Our Team

At Integrative Health Center we believe that our patients have an innate ability to heal if provided with the right tools. Our approach provides the patient a support system of highly health professionals working together with a common purpose – YOU.

We treat each patient as if they are our only one. We take time, we listen, and we care. We make answering your questions our priority.

Kristine Blanche – RPA-C,PhD Board Certified Physician Assistant

As far back as I can remember, I knew I was meant to heal. Kristine Blanche is the owner and operator of Integrative Healing Center
, an innovative healing center in the heart of the North Shore of Long Island. Her journey toward her goal has been guided by many experiences. Every dream usually begins with a story, and this is her story.

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Michelle Farrugia Bio

As a typical 80’s baby, Michelle was raised on fast food and conventional medicine. However, her innate knowledge lead her to seek natural alternatives as a young adult. Even though she studied Business Management, her passion was really in guiding others to live a cleaner and more mindful lifestyle. When her Mother was diagnosed with Cancer, her desire for different healing modalities pushed to the forefront of her life. In 2009, she started her journey as a Reiki Practitioner. By 2011, she left her corporate job in pursuit of a career more inline with her authentic self. Eventually her path led her to Kristine Blanche, Ph.D., where she began working as an office manager in her Port Washington location. Kristine introduced Michelle to essential oils and helped accelerate her holistic path to the next level. Now the Mother of two happy and healthy young boys and a recently ordained Holistic Minister, Michelle is back to assist Kristine and her team as they change the face of medicine. As a holistic counselor, Michelle’s goal is to guide and support you on your road to wellness. The journey is often difficult to navigate alone. Having the extra encouragement from a team that is dedicated to helping you achieve optimal health is a way to guarantee your success.

Blessings Always,
Rev. Michelle Farrugia

Jessica Strasser – MS, Physician Assistant

Jessica has always been fascinated with the medicinal qualities of food and is a firm believer that one must identify and treat illness from its root. With a diverse background and a true calling for helping others, Jessica is thrilled to be part of the Integrative Healing team. It was after learning of an illness in her family that Jessica’s fascination with the healing properties of food turned into her passion and purpose.

Jessica holds a BS in Nutritional Sciences, a BS in Nursing, an MS in Education and an MS in Physician Assistant Studies from Stony Brook University and is extremely proud to be part of a team that understands that prevention is vital and that lifestyle medicine is truly changing the face of medicine.

Contact Us

Northport Wellness Center
220 Fort Salonga Rd. (25A)
NY 11768
WellnessWorks at Trinity Centre
115 Broadway, Suite 1800
New York, NY 10005


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