Healthcare Staff

The team of healthcare staff at Vital Health Endometriosis Center provide compassionate and comprehensive multidisciplinary care. Whether you are seeking routine women’s healthcare or coming to us for advanced surgery, we are here to provide you with the very best of care.

Nancy Lowe
Through acupuncture and emotional freedom technique I am able to help my patients restore balance in both mind and body.Dr. Nancy Lowe
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Dr. Nancy Lowe began her career in holistic health over 30 years ago with an interest in natural foods and nutrition. She became a certified massage therapist, and soon afterward was enrolled at Five Branches University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She received her acupuncture license in 1987 and is now a professor at Five Branches University.

In 2008, after two years of rigorous study with many eminent Chinese and American practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), including study at Zhejiang University of Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, China, she received her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM). She continues to study energy and herbal medicine as it applies to the body, mind and spirit.

In 2009, Dr. Lowe added Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to her practice. She realized that many of her patients’ problems had strong emotional components. She needed a way to discover and resolve the emotional roots of her patients’ suffering. When she found EFT, she understood that this was the modality she had been searching for.


Ram Gupta
Mind and body are not two separate things. Mind and body form a continuum. All emotions in the mind, effect the body and all activity in the body effect the mind. Treating one without the other is like being married without love.Ram Gupta
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Ram Gupta is a certified Clinical & Medical Hypnotherapist (CCMHT) who studied at Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy. He studied under Dorothy Tyo, who is arguably the best hypnotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has received certificates in Advanced Hypnotherapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy and Medical Hypnotherapy. He also has a master’s degree in computer science from University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Ram uses Hypnotherapy and Guided Empathy Meridian Tapping (GEMT), to help patients with pain, anxiety, depression, GI and hormonal issues.

By background Ram is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur having been in executive management roles at WebMD, PeopleSoft and Cast Iron Systems. He has served and continues to serve as director on a number of public and private company boards.

Ram had a life-changing event in 2013. He developed excruciating pain that spread throughout his body, and especially affecting the pelvic floor. He sought medical help at UCSF, UCLA Stanford, Cleveland Clinic, Oxford in the UK, University Medical College in Geneva, Switzerland, but found no relief of his pain. He was on a number of pain, anxiety, depression and sleep medications and a number of supplements, but nothing brought relief. Then he received Hypnotherapy and started to get better and now is the healthiest he has ever been.

This harrowing personal experience and transformation from sickness to health led him to pursue studies in hypnotherapy. Now, as a certified hypnotherapist he uses the same techniques that helped him to help alleviate others’ suffering.

Due to his successful career in business, Ram does not practice hypnotherapy in order to make a living but does so through his desire to help to others. His patients therefore receive his care free of charge.

Ram is happily married. He enjoys reading, Pilates and traveling. He never misses the Colbert Report show on television and is always up for a good joke.


As a Nurse Practitioner I want to make a real difference to women’s lives. I tailor my care to each patient’s specific needs, which  starts by carefully listening to her and truly understanding what she is going through.Linda Mavity
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Never underestimate the difference you can make in the lives of others, reach out and help.Flori
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Flori was drawn to a career as a Medical Assistant through her empathetic nature to help people. Coming form a background of over 30 years of working in the medical field, one of her strengths is her ability to put our patients at ease. Flori’s calming nature and positive attitude will help with any anxiety regarding surgery. Flori is here to help prepare you for your appointment, support you during your exam and answer any questions you may have both prior and after surgery.


 

Suzanne, I want to say thank you. From day one, you’ve been so easy to talk to and connect with. Your authenticity, sincerity and kindness come through even though we meet via skype.Melissa
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Suzanne comes to us with a background in Health & Wellness Coaching and Transformative Leadership. Her integrative approach to health focuses on the wider view of the wellbeing of the whole person. She is passionate about empowering women to tap into their own inner source of motivation to preserve health and restore ease of living versus dis-ease.

Suzanne stumbled into the world of coaching while dealing with her own depression and looking to make a change in her health/life. A whole new integrated world of wellness opened up to her, offering her options in leading a healthier, happier more balanced lifestyle. With the support of her new found holistic community of acupuncturists, nutritionists and coaches, Suzanne embarked on a career change.

Suzanne holds a Masters of Arts from the Maryland University of Integrative Health’s (MUIH) pioneer program in Health and Wellness Coaching, as well as a graduate certificate from MUIH’s Transformative Leadership and Social Change Program. She balances her passion for helping others through coaching with VHI, while she working as an independent contractor for an environmental non-profit. She lives in Alexandria, VA and is available to work with our patients over the phone or Skype.


 

Elizabeth suffered from endometriosis, pelvic pain and interstitial cystitis and like many women sought out and followed traditional medical treatment.  Part of this treatment included the specialized wide excision of endometriosis by Dr. Cook at the Vital Health Endometriosis Center.  While this resulted in complete removal of her disease, she did not enjoy great health and wellness.  She realized the path to wellness and a great life required her commitment to creating a healthier lifestyle.  Quite frankly, the toll of years of traditional medical treatment was a wakeup call. She realized she needed a long-term healthy solution and made herself a promise to herself to understand and commit to living a healthy, abundant life.

Her journey began with Juicing. She Juiced daily and found it to be an effective means of relieving inflammation, reducing pain, and absorbing vital nutrients all at the same time. Almost immediately she noticed her digestive issues started to subside and her energy levels increased. She also incorporated Acupuncture, Pelvic Floor Therapy and Affirmations into her journey. One piece to her healing journey was missing and it was a nutrition, diet and lifestyle.  She soon discovered which foods her body was sensitive to through an elimination diet to detox her body.

Being inspired by her results, Elizabeth enrolled into Nutrition School to have a more comprehensive understanding about the effects of food on the body and became a Nutrition Health Consultant in 2015. She also trained at the Internationally renowned Center for Mind-Body Medicine including their Food As Medicine training program.

Ten years after initially seeking out medical care for her pain and suffering, she is now 100% pain free, endometriosis free, interstitial cystitis free, and has a happy healthy digestion.

If you are suffering from endometriosis, pelvic pain and or other chronic health conditions, Elizabeth has been in your shoes and has walked the journey you are facing.  It is not easy and can be overwhelming.  In conjunction with the other health care providers at Vital Health Endometriosis Center, she wants to help assist you in your journey to true health and wellness.

Elizabeth also opened JuiceAlize, a Cold Pressed Juice Company in San Jose. She is passionate about nutrition and happy to help others live a vibrant life.


Bailey is the Director of Integrative Health and licensed acupuncturist at Vital Health Endometriosis Center. She has a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, CA. In addition to acupuncture, she has focused on providing pre and post-operative treatments specifically for endometriosis and pelvic pain patients including support for patients in their recovery process.

Her passion is educating women about the importance of holistic care, including both eastern and western medicine, to get the best possible outcomes. She works closely with our other integrative practitioners to make sure our patients have the tools needed to regain their health and start living the life they want after surgery.

Bailey is also a trained wellness coach, certified yoga teacher, and herbalist and loves to incorporate all of these modalities to teach and guide patients on their wellness journey.

In her free time Bailey loves to spend time on her yoga mat, outside in nature, making some herbal concoctions in the kitchen, or spending time with her friends, family and puppy Tico.

Call the office to schedule your appointment today.


‘Thank you’ is not nearly a grand enough gesture to express my gratitude for all that I have gained because of Dr. Cook and the staff of Vital Health.Melissa
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