley is a Certified Integrative Health and Wellness Coach as well as a Certified HeartMath Practitioner, who is extremely passionate about all things health and wellness. She enjoys being part of a team and environment that is equally passionate about achieving and improving balanced health and wellness through integrative practices.

 

In addition to a Certification in Integrative Nutrition, Ashley has a Master’s Degree in Education from Le Moyne College, and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Dance from SUNY Brockport. Her past working experiences in education and in Clinical Research accompanied by her passion for integrative health, led her to join Integrative Medicine of Central New York.

 

It is here she feels at home and grateful to have the opportunity to continuously learn, grow, and be a part of a practice dedicated to healing, helping, and educating its patients.

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CALI J. FREYN, HOLISTIC HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE COACH, HEARTMATH PRACTITIONER, NEUROFEEDBACK SPECIALIST

Cali is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, a certified Holistic Health Coach specializing in hormone and thyroid health, and a certified HeartMath Practitioner.  It was her own healing journey from autoimmune disease that led her to integrative medicine.  Cali is passionate about health, wellness, and helping others heal using a holistic approach to nutrition and lifestyle.  “Nutrition is not just about food; it’s about feeding your soul.” 

 

In addition to a certification in integrative nutrition and HeartMath, Cali has a bachelor’s degree in business and fashion merchandising from Cazenovia College.  Prior to joining the team at IM of CNY, she worked for over 10 years in client and retail services. 

 

Cali enjoys spending time in nature with her husband and two boys.  She is honored and privileged to be part of a team that values a truly holistic approach to health, healing, and overall wellness.

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TAMARA HOGAN, MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

For the last 10 years holistic health practices have become a passion of mine.  I continue to strive to learn as much as I can about integrative medicine and healthy living.  When I learned of an opportunity to join the team at IM of CNY, I knew this would be a great place to join like- minded people and to continue to expand my knowledge of integrative medicine so I can help others understand how to make small changes in their lifestyle to promote good health and wellness. 

 

Helping people has always been a focus of mine as I have my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a focus in Gerontology.  I spent many years helping seniors and their families navigate the challenges of living in a nursing home. As a licensed financial advisor for the last 5 years, I help families create a financial roadmap for success to lessen the financial stressors they may face in their daily lives.

 

I am excited to be a part of a team of great people who value the power of holistic healing and integrative medicine, and look forward to helping guide our patients through their health journeys.

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SAVANNAH ZINN, MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Savannah Zinn is a recent graduate of SUNY Morrisville’s Medical Office Administration program. Her interest in Integrative Medicine stems from her personal interest in finding more natural health options on her own personal healing journey. 

 

She incorporates essential oils into her daily routine whenever possible, and is looking forward to adding more tools to her health care options.  Savannah enjoys camping, and spending time with her cat and her family.  She looks forward to her journey here at Integrative Medicine of Central New York, as she finds her own healing as well as helps others with their journey along the way.  She is excited to continue her career here with so many like-minded individuals.

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EMILY MESSINGER, MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Emily is a graduate of Onondaga Community College with a degree in business administration. She is passionate about health, and has a desire to learn all she can about achieving optimal wellness. When she learned about an opportunity to join the team of IM of CNY she was ecstatic. She finds value in being a part of a community and is overjoyed to be a part of this one.

 

Emily loves soaking up nature by hiking, walking, camping, kayaking and sitting by the lake. She loves the beach and spending time with her loved ones. She looks forward to being a part of the journey here at IM of CNY.

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LINDSEY PUC, MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Lindsey Puc is thrilled to work with the IM of CNY Team as Medical Administrative Assistant. She is a big believer in healthcare that caters to the whole person and emphasizes wellness, and working with IM of CNY has provided her with knowledge and experience that solidify this ideology further.

 

Lindsey is currently pursuing her B.M. in Music Therapy with a minor in Cognitive Neuropsychology at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. As a future music therapist, she hopes to work with a variety of client populations to improve their functioning in multiple different domains, as well as improve their overall quality of life. She firmly believes in the healing and rehabilitative qualities of music, and is hopeful for the growth of this modality within healthcare in the coming years. She has found that her experience working in Integrative Medicine at IM of CNY has influenced her knowledge of the practice of music therapy, and has helped to shape her treatment philosophy.

When not working or in school, Lindsey enjoys being with her family and her pets, making music, knitting, reading, and spending time outdoors.

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