DAOM, MSOM, B.S., L.Ac., NCCAOM Dipl. O.M., FABORM
Dr. Gina lives, plays and has her Chinese & Functional Medical practice in beautiful Lakewood, Colorado with her husband, Gary, their two dogs, Zen and Zola and their two cats, Bella and Buddy.
In practice, Dr. Gina specializes in Reproductive Medicine (Fertility care – Natural and ART Support) and OBGYN (support for common OBGYN health issues), as well as, in the “balancing of hormones (Female, Adrenal, Thyroid) utilizing a combination of Chinese and Functional Medicine, as well as, Dietary and Nutritional Therapy. Dr. Gina loves working with and empowering women to live their healthiest lives!
Dr. Mortellaro-Gomez began her studies in the field of health over 17 years ago, earning a B.S. in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and has a history as a Fitness and personal trainer with background studies from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Gina continued her studies & earned her Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM – 4 year degree) from South West Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. After 6 years of being in private practice, Dr. Mortellaro-Gomez returned to school to pursue her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM – 2.5 year residency), earning her DAOM at Yo San University, in Los Angeles, California in the specialty of Reproductive Medicine (For Men and Women), Women’s health-OBGYN and Men’s Urologic and Reproductive Health.
Dr. Mortellaro-Gomez’s Thesis Research Title was: Infertility and Autoimmune Hypothyroid (Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis): Neuroendocrine-Immune modulation and fertility support utilizing Traditional Herbal Medicine (THM). A Systematic Review.
To view Dr. Mortellaro-Gomez’s Doctoral Dissertation and Defense, please visit http://doctorginagomez.com/dissertation
Dr. Mortellaro-Gomez is a Nationally Board certified diplomat in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). This includes certifications in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, as well as, certification in Clean Needle Technique and the passing of 5 National Board Examinations (Consisting of: Chinese Medical theory and diagnosis board exam, Western Biomedicine board exam, Acupuncture point location board exam, Acupuncture point energetics board exam and a Chinese Herbal Medicine board exam).
Dr. Mortellaro-Gomez is Nationally Board Certified in Oriental Reproductive Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (FABORM) which includes advanced competencies in both Western Bio-Medical and Chinese Medical Reproductive Endocrinology, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Male Urology, Reproductive Medicine and Infertility and the passing of a 6th National Board Examination.
Dr. Mortellaro-Gomez also received advanced clinical training and a post-graduate diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine from the Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing, China, which also included interning at one of Beijing’s top and busiest hospitals, Tong Ren Hospital, in Beijing China. She also completed an advanced clinical externship in “Ancient Chinese Medicine” (ACM) specializing in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology & Meditation, receiving a post-graduate diploma from The Shanghai Insight Ancient Chinese Medicine Training Center in Shanghai, China. Upon her return from China, Gina completed an advanced clinical apprenticeship in Acupuncture Sports Medicine with Whitfield Reaves, O.M.D.
Dr. Mortellaro-Gomez’s training also includes adjunct therapies such as, Moxibustion, Cupping, Guasha, Auriculotherapy, Tui Na, and Shiastu. Dr. Mortellaro-Gomez heavily integrates Functional Medicine and Metabolic, Dietary and Nutritional therapy into her practice, as lifestyle, diet and nutrition are the foundations to lasting health and longevity. Dr. Mortellaro-Gomez holds a Chinese Nutrition certification from Yo San University, as well as, studies and practices Functional Medicine and is certified in Functional Blood Chemistry by Apex Energetics, as well as, completed a year and half long Functional Medicine Mentorship under Dr. Daniel Kalish, D.C., Kalish Functional Medicine Institute.
In addition to her formal studies, Dr. Mortellaro-Gomez has spent an extensive amount of time traveling abroad in China, Nepal and Thailand and strives to take her experiences and time from being abroad and apply them not only in her day-to -day life but also within her medical practice.
Dr. Gina is also an avid recreational athlete, spending much of her personal time either in the mountains skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking and hiking or taking it to the front range with her road biking, trail running and yoga.
Dr. Mortellaro-Gomez is a member of the following organizations:
- Acupuncture Association of Colorado (ACC)
- American Association of Acupucnture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM)
- American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM)
- American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
- American Pregnancy Association
Dr. Mortellaro-Gomez Holds Specialties In the Following Areas:
- Obstetrics & Gynecology (OBGYN)
Dr. Gina is a Nationally Board Certified Specialist in Oriental Reproductive Medicine integrating together Chinese Herbal Medicine, Metabolic, Dietary & Nutritional Therapies and Functional Medicine to support common OBGYN health issues, such as, hormonal & menstrual irregularities and menopause, general health and wellness during pregnancy, as well as, during the post-partum period; Includes support for Gynecologic and Reproductive Endocrine and Auto-immune related issues.
- Reproductive Medicine – Fertility
Dr. Gina is a Nationally Board Certified Specialist in Oriental Reproductive Medicine integrating together Chinese Herbal Medicine, Metabolic, Dietary & Nutritional Therapies and Functional Medicine to enhance Reproductive Health and Fertility Potential in both men and women. Includes support for Gynecologic/Urolgoic and Reproductive Endocrine and Auto-immune related issues, as well as, support for Male Factor.
- Chinese Herbal Medicine
Dr. Gina is a Nationally Board Certified in Chinese Herbal Medicine. Chinese Herbal Medicine is the main modality or treatment method within Oriental Medicine and is especially effective for promoting the body’s ability to heal and recuperate via addressing the body’s underlying imbalances, as well as, relieving symptoms. Prescribed Chinese Herbal formulas are individually tailored for our patient’s specific and individual health care needs. Healing Traditions Integrated Wellness houses both extensive Chinese Bulk and Granule Herbal Pharmacies.
- Nutrition and Dietary Support
A Balanced Nutritional State is essential for achieving and maintaining health! We coach and educate our patients on their specific and individual Nutritional and Dietary needs. Using BOTH Chinese & Western philosophies, we are able to help our patients modify and enhance their diets, as well as, offer nutritional & targeted supplement advice with the goal of achieving optimal health and well-being. Chinese nutrition and dietary therapy determines the energies and therapeutic properties of foods, as well as, takes into consideration such factors as methods of food preparation, body type, season & one’s geographical location in determining the appropriate diet.
- Functional Medicine
The goal of functional medicine is prevention and addressing the underlying clinical imbalances that may lead to any number of chronic illnesses via Dietary, Lifestyle, and Nutritional counseling and functional blood chemistry and laboratory analysis.
Integrating Functional Medicine with Chinese Medicine serves to be a powerful combination in addressing and treating the patient as a “true whole”.