Nutrition & Medical Professionals

Baltimore Area Nutrition Professionals

Mark Rifkin, MS, RD, LDN
Registered Dietitian Mark Rifkin, of Preventive Nutrition Services, has been vegan for over twenty years and earned an MS in Health Education. Through his private practice in Baltimore, MD, Mark provides group and individual sessions to help vegetarians and vegans improve the quality of their diet. He also focuses on plant-based nutrition for various chronic diseases and conditions, including diabetes, weight management, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, gout, women's health concerns, cancer, and early stage kidney failure. See Mark's webpage at Contact Mark at, or call 410-764-8343.

Kasia Kines, MS, CNS, LDN
Licensed Nutritionist Kasia Kines is a long term vegan who practices at Sunlight Natural Health Clinic in Mt. Washington, where she offers frequent 30-Day Rejuvenation Detoxification programs and other workshops, as well as private sessions. Contact Kasia at, or call 443-926-6841. Website is

Baltimore Area Traditional Medical Doctors

Joseph A. Adams, MD, F.A.C.P.
Dr. Adams is vegan and a traditional internist who is dedicated to helping people become successful with plant-based diets. He also treats mental health disorders, addiction disorders, fatigue, unexplained symptoms, migraines, diabetes, and the full range of general medical conditions, as well as preventive medicine. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He is in the process of forming a new non-profit clinic in East Baltimore, the Community Care Center, which is expected to begin operation in the second half of 2013. Dr. Adams updates the website:, a resource for easy, low-fat, recipes that are tested, tried & true, and reliably delicious. The goal is for everyone to be successful with every recipe. He is forming a support group in the Park Heights area for people interested in exploring plant-based diets. Dr. Adams welcomes messages from people with questions or comments. Email:

Dana S. Simpler, MD
Dr. Simpler is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and has been in private practice for 26 years in Baltimore City. She became vegan for the health benefits 2 years ago and has been promoting plant based eating to treat and prevent many common medical problems such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and autoimmune disease. Dr. Simpler is now doing conferences on the health benefits of a plant based diet in conjunction with 2 nutrition consultants - which includes cooking demonstrations and FOOD. Contact Dr. Simpler's office for the dates of upcoming conferences. 410-563-1700

Baltimore Area Holistically Oriented Medical Doctors

Carol L. Bowman, MD
Dr. Bowman has dual board certification in both Internal and Holistic Medicine. She brings to Harford Holistic Center over 10 years of experience in the practice of Holistic Internal Medicine, combining the best of Western conventional medicine with time honored alternative therapies. 1318 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air, MD 21014. Call 410-838-4407.

Ariane Cometa, MD
The Cometa Wellness Center was founded by Dr. Ariane Cometa, a Board Certified Physician. The Center's mission is to provide a supportive environment where conventional medical training and complementary therapies combine to create wellness. 1300 York Road, Building D - Suite #290, Lutherville, MD 21093. Call 410-296-6100.

Peter Hinderberger, MD
Peter Hinderberger, of the Ruscombe Mansion Community Health Center, focuses on promoting optimal wellbeing by providing health care through an integrated approach, combining conventional and complementary therapies, which include Anthroposophic medicine, homeopathy, and salutogenesis. 4801 Yellowwood Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209 Phone: 410.367.6263

Baltimore Area Naturopathic Physicians

Stephany Porter, ND
Stephany Porter, ND, of the Bodhi Clinic, works to identify the cause of the problem, which could be internal (physical, emotional, spiritual, genetic) or external (social, environmental). She may employ a series of holistic naturopathic remedies such as botanical medicines, homeopathy, nutrients,  bodywork, detoxification, diet and lifestyle options, before moving to more aggressive therapies.  701 Morris Tongue Drive Millersville, MD 21108 410-923-8888