Valley Medical Group News

Valley Announces New Center for Integrative Medicine


RIDGEWOOD, NJ, September 8, 2015 — Treating the whole person, and not just symptoms, is the goal of Valley Medical Group’s new Center for Integrative Medicine. The Center, located at 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. in Ridgewood and led by Medical Director Jodie Katz, M.D., focuses on combining conventional Western medicine with complementary therapies to promote balance in mind, body and spirit. As health care evolves, Valley is dedicated to providing services that enhance the health and wellness of its community.

Patients begin the unique approach to wellness by examining the interactions among genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that influence long-term health and chronic disease during an initial one-and-a-half hour consultation with Dr. Katz, who specializes in functional integrative medicine and is a board-certified family medicine physician. This discovery visit helps to uncover the unique influencing factors in an individual’s health history with the goal of designing personalized health recommendations based on their unique needs.

Services offered at the state-of-the-art center include integrative health and wellness coaching, functional nutritional counseling, Reiki, “M” Technique® Touch Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, yoga and more. Cooking classes and mindfulness for teens will be added in 2016.

Dr. Katz is joined by Benita Burke, M.D., FACC, ABIHM, cardiologist and board-certified integrative medicine practitioner, Maria C. (Mary) Mazzer, R.N., HNB-BC, HWNC-BC, the center’s health and wellness nurse coach, and Kristen Bradley, Registered Dietician with a background in functional nutrition.

For more information about the Center for Integrative Medicine or to schedule a consultation, call 201-389-0075.

About Valley Medical Group

Valley Medical Group is a multispecialty group practice of more than 200 doctors and advance practice professionals who practice at The Valley Hospital, Valley’s Blumenthal Cancer Center in Paramus, eight urgent/primary care centers, and community-based practices. VMG joins The Valley Hospital and Valley Home Care as the three entities that form Valley Health System.

Jodie Katz, M.D.

Jodie Katz, M.D., is the Medical Director Valley
Medical Group’s new Center for Integrative Medicine,
in Ridgewood, NJ.