Dustin Sulak, D.O.

Dr Dustin Sulak, Integr8

Dustin Sulak, D.O. is an osteopathic physician, licensed in Maine as a general practitioner. He is an expert in integrative medicine, the intelligent combination of conventional and alternative approaches to healthcare. He has long been fascinated by mind-body medicine, spirituality in healthcare, and natural approaches to promoting health and healing. He is an expert in cranial and biodynamic osteopathy, a clinical hypnotherapist, Reiki sensei, practitioner of chi kung and yoga, and has studied with numerous conventional and alternative healers and physicians.

Dr. Sulak’s clinical practice focuses on treating refractory conditions in adults and children.  He received undergraduate degrees in nutrition science and biology from Indiana University, a doctorate of osteopathy from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed an osteopathic internship at Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency. 

Dr. Sulak is an internationally-renowned expert in medical cannabis, the founder of Integr8 Health and Healer.com, a medical cannabis education resource.  He is a passionate teacher of clinicians, patients and industry professionals, and sits on the board of directors of The Society of Cannabis Clinicians. Dr. Sulak recently published the first foundational text on the clinical use of cannabis and cannabinoid therapies, Handbook of Cannabis for Clinicians: Principles and Practice.

Dr. Sulak excels in the treatment of patients with conditions that have not responded well to conventional treatment. He offers a holistic approach, provides detailed workup, and emphasizes safe, natural, and effective treatment options. All of Dr. Sulak’s patients receive individualized treatment plans and compassionate follow up.

Services provided:

  • Integrative medicine consultation
  • Cranial and Biodynamic osteopathic manipulation
  • Medical cannabis evaluations and follow up
  • Ketamine evaluations and follow up
  • Tick-borne disease care
  • Adults and pediatrics

 

Danielle Saad D.O.

Danielle Saad, Integr8

Dr. Saad is currently on a leave of absence and is not seeing patients at this time. She is  focused on family and homeschooling.

For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by sickness and healing. By the time I was in college, I knew that I would study medicine, and that it would be only the beginning of my training. While I pursued western medical training, I also studied (formally and informally) Reiki, Body Talk, other forms of energy medicine, homeopathy, herbs, nutrition, hypnotherapy, and various other alternative and integrative approaches to healing.

Traditional Osteopathy forms the foundation of my approach. The central tenet of Osteopathy is that we all have an intelligent and powerful healing system within us. My main goal is to synchronize with this healing system, understand its challenges and priorities, and assist it in its work. As the founder of Osteopathy famously said, “The object of a physician should be to find the health. Anyone can find the disease.” I do so by listening to people – their stories, their wisdom, and their bodies.

I see people at all ages and stages of health. I use whatever combination of western and integrative medicine is appropriate for them. My goal is to meet people on their healing journey and help them to live life to their fullest potential. Current areas of focus are medical cannabis, children with neurological problems, tick related illness, chronic complex illness of various etiologies, and those who have failed conventional therapy or fallen through the cracks of the medical system.

I live with my husband Dr. Dustin Sulak and our three children.

Dr. Saad’s Credentials:

  • Doctor of Osteopathy
  • Family Physician – Board certified
  • Reiki Sensei
  • Bachelor of Science in Physiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience

Laurel B. Sheppard, F.N.P.

Laurel B. Sheppard, NP, Integr8 Health

My Journey:

I have known from an early age what my career path would be. After an emergency appendectomy at five years old, I set my sights on becoming a nurse, and never veered from that path. I marveled at the wide range of skills utilized, and the importance of human interaction with not just the patient, but with their entire family and the other medical professionals involved. Growing up in a small town in Maine, the daughter of a minister and a social worker, I was exposed to a wide range of social interactions long before my peers were. I learned the importance of seeing a person as a biological, psychological, social being, which has been impacted upon by a very wide range of entities.

My undergraduate years were spent at the University of New Hampshire, where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. I enjoyed many years working as a nurse in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Hawaii, and Maine. Throughout those years, I was always interested in learning different methods of treating patients other than by the traditional Western Medicine techniques. I took courses in Therapeutic Touch and Reiki, Guided Imagery, Biofeedback, and Therapeutic Massage. My work as a musician also brought a different type of healing, especially to those with psychological illnesses.

Much as I enjoyed working as a nurse, I became frustrated with the limitations of my role and decided to pursue further education. I received my Master’s degree and Nurse Practitioner’s certification from Simmons College. Now I was able to do more for my patients with a wide range of medical practices, both traditional and complementary or alternative.

At that time, I also started my own little business, Good Deed Beads. As a creative outlet, I make beaded jewelry which I then sell, and all the proceeds go to a fund which provides free medical care. While undergoing medical treatments myself, I was appalled at how insurance companies dictated a patient’s care, and I saw what happened to those without insurance. Hence, Good Deed Beads was my way of giving back to those in need, with no strings attached.

I have become associated with The Gesundheit Institute in West Virginia with Dr. Patch Adams, and joined his housecalls program. In October of 2009, I spent four weeks at Gesundheit Institute participating in a class on Humanism in Medicine.  This was a life-changing event for me, helping me realize yet again the importance of complementary and alternative medicines, including humor, in health care.

Integrative Medicine is the combination of traditional Western Medicine with Complementary and Alternative Medicines, mostly from Eastern cultures. Through this practice, a person is treated as a bio-psycho-social being. I am delighted to be a part of Integr8 Health, where every patient is seen as a whole entity, and treated with a wide range of modalities designed to promote health to its fullest potential.

 

Credentials:

  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Certification for Primary Care and Family Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Reiki and Therapeutic Touch Practitioner
  • Biofeedback Practitioner
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Professional musician: vocals and flute

Shawn Sulak, D.N.

Shawn Sulak, D.N., Integr8 Health

Dr. Shawn Sulak specializes in the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain and connective tissue dysfunction. He has treated thousands of cases of head, neck, extremity and back pain, overuse injuries, sports injuries, poor lymphatic and circulatory function, and more with incredible success.

Dr. Sulak’s holistic approach includes Naprapathic manipulation, Reiki, cranial sacral therapy, and energy medicine techniques. He may also use thermotherapy, ultrasound, flexion-distration, and other therapeutic modalities during your treatment, if indicated. Treatments always followed up with a personalized exercise program and advice to the patient.

Dr. Shawn Sulak is a doctoral graduate of the National College of Naprapathic Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine from the University of Indianapolis and is a personal trainer certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).

Dr. Sulak’s treatments are an incredible full body experience that provide instant relief and long lasting healing.