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Meet the Team

at Center for Holistic Healthcare

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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

Background

  • 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

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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.

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.

Experience & Expertise

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 northeast. 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.

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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.

Experience & Expertise

  • “Master’s Level Diploma” comprised of approximately 2000 hours of classroom and clinical training with a concentration in Japanese (Keiraku Chiryo) meridian therapy style acupuncture in the tradition of Yoshio Manaka. 

  • Primarily practices Dr. Richard Tan’s Balance Method Acupuncture and in the tradition of Master Tung Ching-Chang.  

  • **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.

  • Connecticut Department of Health licensed acupuncturist for over 20 years

  • Board-certified in Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). 

  • B.A. from Providence College (RI)

  • 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.