Certified November 16, 2019.
I grew up in Vermont and completed my residency training at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Eager to start my career back in New England, I moved to Maine and joined InterMed. I currently live in Freeport with my young family, where we enjoy our access to the outdoors. We love the mountains, ocean, and everything in between – particularly the Portland restaurants!
I was drawn to pursue my culinary medicine certificate as an extension of my clinical interests; pediatric obesity, guiding families in healthy lifestyle choices and supporting independence and autonomy in teenagers. Being part of the CCMS family allows me to better serve my patients who are seeking improved health through sustainable lifestyle interventions.
I live in Freeport, ME with my husband and 4 young children.
Certified November 2, 2019.
Emma Billington is a board certified internist and endocrinologist. Originally from Vancouver, she completed her medical training, including a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Endocrinology, at the University of Calgary. In 2015, she relocated to New Zealand to complete an Osteoporosis fellowship at the University of Auckland. Since 2016, she has practiced in Calgary, Alberta, as a member of the Division of Endocrinology and the Dr. David Hanley Osteoporosis Centre. She recently received a research grant to develop a culinary medicine intervention to optimize bone health.
While Dr. Billington’s clinical practice and her research focus primarily on bone health, she is passionate about improving accessibility to good nutrition and culinary skills for everyone.
When she’s not in the clinic, the lab, or the kitchen, you’ll find her running along the river, buried in a good book, or working on her debut novel.
1820 Richmond Road SW
Certified December 22, 2020
Erin Presant is a board certified Neurologist and fellowship trained Movement Disorders specialist. In addition Dr. Presant has earned her certification in Culinary Medicine. Dr. Presant has experience working in the academic environment as well as in private practice, having co-owned her own Movement Disorders practice. She has experience in clinical trials as well and enjoys being part of research. She enjoys educating patients and is active in her community (and now on Zoom through national organizations) giving talks ranging from Parkinson’s Disease, to How to Eat and Cook for your Health During the Pandemic. She is passionate about empowering her patients and feels that culinary medicine is a way to do that.
Santa Barbara, CA
Certified May 18, 2018.
Felicia Yu, M.D., is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Health Sciences at the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine. Originally from Birmingham, AL, she obtained her B.A. in Art History from Dartmouth College and M.D. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed her internship and residency at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar, CA. In addition, she completed a two-year East-West Primary Care fellowship at the UCLA Center for East West Medicine.
Much like her appreciation for the marriage of apparent opposites: the arts and medicine, she was drawn to the integrative approach of the East-West philosophy of utilizing various treatment modalities with the goal of optimizing quality of life through balance. She is currently involved in helping to build a patient-centered medical home at the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine. Her professional interests include East-West nutrition and culinary medicine, preventive medicine, and educating patients on the different approaches to healing.
Certified November 10, 2019.
Dr. Gina Glass is board-certified in Family Medicine. She received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. She believes a collaborative relationship is key to maintaining good health. Prior to joining R-Health, Dr. Glass was the Program Director at Inspira Family Medicine Residency Program in Woodbury, NJ. She recently completed the requirements for the Culinary Medicine Specialist Certification Program to integrate her passion for cooking with her dedication to promoting healthy lifestyles.
Certified September 14, 2020.
Director, UT Southwestern Culinary Medicine Program
Dr. Jaclyn Albin treats patients of all ages and trained in combined internal medicine and pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. She joined the Departments of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2014 where she practices primary care in the Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Clinic. Dr. Albin also serves as the Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program.
She is passionate about nutrition, lifestyle, and other environmental influences on health, and she teaches her patients, students, and residents to prioritize these areas. She also studies the impact of childhood adverse experiences, often known as toxic stress, on adult health. Dr. Albin loves blending her love of nutrition and wellness with cooking, growing a garden, traveling, and spending time with her husband and children.
Dr. Albin launched UTSW’s Culinary Medicine Program and serves as the Director, working to teach nutrition through hands-on cooking classes to medical students, residents, healthcare professionals, and the community using the Health meets Food courseware.
8th floor suite 124
Certified December 4, 2020
Jennifer Rajkumar, MD is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, at the Center for Weight Management at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. She completed medical school at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia. She completed residency in family medicine at the VCU/Riverside Health System in Newport News, VA. She then worked as a primary care provider before transitioning to non-surgical weight management. Currently Dr. Rajkumar helps oversee residency and medical education in obesity medicine and assists with obesity medicine fellowship training, in addition to providing patients with tools to achieve a healthier weight primarily through a Whole Foods Plant Based program, supplemented with healthy stress management, sleep hygiene, and physical movement.
Dr. Rajkumar is board certified in Family Medicine, Obesity Medicine, and is most recently certified in Culinary Medicine through the Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist Board.
865 Northern Blvd Ste 102
Great Neck, NY
Certified November 11, 2020.
Currently practicing clinical dermatology part-time in at VCUHS. Co-director of multi-disciplinary clinic for treatment of patients with hidradenitis suppurativa. Co-instructor for 4th year medical student elective in culinary medicine. My background includes private practice dermatology, clinical academic dermatology, and laboratory based investigations in immunology and cutaneous biology.
401 N. 11th Street
Certified November 16, 2019.
Dr. Joni Orazio originates from New Orleans. She graduated from the University of New Orleans then completed her medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 1989. She completed a General Psychiatry residency at Alton Ochsner Foundation then returned to Louisiana State University School of Medicine to complete a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, serving as Chief Resident. During her fellowship, she received the AMA- Burrough’s Wellcome Leadership award and the APA Mead Johnson Fellowship Award.
Upon completing training in 1994, Dr. Orazio relocated to Lafayette, LA. The primary focus of her work has been in the outpatient setting providing personal, caring and individualized treatment. Dr. Orazio has worked with partial hospital programs designed for patients with resistant mental illness, integrated intensive outpatient programs for children and adolescents, and consultation services in the general hospital setting. For the last 8 years she has exclusively dedicated her time to private practice in the outpatient setting for toddlers, children, adolescents and adults.
Dr. Orazio is board certified in General Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She treats an array of conditions including ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders including Depression and Bipolar Disorders, Women’s Mental Health Issues, Eating Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Disruptive Disorders, Trauma Related Disorders and Neurodevelopmental Disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, and Downs Syndrome.
Services provided include extensive psychiatric evaluation that is tailored to the patient’s individual psychiatric and medical needs, and may include further psychiatric testing, information gathering from schools, parents, or other significant sources, laboratories studies, and radiological studies. Additional evaluations or testing may be recommended, including genetic testing for developmental abnormalities or for metabolic/pharmacokinetic issues regarding medication usage, specific neurological testing, or consultations with specialty physicians. Dr. Orazio provides medication management through follow-up appointments with established patients. In addition, she collaborates closely with a patient’s counselor and provides individual, family, and team services with the patient’s mental health team. Dr. Orazio works closely with her patients, their family members, and other providers including physicians, psychologists, social workers, teachers, school administrative personal, licensed professional counselors, community agencies, occupational and speech therapists, and nutritionists. She ensures a collaborative relationship with her patients and other providers in an effort to promote optimal outcomes and personalized care.
Certified December 7, 2020
Growing up in both China and UK, I was fortunate to immerse myself in the distinctive cultures of both East and West. Hearing stories, learning languages, and sharing the universal love of food are some of my favorite things to do when I meet people with diverse backgrounds. My passion for making personal connections compelled me to give up a prior career in engineering after I graduated with a bachelor degree in computer science from the George Washington University, and to stay at the university and pursue a doctorate in medicine instead. I later trained in the diverse city of San Francisco, at the internal medicine residency program at Kaiser Permanente. Now I am practicing primary care at Kaiser Permanente after returning to the DC metro area.
I firmly believe that being a good physician requires one to practice the craft of science as well as to walk the path of humanity. As a primary care physician, I want to be there for my patients when they are sick. But more importantly, I want to be there to make sure my patients stay healthy. Healthy eating plays a key role in maintaining good health. Healthy food should not taste bland or monotone. In fact, it should be just as delicious and diverse as the food of the world. If you are wondering how, I am happy to show you a thing or two.
Certified on September 26, 2017.
M.D.: West Virginia University School of Medicine
West Virginia University School of Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Family Medicine & Geriatric Medicine
The Governor’s Distinguished West Virginian Award
Preceptor of the Year Award for WVU Rural Family Medicine Residency Program
Dean’s Community Service Award
Previously: Dean for the WVU School of Medicine Eastern Division, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board for University Healthcare Physicians (UHP)
Hiking, fishing, skiing, ice climbing, biking and spending time with my family
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.