Meet our extended provider team!
Your primary care doctor at Mountain View may recommend nutritional counseling, social services, health coaching, hypnotherapy, Reiki or acupuncture as part of your path to wellness. With their doctor’s referral, our primary care patients can access these services affordably. Our Community Health Team providers are tops in their field, and look forward to helping you implement a healthy lifestyle.
Practicing in Vermont since 1998, Charles is one of the areas most experienced and diversely trained acupuncturists. As such, he has a large number of therapies from which to choose, and tailors treatments to the needs of patients as unique individuals. Charles provides all of the followingTraditional East Asian Medicine therapies: Japanese Meridian Therapy acupuncture, Toyohari acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture, moxabustion, cupping and Tui Na therapy. He also maintains a full Chinese herbal medicine pharmacy including raw and prepared formulations. In addition, Charles provides individualized dietary and lifestyle evaluations.
Since 2013, Charles has worked with Mountain View’s patients to support them in succeeding at the treatment plans and goals patients set with their primary care physician at MVNM. As a member of Mountain View’s Health Team, he is the first acupuncturist in the United States to participate in a Patient Centered Medical Home setting. He treats a wide variety of conditions–from injuries and acute illnesses, to chronic physical and psychological imbalances, as well as hormonal and immune deficiency issues, and tailors each appointment to a patients particular needs. Charles brings his wise, gentle and compassionate presence to our team, and to each of his patients. Note that some insurances cover Acupuncture. Check with yours, to see if additional acupuncture visits beyond those authorized by your doctor at Mountain View may be covered.
Erica Hoyt, completed her BS in Community Health Improvement with a focus in community nutrition through SUNY Potsdam. Erica studied tobacco treatment through the University of Massachusetts and continues working on her Health and Wellness Coaching certification through the international Wellcoaches School of Health Coaching. Erica has practiced Health Coaching with the UVM Medical Center’s Community Health Team through a variety of primary care practices for nearly 10 years. She believes in fostering healthy self-management skills to support a happy and healthy life.
Erica provides basic nutrition education, goal setting and short-term support to patients ready to improve their health and wellness. As a Tobacco Treatment Specialists, Erica facilitates tobacco cessation coaching individually or in a group setting.
Erica enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends, house projects with her husband, preparing good food, kayaking, swimming, and spending time in the beautiful outdoors.
Luana Life joined Mountain View Natural Medicine in 2016 as a clinical Medical Assistant. She is excited to be expanding her role and offering two healing modalities – Integrative Hypnosis and Reiki – to our patients and community.
She holds a Business Administration degree from the University of Vermont, a Graphic Design degree from Champlain College, and Certifications in Hypnosis (NGH), Life Coaching (Souluna), Reiki 2, Yoga Teacher Training, and Medical Assisting. Her diverse educational background and rich life experience provides a bountiful reservoir of skills to draw from.
Luana’s interest in health and healing spans 30 years. She loves helping individuals create positive, healthy change in their life. Integrating Hypnosis, Coaching, Reiki, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming, intuition and support for behavioral change, she works with people who may be stuck in unhealthy habitual patterns of thinking, feeling, or acting. She also works with people who just want to learn how to relax or de-stress. She believes that making even a slight change in your lifestyle has the potential to create a big difference in your life.
Luana’s other loves include her large family, dancing, yoga, skiing, sailing, kayaking, mushroom foraging, calligraphy, reading, and cooking.
Jenifer D’Aiello has been working in the social work field for over 25 years. She is a licensed clinical social worker and licensed alcohol and drug counselor in the State of Vermont. Jenifer has also received national certification in Tobacco Treatment Practice. Prior to joining the UVM medical center’s community health team she worked in a number of different settings including crisis services, residential treatment and outpatient programs.
Jenifer practices from a strength based, holistic and collaborative approach. She believes that in order to enhance wellbeing and improve over health it is important to address any social, behavioral and environmental barriers a person might be experiencing. Many times these barriers including housing, employment, financial concerns as well as mental health and substance use issues. Jenifer is available to provide support, care coordination and referrals to appropriate community resources and agencies.
Jenifer enjoys being active, spending time with her family and being at the ocean.