Certified on April 17, 2017.
Dr. Kristi Artz, MD is the Medical Director of Lifestyle Medicine at Spectrum Health. Dr. Artz focuses on living a healthy lifestyle for herself and her family and also encourages it for her patients. Motivated by treating patients with acute and chronic illnesses, her work is focused on reimagining how we connect with patients using personalized lifestyle interventions.
Dr. Kristi Artz has been a practicing emergency medicine physician in the northeast and midwest US as well as overseas in New Zealand since 2001. Her work in the emergency room has provided a bird’s-eye view of a society burdened by chronic illness as a result of poor nutrition and lifestyle factors. By practicing scientifically supported nutritional and lifestyle medicine, she hopes to be part of a paradigm shift whereby patients can regain control of their lives and achieve optimal health. Dr. Artz holds certificates in Plant Based Nutrition and Culinary Medicine.
She received her BS in Biology from the University of Michigan, her MD from Wayne State School of Medicine and completed her residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where she also served as Chief Resident. She is a certified diplomate of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, member of the Advisory Board for Health Meets Food and lead Culinary Medicine physician at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI where she currently resides with her husband and three daughters. Dr. Artz evaluates patients using a lifestyle first approach at the Spectrum Health Lifestyle Medicine practice.
Certified on January 3, 2017.
Dr. Laura Micek-Galinat is board-certified in family and integrative medicine with more than 30 years of clinical experience. She is Assistant Director of RWJB Somerset Family Practice and Associate Professor, Clinical Family Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Dr. Micek-Galinat is a graduate of Rutgers University and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. She was trained by Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine, becoming one of the first 100 physicians nationwide board certified in the field of integrative medicine. She recently became one of the first 10 health professionals to receive certification as a Culinary Medicine Specialist from The Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans, La.
She has served as a speaker for community health education programs throughout Central New Jersey as well as professional educational events for state and national organizations such as the Academy of Medicine of New Jersey, the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.
Interests: Teaching about healthy lifestyles, cooking, mind-body medicine, and outdoor activities.
Certified November 22, 2020.
Board Certified Family Medicine Physician.
As my medical career unfolded, I found myself needing more tools to help patients improve their health, specifically their diet. The certification in Culinary Medicine, along with growing up with my mother’s awesome cooking, has given me a better way to help patients learn that healthy eating is tasty, economical and possible.
1800 East 5th Street, Suite 1
Certified on September 26, 2017.
I currently work at Doctors on Duty in Seaside, California. While this is an urgent care clinic we do also serve as a primary care provider for many of our patients. Over the last several years I have been struck by how many patients would benefit from an improved diet and exercise plan. I find it much more rewarding to help a patient help themselves than to prescribe a drug. Obviously, diet and exercise alone are not always the answer, but they are a good place to start. I also enjoy hiking, playing tennis, working with wood and making Temari balls.
Certified November 7, 2018
Medical Specialties: Family Medicine
Board Certifications: American Board of Family Medicine - Family Medicine
Special Training: 2017 - Residency - West Virginia University - Harpers Ferry Fam Med
Education: 2014 - West Virginia University School of Medicine - MD
171 Taylor Street
Harpers Ferry, WV
Certified September 14, 2020.
Marissa Toussaint MD, MPH, FAAFP, is a board-certified family physician with over fifteen years of clinical experience. She obtained her bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering at Howard University, earned her medical degree at Temple University and completed her Family Medicine residency at Mt Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Following Residency, she completed a master’s in Public Health at Columbia University and family planning fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center.
She holds a wealth of experience working with underrepresented communities and is a recognized leader in health care.
Dr. Toussaint is committed to the improvement of health outcomes and elimination of health disparities. She is a champion for women’s health and lifestyle medicine. To that end, she uses a holistic approach to treatment that incorporates traditional medical treatment with healthy behaviors. Coupled with her passion for cooking, she completed additional certification in Culinary Medicine. She is passionate about improving health and wellness in a culturally sensible manner and seeks to empower patients with the educational tools required to be agents of change.
Dr. Toussaint resides in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and son. Together, the family loves exploring New York, traveling, cooking and learning about new cultures.
She is now accepting patients in New York State for telemedicine appointments.
Certified May 18, 2018.
Board Certified in 2003 in Family Medicine, Dr. Adorjan earned his medical degree from the University Medical School of Debrecen in Hungary. He completed an Internal Medicine internship at New York Medical College-Metropolitan Hospital Center and his three-year Family Medicine residency at the South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, New York.
Professional interests include all aspects of family medicine with an emphasis on adult care and wellness. Dr. Adorjan has a special interest and training in dermatology and skin-related issues and performs many dermatologic procedures. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Medicine, The Wisconsin Academy of Family Medicine and the Wisconsin Medical Society.
Dr. Adorjan has spent over five years as an attending physician providing inpatient and outpatient care in Northeast Wisconsin. In 2007, he was honored for quality care by the American Diabetes Association.
An avid outdoorsman and traveler, Dr. Adorjan enjoys biking, hiking, jogging, and swimming. He and his wife have three children.
Certified November 12, 2018.
Mary Margaret Dagen, MD, is a board-certified family medicine physician. Dr. Dagen earned her medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in Cupecoy, St. Maarten. She completed her family medicine residency at Munson Healthcare in Traverse City, Michigan. Dr. Dagen’s clinical interests include sports medicine and obesity medicine.
4100 Lake Dr SE, Suite B-01
Grand Rapids, MI
Certified July 19, 2019.
Dr. Mary Claire Haver is a wife, mom, physician, and entrepreneur who has devoted her adult life to women’s health. As a Board Certified OBGYN in the Houston area, Dr. Haver has delivered thousands of babies, completed thousands of well-woman exams, counseled patients, taught residents, and did everything an academic professor and OBGYN could do.
As her patient population aged, Dr. Haver was overwhelmed with the number of complaints and concerns her patients had with weight gain while going through menopause. For years, she told her patients to eat less and exercise more. It wasn’t until she, too, experienced the changes of menopause and mid-life weight gain that she realized this advice doesn't work and ultimately led to her creating and developing a new program, The Galveston Diet.
Dr. Haver is married to her husband, Christopher Haver, since 1996. They are raising their two daughters, Katherine and Madeline, the loves of their lives.
McGovern Medical School
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Certified on November 30, 2017.
While growing up in a rural Oklahoma community, Dr. Morris considers himself fortunate to have recognized his enthusiasm for science at a young age while working in his father’s veterinary clinic. It was not until he shadowed his community Family Physician however, that he realized his excitement for practicing medicine as a “human” doctor.
During this early experience, he became increasingly interested in not only how to treat infections or common illnesses, but in why it was that these illnesses occurred in the first place.
Following his completion of Medical School at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, he attended University of Iowa’s Family Medicine Residency where he received an additional one year’s training in Psychiatry.
It was through a deepening desire the help those suffering with excess weight gain that Dr. Morris began his pursuit to obtain further training in Weight Loss Medicine and Culinary Medicine. As the trunk of a tree has many branches, so too does weight gain lead to many common diseases including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, joint pain, and even some forms of cancer to name a few.
Upon completing an Obesity Medicine Board Certification and Culinary Medicine Certification, along with his continued primary care experience, Dr. Morris is excited to have an opportunity to work with patients to now reverse and prevent these common diseases.
It is with an ever growing enthusiasm that Dr. Morris has opened Rudimentary Health, a clinical practice complete with its very own Culinary Medicine Teaching Kitchen, dedicated solely to the principles for effective and sustainable weight loss.
Cedar Rapids, IA
Certified on April 17, 2017.
Dr. Melanie McMinn received her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience and Chemistry from Duke University in 2002. She attended medical school at The George Washington University School of Medicine. She then moved her family to Charlotte, and completed her internal medicine residency at Carolinas Medical Center in 2011. Dr. McMinn was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) in April, 2018.
Dr. McMinn is an internist at Proactive Health in Charlotte, NC. This practice is an innovative, team-based primary care model. With the assistance of technology, the Proactive Health team empowers patients to take control of their own health, and partners with them to inspire healthy living. She is also a Certified Hypertension Clinician by the American Society for Hypertension. Dr. McMinn is licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina and South Carolina.
Outside of her time at Proactive Health, Dr. McMinn provides healthcare for the homeless population of Charlotte at the Urban Ministries Center. She also serves as a Community Speaker as a member of the Task Force to End Chronic Homelessness in Mecklenburg County. She was the 2014 recipient of The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Young Professional Nonprofit Leader Award, and is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Charlotte. Because of her extensive civic engagement, she was also named to the 2016 class of Charlotte Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40.
Interests: How Mindfulness training rewires the brain and improves our responses to stress.