Francis M. Harte, MD
Dr. Francis M. Harte is the Founder and Medical Director of Well Life Medical, PC. Dr. Harte was born in Ireland, attended medical school at Trinity College, Dublin and completed his residency at Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia.
Dr. Harte is board certified in Internal Medicine and has worked continuously in Massachusetts since 1992. His professional interests include preventive medicine and the development of a more holistic integrative approach to medical care.
Dr. Harte is married to Kristen (who also works at Well Life Medical) and has two teenage children. He enjoys cycling, coaching youth soccer and basketball and watching the Patriots (when they are winning).
Andrew Lenhardt, MD, is a board-certified family physician and the former Medical Director of Lahey Hamilton. He has served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts Medical School for over 10 years. He is the author of the book The Best of All Worlds – A Family Doctor’s Path to Integrative Medicine. His goal is to use the best mainstream approaches while also incorporating the best options from other disciplines of wellness into his daily practice. This integrative approach is seen at Well Life in Peabody Mass where traditional doctors, nurses, and nurse practitioners work with alternative practitioners in a collaborative model. Dr. Lenhardt will transition his practice to Well Life starting March 1, 2017.
Dr. Lenhardt’s primary goal is to target the root causes of illness and provide patients with the tools to achieve optimal health. With a focus on prevention rather than treatment, he is able to incorporate the principles of functional medicine, naturopathy, ancestral health, nutrition and lifestyle in caring for his patients. Protocols are in place to help prevent and reverse health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, chronic fatigue, dementia, osteoporosis and others. Research is ongoing and a variety of topics are covered at his blog.
Dr. Lenhardt is a member of American Academy of Family Physician (AAFP), the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), and the Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine (AARM).
Kristen L. Harte, WHNP
Kristen’s background is in Women’s Health as a Nurse Practitioner. I graduated with a Master’s degree from The University of Pennsylvania in 1990. Having struggled with migraines since I was a teenager, I finally discovered Acupuncture and Acutonics 8 years ago. I was amazed at how much it not only helped my migraines but also good it made me feel overall. I then started on my path of learning Acutonics, Reiki, and other forms of energy medicine. I quickly became convinced that I had to bring these methods of healing to my practice because of their potential to truly aid in the healing process.
Janet L. Pellegrino, NP
Janet grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Massachusetts since 1976. She received her BSN at Salem State College in 1986 and her MSN at Boston College in 1988 and has worked in the North Shore area since that time. She holds certification in both family and adult medicine and has a special interest in nutrition and weight management. Janet enjoys running, nature and researching her family genealogy.
Jennifer Goldman, PharmD, CDE, BC-ADM, FCCP
Dr. Goldman received her BS degree in pharmacy in 1989 and her doctorate degree in 1996, both from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS). After completing a pharmacy practice residency at the Boston VA medical center she took a faculty position at MCPHS where she is currently a Professor. She has been a pharmacist for over 25 years and has specialized in the treatment of diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia while working in family medicine since 1998. She is a certified diabetes educator and board certified in advanced diabetes management.
She joined the practice in January 2012 and will be teaching and training doctor of pharmacy candidates from MCPHS. She and her students will provide care and drug information to our patients with multiple medical conditions. She is from the North Shore, has a teenage daughter and considers herself a “serious dog person”.
Kristen Upham, NP
Kristen grew up in Central Mass and has lived in Massachusetts her whole life. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Providence College and her MSN from UMass Graduate School of Nursing in Worcester. Prior to joining Well Life, Kristen worked at an internal medicine practice in Lawrence, MA. Kristen loves working in primary care and getting the opportunity to form relationships with patients.
In her free time, Kristen enjoys running and spending time with friends and family.
Bryn Clark, L.Ac., Diplo. O.M. (NCCAOM)
Dedicated to helping patients awaken to their full potential, Bryn Clark’s practice is in anchored in the ancient traditions of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He brings a creative approach to any medical condition and might even his expertise in Apitherapy and Essential Oils to healing. Bryn became a respected leader in his profession, serving among the leadership of his profession, and values creating healing networks with the other medical practitioners who are serving his patients.
Bryn certified in Japanese Shiatsu in 1991 at the International School of Shiatsu (Doylestown, PA) and practiced together with physicians in Philadelphia while earning his clinical Master’s degree in Acupuncture (in 1998) from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute, now the Maryland University of Integrative Health (http://www.muih.edu/). He received his Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in 2006, having already been Board Certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. He is also certified in Japanese Toyo Hari (1998), a very gentle and effective form of Japanese acupuncture which using silver needles above the skin. This form of acupuncture has been especially useful with his pediatric patients and those uncomfortable with needles. He has steadily maintained his clinical practice since 1991, caring for clients in Maryland and Pennsylvania until 2002 when he returned to be closer family rooted on Boston’s North Shore. He is founder of New Harmony Center for Health & Wellness, P.C in Beverly, MA (www.NewHarmonyWellness.com).
Pratibha Shah, BAMS, Masters in Ayurveda, MPH
Pratibha Shah is one of the leading Ayurveda experts in the New England area. Her pioneering initiatives in the field of Ayurveda have brought her to attention at the White House, the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as the Consulate General of India, NYC. She is a prolific speaker and educator in the community. She has authored several papers and writes regularly for many e magazines and journals. She is an editor with the Ayurveda Journal on Health and Associate Editor with the Ancient Science journal. She is a senior faculty with the Kerala Ayurveda Academy. With more than 25 years of practice, she is one of the few holistic practitioners leading the effort of true integration focused on client-centric health care.
Julie Freeman, MA, RD, LD, RYT
Julie Freeman is a licensed dietitian with a bachelor’s degree in Foods and Nutrition and a master’s degree in Counseling and Human Development. She holds certifications in behavioral medicine, LEAP food sensitivity testing, diabetes management, and Reiki. She has been certified in personal training and yoga and is certified in functional medicine.
Julie has held faculty positions at the college level. She has developed and implemented programs for companies, hospitals and fitness centers in the areas of nutrition and health promotion. She has been featured on national and local television stations and radio networks and has contributed many articles to various publications.
Julie’s personal story includes a childhood struggle with body weight. Her journey included roller coaster dieting and a sugar addiction for many years which led her to explore the fields of nutrition and psychology. It was through her own experience that she gained the empathy and intuitive wisdom to assist others in the healing of their weight and body image concerns.
Julie’s avid interest in complementary and alternative medicine are personally and professionally rewarding for her and provide a gifted and intuitive approach to her work.
Mary O’Neil RN, LMT, RM
Mary is a Registered nurse and has been involved in the healthcare field for over 30 years in the North shore area, and the past 18 years here at Well Life. After years of working in traditional medicine she sought out alternative therapies to complement her healing background. This combination of Eastern and Western philosophies provides me with an optimal balance in my healing practice.
In addition to nursing, Mary is a licensed massage therapist, and reiki master. Over the past ten years in alternative medicine she has continued to further her studies through extensive workshops including (but not limited to) massage cupping, polarity, foot reflexology, crystals, hot stone, aromatherapy, and essential oils.