About us



The mission of Integrative Medicine of Central New York is to provide a whole health approach that bridges conventional and natural practices, empowering patients to tap into their own innate healing ability.



Integrative Medicine of Central New York will be a leader in facilitating trust in the patient-provider relationship based in holistic care, using conventional, and natural healing practices to empower patients in their healing. We strive to change the paradigm of disease-focused care to one of whole person care. Our health care model embraces the importance of listening to the patient’s story and experience to reveal the dis-ease in their whole being. We recognize the interwoven nature of mind, body, spirit, and community, which contributes to the overall state of health of each individual and will address each of these aspects of the whole person throughout their care.

Meet Your Practitioners



Heidi S. Puc MD, FACP, ABIHM, is a board-certified hematologist and medical oncologist with over 20 years of experience in the private practice of adult hematology and oncology, after having completed fellowship training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

She received specialty training in Integrative Medicine through the Scripps Clinic in California, and also completed a two-year fellowship program run by Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona. She developed an integrative oncology consultative practice within her conventional hematology/oncology position at HOACNY, until she joined The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine in October 2015.
At The Stram Center, Dr. Puc provided integrative medicine and integrative oncology consultations and services in conjunction with conventional approaches provided by the primary oncologist. These integrative approaches included incorporating nutritional and herbal supplements, and mind-body therapies. There, she also managed patients with Lyme disease, and has undergone training through the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) as well as a preceptorship with Dr. Richard Horowitz, a specialist in the field.
She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, The American College of Physicians, the Society for Integrative Oncology, and ILADS. Dr. Puc is also a board member of Central New York Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Alliance. Additionally, Dr. Puc has Energy Medicine Certifications in Reiki Levels I and II, Basic Pranic Healing, and is a Seichim Master, and personally practices Transcendental Meditation.
Dr. Heidi Puc is very excited to have opened her own integrative medicine practice near her home town in the Syracuse area.



Jennifer Kohler is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with 22 years of experience in healthcare. Born and raised in Syracuse, NY, Jennifer graduated from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing and obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Syracuse University. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She is also a clinical educator for medical and PA students. Jennifer has extensive experience in Women’s Health, chronic medical conditions, and is also a certified lactation counselor.

She has always had a passion for listening to her patients and providing them with holistic care. She encourages healthy lifestyle changes, including supplements, vitamins, nutrition, and exercise. Jennifer has joined Integrative Medicine of CNY with the desire to help patients by incorporating integrative medicine and conventional medicine, thus providing more options for care. Jennifer enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two children.

Meet Our Team

Kristina Gorden

Registered Nurse

Kristina Gorden is completing her first year of nursing and is excited to join the Integrative Medicine of Central New York team. She earned her Associates Degree in nursing from St. Joseph’s College of Nursing. Kristina also has a Bachelor's of Science in Wellness and Alternative Medicine from Johnson State College in Vermont, and training in Naturopathic Medicine. Her passion for Natural Healing started at a young age as she looked for answers for her own health battles. Her mission is to give patients hope that they are able to heal and flourish. She is excited to share her knowledge of different holistic healing modalities with others.

Kristina’s most recent experience includes working in an acute care setting on a cardiac floor. She has experience in med-surg, mother-baby, and pediatrics as well. Kristina has a passion for nutrition and the impact that food has on our bodies and health.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors camping with her daughter. She also enjoys cooking, taking walks, and spending time at the beach. Kristina is excited to be working alongside like-minded individuals, and is eager to help patients on their wellness journeys.

Tammy Hogan

Practice Manager

For the last 10 years holistic health practices have become a passion of mine. I continue to strive to learn as much as I can about integrative medicine and healthy living. When I learned of an opportunity to join the team at IM of CNY, I knew this would be a great place to join like- minded people and to continue to expand my knowledge of integrative medicine so I can help others understand how to make small changes in their lifestyle to promote good health and wellness.

Helping people has always been a focus of mine as I have my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a focus in Gerontology. I spent many years helping seniors and their families navigate the challenges of living in a nursing home. As a licensed financial advisor for the last 5 years, I help families create a financial roadmap for success to lessen the financial stressors they may face in their daily lives.

I am excited to be a part of a team of great people who value the power of holistic healing and integrative medicine, and look forward to helping guide our patients through their health journeys.

Danielle Carroll

Registered Nurse, BSN

Danielle is very eager to continue her journey as a registered nurse with Integrative Medicine of CNY. She has always had a passion for healing and caring for people.

After high school, she completed training at Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage, and practiced as a licensed massage therapist for six years. The joy and satisfaction she got from helping people through healing touch and seeing that smile when they felt better was the inspiration for her to study nursing at Mohawk Valley Community College where she achieved an associate degree. Finally, she earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Keuka College. Danielle has ten years of experience as an RN, and more than half of which was in Oncology. If there’s one thing she has learned in more than 16 years of providing therapy and treatment for patients, it’s that healing begins within oneself.

Danielle enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. They enjoy family game nights, bike rides, movie nights, going to concerts, and laughing together. Danielle has a bright and positive spirit which is led by her heart. “There’s nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile.” ~R. Hunter

Karin Kilmartin-Weston

Registered Nurse, MSN

Karin is very excited to join the Integrative Medicine of CNY family. She has worked in the oncology field for 24 years as a Medical Technologist and an Oncology Certified Registered Nurse. During her career she has worked at Hematology Oncology Associates and the Upstate Cancer Center. Karin earned her degree in Microbiology and Chemistry at SUNY Canton in 1999. In 2007 she went to St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing and earned her Associates degree in Nursing. She went on to earn her bachelor's degree from Robert's Wesleyan College, and then completed her master's in nursing education at Keuka College. She is currently working towards completion of her Nurse Practitioner Degree.

Karin's interest in integrative medicine stems from many years caring for oncology patients and advocating for natural ways to help these patients find comfort during their journey. She practices mindful breathing and meditation as part of her own self-care and incorporates that in her nursing practice to help patients manage their anxiety. Karin is always seeking ways to broaden her scope of care as a nurse and is grateful for the opportunity to learn more about the field of integrative medicine. When Karin is not busy working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. She loves rock concerts, baking, and gardening. "Get lost in nature and you will find your soul." Author unknown

Ashley Reichel

Holistic Health & Lifestyle Coach

Heart Math Practitioner

Neurofeedback Specialist

Ashley is a Certified Integrative Health and Wellness Coach as well as a Certified HeartMath Practitioner, who is extremely passionate about all things health and wellness. She enjoys being part of a team and environment that is equally passionate about achieving and improving balanced health and wellness through integrative practices.

In addition to a Certification in Integrative Nutrition, Ashley has a Master’s Degree in Education from Le Moyne College, and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Dance from SUNY Brockport. Her past working experiences in education and in Clinical Research accompanied by her passion for integrative health, led her to join Integrative Medicine of Central New York.

It is here she feels at home and grateful to have the opportunity to continuously learn, grow, and be a part of a practice dedicated to healing, helping, and educating its patients.

Rebecca Petrie

Registered Nurse

Rebecca is a Registered Nurse with a passion for helping people and providing compassionate care. She has experience in medical/surgical nursing, and enjoys her work in the hospital setting where she can help patients that are experiencing acute illnesses.

Rebecca is very excited to have found a place to learn and work in Integrative Medicine, which is a specialty that she is passionate about. Her interest in IM was first sparked by watching her father weave acupuncture and herbal medicine, along with traditional western medicine, into his veterinary practice with great benefit to his patients.

She is passionate about health and wellness, and believes that mind, body, and spirit are all interconnected and need to be nurtured to achieve optimal health and well-being.

Rebecca is very excited to be able to learn and grow with like-minded caregivers at Integrative Medicine of Central New York.

Previously a lifelong resident of Massachusetts, she now enjoys exploring the outdoors in beautiful upstate New York in her spare time with her husband and their six amazing children.

Tonya Farber

Medical Administrative Assistant

Tonya Farber is a Medical Administrative Assistant with over 15 years experience in the medical profession. Residing in Connecticut for most of her life, Tonya joined the Chittenango community in November of 2019, moving to New York to marry her husband, Charles.

Prior to taking this role, Tonya worked at a hospital for 15 years in the fields of General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colorectal Surgery and Gastroenterology. She also has past experience working as a medical assistant in Obstetrics and Gynecology along with Longterm care and Rehabilitation.

She is passionate about building positive relationships, making a powerful impact in the lives of those around her and always willing to lend a helping hand. Outside of work, you may find her crocheting, on an adventure with her husband or indulging in random nature photography.

Tonya is delighted and truly grateful to be a part of our team. She looks forward to learning more on this new journey with an open mind that is focused on patient care.

“My flesh and heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:26

Cali J. Freyn

Holistic Health & Lifestyle Coach

Heart Math Practitioner

Neurofeedback Specialist

Cali is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, a certified Holistic Health Coach specializing in hormone and thyroid health, and a certified HeartMath Practitioner. It was her own healing journey from autoimmune disease that led her to integrative medicine. Cali is passionate about health, wellness, and helping others heal using a holistic approach to nutrition and lifestyle. “Nutrition is not just about food; it’s about feeding your soul.”

In addition to a certification in integrative nutrition and HeartMath, Cali has a bachelor’s degree in business and fashion merchandising from Cazenovia College. Prior to joining the team at IM of CNY, she worked for over 10 years in client and retail services.

Cali enjoys spending time in nature with her husband and two boys. She is honored and privileged to be part of a team that values a truly holistic approach to health, healing, and overall wellness.

Michele Crandall

Medical Administrative Assistant

“The past and present wilt

I have fill'd them, emptied them.

And proceed to fill my next fold of the future …”

“I contain multitudes.” *

(These 4 lines, say so very much, but, details below)

Presented with the task of writing my biography, I joked that it felt very much like writing my own obituary, and no one wants bland words on a page… so here goes:

Medical Admin and Future Auto Cross Racer Certified Therapeutic Massage TherapistCertified Pediatric Massage TherapistPrior work was in the Banking, Accounting and Insurance services (the organized crimes)

Like most people, I’ve lived a full life with many changes and challenges, some were tough lessons, some have changed my life directions, thankfully I’ve always been blessed and lucky.

A voracious reader, ever passionate for Creating & Design, Metalsmithing (Jeweler), golf, 4x4 overlanding/camping, and anything to do with being out on the water. Covid lockdown was spent learning how TIG & MIG Weld and rescuing Pit bulls (make no mistake, those spoilt teddy bears rescued me). As Magnus Walker says “If you don’t bother with convention, anything is possible”, so absolutely I’m down for that auto cross racer challenge. A salty child of the tides, always yearning to return; always learning, finding new purpose, new energies, new fun.

*Quote by: Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892) Song of Myself, 51

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