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.

Can Dr. Mainier act as my primary care physician?

Does Dr. Mainier Accept Insurance?

"Salus" is the Latin word for Health.

What does "Salus" Mean?

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ


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. 

  • She is not and will not be acting as your primary care doctor.
  • Although Dr. Mainier will respond to concerns regarding your care with her, she is in solo practice and is not on call 24/7.
  • Patients must rely on their PCP for their primary ongoing medical concerns. 
  • Current patients may refer to Dr. Mainier for questions regarding office visits with her.
  • She will not fill prescriptions for those medications prescribed by the PCP.
  • She does not prescribe pain medications.  
  • Phone consultations greater than 15 minutes OR resulting in an encounter, will be charged a fee. 

How do I make an appointment?

What are Dr. Mainier's Credentials?

Dr. Mainier uses a functional and integrative approach to conditions related to

  • Low energy, difficulty sleeping, and fatigue.
  • Digestive and Gut issues.
  • Headaches, arthritis, and other musculoskeletal complaints
  • Prevention of chronic medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, metabolic syndrome.
  • Symptoms of estrogen dominance such PCOS, fibrocystic breasts, and weight gain.
  •  Disorders that involve metabolic issues, epigenetic exposures, inflammation, nutrient deficiencies, chemical sensitivities and genetic make-up, may be addressed.
  • A free 10-minute brief consult OR a 30-Minute Phone or In-Office Consult ($45) may be an opportune time to discuss those issues for which you are seeking assistance or to see if you are a good fit for this approach.

Customized nutrition, activity and emotional and well-being strategies are key objectives in Dr. Mainier’s approach.

What are Dr. Mainier’s office hours?

Dr. Mainier has  training in integrative and functional approaches. Your customized treatment plan may focus on:

  • Environmental inputs regarding chemicals in the home, food and water sources, and other possible environmental exposures.
  • Genetic make-up and familial tendencies; Individual genes may predispose you to particular conditions, however, expression of these genes are influenced by your environment, nutrition, attitudes, beliefs and experiences.
    • Genetic SNP profile and subsequent recommendations are offered to those who have already had gene sequencing services, such as "23 and Me".
  • Mind-body connections, including stressors, psychological influences, spirituality and social connections and interactions. Biofeedback is an offering at Salus Integrative Medicine, PC.

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. 

What types of medical conditions will she consider?

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. 


What form of payment does Dr. Mainier accept?

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. 


What types of services are offered?

Call for details: (814) 923-4025  or  (724) 740-4572