At VitalHealth Partners, our team aims to create a comfortable, friendly environment for each of our patients. We maintain a food, supplement, and lifestyle-based treatment approach. Our goal is to provide an optimized program that works for an individual’s specific situation so that their health and wellbeing are restored. We are not only a practice for medical treatment, but we also work to be a trusted source of information for natural physiological health. Our staff maintains key values including integrity, diversity, excellence, empowerment, teamwork, sustainability, and balance as strict standards at VitalHealth Partners.
Our philosophy is to restore natural physiology through appropriate therapies while monitoring evidence-based outcomes in promotion of holistic health.
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Todd J. Pesek, M.D. is a holistic physician, medical advisor, published scholar, professor, and author who specializes in disease prevention and reversal toward longevity and vital living.
Dr. Todd is founder of VitalHealth Partners, a private group medical practice which focuses on preventive, integrative, holistic healthcare. Dr. Pesek is also Chief Medical Officer of Heinen’s Grocery Store, based in Warrensville Heights, Ohio, and a tenured Health Sciences Professor at Cleveland State University, in Cleveland, Ohio, where he teaches, researches and serves in multiple capacities, including as founding Director for the Center for Healing Across Cultures. In addition, he is founder of a leading Superfoods and Supplements company, Nutritional Roots.
Dr. Todd was raised in the mountains of Appalachia in rural Pennsylvania and embraced his calling of holistic health and wellness from an early age. His passion and purpose began in the woods surrounding his home, gathering comfort and learning truth from his elders and the Earth. These childhood adventures blossomed into extensive study and collaboration with traditional healers and holistic health practitioners in places as far away as India, Peru and Belize. His goal is to shed light on holistic health and wellness through timeless healing traditions that have long helped maintain personal health and wellness, and can help us stay healthy and filled with vitality today.
His work illustrates how we all can achieve wellness through hydration, Superfoods nutrition, alkalinization, and detoxification, and that an immersion into nature, healing plants and the traditional practices of the world allow for true health.
Dr. Todd received his medical doctorate from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and completed his training in Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, St. Vincent Charity Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio.
His recent success is the health and wellness best-seller, Eat Yourself Super… One Bite at a Time: A Superfoods Journey for the Happy, Healthy, and Hungry.
Amanda is a physician assistant who has a passion for nutrition and lifestyle factors and their role in health, wellness and prevention. This passion stems from her deep connection to nature and the natural world around her. Amanda received her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Mount Union and her undergraduate degree through Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Amanda started her career in Emergency Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic and after 5 years was recognized for outstanding achievement in work ethic, education, and leadership through a professional development award very early in her career. Despite this recognition and early career success, she realized that many patients had chronic diseases that could have been prevented or even reversed by simply bringing the body back into balance using diet and lifestyle interventions. Thus, Amanda decided to follow her passion for nutrition and root cause medical care by pursuing a career that better aligns with her own personal goals and beliefs for the future of medicine. Accordingly, she has immersed herself in the study and practice of preventive, integrative, holistic medicine and that is what led her to VitalHealth Partners and you. Amanda grew up in the rural mountains of western Pennsylvania, is an avid outdoors enthusiast, enjoys exercise, healthful cooking and now calls northeastern Ohio home with her family.
My wish is to guide patients toward a vibrant life filled with energy, happiness, and longevity by supporting the body's innate ability to heal through proper nutrition and lifestyle modifications that set the foundation for optimal health, wellness and disease prevention.
Shelby grew up in a holistic-minded household, and has a great appreciation for the capabilities of the body to heal itself, as well as the power of nutritious food in health and wellness. It is Shelby’s experiences that instilled a deep passion to help people live well through holistic practices. She is committed to a lifelong pursuit of knowledge and wisdom in this regard, which has led Shelby to her career path in preventative, integrative holistic medicine at VitalHealth Partners. Shelby graduated with a bachelor’s in Exercise Science from the University of Dayton and spent a few years working as a nursing assistant in a hospital setting. Shelby then graduated in August of 2021 with her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and obtained her board certification shortly after. When not working with patients, Shelby can be found spending time outdoors hiking and camping with family and cooking colorful, nutritious and delicious food to share. Shelby also enjoy spending time making music with friends and family as has been singing since she was young.
I have a passion for living well through diet and lifestyle and I thoroughly enjoy sharing this with others.
I have spent my career working in holistic health and wellness and am passionate about holistic health and wellness, both personally and professionally. With decades of experience at upper management in preventive, integrative, holistic medical practices and affiliated medical laboratory establishments, I bring a strong operations based perspective to the team. In addition, I have extensive experience in medical laboratory diagnostics which adds value and depth of practice possibilities for our patients at VitalHealth Partners.
My goal is to ensure a positive patient experience, so I encourage patients to reach out to me with feedback.
After obtaining my nursing degree from Ursuline College, I spent several years working in a hospital setting. I then made the decision to work in holistic health and wellness. Now, with more than 15 years of holistic nursing experience, I know that I made the right decision.
I am passionate about our comprehensive holistic approaches; I enjoy meeting new patients in a positive and healthy environment and administering therapies for their well-being.
I am a teacher, a creator, a problem solver, and a coach. I am passionate about helping people reach their fullest potential through education and encouragement. I believe in the body’s deepest desire to survive and its innate ability to repair itself. I believe that natural is better than synthetic and that working in partnership with the body and its own instinctual momentum is superior to symptom suppression.
As a Health Coach, I work to support our patients on their respective wellness journeys. I encourage patients to reach out to me with any questions so I can provide clarity and assurance whenever needed.
Ever since I was a small child, I have been drawn to the health and wellness field. As a Medical Assistant trained at Sanford Brown Institute, I have the opportunity to assist people attain their health goals and achieve optimal health and wellness.
I am committed to providing compassionate care to our patients.
My career has been spent in medical office management. I enjoy working with people and find it fulfilling to play a part in our patients’ journey of achieving optimized health.
My goal in working the front desk is to provide a warm welcome and gracious goodbye. All patients are part of our VitalHealth community, and I want each person to know we are happy to have them.
My passion and purpose are to enable our patients to lead a healthy life. Influenced at a young age by my dad on homeopathic modalities, I have spent most of my life exploring ways to optimize health. In addition to coaching our VitalHeath patients, I am an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Vinyasa Yoga teacher.
I am focused on breaking down the information and protocols given to our patients, so they feel empowered to manage their wellness. Patients should reach out to me any time with questions or concerns so I can help guide them.
I have an innate passion for empowering others to live their healthiest lives. After graduating from The University of Akron with a Bachelor of Science in Food and Environmental Nutrition, my focus progressed in the direction of holistic health. Shortly after graduating, I joined Heinen's team as a Wellness Consultant and was introduced to Dr. Todd. Over the years, I have implemented many of Dr. Todd’s recommendations into my health regimen and helped many others do the same. I am a true believer that food is medicine, and we can heal the body with foods and natural remedies.
My goal as a Health Coach is to educate patients so they can make the best decisions towards optimizing their health; motivate patients to show up for themselves and be the best they can be; and, translate health and wellness information which can often be overwhelming.
I have been a registered nurse for 13 years and a nurse practitioner for 7 years. Over the course of the last decade, I have come to realize that the body is naturally resilient and extremely powerful. I am a true believer that the best way to combat and prevent most disease processes is with a strong immune system, positive attitude and a healthy mind/body/spirit complex. In my free time, I enjoy nature, yoga, meditation, being with my family, and bringing joy to others.
My goal at VitalHealth Partners is to serve others by delivering individualized natural healing to all I come into contact with. The better you feel, the happier you will be and the more joy we will all bring to the world!
In 2021, I saw how capable the body is at healing itself firsthand after losing 70 pounds through diet and lifestyle changes with a holistic approach. I earned my nursing degree through Lakeland community college and am working toward my BSN with a long term goal to be a nurse practitioner. In my free time, I love hanging out with my dog, cat and fiancé. I also love to exercise, meditate and make jewelry!
I want to empower others to take charge of their mind body and spirit.
My main interests are human origins, evolutionary medicine and ancestral skills. I am an experienced professor of anthropology, native studies and the health sciences, as well as, an informal science educator for students around the world. I bring a strong management background to the practice with a Master’s Degree in Health Care Management and Leadership. I can usually be found moving about the woodlands and rivers with my nature-loving family and our trusty hound dog, Jango.
I am passionate about changing the health care landscape and connecting patients to a more holistic care paradigm.