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The Hudson Valley Midwifery Center in Kingston is closed.  If you are looking for a homebirth midwife or private practice GYN care please reach out to Susanrachel Condon or Susan Rannestad of River & Mountain Midwives.

If you'd like to continue care with Whitney Hall please call Health Quest Medical Practice to schedule with her.  

Meet Our Allied Health Professionals

Mary-Beth Charno

RN, MSN, APRN-C

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A graduate of Stony Brook University with a Master’s degree in Advanced Practice Nursing, Mary-Beth is a nurse practitioner in private practice at Stockade Wellness in uptown Kingston, specializing in the care of tick borne illness. 
She is a student at the Institute for Functional Medicine, a root-cause approach to illness, and is seeking to find the intersect with chronic Lyme disease and Functional Medicine. 

Mary-Beth is now offering IV Nutrient Therapy which can support energy and detox. 

She trained intensively under her first mentor in this field, Dr. Richard Horowitz, and is now learning under Dr. Jemsek, an infectious disease doctor out of the DC area. 

She is Board Certified as a Holistic Nurse and this training continues to inform her patient care. 
She is a Registered Yoga teacher, an instructor in the Urban Zen Integrative Therapist Program, is certified at the Master’s level in Reiki and is a practitioner of Breema, a system of gentle bodywork that fosters deep relaxation.

www.marybethcharno.com

Johanna Herget

Acupuncturist

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Johanna Herget is a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist. She holds a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Touro College. She is nationally board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine to provide Acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Johanna is certified by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Clean Needle Technique.Johanna specializes in acupuncture and Chinese herbs for women's health including fertility, conception, pregnancy& postpartum. She treats a variety of infant and childhood illnesses with acupressure, pediatric massage, and Chinese herbs. She has also extensively treated a wide range of digestive disorders, emotional disorders, and Lyme.

Julia Wilson

Chiropractor

Dr. Julia Wilson is a chiropractor who specializes in working with prenatal moms, infants, children and their families. After the very long birth of her first son, she decided she had a need to learn more about the birthing process and specifically how the biomechanics of the pelvis could contribute to more optimal birthing experiences. She completed an additional two years of training through the ICPA, (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association), and is now most passionate about helping pregnant women maintain proper alignment through pregnancy, which has been shown in studies to help support safer, easier, and more optimal births, as well as helping the mom be more comfortable! After receiving appropriate chiropractic care throughout her second pregnancy, she was happy to report an ideal five hour birth, with the assistance of an amazing midwife, and is now on a mission to adjust as many pregnant women as possible. That second child just entered Pre-K, which allows for the possibility of adding a day a week in Kingston to her regular practice in Hudson NY. She is thrilled to be practicing at HVM alongside so many amazing birth professionals.

 

Academically, Dr. Wilson, studied pre-med at Cornell University. She then decided she wanted to practise more holistically and less within the drug based model and attended four years of Chiropractic school at University of Western States in Portland, Oregon.  Upon graduation, she moved back home to the Hudson Valley and began practicing in Hudosn NY, where she has has been since 2005. She recently moved to Kingston NY, and is excited to start adjusting people in her home town. 

Jessica Thomas 

RN, Lactation Specialist

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Jessica Thomas is a graduate of Columbia University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).  Her most recent nursing experience has been as an RN and Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) in Labor, Delivery, Post-partum, and recovery.  She has also been honored to attend homebirths as a birth assistant.  Holding space during these moments has been one of the greatest blessings.

She first pursued this work after the birth of her two children. She saw the strength women found in themselves and in the support and knowledge they shared with each other. She hopes to start honest, respectful, and realistic conversations about birth, motherhood, and infant feeding that build a culture of celebrating woman’s strength and wisdom.  She has a passion for building wellness and community by encouraging shared decision making in healthcare, community support, and informed evidenced based education.