Medgine Pierre Louis
Medgine is currently a senior the University of Hartford, studying for her Business Administration degree, with a focus in Accounting and Insurance-Finance. She has been with the Acupuncture and Wellness Center for five years and plans to attend law school after finishing a Masters program in Taxation. Her hobbies and interests include traveling to Haiti to visit family, reading, and going to the beach.
Licensed and Registered Dietitian
Certified LEAP Therapist
M.S. Nutrition, Tufts University
Dietetic Internship, Tufts-New England Medical Center Hospital, Boston, MA
B.S. Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Rhode Island
A.S. Culinary Arts, Johnson & Wales University
R.D. Registered Dietitian
L.D.N. Licensed Dietitian/Nutrition, RI License #LDN00249
C.L.T. Certified LEAP Therapist for the dietary management of irritable bowel, migraine, fibromyalgia and other chronic inflammatory disorders
Seventy-five cents of every dollar Americans spend on healthcare goes to the treatment of chronic diseases that can be prevented through basic lifestyle changes. I believe that much of what brings people to the doctor can be fought with a fork, a good pair of sneakers, and a few visits with knowledgeable practitioners who can help define a personalized health regimen.
Each of us has unique, discoverable nutritional requirements that, when met, can help resolve puzzling symptoms. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fibromyalgia, migraine and many other disabling conditions are often aggravated by diet. My practice uses new technology in the detection of hidden food sensitivities – sensitivities that often have patients going from doctor to doctor and test to test, only to still suffer. I can help you pinpoint the problem and create a personalized meal plan that gets you well again. If you have celiac or are gluten-intolerant, there are many nutritional elements that need to be navigated that I can help with.
Many people come to nutritionists after conventional medical treatments fail, when really it should be the other way around. Targeted dietary changes can often help manage costly medical problems. Visit my website at www.gourmetRD.com to learn more, or email me at GourmetRD@gmail.com. If you have a feeling something in your diet is causing your symptoms, it probably is.
Kim is a Rhode Island and Massachusetts licensed psychotherapist with specialized training in the treatment of trauma, grief and loss, and anxiety disorders. A graduate of the Boston University School of Social Work, Kim has focused her work on assisting individuals, couples, and families to realize wellness through treatment planning and implementation that emphasizes use of clients’ personal strengths and resources, identification and amelioration of barriers to progress, and the integration of complementary supports to best serve clients’ needs. Kim’s treatment is highly specific and uniquely tailored to the needs and wishes of those she serves. Such treatment may include an integration of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and family systems modalities among others, and often encompasses use of EMDR-related techniques, energy medicine, and mindfulness-based stress reduction approaches.
Kim’s professional experience includes work in hospital, agency, and school settings. She has served specialized populations including students, veterans, older adults, and the chronically ill. She served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Tourette Syndrome Association of RI (TSARI) for seven years during which she managed the organization’s information and referral phone line. Kim received the organization’s Volunteer Spirit Award for her efforts to improve the lives of those touched by TS. She was also named TSARI’s first Liaison for Education and Advocacy through which she provided clinical education and supportive services to schools and community organizations relevant to Tourette Syndrome and its associated disorders.
For the last several years, Kim has focused her efforts on providing Rhode Islanders with research-based education and training related to Chronic Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses. She has attended multiple educational trainings on the topic including the last two annual ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases) conferences in New Jersey and Washington, DC. She is passionate about assisting those afflicted by these illnesses to obtain the information and assistance they need to lead their healthiest, most fulfilling lives.
In addition to her work in private practice, Kim serves as the Program Supervisor of Social Work Services and Psychiatric Liaison for Cranston Public Schools. Within this capacity, Kim is responsible for overseeing the clinical assessment and treatment needs of students in grades Pre-K through 12. Throughout her many years with Cranston Schools, Kim has assisted with the development and implementation of district-wide anti-bullying policies and programming, co-developed crisis intervention and management policies and protocols, and assisted with the district’s Response to Intervention and Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports efforts. In May of 2011 Kim’s social work colleagues and she received an honor of acknowledgement for their efforts in serving the needs of Cranston students and families.
Kim’s greatest pride stems from her role as mother to her two sons, Nicholas and Jacob. She and her husband, Nathaniel enjoy spending time raising their children to live whole, healthy, productive, and fulfilling lives. Together Kim and her family strive to use the gifts they have been given not only to live their best lives, but to continually pass on those gifts to those around them.