If you’ve made it this far, you probably already know I’m a 46 year old wife, momma to girl/boy twins, online fitness/nutrition coach and Ob/Gyn turned functional medicine doc. I have turned my passion of holistic living into a career and passion- so cool, right? But maybe you don’t know about the path that lead me here, and it’s my favorite story to tell!

About a decade ago I  was living what I thought was my dream life… extremely busy Ob/Gyn, married to a doc, with toddler twins. We just moved to the country in Upstate NY from suburbia CT.   Part of the appeal in moving to upstate New York was to finally own my own horse and I was so excited when it finally happened!

  I should point out, despite my best efforts, my horse and I never really connected.  And on one rainy, windy day in May 2012, I fell off of him during a riding lesson.  Little did I know: in that moment, everything changed.

The fall landed me in the hospital with a broken back and broken spirit. As I laid in that hospital bed, I really didn’t know what my future was going to look like.  All I knew was the pain and sudden limitations due to the extent of my injuries. Overnight I went from fit and active to confined to the bed in pain. I lived on pain meds to function.

It was 6 months before I weaned off the pain medications and could even consider working again, even part time.  Little did I know that my work in the Ob/Gyn practice was over, or at least in the traditional sense.  The back pain was to severe and my body was screaming at me to take it slow.  I desperately hope you’ve never lived with such severe ongoing pain.  It affects your mood and happiness more than I ever realized.

Every day, I grew more and more unhappy and unmotivated.  I had trouble getting out of bed in the morning. I was afraid to exercise, even though that had always been a part of my life.  I found myself relying on caffeine and a diet laden with sugar to get me through the day. I really had no energy to play with my young kids.  I found myself resting on the couch most days, fatigued from even the simplest of activities. I lacked focus and couldn’t think clearly. My doc diagnosed me with depression, but surprisingly, my symptoms did not improve after trying two different antidepressants.

On one fateful day, two years after my back injury, I was put in contact with a doctor who was an “anti-aging” practitioner (A.K.A. functional medicine). Functional medicine is a type of medicine that looks at each person individually and gets to the root of the underlying symptoms.   And, before you know it, I not only got the correct medical diagnosis for the symptoms that had been plaguing me for so long but I discovered my newest passion.

What was this mystery diagnosis?  My adrenals were so out of balance from years of physical and emotional stress!  So my lack of energy, motivation, poor diet and worsening back pain wasn’t depression after all!

It was pretty amazing what happened after targeted supplementation (no prescription meds) and some lifestyle changes.  I become more energetic, I was more motivated, my outlook on life completely changed and I wanted to make better food choices!

The work I did through the functional medicine doctor even allowed me to add exercise back into my life! It was truly a miracle!

Immediately I knew I wanted to do a fellowship in functional medicine, to share this incredible gift with others! I accepted an offer to start up a private medical practice in my area.

I completed my fellowship through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (now called Metabolic Medical Institute) and my practice opened in September 2014!

Along the way I continued to get stronger and healthier through my knowledge in the functional medicine field and my home workouts with nutrition.  Again I knew I couldn’t keep my knowledge to myself so I added online health and fitness coaching to my resume! I continued to help people and change lives but in a totally new way! 

Though my medical practice closed its doors for financial reasons I knew that I could still make a difference in the world. 

It took me over a year to figure out how to continue to live out my passion for holistic living but I finally did it! In August 2019, I started Kaspira Elite Health Consulting, LLC. 

As a board certified Ob/Gyn and Functional Medicine Specialist, I combine my knowledge of conventional and alternative medical practices to deliver personalized Elite 1:1 functional medicine consulting.

I help busy professional women take their health, fitness and lives to the next level! I provide the step by step framework to transform their health and wellness and provide accountability, support and follow up to be sure they succeed at their goals.

My clients not only improve their health but are very clear as to the reason why they are doing what they’re doing to feel better.  It’s not  a quick fix but it’s definitely a long-term lifestyle!

Once they know what it’s like to feel AMAZING, they’ll never go back to feeling they did before!

Board certified: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Board certified: American Academy of Anti-Aging, New York State Medical Licensure

Dr. Renee received a Bachelor’s of Science degree with a major in Biology from Siena College in 1995.

She then received her medical degree (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1999.

She completed her Ob/Gyn residency at Danbury Hospital and practiced in both private and hospital based Ob/Gyn practices in Norwalk, CT from 2003-2008.

She practiced Ob/Gyn at Bassett Medical Center from 2008-2014.

She completed her fellowship in Functional Medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging (affiliated with University of South Florida) in 2015.

She worked in a private functional medicine practice from 2014-2018.

She has a medical license in New York.

Dr. Renee founded Kaspira Elite Health Consulting, LLC in August 2019 and enjoys helping busy professional women up- level their health and wellness through personalized 1:1 functional medicine consulting.

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