We at the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center are committed to creating sustainable wellness. We offer patient-centered care to help people get healthy and keep them healthy. Our treatment strategies take an integrative approach by combining Western Medicine with what are considered "alternative therapies. We promote lifestyle changes through diet, nutrition, exercise and stress management and our clinicians use a variety of non invasive modalities such as Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, Active Release Technique and Nutrition Counseling. Although we try to avoid Pharmaceuticals, we do prescribe them when necessary. We consider the uniqueness of each patient and how both internal and external factors impact functioning. We encourage our patients to become pro-active in their own health and partner with them as they journey towards true health and optimal wellness.
- Frank Lipman MD
- Ellen Vora MD
- Soyona Rafatjah MD
- Keren Day DC
- Kate Horrigan PT
- Scott Berliner RPH
- Sandra Sanchez
- Kerry Bajaj
- Katrine van Wyk
- Jenny Sansouci
- Courtney Blatt
- Laura Kraber
- Jackie Damboragian
- Amanda Carney
Frank is the founder and director of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City, where his personal blend of Western and many “other” medicines, has helped thousands of people recover their energy and zest for life.He received his initial medical training is South Africa, qualifying in 1979 and emigrated to the United States in 1984. He became board certified in internal medicine and served as Chief Medical Resident in his final year of residency at Lincoln Hospital in N.Y.C. While practicing Western Medicine, he became more and more aware of both the weaknesses and strengths of his training. He then began to study acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, nutrition, Herbal Medicine, biofeedback, meditation and yoga before founding the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in 1992.
He is the author of 3 books, The New Health Rules (Artisan Books 2014), Revive: Stop Feeling Spent and Feel Great Again (Fireside/Simon and Schuster 2009), and Total Renewal: 7 Key Steps to Resilience, Vitality and Long Term Health (Tarcher/Putnam 2003).
Ellen Vora, MD is a holistic psychiatrist practicing at the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City. She's boarded in Psychiatry and Integrative and Holistic Medicine. She's also a licensed medical acupuncturist and certified yoga teacher.
Dr. Vora takes a functional medicine approach to mental health, taking the whole person into consideration and treating the root cause of the problem, rather than reflexively prescribing medication. She specializes in depression, anxiety, insomnia, adult ADHD, bipolar and digestive issues.
Dr. Vora studied English at Yale University, attended Columbia University for medical school, and completed her residency at Mount Sinai. She fills her free time with cooking, walking, dancing, hiking, yoga, meditation and travel.
Soyona Rafatjah, MD is a board-certified Family Medicine physician who practices Integrative and Functional Medicine at Eleven Eleven Wellness Center.
Dr. Rafatjah aims to discover the root cause of a condition, rather than only suppressing symptoms. Through a therapeutic, team-based relationship, she collaborates with her patients to develop the best integrative treatment plan that will help optimize their health - mind, body, and spirit. Areas she specializes in include thyroid management, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, menopause, adrenal fatigue, digestive disorders, and autoimmune conditions.
She received her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Michigan, her medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and completed her residency training at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, spending time with friends and family, honing her yoga practice, world travel, dancing to music, and embracing all forms of art.
Keren, born and raised in Great Neck, New York is a graduate of Hofstra University and New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, New York. After graduating with honors, Keren completed her internship in acute care and musculoskeletal rehabilitation at the Levittown Chiropractic Health Center where she deepened her skills in the treatment of acute spinal disorders. While in Chiropractic school Keren became a Certified Active Release Technique (A.R.T.) specialist which has greatly enhanced her diagnostic skills and the range of conditions she is able to treat effectively. ART, developed specifically to deal with soft tissue injuries, is the most advanced, non-invasive treatment currently available for muscle, tendon, ligament, and fascia injuries. Keren became a Black Belt in Mixed Martial Arts in 1999, giving her an additional hands-on skill in understanding muscle and joint injury. She continues to study, her interests focusing on nutrition, biomechanics, ergonomics, and diagnostics to assure that she is up to date with the constantly evolving field of muscle injury. On her free time Keren volunteers treating competitors in triathalons and marathons in the tristate area.
Kate is a licensed physical therapist who brings with her over 20 years of experience working with both pediatric and adult clients. Kate completed her physical therapy training at NYU in 1987, and in 1995 graduated from a year long Australian-based intensive manual therapy program through Kaiser in Hayward, CA. Kate has obtained her certification in NDT (neurodevelopmental technique), has some training in ART (active release technique), has studied craniosacral therapy, and is presently completing her certification in zero balancing.
Scott received a BA in Biology from Brooklyn College, and a BS in Pharmacy from Brooklyn College School of Pharmacy and has been licensed since 1977. He is a Registered Pharmacist, and is certified in Basic, Sterile, and Veterinary Compounding. Scott is also a Natural Pharmacist and a Nutritional Educator. He is the owner and President of Life Science Pharmacy, Life Science Nutrition, and VetRx. Mr. Berliner is a member of the American Pharmaceutical Association, Pharmacists Society of the State of New York, IACP (International Association of Compounding Pharmacists) and The Professional Compounding Center of America. He is married with a 17 year-old son and an 19 year-old daughter; and he resides in Monroe, New York.Scott Berliner has lectured extensively about nutrition, anti-aging, natural hormone replacement therapy, AIDS, hepatitis, and cancer. He has spoken at GMHC on natural approaches to hepatitis. He talked about natural healing in pediatrics for NOMADOCS at The Children’s Aid Society. Mr. Berliner made a presentation to the social workers at the Actors Fund about basic health and diet for persons with HIV. He spoke at Beth Israel Medical Center’s Continuum Center for Health and Healing about the compounding of natural products for functional medicine. Mr. Berliner speaks regularly at Friends in Deed about issues related to autoimmune illnesses. In addition, he has spoken in 2004 at Omega Institute on women’s health issues and in 2005 at the Open Center in N.Y.C. on integrating functional medicine into a traditional medical practice.
Sandra Sanchez has been working professionally within the health/fitness industry for the past 20 years as a personal trainer, movement specialist, soft tissue therapist and now Acupuncturist. She went to Hofstra University for Exercise Physiology and continued her passion for learning about the human body through out her career. She travelled to California to learn directly from Lenny Parracino, one of the top presenters in the health and fitness industry. She continued her journey and studied under world-renowned Physical Therapist Gary Gray and Dr. Dave Tiberio, PHD and became a Gray Institute Fellow of Applied Functional Science. She continues to take her education and experience to new boundaries that will change the way practitioners treat and view human bodies as a whole. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist and has her Master’s in Acupuncture. Then continue her studies at McMaster University for Contemporary Medical Acupuncture and also the Advance Neurofunctional Sport Performance Program.
Sandra has integrates all that she has learned into a comprehensive Functional Movement, multi-dimensional rehabilitative and restorative treatment that is individualize for the clients specific task/goal. Combining soft tissue treatments with acupuncture will create a whole new approach treating movement dysfunctions, injuries and performance enhancement for individuals and Athletes of all levels.
Jenny Sansouci is an AADP (American Association of Drugless Practitioners) Certified Health Coach. She graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and has a certificate in Food Therapy (Food and Healing) from the Natural Gourmet Institute. She's the publisher of HealthyCrush.com, where she writes about nutrition, health, yoga and personal development. Jenny's life is an intoxicating love affair with whole foods nutrition, natural health and high vibes, and she aims to show others that living a healthy life can be fun, pleasurable, and delicious.
Courtney is a certified nutrition and wellness coach helping busy professionals achieve their health objectives. She assists clients in attaining sustainable weight loss, reducing food cravings, increasing energy and managing stress. With 15 years experience in the corporate world (most recently at Disney), Courtney understands first hand the challenges of maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle while juggling a successful career and family.
Courtney is a graduate of Boston College and the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She is also accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Courtney is a life long athlete and trained for the 1992 Summer Olympics. She loves staying active by running marathons, practicing yoga and keeping up with her two year old son.
Laura Kraber works as a health coach with Dr. Frank Lipman at the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center. She is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, helping clients achieve optimal health through following a diet low in sugar and carbohydrates and rich in nutrient-dense whole foods and healthy fats.
When she and her 6 year old son were both diagnosed with Celiac disease in 2011, Laura was inspired to leave her career in digital marketing to study nutrition. Encouraged by the significant improvement in her family's health after removing gluten and processed foods from their diets, Laura works with individuals and families to effect dietary changes that resonate throughout their lives. As a mother of two, Laura is particularly interested in supporting parents in their efforts to feed children appropriately and manage picky eaters.
Jackie is a Certified Holistic Health Coach through The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Her mission and passion is to help her clients create a completely personalized roadmap to health that suits their unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals. She work with clients to help them gain energy, eat cleaner, make empowered food choices, feel better in their body and to integrate simple, healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
Jackie realizes that health is not just about food but also about our mind/body connection. As a student of yoga she has learned that integrating the two is as important as accessing them individually. When not working with clients, you can find her honing her culinary skills, studying herbal medicine, reading non-fiction, and going to the beach as much as possible.
Amanda is a Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach working to help individuals improve their health in a simple and attainable way. By gradually introducing healthy eating habits and living practices specific to their body and lifestyle, Amanda helps her clients take control of their health. Most important, she works together with them to create a personalized plan of action that supports their short and long term health goals.
Amanda received her training from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is accredited by The American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She works as a Health Coach at the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center and runs her own health coaching practice and wellness blog (myediblesunshine.com). Amanda is passionate about sharing her personal story along with all she has studied in hopes of empowering others to transform their relationship with food, their body and their health.