Meet Our Team Of Board Certified Integrative Medical Professionals
Dr. Maurice Beer, MD
Medical Director and Co-Founder
Dr. Beer is a Board Certified Internist specializing in general internal medicine, preventive healthcare and Functional Medicine. He is also Board Certified in Holistic Medicine. Dr. Beer has been in private practice since 1981 and is on staff at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Lenox Hill Hospital.
A graduate of Columbia College and New York Medical College, Dr. Beer completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at New York Medical College. He has advanced training in Functional Medicine, nutrition and Integrative Medicine. He has completed the training in Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice and is currently pursuing a series of advanced seminars that will lead to certification in Functional Medicine.
Prior to entering private practice, Dr. Beer worked as an emergency room physician, was the Medical Director of the Center for Comprehensive Health Practice, and served as a consultant to the Visiting Nurse Service Hospice Program. He was a clinical instructor at New York Medical College and served as director of the College’s general medical clinic. He is currently a clinical instructor in the NYU Nurse Practitioner program.
Chief Nursing Officer
Shoko Karakilic is a board certified Nurse Practitioner with specialties in Adult Primary Care and Holistic Medicine. (ANP-BC, HNP-BC, RN)
Given her diverse background, being born in Japan and having lived in many countries such as Palau, Guam, Vietnam and Turkey, she completed her undergraduate studies at New York University and has been living in NYC since. In 2012 she completed her MSN from New York University’s unique dual degree program combining integrative and allopathic disciplines. Shoko has more than ten years combined experience working as a RN and NP in primary care and hospital acute care settings.
Shoko collaborates with each patient and develops a rapport to create a personalized plan for optimal health. Emphasis is placed on life style changes such as diet and exercise. Dietary supplements and prescription medications are also used according to best available evidence.
Her specialty is in management of chronic diseases including hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes and IV vitamin infusion.
She routinely practices healing modalities herself including yoga, reiki, meditation, infrared sauna, cryotherapy and colonics.
Shoko is certified in reiki and therapeutic touch. She aspires to broaden her knowledge by pursuing her education in naturopathic medicine.