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 has two children. He enjoys cycling, coaching youth soccer and basketball and watching the Patriots (when they are winning).
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.
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.
Amanda Turton Huff, MSc, IFN-CP
Amanda Turton Huff is a functional nutritionist with a Master’s of Science degree in nutrition with functional medicine and is a certified practitioner by the Institute of Functional Nutrition Academy.
Functional nutrition is an understanding of the molecular mechanisms that underlie disease and emphasizes how cellular nutrition interacts with genetics, environment and lifestyle choices to address clinical and biochemical imbalances and move you towards a higher expression of your health.
Amanda combines her nutrition education with over 2 decades of experience in executive leadership positions in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry to help you identify and resolve the root cause of any health imbalances. A collaborative process involving advanced nutrition assessment and a thorough functional medicine-based healthy history leads to a personalized therapeutic intervention designed to promote better health and avoid nutritional deficits that drive the progression towards chronic disease.
Amanda provides nutritional consultation across life stages and health conditions with specialty focus areas including gastrointestinal (IBS, IBD, GERD, SIBO) and metabolic disorders (weight, blood sugar, cholesterol and heart disease) as well as adrenal fatigue, thyroid and autoimmune disorders.
Elaine Tavis- Reiki Master
Elaine was born, raised in the magical city of Salem, MA. For as long as she can remember she has been interested in natural healing and believes we should all be responsible for our own health.
In 1999, Elaine began her formal training and received a certificate after completing the Healing and Wellness Program at North Shore Community College. Over the years she has continued her education in holistic health. She is also an Ordained Minister, Light worker, Energy Healer, Reiki Master/Teacher, Shamanic Practitioner, Certified Reconnection Practitioner, Certified Angel Healing Practitioner, Certified Angel Card Reader, Certified Soul Communicator, Lightarian Reiki Master, Lightarian AngdlLinks Facilitator, Lightarian Ray Facilitator and more.
She is the local host for the Kryon Seminars, Dr. Amber Wolf and the Lemurian Sisterhood & Adironnda/Marilyn Harper Plurkshops. She is also co-founder of Essence of Healing Wellness and Healing Center and co-founder of Eudaimonia providing you with the tool and knowledge needed to enhance your health and life.