Dr. Mainier is available by appointment only. Simply calling to make an appointment: (814) 923-4025 Erie, PA or (724) 740-4572 Pittsburgh, PA
Dr. Mainier is double board certified in Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine. Her fellowship in Integrative Medicine is from the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, founded and directed by Dr. Andrew Weil. She is also trained and competent in Functional Medicine. She is a Medical Acupuncturist, having completed the highly acclaimed Helms Medical Institute program in Berkley, Ca.
After becoming disillusioned on the pervasive use of medicines and technology as the only “treatments” for chronic conditions in traditional practice, she chose not to continue on that path. She noted that nutrition and lifestyle education were minimal, at best. Patients did not get better, but increasingly required more costly medications and procedures while quality of life gradually diminished and dependence on the "system" increased. Regarding past medical experiences, she elaborates:
“While most patient’s symptoms are eliminated, patients rarely become "healthy". Focus is based on ‘getting lab numbers down’ and eliminating complaints. Treating "disease" without regard for the whole person is mainstream. The incorporation, or even consideration of 'healing', in the conventional medical process is a rare finding. This philosophy does not align with my purpose of being a physician. In my own practice, the goal is to guide clients to understand, discover and participate in the healing process. It requires realizing, learning and accepting that the human body has an innate ability to heal itself when subjected to a restorative environment.”
Dr. Mainier provides that environment for each client’s “journey toward wellness.” She continues ongoing training by attending a myriad of medical conferences and educational opportunities that encompass nutrition, functional medicine and evidence-based alternative therapies.
"Salus" is the Latin word for Health.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dr. Mainier is available for office hours by appointment only. Simply call to make an appointment and every effort will be made to make it a convenient time for you. Evening hours are available on a case-by-case basis.
While Dr. Mainier is board certified in Family Medicine, Salus Integrative Medicine utilizes a program designed to work in partnership with your primary care physician (PCP), not as a replacement, to promote wellness.
Dr. Mainier uses a functional and integrative approach to conditions related to
Customized nutrition, activity and emotional and well-being strategies are key objectives in Dr. Mainier’s approach.
Dr. Mainier has training in integrative and functional approaches. Your customized treatment plan may focus on:
Dr. Mainier makes suggestions such as lifestyle, nutrition, activity, mind-body practices and emotional health approaches. Recommendations may include herbal, botanical, mineral and vitamin supplements, based on valid lab testing, valid research and individual need. Each client receives a comprehensive, individualized recommendation plan that addresses each client's wellness goals.
Since most insurance companies will not cover Integrative and Functional medical services, Dr. Mainier does not participate in insurance plans. She will accept cash, debit and credit cards. Checks that have cleared one-week prior to visit are accepted.
Dr. Mainier strives to provide the utmost attention to each client. She performs extensive interviews, review of records and other documents, both in and out of the office. Office visits include one-on-one time with the physician, not a staff member, lasting up to 1.5 hours. This type of service is not covered by insurance.
Dr. Mainier therefore, does not participate in medical insurance and will not bill your insurance company. You may however, submit your appointment bills to your own insurance company for reimbursement at an out-of-network rate. Medicare patients are not permitted to submit a Super bill, due to Medicare billing regulations.
Call for details: (814) 923-4025 or (724) 740-4572
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