Alina Schneider, APRN
Alina is thrilled to be recognizing a dream that was several years in the making by opening this integrative medical practice. She has been involved in medicine since her teen years — first as an EMT/ Paramedic, then a registered nurse, and for the last 7 years, a nurse practitioner. Her experiences have been varied, but her interest in integrative/ functional medicine began when she worked as a nurse practitioner serving the rural communities (including the Amish) of Indiana. Since that time, she has engaged in multiple training and certification programs, which include: IV and ozone therapies, chelation, platelet rich plasma treatments and mistletoe/ anthroposophical medicine.
Currently, Alina is enrolled in the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. Most recently, she practiced at the Connecticut Center of Health in Middletown, CT before opening Center for Holistic Healthcare. Alina is passionate about patient care and partnering with her patients on their journey to optimal wellness.
In her free time, Alina enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and cooking. And of course, enjoying nature with her over-energetic, food-driven puggle, Daisy.
Experience & Expertise
- In practice since 2013
- Specializes in Integrative and Functional Medicine
- Bachelors of Science in Special Education – Southern Connecticut State University
- Masters of Education: Policy and Evaluation – University of Virginia
- Masters of Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner—University of Illinois, Chicago
- Integrative Medicine Fellowship—University of Arizona: Center for Integrative Medicine
- Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing
- Member, American Academy Association of Ozonotherapy
- Member, Physicians’ Association for Anthroposophic Medicine
- Member, American College for Advancement in Medicine
Jennifer Letitia, MD
Dr. Jennifer Letitia is a Functional Medicine physician specializing in helping people get healthier, feel better and live longer. With Lab-based assessments and personalized treatment plans, Dr. Letitia works with patients to address the root causes of disease and the many processes involved. She uses her understanding of the biochemical, nutritional and emotional contributions to disease along with conventional, alternative, prescription and non-prescription treatments to take a whole-body, comprehensive approach to health. Addressing lifestyle factors, diet and stress are key components. While once a successful Plastic and Reconstructive
Surgeon and Hand Surgeon, Dr. Letitia turned her passions to Functional Medicine where she felt she could truly help people feel better and achieve their optimal health.
Jennifer Letitia, M.D. received her Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology from Brown University, her M.D. from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and her surgical training in the northesast. She has completed training in Functional Medicine, Lyme Disease and its co-infections; Heavy Metals and Environment Toxicities, Ozone and Prolozone Therapy, among other specialties.
Dr. Letitia Specializes in treating a number of disorders including digestive health, hormonal health, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory conditions, fatigue, weight issues, low libido, mood swings, anxiety, depression, brain fog, headaches, cognitive health, post-viral illnesses, aging, environmental toxicities, Lyme and tick-borne diseases, joint pain, bone health, insomnia and numerous other conditions.
Meghan Chafee, APRN
Meghan is originally from Minnesota where she attended the University of St. Thomas for her undergraduate degree in anthropology. She then went on to earn a master’s degree in comparative human development at the University of Chicago.
Meghan later attended Yale University’s accelerated nursing program and continued to get her master’s degree in their family nurse practitioner program. While at Yale, she completed clinical rotations at Yale New Haven Hospital, Northeast Medical Group, Fair Haven Community Health Center, the VA Medical System, and Connecticut Center for Health, where she was a student of Alina Shneider’s. She is currently a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine and thrilled to pursue her passion in integrative and functional medicine. Meghan explains, “I truly enjoy supporting patients and empowering them through all walks of life and I see myself as a partner in their healthcare. I especially enjoy building relationships and working with patients of all ages to help them as they establish their healthcare goals and needs.”
In her spare time, Meghan enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her husband and cat and dog. She has special interests in women’s health and mental health. She is very excited to be a part of the Center for Holistic Healthcare and is proud to work with such a fantastic team of providers.
Robert Robles, L.Ac.
I am NCCAOM board certified in acupuncture. I am classically trained, having graduated* from the New England School of Acupuncture** in 2000 with a concentration in Japanese meridian therapy style acupuncture. National board certification is the qualifying standard for state licensure; I have been licensed by the State of Connecticut Board of Health (as a Licensed Acupuncturist) since 2000.
My preferred method is applying the treatment principles of a pre-classical acupuncture lineage (Tung Ching-Chang via Richard Teh-Fu Tan) to modern complaints of pain management and digestive disorders. Almost all needling is applied to arms (and hands) and legs (and feet). Also, most complaints will be addressed by making changes in diet and lifestyle according to the theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine
I have found that while most complaints presented by my patients concern pain, there is most often an underlying mental/emotional/spiritual issue. I expect that those seeking my help will be candid and forthcoming in our conversations as the treatment I provide yields the best healing outcomes for active participants rather than passive recipients.
*My program of study was designated as a “Master’s Level Diploma” comprised of approximately 2000 hours of classroom and clinical training in three calendar years.
**NESA, established in 1974, is America’s first school of acupuncture and traditional oriental medicine; it has recently become one of the several schools of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
I have been practicing acupuncture and energy medicine in central Connecticut since graduating from the New England School of Acupuncture in May of 2000 with a concentration in Japanese (Keiraku Chiryo) meridian therapy style acupuncture in the tradition of Yoshio Manaka. I now primarily practice Dr. Richard Tan’s Balance Method Acupuncture and in the tradition of Master Tung Ching-Chang.
I primarily treat patients who have chronic (usually pain) conditions and who have not been satisfactorily treated with other interventions. My approach is somewhat unusual in that needles are inserted (usually) in arms and legs but not in the areas that are painful or problematic.
Bob has been a Connecticut Department of Health licensed acupuncturist for over 20 years and is board-certified in Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine(NCCAOM). A native of Bristol, CT, Bob earned his B.A. from Providence College (RI) and his M.Ed. from Plymouth State College (NH). He graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture (MA) in 2000 with a concentration in Japanese meridian therapy style acupuncture. Upon graduation, he returned to CT to open his private practice.
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