Jessica Hutchins, MD
Jessica Hutchins, MD is a functional medicine expert who has expanded her practice to include women and men of all ages. Traditionally trained and board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, she now has brought what she has learned from treating chronic conditions like PCOS, anxiety, infertility, and menopausal symptoms in her practice in Northern California to her expanded practice at the Center For Integrative Medicine.
Functional medicine is a new way of approaching chronic disease. Dr. Hutchins looks at the root cause, not just the signs or symptoms. She evaluates the entire organism, not just specific organs. Dr. Hutchins combines personalized medicine using root cause analysis with whichever treatments may benefit each individual including referral to acupuncture, chiropractic, Chinese herbs, yoga or massage therapy and mind-body therapy. Nutrition is often the first and most important step in facilitating health for her patients. Her special interests include autism/ADHD, nonceliac gluten sensitivity and, of course, women's health.
Dr. Hutchins received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Denison University. She then received her MD from CWRU and completed her residency in OBGYN at University Hospitals of Cleveland. Additionally, she has had extensive addition training in integrative and functional medicine mostly through The Institute of Functional Medicine. She resides in Beachwood where she balances her work life with her duties as wife to Mike and mother to five children, Emily, Josh, Michael, Victoria, and Gabriel.
Dr. Hutchins offers one hour consultations at the Center For Integrative Medicine at the Lyndhurst campus.
Seema Patel, MD
The Center for Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine welcomes integrative medicine physician Seema Patel, MD, MPH. She began seeing patients at our Lyndhurst campus in 2016.
Dr. Patel practices Integrative Medicine for all ages. She believes passionately about the Integrative Medicine approach, which looks at the root cause of illness and uses a systems approach to incorporate healthy lifestyle changes in order to optimize health. She treats patients with chronic diseases as well as healthy patients who want to maintain their vitality and improve their lives. Dr. Patel works with patients to customize an individual health plan to improve their well-being. She incorporates strategies that unite the mind, body and spirit - all needed for optimal health.
In 2008, Dr. Patel co-authored “Your Guide to Optimal Health, Creating Your Personal Wellness Wheel.” This book provides step by step instructions and interactive exercises to help readers create their Personal Wellness Wheel™, which consists of eight complimentary elements of health that operate synergistically and lead to a better quality of life.
She is fluent in Spanish and Gujarati (an Indian language).
Brenda Powell, MD
Brenda Powell, MD, ABHIM, ABoIM practices integrative medicine in the model of personalized patient-centered care with attention to mind, body and spirit. She enjoys working with patients who want to create their healthcare program through nutritional supplements, mindfulness practice and holistic methods of healing. Along with the other specialists at the center she creates comprehensive, individualized plans for treatment and wellness.
Dr. Powell is trained to treat children and adults. Her integrative approach has had success with a whole range of conditions, including digestive disorders, dermatological problems, fibromyalgia, chronic inflammation, and fatigue. In addition, she is an expert on menopause and women’s health.
Dr. Powell completed her training at Duke University Medical School and residency program. Her credentials include certification by the American Board of Family Practice and by the American Board of Integrative Medicine. She has published on alternative therapies for menopause, and she lectures nationally on integrative medicine. While at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Powell has managed a travel health clinic. She has been an expedition physician to Peru, Belize and Nepal, and works with National Geographic as ship’s physician for adventure cruises.
Scarlet Soriano, MD
Scarlet Soriano, MD, ABIHM, EEM-CLP is a family physician and integrative medicine specialist with a focus on mind-body and energy medicine.
Dr. Soriano deeply believes in the unity between mind, body and spirit and partners with her patients to support a healing journey that involves the whole person. Her integrative approach weaves a wide range of healing modalities, including lifestyle interventions, energy healing techniques, breath work, guided imagery, nutritional counseling and the use of botanicals. She uses stress reduction and energy balancing techniques to boost the body’s own repair mechanisms.
Dr. Soriano has found her integrative approach to be effective in the overall management of a wide range of medical conditions in adults including anxiety, obesity, digestive conditions, hypertension, fibromyalgia, and chronic musculoskeletal pain, among others. She enjoys working with patients across the age span, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Dr. Soriano partners with a variety of other practitioners to create a highly personalized holistic treatment plan for each patient. She is passionate about supporting each person’s unique journey towards optimal health and well-being.
Dr. Soriano started with Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute in April, 2016.
E. Christian Tucker, MD
E. Christian Tucker, MD is a integrative medicine practitioner who focuses on the optimal functioning of the body and its organs with nutrition as the first step.
His approach involves a personalized, holistic and very individualized approach to patient care, addressing the underlying causes of disease using a systematic approach. Central to this approach is the therapeutic partnership formed between practitioner and patient empowering the patient to take full responsibility for their health.
Dr. Tucker’s background in anesthesia gives him a unique perspective on the interactions between health, disease, and the role of pain in so many of our daily lives.
Naoki Umeda, MD
Naoki Umeda, MD is an Integrative Medicine specialist with an interest in cancer, Oriental Medicine, and root cause assessment. He is originally from Japan, where the average life expectancy is the longest in the world. He has more than six years of experience providing Integrative Medicine for cancer patients (Integrative Oncology). After receiving his medical degree from a national medical school in Tokyo, Japan, Dr. Umeda trained as an Internal Medicine resident and Gastroenterology fellow in Tokyo. He then completed an advanced fellowship of Hepatology (liver disease) and a fellowship of Gastroenterology Oncology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Based on his experience of treating patients in "clinically tough situations" such as liver transplant recipients and cancer patients in advanced stage, Dr. Umeda became more interested in "whole person" and "Body - Mind - Spirit" care. He worked as an Integrative Medicine staff physician, and he combined Western Medicine with Eastern/Traditional Medicine such as Chinese herbal therapy and Ayurveda. He realized this blend would produce a beautiful and great "synergy effect" to relieve both physical and spiritual pain, and to improve quality of life of cancer patients.
Dr. Umeda is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Gasteroenterology and Hepatology, and Integrative Medicine in Japan. His strong points include his wide experience of Integrative Oncology for all types of cancer; his knowledge of Japanese healthy food culture, such as fermented foods, tofu, or green tea; and his understanding of both the advantage and disadvantage of Western and Eastern Medicine. His aim is to maximize patients’ “self-healing power” and “self-adjustment function”, and he respects each individual’s belief and uniqueness. Dr. Umeda will tailor the personalized treatment plan not only for cancer patients but also for chronic disease patients including fatigue syndrome, migraine, gastrointestinal disorders, allergy disorders, and mood disorders.
Dr. Umeda provides one-hour Integrative Medicine consultations to create personalized treatment plans for patients at the Cleveland Clinic Lyndhurst Campus.