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Dr. Alice Lee-Bloem, MD, ABIHM – Holistic Psychiatry, Orthomolecular Psychiatry, Medication Detoxification, Energy Medicine And Nutritional Healing Doctor – Rockville, Maryland

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Alice Lee-Bloem, MD, ABIHM is a holistic psychiatrist, practicing in Rockville, Maryland, who integrates nutritional medicine (orthomolecular psychiatry), energy medicine, and other alternative therapies in the holistic treatment of mental health conditions. Her training in child, adolescent & adult psychiatry and her clinical experience with prescription medications allow her to:

  1. Facilitate natural, rapid, and safe recovery from mental illness before resorting to the use of prescription medications.
  2. Reduce or eliminate the need for prescription medications.
  3. Tailor the treatment to the unique needs of each patient.
  4. Educate everyone about effective, safe, and natural healing approaches.
  5. Minimize withdrawal symptoms from medications.
  6. Allow for safe medication reduction prior to pregnancy.
  7. Reduce postpartum depression and anxiety.
  8. Provide young children with mental health issues a medication-free option.

About Dr. Alice W. Lee-Bloem

Born in Taiwan, raised in Utah, and living now in Maryland, I have ranged just as widely in my interests: from an early interest in creative writing, on to allopathic medicine, into orthomolecular psychiatry, and onward to energy medicine. Life has been for me a mix of contrasting experiences, widely varied in perspective and effect, helping me to develop a knack for integrating ideas, creating synthesis, and connecting concepts.

As a holistic psychiatrist, I integrate at least three fields of study: allopathic psychiatry, orthomolecular psychiatry, and energy medicine. Each field has its history of supporting scientific and empirical evidence: biochemistry, neuroanatomy, nutrition, quantum physics, and Eastern medicine.

I was trained at the University of Maryland in adult psychiatry, spending a whole year concentrating on the treatment of eating disorders. Then I trained as a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. In both training centers, the education was superb and well balanced in both psychopharmacology and psychotherapy.

However, my work in orthomolecular psychiatry began when I encountered patients who came to me young, chronically ill despite being heavily medicated, and debilitated by medication side effects. I looked for a way to help these young people find a better way to health. My search led to nutritional supplements, and my early clinical experiences with them convinced me that they had powerful healing value. Those early patients have been able to come off all medications and move on with their lives.

By being an orthomolecular psychiatrist and one familiar with energy healing, my clinical goals have changed over the years. In the past, my clinical goal was to help patients be well while on medication. Now, my clinical goal is to help patients to no longer be patients. Using nutritional supplementation and integrating healing techniques in energy medicine have freed many patients in my care from a dependency on medications and on me. More than that, it has returned them to a state of true health and wellness.

My education in orthomolecular psychiatry and energy medicine continues to grow through conferences, books, and direct mentorship by other orthomolecular physicians and energy healers. Today, many conferences in orthomolecular psychiatry/medicine provide continuing medical education (CME) credit hours–a new and welcome trend that supports the medical science behind this treatment approach.

However, the more I learn about the biochemistry of nutritional healing, the more I comprehend its complexity. It gets to be ridiculous when the cost of nutritional supplements and the amount that is recommended place the treatment regimen beyond the patient’s ability to afford or to follow it. Simplicity is also needed.

I believe that energy medicine can simplify healing. Many techniques in the field of energy medicine are simple to learn, widely applicable, and highly efficacious. Often times, energy medicine also has the added advantage of being pill-free. In 2005, I presented at a conference held by the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) on the use of consciousness and intention in healing mental illness. I have developed a systematic approach in the field of energy medicine using consciousness, intention, and meditative visualization to facilitate healing. It is called “Infinite Intention.”

Through my writing, teaching, and CDs, I intend to educate others about the profound possibilities for transformation and healing when a practitioner synthesizes the principles found in orthomolecular psychiatry and energy medicine. My life is dedicated to creative freedom through healing the mind. Through service, education, healing, and simply being, my goal is to help move creative freedom into new frontiers for the 21st century.


Dr. Alice W. Lee-Bloem, MD, ABIHM – Holistic Psychiatrist

Rockville, Maryland * 301-260-9180 * HolisticPsychiatrist.com


Dr. Mercedes P. Schaafsma – Miami Anti-Aging & Metabolic Institute – Anti-Aging Medicine, BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Specialist, IV Nutrition, Functional Medicine, Longevity, Anti-Aging, Holistic & Integrative Medicine – Miami, Florida

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10691 N. Kendall Dr.  * Suite 202 * Miami, Florida * 305.777.0469
www.miamiantiagingandmetabolicinstitute.com


About Miami Anti-Aging & Metabolic Institute:

If you are here, you are looking for answers to questions, on bio-identical hormones: estrogen (estradiol, estriol,progesterone, DHEA, Thyroid, Testosterone, HGH, HCG, melatonin etc.), menopause, andropause, Anti-aging, Metabolic Medicine and Bioidentical hormones doctors, or simply you are just not feeling well.

Good, you are in the right place! Feel free to scan our website for information on bio-identical hormones, anti-aging, weight control,  metabolic medicine and how you can improve your health.

Our Miami bioidentical hormones doctors will make you feel better by applying biochemical body analysis and nutrition, the use of bio-identical hormones, body-mind integrative medicine and genomic approach to diagnosis and treatment. In essence we will treat you as the unique individual you are with a unique set of chromosomes and genomic expression.

Your first visit with our bioidentical hormones doctor takes between 1 and 1/2 to 2 hours. She will:

  1. review your past medical records,
  2. review the health/symptoms questionnaires that Dr. Schaafsma’s developed, which will be sent to you prior to the visit
  3. review the results of your specialized blood/serum and salivary tests,
  4. take an in-depth history 
  5. followed by a thorough physical examination. 

At this time you will sit together and make a realistic plan of action, as well as establish preliminary goals to achieve better health and longevity, by optimizing your unique nutrition status while balancing your hormones and metabolism through bioidentical hormones supplementation.

We specialized in bio-identical hormone replacement, menopause and andropause, as well as metabolic medicine and weight loss. Our Miami bioidentical hormones doctors are diplomates of the board of Anti-aging and Metabolic Medicine.

We only prescribe bioidentical hormones, as well as order our tests (salivary, blood spot, serum or urine), from FDA approved facilities and our nutrients and vitamin supplements are pharmacy grade.

If you are tired, fatigued, have insomnia or difficulty sleeping, have problems with bloating, diarrhea or constipation, have history of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, cannot concentrate, have Depression or Anxiety, if you are Obese or Overweight, have high blood pressure, problems with your blood sugar or just do not feel well and do not know why, please come see our Miami bioidentical hormones doctor.  We want to help.

Dr. Schaafsma Specializes in Not Only BioIdentical Hormone Replacement, Functional Medicine, Anti-Aging, Integrative & Regenerative Medicine But Also In Intravenous Nutrition Therapy:

Intravenous nutrition means that the vitamins or nutraceuticals are administered directly in the  vein through an I.V.

I.V. Nutrition is used usually in conjunction with oral therapy. The advantage of I.V. is that we can achieve much higher concentration of nutrients in serum compared to oral route. These high levels are the key which allow certain nutrients, like Vitamin C to become bactericidal (kill bacteria), antiviral, or kill cancer cells, Depending on dosage, and all this with no significant side effects!

In the case of aging or ailing cells (chronic illness, malabsorption, cancer…), intravenous nutrients may achieve a serum concentration which provides a gradient to allow the nutrients to flow or be transported into the cell.

Some of the Indications for Nutritional IV’s are:

  •       Allergic rhinitis
  • ·         Asthma
  • ·         Bacterial illnesses
  • ·         Cancer (See N.I.H. studies) (National Institute of Health)
  • ·         Cardiovascular disease
  • ·         Chemical toxicity
  • ·         Mercury, lead, cadmium,
  • ·         arsenic, nickel
  • ·         Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • ·         COPD
  • ·         Hypoadrenalism (adrenal fatigue/stress)
  • ·         Immune disorders
  • ·         Bacterial Infections
  • ·         Macular degeneration
  • ·         Migraine
  • ·         Multiple sclerosis
  • ·         Muscle Spasms
  • ·         Neurologic Disorders
  • ·         Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s
  • ·         Disease
  • ·         Viral illnesses
  • ·         It is an excellent tool to prepare for surgery. It decreases the rate of infections, complications, scar formation and hospitalization.

In some cases we can ameliorate the symptoms to more bearable levels and in other cases we can totally correct the presenting condition.

People that are sensitive to certain nutrients orally tolerate the same nutrient I.V. well.


About Dr. Mercedes Schaafsma:

Dr. Mercedes P. Schaafsma who attended The University of Texas to get a B.S. in Microbiology with emphasis in bacterial genetics. She attended Medical School at The University of North Texas Health Sciences and completed her residency in Family Practice at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She also has been a clinical professor at the University of Miami Medical School for students and residents rotating through Family Practice or Internal Medicine. She speaks Spanish and English. Dr. Schaafsma loves to optimize metabolism and bio-identical hormones in her patients and watch them evolve into healthier and happier individuals.



Kenneth Woliner, M.D. – Functional Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Nutritional Healing & Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Doctor – Boca Raton, Florida

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Kenneth N. Woliner, M.D. * 9325 Glades Road, Suite #104 * Boca Raton, Florida

561.620.7779 * HolisticFamilyMed.com


About Dr. Kenneth Woliner: Holistic Family Medicine is a unique functional medical practice that blends the best of mainstream medical science with natural treatments through diet, vitamin, herbs, and nutritional therapies. Our goal at Holistic Family Medicine is to treat your disease or condition and relieve symptoms by using the most effective, least toxic therapy possible.

Holistic Family Medicine and Dr. Kenneth N. Woliner, specialize not only in the primary treatment of common conditions with science / natural means, but also in the management of many “hard-to-treat” conditions referred to our office. Some of these conditions include, but are not limited to: Thyroid Conditions, Obesity, Crohn’s Disease, Fibromyalgia, Candida (Yeast Infections), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Weight Loss Resistance, Diabetes, Menopause, and Men’s Health. Since 2002, Holistic Family Medicine has helped patients feel better and regain control of their lives.

Dr. Woliner can treat patients over the phone, or in his office. This allows him to reach out to patients who seek his expertise, from all over the world. Dr. Woliner realizes that every patient is an individual, and takes special care to ensure that patients never feel rushed during their visits. Dr. Woliner will take the time to listen to you, and your concerns.

Dr. Kenneth N. Woliner, M.D. has been practicing medicine since 2000 throughout Florida. Since he started practicing, Dr. Woliner has built his reputation in medicine around alternative therapies that balance the natural with the modern day pharmaceuticals. His evidence-based use of complementary and alternative therapies such as diet, vitamins, herbals and natural hormones have led him to help hundreds of patients suffering from thyroid, obesity, diabetes, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and menopause.



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