Alan is board certified in internal medicine. He also holds certification as a functional medicine practitioner, with extensive post-graduate training in integrative, functional and nutritional medicine. A graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he completed his medical residency in internal medicine at Berkshire Medical Center, where he was awarded the Jordan Fieldman Award for Humanism. He earned his bachelor of arts degree, with magna cum laude honors, from Amherst College; he then attended Downing College in Cambridge, England where he earned a master of arts degree. Alan believes that individualized care, combined with the best of conventional medicine and medical science, is the path to healing chronic illness and keeping well. Alan has completed aesthetic injector training with Allergan.
Jen earned both her bachelors and masters degrees in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and is Board Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. In Boston, she was a member of the Hospitalist and Emergency Medicine teams at Boston Medical Center, as well as the Head and Neck Surgical team at the Veterans Administration Medical Center. Most recently, she was also an adult primary care provider at Lenox Family Health Center in Lenox. Jen brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her holistic approach to wellness, nutrition, integrative and functional medicine. She has completed injector training from Allergan, Empire Medical Training and Esthetic Skin Institute.
At Silver Solutions, Jen specializes in the treatment of hair loss and facial rejuvenation through platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments and provides personalized wellness consultations. Utilizing the functional medicine model, she focuses on improving your energy and vitality by supporting metabolism and rebalancing hormones.
Jen is a hot yoga practitioner, spiritual seeker, teacher, coffee and beet juice lover, 80’s music fanatic, dog lover and also loves improv comedy.
Nina Silver has more than 45 years of nursing experience, along with her eclectic background and a creative drive. A nursing graduate of Bronx Community College and the Parsons School of Design, she began her nursing career as an intensive care and coronary care nurse; in 1991 she joined the medical department at Canyon Ranch Lenox as a lead nurse educator. In 2005, she joined Dr. Mark Hyman at the Ultra Wellness Center in Lenox, specializing in functional medicine wellness coaching. After hiking the Appalachian and Muir trails, Nina decided to merge her interest in art and nursing by gaining certification in non-surgical facial rejuvenation.
Nina is a member of the International Society of Plastic Surgical and Aesthetic Nurses, the Academy of Facial Esthetics, Allergan Medical Institute and she is certified in Nutritional Intravenous administration by the International IV Nutritional Therapy-Global Education center. She has hundreds of hours of continuing education credits (CEUs) and regularly updates her training in facial aesthetics, HIPAA compliance, electronic medical records (EMR) and practice management expertise.
Eileen is a registered dietitian who received a Bachelors of Science degree in nutrition from the University of New Hampshire. In addition, she recently became a certified practitioner through the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy, and has applied her knowledge in private practice as she delves into root cause of illness. She believes strongly in the whole person approach to wellness, including mind, body, and spirit with healthy food at center stage.
Always passionate about good food and nutrition, the search for real answers became critical when faced with her own daughter’s significant health concerns. While finding answers was one part of the equation, creating meals to satisfy a young and picky palate was another. Creating recipes geared towards healing has become a passion. She has shared her love of cooking through her involvement with her local high school where she developed culinary programs for students in grades K-12. In addition, she serves on the board of her local food co-op where she shares nutrition insight as it shapes policy and day to day running of the organization.
She currently works part time at the UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA and is available on Friday’s, and by appointment, at Berkshire Integrative Nutrition Services. When not working, she can be found puttering in her kitchen garden and bringing the bounty indoors to create delicious and healthy meals for friends and family.
Kathie Swift is a highly experienced nutritionist skilled in integrative and functional nutrition modalities. She enjoys guiding clients on their nutritional path whether their interest is optimizing one’s wellness or managing a chronic medical condition. Kathie has an extensive background in digestive health and has published two books on this topic, The Swift Diet: 4 Weeks to Mend the Belly, Lose the Weight, and Get Rid of the Bloat, and The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to Health. She approaches each client with compassion, curiosity and intention to help them create a vital, healthy life combining the very best of nutritional medicine, mind body skills and inner wisdom