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Chief, Women’s Medicine, Lifespan Physician Group and Director, Women’s Medicine Collaborative

Margaret Miller, MD, FACP, is Chief of Women’s Medicine for Lifespan Physician Group (LPG) and Medical Director of the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. She is an associate professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Miller received a medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia and completed her residency in internal medicine at Rhode Island Hospital/Alpert Medical School. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, co-chair of the Women’s Health Council of Rhode Island, and is past president of the North American Society of Obstetric Medicine.

She is board certified in internal medicine. Her clinical and research interests include lifestyle medicine, lifestyle factors and pregnancy outcomes, the link between pregnancy complications and long term health, and models of care delivery.

Greg Salgueiro, MS, RD, LDN, CIC
Lifestyle Medicine Center Program Manager and Clinical Dietitian

Greg Salgueiro, MS, RD, LDN, CIC, is a clinical dietitian, intrinsic coach, manager of the Women’s Medicine Collaborative and program manager of the Lifestyle Medicine Center.

He received his undergraduate degree in nutritional sciences from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and a master’s degree in clinical nutrition from New York University.

Salgueiro is a licensed dietitian-nutritionist in Rhode Island.

He is a certified health fitness specialist with the American College of Sports Medicine and an intrinsic coach through Totally Coached.  Salgueiro also serves as an executive board member for the American Academy of Sports Dietitians and Nutritionists.

His clinical interests include alternative and complementary medicine, women’s health, preventive medicine, and sports and performance nutrition.

He works with patients to set measurable health and wellness goals and create long-term lifestyle changes.

Attending Physician and Acupuncturist

Mariah Stump, MD is an attending physician in women’s primary care. She is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Stump received a medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, VT. She completed her residency at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Stump also earned a master in public health degree with a concentration in women’s and reproductive health and adolescent health from Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland.

Stump is board eligible in internal medicine. She is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, and the Rhode Island Medical Society. Stump completed the International Structural Acupuncture Course for Physicians at Harvard University through Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Department of Medicine. She is certified to practice acupuncture through the Rhode Island Medical Board. She is also a certified yoga instructor in vinyasa yoga.

Her clinical interests include yoga, mindfulness, acupuncture, disease prevention, lifestyle medicine, and women's primary care.  She is fluent in English and is conversational in Spanish.

Psychiatrist

Ellen Flynn, MD is a psychiatrist in Women’s Behavioral Medicine at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. A clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior and a clinical assistant professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Dr. Flynn is co-director of the contemplative studies scholarly concentration and co-director of the mindfulness-wellness program at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. Flynn received a medical degree from University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts. She completed a residency in adult psychiatry at University of Massachusetts Medical School. She trained in psychosomatic medicine, completing a fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and holds a master of theological studies degree from Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Flynn was awarded formal certification as a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) instructor from the Center for Mindfulness, Oasis Institute at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Dr. Flynn is board certified in psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine. Her clinical interests include perinatal psychiatry, consultation-liaison psychiatry, and mindfulness-based interventions in health care. Dr. Flynn teaches the eight-week mindfulness-based stress reduction program at the Women's Medicine Collaborative.

Julie Friend, LICSW
Psychotherapist

Julie Friend, LICSW, is a psychotherapist in the Lifestyle Medicine Center at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. She received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Prior to joining the Women’s Medicine Collaborative, she was a clinical therapist in The Miriam Hospital’s Weight Management Program and in private practice. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy as well as other therapeutic techniques and is EMDR Level II trained. She has extensive clinical experience providing psychotherapy for adolescents and adults. She specializes in weight management issues, emotional eating, anxiety, mood disorders, relationship issues, substance abuse, chronic health problems, grief and loss, trauma, gay/lesbian issues, stress management, adjustment issues and general mental health issues.

In addition to facilitating lifestyle medicine group programs, Friend counsels patients seeking behavioral activation for making lifestyle changes such as increasing activity/exercise, making healthier food choices, reducing alcohol use, weight management, and stress management.

Nutrition

Katie Lester, MS, RD, LDN, CIC
Clinical Dietitian

Katie Lester, MS, RD, LDN, CIC is a clinical dietitian at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. She received her undergraduate degree in nutritional sciences from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree in nutrition from the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut.

Lester is a licensed dietitian-nutritionist in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. She is an active member within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Her clinical interests include oncology, sports nutrition, wellness promotion, and women’s health. She is a Certified Intrinsic Coach® through Totally Coached, Inc., and a certified facilitator of the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP). Lester also serves as facilitator of several wellness programs offered through the Lifestyle Medicine Center.

Yoga

Mimi Budnick, 200RYT, CYT
Yoga Instructor

Mimi Budnick, 200RYT, CYT is a yoga instructor in the Lifestyle Medicine Center at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative.

She received her undergraduate degree from Rhode Island College and is an adult education practitioner. Budnick has been practicing yoga for more than a decade, and received her Vinyasa teacher certification in 2010 at Eyes of the World.

Budnick recently her certification in therapeutic yoga and has studied restorative yoga.

She has participated in workshops about yoga’s benefits for depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Massage Therapy

Cheryl McGuinness, LMT
Massage Therapist

Cheryl McGuinness, LMT, is a massage therapist in the Lifestyle Medicine Center at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and completed her Massage Therapy training at Seminar Network International in Lake Worth, Fla.

McGuinness has been in practice since 1996; and is part of the Complementary Therapies Program in the Outpatient Oncology Clinic at The Miriam Hospital.

Her training includes specialties in deep tissue and Swedish massage as well as pregnancy and postpartum massage.

She has second degree training in the Usui Method of Reiki and is a trained meditation facilitator in the Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra.  In addition to the above modalities, McGuinness has training in hot stone therapy and aromatherapy.

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services

Christy Ciesla, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Christy Ciesla, PT, DPT is a doctor of physical therapy at Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals and coordinates women’s health physical therapy services at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. Ciesla graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in physical therapy and received her doctorate from Utica College in New York.

She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the International Cesarean Awareness Network and the Rhode Island Birth Network, and serves as vice chair of the Rhode Island Women’s and Men’s Health Physical Therapy Special Interest Group.

Ciesla is a credentialed clinical instructor and mentors other physical therapists and medical students interested in her area of expertise. Ciesla lectures to colleagues and the community. Her clinical interests are constipation, urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction as they relate to the pelvic floor and pelvis.

Kristina Fitzgerald, LATC, MSPT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Kristina Fitzgerald, LATC, MSPT, DPT is a doctor of physical therapy at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. She graduated from Northeastern University with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training and earned a master of science degree in physical therapy at the University of Rhode Island.

Fitzgerald completed her doctorate of physical therapy at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, where her comprehensive case study was focused on the most recent evidence-based research regarding the evaluation and treatment of female urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and diastasis recti assessment and treatment. She is certified as a prenatal and postpartum physical therapy practitioner.

Fitzgerald has ten years of experience as a physical therapist, with a focus in women’s health.

Elisa Virgilio, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Elisa Virgilio, DPT graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Keene State College in Health Science and completed her doctorate of physical therapy at the University of Rhode Island. Virgilio has trained with the American Physical Therapy Association’s section of Women’s Health and Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute and received her certificate of achievement in pelvic floor physical therapy.

She has a specialty in pelvic floor physical therapy focusing on women’s and men’s pelvic rehabilitation. Her areas of clinical interest are pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, constipation, post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence, sacroiliac and pelvic girdle dysfunction across the male and female lifespan.

Julia Milner, BS, DPT, MTC, Cert. DN
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Julia Milner, BS, DPT, MTC, Cert. DN graduated with her bachelor’s degree in biology from University of Mary Washington and completed her physical therapy doctorate at the University of St. Augustine for the Health Sciences. Milner has trained with Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute and received her certificate of achievement in pelvic floor physical therapy.

She specializes in manual therapy, pelvic floor and women’s health rehabilitation. Her areas of clinical interest are pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic pain, urogynecologic dysfunction, orthopedic and musculoskeletal related dysfunction. She is a certified manual therapist and dry needling specialist.

Camilla Moore, DC, ART, SFMA
Chiropractor

Camilla Moore, DC, ART, SFMA is a chiropractor in the Lifestyle Medicine Center at the Women's Medicine Collaborative.  Moore is in private practice at Bristol Chiropractic. She is the creator of PreTrain, a fitness approach that combines evidence-based rehabilitation exercises, progressive movement training, and a high intensity, short-duration fitness routine to help patients improve their strength, stability and flexibility. She is trained in Active Release Technique (ART), Kinesiotape and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), all which help to provide a comprehensive approach to musculoskeletal conditions. She is also part of the elite IronMan Provider Network for ART.

Moore received a medical degree from New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, New York, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and a member of the Phi Chi Omega Honor Society. Her clinical experience included rotations at the Veteran's Affairs Hospital in Bath, New York; Monroe Community Hospital; and The Lifetime Care Facility which offered care to Hospice patients and their families. She finished her clinical rotations with a selective internship at the Rhode Island Spine Center in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Moore is a board certified chiropractor in Rhode Island and Massachusetts and a member of the American Chiropractic Association. In addition to ART, Kinesiotape and SFMA, Moore is certified in Rehabilitation of the Spine and Extremities and the Graston Technique.