Medical and Wellness Services
Dr. Richard Wanderman and Emily Phipps, RN, PNPI provide medical and wellness services at Forward Counseling that can include medication and other complementary modalities.
According to the National Wellness Institute, “Wellness is an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence.” This definition describes a shift from unconscious living – where you do not think about your health until you have a problem or experience symptoms – to conscious living – where you are actively making healthy choices to promote your success and wellbeing.
Wellness Is Multidimensional & Holistic
Wellness is multidimensional in that there are several different areas of life considered to be a part of overall wellness, as shown in the Wellness Wheel above. Wellness is not just about physical activity and good nutrition. It includes positive choices and a sense of fulfillment spiritually, occupationally, psychologically, physically, environmentally and socially.
Wellness is holistic in that it encompasses the total person and explores the relationship between various dimensions of wellness. Instead of simply directly treating symptoms, such as poor nutrition, our approach to wellness involves understanding how the various dimensions are interrelated and may be affecting one another. If you are not psychologically well, for instance, it is likely that your success in other areas of life will be impacted as well.
Are you someone who wants a patient doctor who is experienced, patient and curious? Dr. Wanderman is here to actually listen to you and not just prescribe or talk at you. With over 45 years of experience, Dr. Wanderman loves to help clients complicated situations where both your health and mood are affected. Dr. Wanderman has experience in Primary Care, Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine and Wellness and is here to patiently help you feel better.
Dr. Wanderman was born in New York City and attended college in New York and Ohio. His philosophy of practice is that there must be a partnership between patient and practitioner with open communication going both ways. This enables the doctor and patient to create optimal wellness and health. He uses conventional medicine as well as several alternative approaches. These include diet, vitamins and supplements, and incorporate other complimentary modalities when needed. His concern is your health, and his goals are to keep you off medication when possible, and to teach you how to be and stay healthy.
Dr. Wanderman has five children, and in his free time he writes poetry and paints.
Dr. Wanderman would love to help you solve these common health issues:
ADHD / ADD / Lack of Focus
Candida Related Issues
Alcohol Use Disorder
Wellness and Preventative Medicine
Mood and Health Issues for Adolescents
Camp and Sport Physicals