About Dr. Klimenko

Functional Medicine Doctor Elena Klimenko MD

I grew up in Russia, where three significant experiences put me on the path to being the health practitioner I am today—an American board-certified medical doctor in internal medicine, licensed in medical acupuncture, who empowers patients to take charge of their health, using the tools of acupuncture, homeopathy, and functional medicine, supported by a deep understanding of both science and the mind-body-spirit connection.  Based on my training and experience, my philosophy of practice is grounded in an understanding of our bodies’ innate ability to heal.  I use tools that encourage natural healing. I treat the whole person, taking the time to discover underlying causes rather than merely prescribing pills to suppress symptoms.

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Areas of Expertise / Training



Functional and Integrative Medicine, Medical Acupuncture, Clinical Homeopathy



1988 – 2003 —  conventional medical education, training and license  in Surgery  (Moscow, Russia) and later in Internal Medicine (New York, USA), Board Certification in Internal Medicine



2003-2005  – Fellowship in Integrative medicine at Continuum Center for Health & Healing, Albert Einstein School of Medicine
2004 – 2005 – Helms Institute for Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, USLA
2005 – 2006 – Center for Education and Development of Homeopathy
2007- 2014 – Institute for Functional Medicine, Certification in Functional Medicine 2014
October 14th, 2017 Physiologic Bio identical Hormone Balance by Jim Paoletti, PharmD
October 20-21st 2017, Functional and Integrative Fundamentals of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) by Andrew Heyman, MD, MHSA
November 4th, 2017 Walter Schmitt, DC – Integrative Nutritional Evaluation
November 9-12, 2017 – ILADS Fundamentals and Annual 2017 Conference



2003-2005 — Medical investigator, research in area of integrative medicine – list publication (click on the link and bring the list of publications with full text)*
2005- present – Physician in community setting clinic serving Medicaid and Medicare population – Institute for Family Health
2007 – present – Medical Director, Healthy Wealthy & Wise Medical  – private practice with focus on individual care for complex chronic illnesses implementing variety of integrative medicine modalities.



The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)
International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)
The Homeopathic Medical Society Of The State Of New York  (HMSSNY)
American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM)
Center for Education and Development of Clinical Homeopathy



Chelation and IV therapy certification (ACAM, USA)
Low body temperature syndrome (AARM, USA)
Medical Cosmetic Non-invasive procedure (Empire Medical and Advances in Cosemtic Medicine, USA)
Medical Laser operation (Empire Medical, USA)
Neuro- Acupuncture of upper and lower extremities (Dan Wunderlick, L.Ac USA)
Battlefield Acupuncture (Nemtzov, USA)
Integrative Assessment technique (Loren Marcs, DC USA)
Predictive Homeopathy (Dr.Vijairkar India)
Metabolic Typing (Curtis Kuhn, PhD. USA)



Effects of acupuncture during labor and delivery in a U.S. hospital setting: a case-control pilot study.
Claudia Citkovitz, Elena Klimenko, Melani Bolyai, Liat Applewhite, Kell Julliard, and Zeev Weiner. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. May 2009, 15(5): 501-505. doi:10.1089/acm.2008.0422.

Communication between CAM and mainstream medicine: Delphi panel perspectives.
Klimenko, E, MD: Juliard, K: “Communications Between Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Mainstream Medicine: Delphi Panel Perspectives”; Complimentary Therapies in Clinical Practice (2007), 13, p.46-52

Models of health: a survey of practitioners
Klimenko,E, MD: Julliard, K.; Shu-Hua Lu, MD; Hongya Song, MD: “Models of Health: A survey of the practioners”; Complimentary Therapies in Clinical Practice (2006), 12, p.258-267

Definitions of health among healthcare providers.
Julliard, K.;Klimenko, E, MD: Mary S. Jacobs: “Definitions of Health Among Healthcare Providers”, Nursing Science Quarterly (2006)