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Our Practitioners

Dr. Kirti Kalidas

natural choiceI am Kirti Kalidas M.D., N.D., Board Certified in Internal Medicine and a Licensed Naturopathic Physician, licensed in the state of Oregon. I have been in medical practice for more than 25 years. I earned my medical degree in South Africa and completed my residency with the Georgetown program in Washington D.C. 
            
I practiced as an Internist at my successful, busy internal medicine/family practice office for more than 15 years in the Orlando area. However, I started becoming concerned about contradictory health claims and pharmaceutical side-effects.  I was sincerely interested in addressing the root cause, instead of merely masking the symptoms.  I felt I was helping my patients only to some extent by alleviating symptoms, but by not addressing the root cause, I was not healing my patients. 


I sold my practice and spent an additional two years broadening my medical knowledge at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. I am now one of few physicians in the country to hold dual doctorate degrees, and am thus uniquely positioned to truly integrate both disciplines to optimize wellness.

 

Health and disease come from a complex interaction of physical, emotional, dietary, genetic, environmental, lifestyle, and other factors. I prefer safe, effective, non-invasive and supportive therapies to treat a patient as a whole person to restore their natural balance.  I am continuously reading new literature, attending seminars and conferences. I received additional training in Intravenous Vitamin-mineral therapy, Chelation therapy, Ozone, Hyperbaric and Oxidative medicine. I am trained in Prolozone therapy for pain and am also a lifestyle educator for preventative care and healthy fat loss. These innovative therapies have profound therapeutic value, especially when combined with traditional Naturopathic treatments. Complete health histories, diet diaries, symptom charts, reviewing past medical records, physical examinations and comprehensive baseline blood tests (or specialty lab tests), are all standard tools in my assessment and evaluation of a patient. I believe that a collaborative approach is the best form of medicine. A patient can benefit from the strengths of each discipline of medicine.  

I enjoy playing the guitar and tabla and enjoy music and travelling with my wife Anita and our 2 children, Amar and Poonam, both in medical school. Recently I have been exploring the world of photography. As a lecturer and an educator, I hold monthly seminars to raise public awareness about the benefits of natural medicine.   With this advanced training and increased knowledge, I offer treatment options in Natural Therapeutics and Preventative Medicine. By treating the whole person, these programs optimize immune functions decreasing illness and enhancing the positive outcome for health and well being.  My functional approach truly provides, “A bridge to health, hope, and healing."

Dr. Thomas Moraczewski

I am a Board Certified physician in Obstetrics-Gynecology and practiced in the Ft. Walton Beach-Destin area for almost 30 years. Having delivered approximately 6,000 babies and performed thousands of major and minor surgeries, I bring my experience in working with women through all their hormonal phases. I have prescribed bio-identical hormones safely to women for over 12 years.  My expertise is in anti-aging, nutritional, and hormonal medicine for women and men. My goal is to replace and balance the appropriate hormone and their metabolites to more youthful levels, and in so doing, hopefully restore vitality and energy in patients of all ages. My particular interests include:

• Preconceptual counseling and detoxification prior to pregnancy
• Prevention of Breast Cancer
• Bone loss without usage of traditional bisphosphonate therapy
• PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)
• Perimenopause & menopausal hormone issues
• Medical treatments for abnormal bleeding & uterine fibroids
• Early ovarian failure (premature menopause)
• Fatigue
• Underactive thyroid disorders, particularly autoimmune Hashimoto’s thyroiditis


Hormones are a symphony. The evaluation and balancing the many players in this complex orchestra, particularly the adrenal, thyroid, and reproductive hormones, requires diagnostic tests. I use various tests, including saliva, serum, and urinary, to measure hormone levels. Estrogen metabolism assessment is very crucial for breast and prostate health. Gut & liver health are important in the proper metabolism of hormones, so often I test for food allergies, toxic metals and digestive issues. Hormone receptors are activated only in the presence of proper mineral, enzyme, and vitamin cofactors, and therefore, I order iodine testing and micronutrient analysis (urine or serum) to ensure proper levels are present.

 

I attended the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Physics, medical school at Loyola University of Chicago School of Medicine, and Ob-Gyn internship and residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, one of the military’s busiest obstetrical hospitals.. I completed a two-year Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative, & Functional Medicine and became Board Certified through a private medical organization (the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine) not affiliated with or recognized by the Florida Board of Medicine.


I have written three books in the reproductive field:

• Life’s Beginnnings
• Birth Sounds – Tales from the Birthing Room
• Reproductive Ethics – A Moral Evaluation of the New Technology

 

I share Dr. Kalidas’ vision in restoring, renewing, & revitalizing your health. I am excited to join Dr. Kalidas and his knowledgeable staff in our quest to keep you hormonally young and healthy.

Mike Kehoe, PA-C, PhD.

Dr. Michael KehoeMy name is Michael Kehoe and I have worked in the arenas of sports, health and wellness for over 20 years in a variety of capacities. I have taught as a university instructor and assistant professor in physical education, health and fitness for 16 years at East Carolina University, North Carolina State University, Florida State University and the University of Central Florida. I completed my Ph.D. in Athletic Administration from FSU in 2002 and worked as the Program Coordinator of the Lifetime Activities program there from 1997-2001. Additionally, I have worked in front office management as the Director of Ticket Operations or Assistant General Manager for minor league hockey franchises in Tallahassee, FL, El Paso, TX, and Port Huron MI.

 

In 2002, I accepted a position with UCF and was given the opportunity to write a new undergraduate degree program in Sports and Fitness that began operations in 2004 and I served as the Program Coordinator through 2008. My teaching responsibilities focused primarily on Nutrition, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Fitness Assessment, and Human Performance. My area of research while in this position focused on pediatric obesity and I worked with local physicians and the Boys and Girls Clubs in programs to address prevention of type II Diabetes development in at risk youth populations. Additionally, I served as a member of the Lake County School Board Nutritional Advisory Council and have frequently lectured on obesity, nutrition, and physical activity both locally and nationally.

 

Although I thoroughly enjoyed teaching, I began to feel a calling to make a transition into a medical career and continue to help people in a different way. The influences of my work with diabetes mellitus, pediatric and adult obesity and a lifelong involvement in sports, fitness and physical activity combined with a personal family involvement of thyroid disorders and autoimmune disease and led to a decision in 2008 to return to school to become a certified physician assistant. I truly feel that my background and personal experiences give me a unique perspective on nutrition, wellness, and human performance from both a medical as well as exercise and wellness perspective. Areas of personal passion and focus in practice include fitness and wellness, chronic fatigue, preventive care, men’s health and men’s bioidentical hormones, thyroid disorders, autoimmune disorders, musculoskeletal disorders and rehabilitation support.

 

My wife Montse and daughter Sofia help bring balance and incredible love and support to my life and leisure time includes a love for reading, travel, enjoying nature and the outdoors and a leisurely kayak adventure on any available river.

Amar Kalidas, D.O.

Amar Kalidas, D.O.Amar Kalidas, D.O. is a board certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine degree at Nova Southeastern in 2010. Dr. Amar is a member of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association as a family practice physician.

 

Dr. Amar completed his internship and Florida Residency at the Florida Hospital East Orlando hospital. Dr. Amar offers the added benefit of hands-on diagnosis and treatment through a system of therapy known as osteopathic manipulative medicine. Osteopathic medicine emphasizes helping each person achieve a high level of wellness by focusing on health promotion and disease prevention.

 

Another integral tenet of osteopathic medicine is the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Many of osteopathic medicine’s manipulative techniques are aimed at reducing or eliminating the impediments. Proper structure and function is necessary for self-healing. This mechanism can assume its role in restoring a person to health. Dr. Amar will work in partnership with patients to help them achieve a high level of wellness by focusing on health education, injury prevention and disease prevention.

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, M.D.

Dr. Romila MushtaqI am a mind-body medicine physician, neurologist (licensed in the state of Arizona), certified life coach, and certified yoga/meditation instructor. I now combine all of my expertise in providing counseling and coaching to clients. I am passionate about helping clients achieve work-life balance and health through scientifically proven mind-body medicine techniques.

 

I specialize in coaching clients who may have the following problems:

• Headaches that won't heal

• Feelings of anxiety, panic, or long standing depression

• Difficulty with sleep because you can't "turn off your thoughts in your head?"

• A sense that you have lost hope to heal

• Feeling fatigued all the time no matter how much you sleep

• Health problems even though you are doing everything right with your diet and exercise,

• A hard time sticking to a healthy diet or fitness routine

 

My medical background as a neurologist started over 12 years ago. I completed my neurology residency at the Medical University of South Carolina and two fellowships in neurophysiology and epilepsy at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the University of Michigan. I worked at one of the busiest epilepsy centers in the Midwest in academic medicine, and then helped to set up a neurology and epilepsy program in a community hospital in Arizona.

 

After I suffered my own life threatening illness, I realized the importance of the mind-body connection in addition to conventional medical therapies. I traveled around the world learning various meditation and yoga techniques. I am also a certified hatha yoga instructor. I have completed additional certifications in mind-body medicine and integrative medicine.

 

I also speak around the country to corporate clients and large groups on importance of using the mind-body medicine connection in healing, mindful living, and as a mindfulness expert. I am also an expert contributor to the Huffington Post and write on my own website brainbodybeauty.com

 

I am honored to join Dr. Kalidas’ practice, and I share his vision and passion in offering hope and healing mind, body, and spirit. I will also be teaching stress relief yoga to the patients of the practice on Monday evenings at 5:30pm.

Stephanie Kuzicki, A.P.

Autumn FrandsenStephanie Kuzicki is an acupuncture physician and board certified Chinese herbalist with over ten years experience in natural health.  She earned a masters degree in Oriental Medicine and a bachelor’s degree in Professional Health Studies from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine in Orlando.

 

In addition to her Chinese medicine studies, Stephanie has also received training in homeopathy, functional medicine, biocommunication devices including the Zyto Elite system, homeopathic injection therapy, botanical medicine, and mechanical kinesiology.  

 

Stephanie believes in the harmonious integration of all medical modalities: western, eastern, natural, and conventional.  She encourages patients to see how their lifestyle and diet choices affect their overall health and helps to arm them with tools to make positive choices in the future.  

  1. Acupuncture
  2. Chinese Herbs
  3. Functional Medicine
  4. Stress reduction and relaxation
  5. Food Allergy testing
  6. Nutrition
  7. Homeopathy
  8. Homeopathic Injections
  9. Muscle testing or Mechanical Kinesiology
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Anita Kalidas - Nutrition Educator

I am a Registered Pharmacist for 23 years and a Certified Clinical Nutrition Educator for 8 years. I received my certification through the IAACN- The International American Association for Clinical Nutritionists.

 

Give the body what it needs and it will heal itself. Nutrition therefore is the key and foundation to good health.  I have a passion to work with people of all ages to improve their health and vitality.  I enjoy partnering with patients to successfully reach their goals; whether it is to lose weight, learning to make healthier food choices, or help with menu planning for those with food allergies and sensitivities. With my expertise in this area, I offer several weight loss programs including the HCG program. 10 and 30 day detox programs are frequently very helpful and can aid in weight loss and improvement of symptoms.

 

I am able to create stress-free menu planning, and one-on-one nutritional guidance for those with food allergies and diet restrictions. I also offer gluten & dairy free menu planning, vegetarian & vegan options as well as reading food labels. I work closely with all our practitioners at the Center to bring balance. Reach your health and weight loss goals and start the path to eating right today!

 

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" -Hippocrates

 

I can help you make nutritional changes that last a lifetime!

Colonics - Lucy Westervelt (MA 33067)

I am in the unique position of being the only colon hydro therapist in Central Florida to offer both the closed colonic system, as well as the Angel of Water open system.  The large intestine, also known as the colon, measures about 5 to 5 1/2 feet in length.  When functioning properly, this important organ completes the digestion of food, manufactures and absorbs certain vitamins and nutrients and also absorbs water. The remaining waste is then eliminated through bowel movements.  Colon Hydrotherapy or “colonic” is a safe, sanitary, and gentle irrigation of the colon with purified, temperature controlled water. It is an internal bath that helps cleanse the colon of accumulated fecal matter, preventing the build-up of bacterial toxins and gas.  Many people report their colon hydrotherapy sessions as being both refreshing and relaxing.

Meditation - Elizabeth Cohen

Meditation is the experience of discovering, meeting, knowing and returning to ourselves in a moment of profound awareness. It is learning to pay attention moment by moment to what is actually so.  There are many doorways “home” to the heart’s center, where our healing and truth lies.  Experience in my classes may include breath awareness, sitting and walking meditation, mindful movement, contemplation and group discussions aimed at enhancing mindfulness practice and awakening the heart.

Yoga - Mary Kay Berg

My teaching style is creative, dynamic, holistic, fun, detoxifying, and restorative.  I will challenge you to connect with your edge while always honoring your body. I passionately believe that Yoga is the most effective way to purify the body - mind connection, and I will inspire you to work introspectively to relieve stress, improve mental clarity and promote an overall sense of balance and wellbeing. 

Imaging Services - Specialty Imaging Services 

We perform cardiac, vascular, general and obstetrical ultrasound procedures. The interpretations are provided by the appropriate board certified physician specialist. All of these procedures can be performed at our diagnostic facility or on a portable basis. Additionally, we perform 24 hour Holter monitoring (cardiac).

Specialties: Ultrasound and Echocardiogram

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Lymphatic Drainage -  Lareece Gee Long

Bio Photonic Lymphatic Detoxification and Drainage is a new paradigm in healthcare which offers the ultimate in cellular cleansing by using the body’s Lymphatic System, utilizing proven BELD protocols, and our proprietary LED technology designed specifically for removing protein blockage efficiently from the Lymphatic System.  The BELD system will assist the cleansing of the body, mind, emotions and energy fields via the Lymphatic System in a profound and pleasant way.  BELD is compatible with all healing modalities because, knowingly or unknowingly all healing includes the lymph system, the very foundation of the immune system.  BELD treatments can speed the healing process by 50% and more,  consistently using our system.

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Emotional Health Counseling - Kellie French (PY6706)

I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing women in Orlando and Winter Park with a unique approach to counseling.  A more holistic approach in therapy will take your whole life into account to create insight into what patterns or beliefs may be getting in the way of your health and happiness.  I have found this holistic approach to be very effective when helping women cope with issues such as: (i) Depression and Anxiety, (ii) Relationship Health and Harmony, (iii) Fibromyalgia and Other Health Problems, (iv) Creating a Balanced and Honest Life (v) Personal Empowerment.

Professional and Personal Life Coach - Karen Weatherford

As a life coach, I am honored to partner with my clients to explore their heart’s desire and discern their next steps.  My passion is creating a sanctuary for my clients to see and move towards their joy and purpose. I offer sustaining support as the incubator for emotional health, confidence and resilience.  My personal journey and work with my clients continually produces evidence that a holistic perspective is vital to unfolding a rich life. The collaborative coaching alliance provides a consistent and trusted place to process and capture what matters most.  Awareness leads to options and shifts to support you on your journey.