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Vicky ChenAcupuncture, Complementary Therapies

Huaqin (Vicky) Chen, LicAc, Herbalist, Oriental Medicine
Hubei University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), China, 1977-1982; Nutritional Program in La Guardia Community College, New York, 2000
Hubei Hospital of TCM, China, 1982 Shanghai First People's Hospital, 1989-1990; Yueyang Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese  Medicine, 1990-1991
Academic Appointment:
Faculty New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2005-2016 Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, 2017
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine Acupuncture National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Owner of HQC Acupuncture PC
Special Areas of Interest:
Over 36 years of experience in clinical practice, teaching and research in acupuncture/herbal medicine/longevity medicine/ nutrition in China & USA.
I have been treating many patients with infertility, cancer recovery, autism, tinnitus, woman's health, pain care, anxiety issues, neurological/psychological issues,  and many other various complicated, incurable medical conditions.
I specialize in issues, dermatology, cancer recovery, woman’s health, pain relief, tinnitus, and both chronic and acute illnesses.
Currently, I am licensed to practice acupuncture and Chinese herbs in both Massachusetts and New York.

Albert Maloof

Chiropractic, Complementary Therapies

Albert Maalouf, DC, CCSP
Education: DC, Chiropractic Degree, Northwestern College of Chiropractic, Bloomington, MN, 1991
Certification: Chiropractic Sports Physician - Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York
Associations: American Chiropractic Association, Massachusetts Chiropractic Society, Council on Sports Injuries and Physical Fitness Board 

Steven Genduso

Massage Therapy

Steven M. Genduso, LMT
Education: Massage Therapy, Wood Hygienic Institute, Kissimmee, FL, 1995; Somasynthesis Kinesiology techniques 1996; Somatoemotional Release I & II, 1996
Certification: CPR and AIDS Education, Wood Hygienic Institute, Kisimmee, FL, 1995; Cranio-Sacral Therapy; Neuro-Muscular Therapy; Myofacial Release, National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Licensure: Florida; Massachusetts
Associations: American Massage Therapy Association
Special Areas of Interest: Trauma, chronic pain, musculoskeletal issues Philosophy of Care:“I take a total holistic approach to health and well being. I encourage people to participate in the balance of their health.”

Susan Carrol


Susan Carroll, RD, LDN 
Education: BS in Foods and Nutrition, Framingham State College, Framingham, MA, 1986 Post-Graduate Education: My formal nutrition studies provided me with a foundation in nutritional biochemistry and medical nutrition therapy and counseling and much of my relevant learning occurred through post-graduate education which began in 1989 when, as the first registered dietitian to study with Jeffrey Bland, PhD founder of the Institute or functional medicine, I completed a five-day course in clinical nutrition from a functional medicine perspective. The same year, I completed a five-day training program sponsored by the American Holistic Medical
Association: A Holistic Approach to the Immune System followed by a six-month directed study with Dan Kinderlehrer, MD at the New England Center for Holistic Medicine. I have continued to increase my knowledge and education through additional seminars and courses through the Institute for Functional Medicine, Crayhon Research, Designs for Health, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Natural gourmet cooking School, with teachers such as Jeffrey Bland, Donnie Yance (complementary cancer) and Mark Houston (HTN, lipid disorders),
Internship/Residency: Coordinated Undergraduate Program in Dietetics; Clinical Rotation, Lahey Clinic Medical Center 1985 Associations: American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine Special Areas of Interest: IBS, food sensitivities, FODMAP diet, gluten intolerance, candida / intestinal yeast overgrowth, lipid disorders, weight management, non-insulin dependant diabetes, prediabetes, insulin resistance, diabetes prevention, optimal health through nutrition and targeted nutrition supplements, diet to support the body’s natural detoxification processes
Philosophy of Care: My interest in nutrition began long before it became my career. I grew up in a family that adopted a whole foods diet after working with a holistic physician. I pursued my degree in nutrition with the goal of working in an integrative health center. I have been working at the Marino Center since 1993. My approach to nutrition is centered on the principles of functional medicine which acknowledges the unique needs of each individual and addresses the root cause of disease. It is science-based, encompasses a philosophy that promotes a whole foods diet, is patient centered, healing oriented and focuses on the whole person. I draw from my studies of nutrition therapy, counseling, various approaches to nutrition and might utilize tools such as laboratory tests to help uncover individual sensitivities, excesses or nutrient needs which might be contributing to symptoms or imbalances. I believe that the body has a tremendous potential for self healing which can be facilitated by the right diet and, when appropriate, targeted nutritional supplements. I recognize the importance of the therapeutic relationship and respect where a person is at in their readiness to change. I recognize that for some, a gradual, goal-oriented approach works best and that others receive motivation from the renewed health that a nutritional “tune-up” can bring. It is very rewarding to participate in the healing process and to help individuals find a way of eating that works for them and move toward their goals for health, vitality and balance in their life.

Leonid Gordon

Functional Medicine Non-Pharmacological Pain Management

Leonid Gordin, MD
Education: MD, First Leningrad Medical School, Leningrad, Russia, 1973-9; Medical Acupuncture for Physicians Training Course, UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, CA, 1993-94
Internship/Residency: Intern in Internal Medicine, First Leningrad Medical School, Leningrad, Russia, 1979-80; Resident in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Advanced Training Institute for Physicians, Leningrad, Russia, 1980-82; Intern in Internal Medicine, St. Lukes Hospital, Cleveland, OH, 1990-91; Resident in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, 1991-94
Fellowship: Chronic Pain and Depression Management (Holistic and Conventional Approach), The Shealy Institute, Springfield, MO, 1995
Certification: American Board of Medical Acupuncture Associations: Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, Diplomat of the American Board of Medical Acupuncture, Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management
Special Areas of Interest: Holistic medical practice that focuses on health restoration, and subsequent improvement of chronic disease signs and symptoms. This approach encourages active patient participation throughout the healing process, under the physician’s supervision and guidance. Treatment modalities include individually tailored dietary plans, exercise prescription/physical medicine, mind-body programs, medical acupuncture/biopuncture, orthomolecular and botanical preparations / functional foods. Food intolerence, Intestinal dysbiosis (altered bowel microbiota), Functional disturbance of hypothalmo-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA axis), Nonpharmacalogical approaches to persistent pain and tension, Medical acupuncture - both traditional corporal (body) and microsystem (auricular, scalp and hand) acupuncture, Injections of homeopathic preparations into acupuncture points and scars (biopuncture) and Mind-Body medicine
Philosophy of Care: “I feel that my Philosophy of Care is well represented by a quote from Plato…” “The part cannot be well unless the whole is well.”

Lucille Shore Shein


Lucille Shore-Schein,MD
Education: BS, Boston University MD, St. George’s University School of Medicine
Internship/Residency: Stamford Hospital/Columbia University College of of Physicians and Surgeons Resident, Internal Medicine, 1998-2001
Certification: Rheumatology 2004 Internal Medicine, 2001
Special Areas of Interest: Fibromyalgia, rheumatoid and osteo-arthritis and ankylosing spongylitis. I also have a particular interest in osteoporosis.

Deb Morrill

Women's Health

Deborah Morrill, RNC, MPH, WHNP Education: BS in Nursing, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 1980; Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, CA, 1981; MPH, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1983; Basic and Advanced Colposcopy Program, San Francisco, CA, 1986 Certification: Board of Nursing, NAACOG/ Massachusetts
Associations: National Nurse Practitioners’ Association, Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society of Nursing, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses
Special Areas of Interest: Caring for women over the lifespan. Hormone MGT, menopause, PMS, abnormal pap smears, chronic GYN pain, adolescent health, contraception. Holistic women’s health with emphasis on nutrition, exercise, life balance and stress management.
Philosophy of Care: “I practice holistic women’s health care. I care for women over their lifespan. I look at patients individually within the context of their lifestyle, genetics and health risks. I explore the physical, psychological and spiritual realms of care. I emphasize nutrition, exercise, stress recognition and management, community support and a balanced life. My best patient care is done by working as a team with the conventional and integrative practitioners at our center. I love my work and the women that I am privileged to care for in my practice.”.

Nancy Bartelson

Women's Health

Nancy Bartleson, NP
Education: Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Hahnemann Hospital, Worcester, MA University of New Hampshire, BSN, Durham, NH Simmons College, Boston, MA Masters Adult Nurse Practitioner Program
Certification: American Nurses Credentialing Center
Special Areas of Interest: Herbal medicine, menopausal and pre-menopausal issues

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