RALPH A. MIRANDA, MD, FACAM
Recognized internationally as a leader in Integrative Medicine and EDTA Chelation Therapy, Dr. Miranda has been a practicing family physician in Western Pennsylvania for over 30 years. Fully trained in traditional medicine, Doctor Miranda specializes in incorporating nutritional supplementation, and other alternative therapies in a comprehensive patient treatment plan. Doctor Miranda’s patients are active participants in the pursuit of their own health.
BILLIE A. MIRANDA
Billie A. Miranda has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s degree in Counseling Education from the Indiana University of PA. She is a member of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and carries certification from this national organization since 1984. She is a member of the American Association of Counselors, the American Association of Behavioral Therapists, the Biofeedback and Behavioral Medicine Association of Western PA and Phi Kappa Phi. Her specialties include health counseling, relationship counseling, relaxation techniques, biofeedback training and microcurrent electrical stimulation in stress and pain management.
In 1981, Dr. Miranda’s interest in preventive and nutritional medicine and Mrs. Miranda’s interest in biofeedback and counseling led them to establish the Wholistic Health Center.
SANDY MARTINELLI, LPN—A deep-rooted employee, Sandy joined the staff in 1988. She graduated from WCCC in 1970 with her LPN Degree. She has worked at Monsour Medical Center on the Med-Surg floor and in the Out-Patient Clinic; and with Dr. Ramaswamy, an orthopedic surgeon with McKeesport and Jeannette Hospitals, and Dr. Barua, an orthopedic surgeon at Jeannette Hospital & Monsour Medical Center, as a clinic nurse and she assisted in the OR.
SHIRLEY GOODNIGHT—Joined the staff of the Wholistic Health Center in August 2003. A “vital” part of our office, as she is responsible for recording all vital information from the patients prior to their appointments, and doctor’s order afterward. Attended West Penn School of Nursing. Medical work history includes: Pack Medical Group, New York City, NY; Jeannette District Memorial Hospital, Jeannette; Dr. Howard Monsour, Manor; and Dr. Dong H. Kim, Surgery, Jeannette.
MARY ANN LAUFFER, PhD—Joined the practicein 2008, as a Lifestyle Educator in our Therapeutic Lifestyle Change program. Dr. Lauffer has an extensive background in wellness and health promotion. She was an Assistant Professor with Penn State University (at the Monroeville Campus) for 12 years, in a masters program in Health Education for clinical professionals specializing
in patient wellness and education. She holds a Masters degree in Counseling
from Duquesne University and a PhD in Education from the University of