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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Dr Todd Pesek, MD Founding Physician and President
Dr Todd is a holistic physician who specializes in disease prevention and reversal toward longevity and vital living. He is the Founder and President of VitalHealth Partners, a private group medical practice in Northeastern Ohio that focuses on preventative, integrative, holistic healthcare.
He has served as Medical Director to numerous companies including Fortune 200 Company, Parker Hannifin, and international ingredient innovator and brand incubator Step Change Innovations. He currently serves as Chief Medical Officer of Heinen’s Grocery Store in Northeastern Ohio and Chicago Illinois. Being the first ever CMO of a grocery store, in addition to trend setting, his operations include the buildout of wellness centers, the training of wellness consultants, the development of Fx and Fx+ programs which enable hundreds of thousands of people to successfully make healthier diet and lifestyle choices. His latest accomplishment therein is the launching of Heinen’s Personalized Nutrition Center and associated VitalHealth Optimization Panel, a proprietary blood and urine assessment targeting key metrics in three critical systems: Immune, Digestive and Cardiovascular Health. Personalized recommendations are then made in terms of food first, smart supplementation and even advanced vitamin therapies in support of these three critical systems and importantly cardiovascular disease risk mitigation.
He is a professor of Health Sciences and Human Performance, with tenure, at Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio where his international research platform in longevity and vital living, ethnobotany, ethnopharmacology, and phytochemistry has led him to identify longevity strategies and the role that plants and people interface therein. He has isolated novel plant compounds with medicinal applications including terpenes and even sesquiterpenes from complex floras the world-over and based on indigenous pharmacopoeias in collaborative fashion.
In addition, Dr Todd is a master formulator having successfully launched several leading supplement brands including NEXTY and Delicious Living Gold recognized Nutritional Roots, one of the very first hemp-based product lines in the US, and leading premium medical cannabis brand, Lighthouse Sciences.
His lines develop leading solutions in support of immune, digestive and cardiovascular health. As well as entourage blends targeting novel solutions to structure function aspects in human physiology including complex issues such as: performance and energy enhancement, balanced mood, restful sleep, stress mitigation, chronic pain abatement, mental clarity and nootropics for cognitive 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.
In his copious free time, he enjoys exploring nature and the wisdom of nature and our elders as well as practicing ancient arts including Yang Tai Chi, Ashtanga Yoga and contemplating the nature of consciousness. When he isn’t doing that, or perhaps it’s all intertwined anyway, he is doing some type of exercise, playing music, or just chilling with his kids, Kaia and Lily and his fur baby, Leo the little lion.
His recent success is health and wellness best-seller, Eat Yourself Super… One Bite at a Time: A Superfoods Journey for the Happy, Healthy, and Hungry.
Dr Todd Pesek’s Curriculum Vitae —for speaking engagements, interviews, consulting queries and the like, please call Susan at (440) 571-0006.
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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.
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.
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.