After dropping over one hundred pounds, Dr. Bernadette is walking the talk! She is a family medicine physician in Columbus, Ohio. She integrates traditional medicine, fitness, and nutrition to promote total wellness. She encourages a holistic approach to optimal health. Dr. Bernadette is an advocate of lifestyle changes that nurture the mind, body, and spirit to achieve healthy living.
A Saginaw, Michigan native, Dr. Bernadette is a graduate of Arthur Hill High School. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Bernadette completed her graduate studies, a Master’s Degree in Public Health, at the University of California, Berkley. She received a Doctorate of Medicine from the Medical College of Ohio and continued her clinical studies at the Mount Carmel Family Medicine Residency Program in Columbus, Ohio.
Today, Dr. Bernadette is a co-owner of Faith Family Health, Inc. In her medical practice, she recommends lifestyle modifications to manage medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. As a result, she urges her patients to make better fitness, nutrition, and spiritual choices to create positive health. In addition, Dr. Bernadette is the National Medical Director for Diet Free Life, LLC founded by Robert Ferguson, a fitness and nutrition expert, to empower people with the methodology to support sustainable weight loss and live healthier lives.
Dr. Bernadette is a professional speaker. She enlightens health-seeking individuals on various topics including medical concerns, weight management, purposeful living, spiritual awareness, nutrition, and fitness. She has spoken on platforms with celebrity medical and nutrition expert Dr. Ian Smith, former NBA basketball player Dominique Wilkins, and national nutritionist Robert Ferguson. Dr. Bernadette contributes to Sharecare, a health and wellness social media network created by the renown Dr. Mehmet Oz and Jeff Arnold.
Her passion to provide tools and strategies that enable people to become health-conscious fueled the development of the Refocusing, Rebalancing, and Rediscovering You Conference. She uses this event to introduce innovative ideas, assimilate information, and bring leading experts as resources to attain optimal wellness. She also founded Life in Harmony, LLC, through which she shares practical insight that her audience can readily apply to upgrade their health. Dr. Bernadette believes, “People must be empowered with the knowledge that allows them to move from wishing to be cured to being a participant in the cure.”
Dr. Bernadette’s favorite pastime activities are boxing, indoor cycling, barre exercise, theater, writing, and rekindling her enjoyment for the piano. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and serves on community boards to improve healthcare disparities.
Dr. Bernadette concurs with the Arabic Proverb, “He who has health has hope. He who has hope, has everything.”