Adrienne Law, DO, CCMS

Dr. Law is a dual board certified family physician through the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Her interest in preventative medicine and nutrition education started at a young age and has shaped her personally and professionally. Particularly, her experience with fueling and athletic performance as a young multisport athlete motivated her interest in learning how food affects health prior to medical school. She deferred her medical school acceptance to complete a Masters of Science in Human Nutrition at Columbia University. After obtaining her medical degree at Nova Southeastern University - Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2017, she completed her Family Medicine Residency at Franciscan St. James Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Law is currently working in urgent care in Kaiser Permanente Southern California and will be starting sports medicine fellowship in Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in Fairfax, VA in July 2022. Her long term goal is to practice primary care sports medicine and to integrate culinary medicine into her practice to serve her athletes and the general population. In addition to culinary medicine, she has keen interests in osteopathic manipulative medicine, academic medicine, e-sports, running medicine, and military medicine. Her hobbies outside of work are making a mess in the kitchen, caring for her house trained rabbits named Panda and Mochi, shopping in local farmers markets, and competing in endurance sports.

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Certified August 2022.

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Certified on January 3, 2017.

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Austin, TX

Certified June 2023.

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Certified June 2023.

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Allison Jordan, MD, CCMS

Dr. Allison Jordan received her medical degree with Distinction in Research from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. During her training, she completed a year-long Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship in the departments of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. After graduating from medical school she completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina and served as Chief Resident in her 5th year of training. Dr. Jordan then attended the University of Pittsburgh where she completed her fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and received a Certificate in Medical Education.

She has worked as an associate medical director at Hospice of Charleston in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, a staff physician at Family Hospice and Palliative Care in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and an associate medical director at Hospice and Palliative CareCenter in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and BJC Hospice. She is currently the medical director of palliative medicine services at Christian Hospital. In addition, Dr. Jordan is an assistant professor of clinical medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. Her research has been published in the Journal of Maternal Fetal Neonatal Medicine, Harvard Review of Psychiatry, the American Journal of Palliative Medicine, and the Journal of Palliative Medicine. She has recently written two book chapters related to mental health and palliative care. She is the past-chair of the Psychosocial and Mental Health Special Interest Group for the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine for 2017-2018. Dr. Jordan has an interest in clinical informatics and has completed training in Basic, Advanced, Analytics, and Healthy Planet (population health) as an Epic Physician Builder in 2019. Dr. Jordan’s diagnosis of stage 3 breast cancer in December 2018 fueled her interest in wellness and she will be taking her culinary medicine certification exam in July 2021. In September, Dr. Jordan will be joining the tele-mental health team at Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, SC where she will combine her interests in telemedicine, palliative care, psychiatry, and informatics to provide innovative care to our nation’s veterans.

When not caring for patients and families living with serious illness, Dr. Jordan enjoys cooking, baking, exercise, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.

Anatole Karpovs, MD, CCMS

Certified on November 30, 2017.

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Lake Charles, LA
Angela Fals, MD, CCMS

Certified November 10, 2019

Angela Fals, MD is a board certified pediatrician and obesity medicine physician who specializes in providing medically supervised weight management for children and adolescents. Dr. Fals earned her medical degree and completed her residency training in pediatrics at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Loma Linda University Children's Hospital, respectively. Dr. Fals is both a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She combines her unique knowledge of pediatrics and weight management practices to offer children the most innovative and engaging options to control their weight and avoid a lifetime of obesity. Her multi-disciplinary approach combines medical therapies, counseling, education and physical fitness routines to teach children healthy habits they can carry into adulthood. Awards & Recognition 2016 President's Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition Community Leadership Award; 2013 Patient Experience Top Performer - 99th percentile in patient experience; 2012 - Recognition by the U.S. Surgeon General for the Healthy 100 Kids Weight and Wellness Program headed by Dr. Fals; 2011 Florida Congressman Webster Floor Speech, House of Representatives/ Congressional Record.

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1801 Lee Road
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Winter Park, FL
Anita Ramsetty, MD, CCMS

Certified on July 31, 2018.

After pursing Internal Medicine residency at University of Florida and subspecialty training in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Stanford University and Clinics I moved to MUSC in 2006. During my first years as an Attending I realised that my education in nutrition had been subpar, and an interaction with a patient suffering from food insecurity changed my path going forward. Since then I have pursued nutrition education on my own with a specific focus towards addressing them within the realm of food insecurity in my patients. Approximately half of my time is spent in teaching students with the hope of expanding their own nutrition education and their understanding of how that interacts with noted social determinants of health in their patients' lives.

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Charleston, SC

Certified November 2022.

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Certified June 2023.

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Certified November 2022.

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Barry Breaux, MD, CCMS

Certified July 19, 2019

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(510) 490-1222
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Fremont Center
3200 Kearney Street
Building 1, 2nd Floor
Fremont, CA
Basma Faris, MD, MS, FACOG, CCMS

Dr. Basma Faris is a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist. Dr. Faris attended the University of California at Berkeley where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Sciences. She went on to complete a Master’s of Science in Nutrition at Brooklyn College and completed the Registered Dietetics Internship at the same. She received her medical degree from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the University at Buffalo in 2009. She completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Dr. Faris began her career in healthcare as a Registered Dietitian. She worked with adults and children to manage chronic health conditions and obesity. She developed curricula for group nutrition interventions for children, pregnant women and adults. As a resident she published a study on the impact of lifestyle intervention on pregnancy outcomes in obese pregnant women. She enjoys educating her peers on how to incorporate nutrition into everyday practice and helping patients make healthier choices. She has created an online course for physicians titled Culinary Medicine Basics: Nutrition for Busy Physicians. She recently conducted a 7 day online patient course: Adopt a Mediterranean Diet for PCOS with Dr. Faris. She is the founder of PollyPrep and PollyPrep MD, both aimed at educating and treating people with PCOS using an evidence-based mix of Culinary Medicine and Gynecology.

She recently joined The Mount Sinai Health System in New York where she holds the position of Assistant Professor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science. Previously she practiced at Weill Cornell Medicine, and NYU Langone Brooklyn where she served as the medical student Clerkship Director, as well as Associate Residency Program Director and she led the peer review committee for the department.

Dr. Faris practices General Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She became a Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist in 2020. She was named a New York Superdoctor Rising Star in 2022 and 2023. Follow her on IG at or at

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Beth Dollinger, MD, CCMS

Certified on June 6, 2017.

I am a board certified orthopedic surgeon with a strong interest in nutrition as well as teaching. I graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and did a residency in orthopedic surgery at University Hospitals of Cleveland Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and then did a fellowship in Foot and Ankle surgery. I have been in practice for 30 years.

For the past 5 years I have been an instructor for The Lake Erie College of Medicine, teaching both medical students and residents. In 2013 I decided to investigate teaching nutrition to medical students and licensed the curriculum from The Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine and started a Healthy Kitchens Culinary Medicine Program here. The Arnot Ogden Medical Center is a community hospital in rural upstate New York. Since the inception of the program I have taught 90 medical students, 30 family practice residents, and have run many community modules. We have been involved with childrens' programming, a local bank as well as local industry and Catholic Charities.

Now that I am giving up the surgical portion of my practice I look forward to increasing the amount of teaching I can do. We are planning a program with Board of Cooperative Education as well as the local Medical Group. I received my Certification in Culinary Medicine last year. I am proud to say that I am the only orthopedic surgeon in the country with this certification.None of this would have been possible without the support of my husband and 3 grown daughters. My other interests are horseback riding, ballroom dancing, hiking, working out at the gym, and cooking.

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Brett Linzer, MD, CCMS

Certified July 19, 2019.

Philosophy of care

“The role of the physician is changing. Today, patients are more informed and empowered. They want to partner with their physician. With that in mind, my goal is to be compassionate, flexible, and to treat the whole person. I enjoy caring for the whole family — from infants to older adults.”

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Dr. Linzer enjoys spending time with family, bicycling, hiking and swimming.

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ProHealth Medical Group Clinic Oconomowoc
1185 Corporate Center Drive
Oconomowoc, WI


Certified November 2022.

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Certified June 2022.

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Caren Vance, MD, CCMS

Dr. Vance has been with Castro Valley Pediatrics since 2000.

She has a BS in Psychology from UCLA. She received her medical degree from UC Davis School of Medicine and completed her Pediatric Residency at Children's Hospital Oakland. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She became a Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist in 2021.

While certifying for CCMS, Dr. Vance was awarded an American Academy of Pediatrics CATCH Planning grant with her colleague, Dr. Miriam Rhew of UBCP Bancroft Pediatrics. They are currently creating a pediatric program of mindset coaching, joyful movement, and kitchen competency to address pediatric obesity and accessibility of equitable health in the face of the ongoing limitations of the global pandemic.

She has two adult sons and in her spare time she relaxes by volunteering, traveling, cooking, lifting weights, hiking, alpine skiing, and reading.

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22290 Foothill Boulevard, Suite 1
Hayward, California