Julie A. Perlanski, MD, MS, ABIHM, IFMCP
I have been a family physician for over 25 years and feel privileged to share in the lives of my patients. My first years of practice were in Nova Scotia, Canada in a comprehensive Family Medicine setting. I moved to the U.S. in 1996 and over the following years have worked in Little Falls and the surrounding communities in the primary care setting.
As I became disillusioned with the limitation of conventional medicine I began to attend several training programs at Harvard’s Mind / Body Medical Institute. In addition to the extensive introductory course, I completed their advanced trainings in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Infertility and Menopause. These experiences introduced me to tools in patient care that are transformative for patients.
I have continued to seek further training in areas of medicine that work with patients within their belief system, honoring all aspects of health – physical, emotional and spiritual. I became Board Certified in Holistic Medicine in 2001 and completed Recertification in Integrative and Holistic Medicine in 2010. I had the privilege to work with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona and completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine in 2005.
In 2010 I began the certification program in Functional Medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine. IFM is an organization devoted to training physicians in understanding the root cause of disease and how to rebalance the physiological disturbance rather than treating symptoms as we currently do in conventional medicine. I became certified in Functional Medicine (IFMCP) in 2013.
Presently, I have a Family Practice in Little Falls, New York where I see patients of all ages from newborn to the elderly. I am also a founding member of Collaborative Healing, a group of integrative health care practitioners who combine conventional and alternative medicine. Together we form a network of providers, philosophically aligned, who believe in the value of compassionate relationships and that health is a cohesive balance of mind, body and spirit. Working with our patients we try to achieve this balance. We are dedicated to leading the transformation of healthcare in the Little Falls area by adhering to the philosophy of Integrative Functional Medicine which is relationship centered and holistic, shifting the orientation of medicine from one of disease to one of healing.