Dr. Dustin Sulak D.O.
Dustin Sulak, D.O. is a licensed osteopathic physician. He is a practitioner and advocate of integrative medicine, the intelligent combination of conventional and alternative approaches to healthcare. He has long been fascinated by mind-body medicine, spirituality in healthcare, and natural approaches to promoting health and healing. He is a certified clinical hypnotherapist, Reiki Sensei, practioner of chi kung and yoga, and has studied with a Lakota medicine chief, a Lubavitcher Rabbi, and several excellent allopathic and osteopathic physicians.
Dr. Sulak holds the distinction of being a Diplomat of the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine. He lectures on medical marijuana and the endocannabinoid system nationally. He is an advocate for medical marijuana and has been impressed by the excellent clinical responses he's seen in medical marijuana patients. He is enthusiastic about educating patients on the optimal uses of medical marijuana, and educating healthcare providers who may be misinformed about this safe and incredibly effective medicine.
Dr. Sulak has assembled a team of like-minded healthcare practitioners to help provide high quality integrative medicine consultations and medical marijuana evaluations.
Dr. Sulak's Credentials:
Dr. Sulak is a graduate of Indiana University and the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Herman Lerner M.D.
Dr. Lerner received his M.D. degree from the Chicago Medical School and did postgraduate training at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. His early work was in the field of Epidemiology at the Chicago Board of Health under Dr. Jeremiah Stamler, assisting him in the then-pioneering work of Diet/Heart studies and risk factors in cardio-vascular disease.
He was an Associate in medicine at Harvard Medical School as a Research Physician in the National Hypertension Study at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center.
In recent years he has received training in Natural Hormone Therapy through the Broda Barnes Foundation, Connecticut, and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
Other interests and training include Meditation, Yoga, Classical Homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, and Holistic Nutrition.
Dr. Casey Onik , D.O.
Dr. Casey Onik is now available to see patients in Falmouth. His educational background also includes a master's degree in public health, training in Jungian psychotherapy, herbs, supplements, homeopathy, and specialty training in osteopathic manipulation, including cranial osteopathy. He is, of course, also well versed in medical cannabis.
For this reason, I am excited that many of you will have the opportunity to experience the healing power of a good osteopathic treatment and integrative medical recommendations by Dr. Onik.
Unlike chiropractic and even other types of osteopathy, cranial osteopathy applies very gentle and precise forces to the head, tailbone, and other parts of the body. The physician synchronizes with the healing system of the patient and works in conjunction with the wisdom of the body. Thrusting maneuvers and more aggressive techniques are used only when absolutely necessary.
Most people do not realize that the head and its contents are designed to move, in a subtle expansion/contraction fluctuation present at all times, and that good health requires the presence of this motion. Head injuries, surgery, dental work, and other traumas, including emotional trauma, can significantly impair cranial motion. Over time the central nervous system becomes unable to function optimally and health deteriorates.
Cranial osteopathy is especially useful in treating chronic musculoskeletal pain. I have seen amazing results in patients with chronic headache, back and neck pain, nervous system disorders such as multiple sclerosis, and psychological conditions such as anxiety. Because this treatments works on the cause of illness, rather than putting a bandage on the effects, the positive effects are usually long lasting. Most people report profound relaxation and sense of well-being immediately after the treatment, and over the next few days pain and other bothersome symptoms disappear as the health expresses itself more freely.
Dr. Selma Holden M.D.
Selma Holden, MD is a board certified Family Physician. She has been involved with harm reduction since the 1990’s when she was a volunteer for DanceSafe (www.dancesafe.org). At that time she also began practicing Yoga & Qigong. Her passion for Integrative Medicine grew while she studied Biomedical Engineering and facilitated clinical research studies at the Children’s Hospital in Oakland. She noticed a void in conventional, western medicine and decided to get her medical degree to change the allopathic medical system from the inside out. During this time she’s learned Reiki, became a certified yoga instructor and trained in Osteopathic manipulation therapy. For more information about her services, please visit www.maheswarimedicine.com
Dr. Joseph Starkman D.O.
Dr. Starkman is a licensed osteopathic physician.
He has extensive training in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapies. He began studying Tai Chi in 1998 and can provide one on one as well as group instruction. He is a Reiki instructor since 2004 and incorporates Reiki into his Osteopathic treatments. During medical school, Dr. Starkman sought out highly regarded Osteopaths to mentor his learning of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM). He primarily uses non-invasive cranial osteopathic techniques based in the Biodynamic model, myofascial release and balanced ligamentous tension.
Dr. Starkman recently published a journal article on the benefits of medical marijuana supported by evidence based research.
Dr. Starkman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2004, followed by completion of his Osteopathic medical degree from Midwestern University-Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2008. He successfully completed his family medicine training at the University of Chicago (Northshore) Family Medicine Residency Program in July, 2011. Dr. Starkman is eligible for the Family Medicine boards and is awaiting confirmation of staff privileges at Northshore University Health System.
Joe enjoys watching movies, walking and spending time with friends in his spare time.
View Dr. Starkman's latest evidence based research article on Medical Marijuana.
Lynne Nichols, NP
Lynne is a Nurse Practitioner and a proud native Mainer. During her clinical rotations as an NP student, she sought clinical learning opportunities that would align both her personal values around healing and wellness and her clinical practice. At the suggestion of a Nurse Practitioner mentor, she was directed to Dr. Sulak’s practice.
A healing clinical practice requires time with patients, intuition, generosity of spirit, a sense of humor, and most importantly perhaps, the skills of listening and observation. Lynne believes each of us ultimately knows what is in our own best interest for health and wellbeing. To this end, she makes every attempt to nurture that power within each of her patients.
Lynne shares that "weekly, if not daily, I encounter patients who have convinced themselves that medicinal marijuana is a viable, safe healing modality. Many of my patients are at the end of their rope and out of options concerning their chronically debilitating conditions. They are “sick and tired of being sick and tired”. It is my honor to receive them and their stories with an open heart, an open mind, and to guide their journey to wellness."
Lynne recently co-authored the article "Flying by the seat of our pants: What dementia family caregivers want in an advanced caregiver training program", published in Research in Nursing & Health, 2012, 35, 598-609. She enjoys riding in the Trek Across Maine in support of the Maine Lung Association. She owns a NutriBullet Blender and uses it daily.
Jay Reighley, NP
Jay's Mission Statement: As a partner in the healthcare of those who seek my counsel, I will listen attentively, respect the path each person has chosen, and facilitate healing using an individualized approach to optimal health.
Jay's passions are creating a health plan that empowers patients to become an active participant in all aspects of their health. Integrating the spiritual, physical, and emotional components of each individual as they pertain to their optimal health. Focusing on food, fitness, and fun. Figuring out how to help the body stay chemical-free and healthy, in other words, detoxing, cleansing, and purging that which does not serve the body well.
Jay has spent 30 years practicing women’s healthcare in Southern Maine employing integrated approaches to healing imbalances in the body. She supports managing hormonal changes such as PMS, perimenopause and menopause, address sexual dysfunction and libido concerns, treats adrenal fatigue using natural remedies, provides comprehensive nutritional evaluation and guidance in healing gut dysfunction and provides complimentary approaches in treating chronic illness
Outside of practicing healthcare, Jay can be found paddling her kayak, sailing Casco Bay, hiking in the White Mountains, skiing Sugarloaf, tending her garden, running in the woods with her black labradors, beading, or just hanging out with her family.
Jay's education includes: BA from Franklin College, Lugano, Switzerland, RN from Christ Hospital School of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH, NP from University of Colorado Nurse Practitioner Program, Denver, CO.
Scott Cormier, Dipl. O.M., L.Ac.
Scott Cormier is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Clinical Nutritionist, Herbalist and a Board Certified Diplomate in Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He was one of the first practitioners in the United States to be National Board Certified in Oriental Medicine which requires additional training and a comprehensive knowledge of Biomedicine and herbal medicine, as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine. He earned a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from one of the finest Acupuncture Schools in the country, Emperor's College Graduate School of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, California. This comprehensive four year program included rigorous academic studies in both Traditional Oriental Medicine and Bio-medicine and over a thousand hours of clinical study. His clinical experience included inpatient hospital training at Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital in Marina Del Rey, California. The Los Angeles Free Clinic and The Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center at UCLA, both located in Los Angeles. The Emperor's College Intern Clinic located in Santa Monica, California. Since completing his Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine, Cormier has continued his studies in Herbal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition under the guidance of some of the world’s most renown Herbalist and Clinical Nutritionists.
Cormier completed his undergraduate degree in Philosophy at the University of Maine. While attending the University of Maine, Cormier was first exposed to Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine during his recovery from an injury. This experience was a catalyst to expand his studies to include Eastern Philosophy, the Martial Arts and Oriental Medicine. After college Cormier moved to Santa Monica, California to pursue and complete his Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine at the Emperor's College Graduate School of Traditional Oriental Medicine. Since completing his Master’s Degree Cormier has continued his studies under the tutelage of many prominent figures and most highly educated practitioners in the field of Oriental, Western and Ayurvedic Medicine and Clinical Nutrition.
A culmination of studying Eastern Philosophy, the Martial Arts and ancient healing techniques gives Cormier a unique understanding of the human body and spirit. Cormier approaches his patients with an open mind, compassion and a medically integrative perspective. Cormier guides each patient on his/her own personal journey to health. If appropriate, Cormier works closely with a patient’s wellness team of physicians and other health care practitioners. Cormier strives to integrate traditional and complimentary care in order to effectively improve and maintain his patient’s life-long health.
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