John Bordiuk, M.D.- Board Certified Internist and Medical Director
In Dr. John Bordiuk’s own words: “I had a great undergraduate education at the University of California Santa Cruz (Go Slugs!) and a phenomenal experience in medical school at Columbia University. But those formal educational experiences are only part of what any physician should bring to the patient/ physician relationship.
These days, my doctoring is a blend of the wisdom that comes from having a great formal education, 25 years of patient experience, along with the benefit of having a marriage, children, living in my own body, living with my own injuries, and running many, many miles.”
Known for his thorough, thoughtful and compassionate style, John (what he asks patients to call him) blends functional medicine with traditional medicine and other healing modalities to address the individual needs of his patients.
Ginette LaFleur, Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Ginette is the lead practitioner for Inner Balance’s sublingual allergy program – providing close supervision, specialized testing, and all natural medications to help lessen and alleviate environmental and food allergy symptoms.
In addition to her high level of expertise in adult medicine, Ginette is known for her compassion, warmth, and ability to listen to her patients. She approaches patient care with a focus on wellness and disease prevention.
She supports patients by encouraging lifestyle modifications in nutrition and exercise, and utilizes specialized testing, supplements and medication when necessary. Ginette encourages patients to be active participants in their care and finds it extremely gratifying to partner with patients who are working at obtaining optimal health.
After receiving her nursing degree from Saint Anselm College, Ginette worked for six years as an oncology nurse at Mass General Hospital. Wanting to be more involved in prevention and wellness, she attended UMass Boston to become a nurse practitioner in 2010 and has been working in primary care ever since.
In her leisure time, Ginette enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, being physically active, trying new healthy recipes and reading. She especially enjoys Victorian-era fiction for the glimpse of life at a simpler time it offers, and to indulge her fascination with alternative medicinal treatments.
Staci Montori, Licensed Massage Therapist
Staci Montori, with Dr. John Bordiuk, is the co-owner of Inner Balance Integrative Medicine. She has been practicing massage in various settings for over 13 years. Her signature massage combines deep tissue, trigger point and neuromuscular therapies to areas of chronic tension and/or injury. She includes relaxing and nurturing massage techniques to encourage deep relaxation and reduce stress.
“It feels really amazing to be creating Inner Balance Integrative Medicine. Full circle in a way- since John and I met in an integrative practice almost 20 years ago. I had forgotten how much I enjoy working in a setting that offers many different types of healing modalities. Both clients and practitioners greatly benefit from this synthesis.”
Jonathan Ammen, Acupuncturist
Jonathan brings more than 30 years of experience as a clinician, educator and researcher to his work in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. His clinical practice integrates the internal medicine aspects of traditional Chinese medicine with modern orthopedic and sports acupuncture and manual therapies.
After receiving a counseling psychology degree, Jonathan graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture, and completed advanced clinical training at the Lung Hua Hospital of the Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is board certified in acupuncture and in Chinese herbal medicine.
Jonathan holds posts on the medical staff at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Hematology & Oncology and Neurosurgery.
Carrie Forman, Cranio Sacral Therapist
Carrie is a Nationally Certified Clinical Sports massage therapist and has completed 1000 hours of neuromuscular therapy at WIN Therapy in Laguna Niguel, CA and has completed training in CranioSacral Therapy I & II and Somato Emotional Release I & II. In addition, Carrie has completed multiple workshops including myofascial release for the psoas on runner’s and cyclist’s knee and pregnancy and infant massage.
Drawing on her knowledge of the physical and spiritual bodies, Carrie provides a bodywork experience that is holistic and transformative.
Originally from Durban, South Africa, Carrie has been a practicing massage therapist in the Boston area since 2002 and previously for nine years in Newport Beach, California.
Suzanne Rostler, Registered Dietitian
Suzanne is a registered dietitian with expertise in functional nutrition. She believes in the power of nutrients found in whole foods to prevent chronic disease and improve vitality and well-being. Whether a patient’s goal is weight loss, diabetes control, cholesterol management or increased energy, Suzanne will develop an eating plan that incorporates a patient’s unique medical history, food preferences, cooking skills and lifestyle.
She has worked at Boston Children’s Hospital for nearly a decade, specializing in weight management and type 2 diabetes. She has also worked with adults on a range of nutrition-related concerns including inflammatory disorders, heart disease, polycystic ovary syndrome, food allergies, chronic fatigue and others. Suzanne received her Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University.
Prior to becoming a dietitian, she worked as a health journalist in New York City. She has written for the national culinary organization, the James Beard Foundation, and is the co-author of a book on pediatric obesity.
In her free time, Suzanne enjoys cooking, yoga, and spending time with her husband and two teenage children.
Katherine Akinyemi, Clinical Care Medical Assistant
Katherine joins Inner Balance after receiving both an undergraduate degree in Biology and a graduate degree in Medical Sciences at Boston University.
After working for sometime in a research setting, she is happy to be fine tuning her clinical skills at Inner Balance. Katherine’s ultimate goal is to become a Nurse Practitioner in either Family Medicine or Pediatrics.
In her free time, Katherine loves working out, playing tennis, and doing puzzles.
Jaime Pellerin, Patient Care Coordinator Medical Assistant
Jaime graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Nutrition and Wellness. She started her health career working with patients in the nutrition department at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and then worked in research administration at Tufts Medical Center.
She has a passion for health and wellness and loves being part of Inner Balance Integrative Medicine.
Outside of work, she enjoys staying active, traveling and being with her friends and family.
Rayna Gaudet, Front Desk Administrator
She loves the atmosphere at Inner Balance and thrives on her daily interactions with patients and co-workers. She describes the most gratifying aspect of her work as helping patients with health care questions when they call or visit the office.
In her free time, Rayna enjoys walking, dancing and spending time with the family and friends.