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.
I 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.
Health and wellness and enabling and coaching people at just that has become my passion and purpose.
This journey for me began when I was growing up actively thanks to my Dad. Any sport or exercise my Dad did, I had to do too! He also introduced me to wheat grass, meditation, castor oil packs and much more long before these things were "in". Indeed, he was my first Guru! These little lessons in health and wellness being woven into me throughout my upbringing include gratitude for all of this and then some. I am blessed to share my passion and purpose with you all through Health Coaching. I am an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Vinyasa Yoga Teacher as well.
I knew after my very first Yoga class, that when the human body, mind, and spirit are able to work as a unified front, there are no limits.
I have a drive and love for helping people feel not only better, but feel great! It is my lifestyle as well.
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.
After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Kent State University, I understood that nutrition is the foundation of good health. With passion for movement through exercise and eating well, I pursued a career in health and wellness coaching. It has been my passion to help others discover and achieve improved health habits to live healthier, happier lives. After several years of experience in preventative health and health management as a health and wellness coach, movement specialist, and community events coordinator with the Live Well Willoughby initiative, I am pursuing higher education to become a Physician Assistant. I want to help more people become well in a natural way and the opportunity to work alongside Dr. Todd and Vital Health Partners has been the perfect place to begin my career. I want you to know that health is your greatest wealth!
Preventive, integrative, holistic health is very important to me both personally and professionally. I have spent 15 years of my life living with Crohns Disease and conventional medicine failed me at every turn. It wasn't until I finally discovered holistic healthcare that I was able to heal my body. It was a true transformation that changed my life forever. I hope to instill that optimism and hope in other people that I encounter in my role as a nurse!
Karen comes to us with many years of medical office management experience. She trained and obtained certification from the Society of Human Resource Management in 2016 in furthering her goals of ensuring the best of the best at medical office management.
She fits right in here at VitalHealth Partners given she truly enjoys working with people and helping them to feel their best. In addition, she enjoys yoga, bike riding, camping and spending time with family and friends.
Kairee obtained her BSN in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati in southern Ohio. She has amassed over 13 years of experience in the nursing field in areas such as phlebotomy, long-term care, post-acute care, trauma-step down intensive care, and emergency. With this experience, she developed a wonderful clinical skills set and also a personal interest and passion for more holistic approaches to medicine and healthcare in general. With that, she sought out opportunity which led her to VHP, and you, where she contributes to our stellar care experience at VHP. Kairee lives with her fiancé and is a mother to two beautiful children and two fur babies, Memphis and Rambo. She enjoys exercise, the beach, hiking, and spending time with her family.
Ever since I was a small child, I was drawn to the health and wellness field. I was inspired to become a Medical Assistant given my desire to assist people attain their health goals and optimal health and wellness. I love seeing people get better! I went to Sanford Brown Institute and Graduated in 2007. Given my personal preference at facilitating the body’s innate healing capabilities I was drawn to holistic integrative medicine where I have worked my entire career thus far. I am pleased to be a part of VitalHealth Partners team of compassionate, capable providers, see you soon!
I grew up fully immersed in holistic medicine and nutrition as both of my parents are avid supporters, being homeschooled allowed them to pass along their values without interference. I grew up eating fresh fruits and vegetables from our backyard garden, and herbs were mainstay in treating childhood illness; this is something that I have continued throughout my adult years. I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ursuline College and worked for two years as a nursing assistant and two years as an RN on a Liver/GI Unit, seeing so many patients struggle with chronic illness from years of poor diet and lack of exercise. Eventually I knew I had to shift my focus to something I was passionate about—holistic medicine that allows the body to function at its most optimal state. I am happy to have found a position on a team that supports its patients’ in thriving through simple lifestyle changes that conventional medicine has thrown by the wayside. Sometimes the simplest of changes in our lives allow for the greatest transformations.
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 here and I enjoy meeting new patients in a positive and healthy environment and administering therapies to them for their well-being.