Patti Justice - Owner & Prenatal Massage Therapist
Patti studied Psychology, Nursing, & Physical Therapy before she ever decided on a Visual Art Degree from the University of Central Florida. Alas, 6 years into this artistic career, she felt called to do something more…she wanted to combine her artistic spirit with her need to nurture and heal. Massage Therapy was a perfect fit. In addition to NCTMB, she is a member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals www.abmp.com, & American Pregnancy Association www.americanpregnancy.org
Patti took advanced training in Pregnancy Massage in 2006, and made that her niche. The idea to create a Pregnancy Spa was a 4 year process that involved finding the right mentors, keeping a clear vision and deep personal growth. Blooming is absolutely her “love child”.
Dr. Marco Uribe – Our Consulting OB/GYN
Dr. Uribe completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine affiliated hospitals. He began his practice with Austin Area Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1994, after spending seven years as Assistant Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology for Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Uribe is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is also a member of the Texas Medical Association, the Travis County Medical Society, and a number of specialty-related organizations. He holds a clinical faculty position at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and has received numerous Faculty of the Year teaching awards for surgical instructional training.
His interests include general Obstetrics and Gynecology with a focus on preventive care, preconception counseling, infertility, menopause, and the diagnosis and management of pelvic prolapse and urinary incontinence. This includes urodynamic bladder testing to better determine the specific causes of voiding dysfunction.
Dr. Uribe is currently in practice with Austin Area OB/GYN in N.Central Austin, www.austinobgyndoctor.com. He and several members of his clinical staff are fluent in Spanish. He is assisted by his Women’s Healthcare Nurse Practitioner Julie Kneese Long, who is a graduate of the University of Texas.
Dr. Uribe kindly and professionally consults with our Medical Sonographers in the event of an emergency, if your physician cannot be reached. ALL sessions must be authorized by your Healthcare Provider or a Medical Doctor.
Valerie Brinkman, L.Ac.
Valerie received her Master’s in Oriental Medicine from Emperor’s College in Santa Monica, CA in 1993. Her first practice was established in Portland, Maine where she worked for four years before moving to Austin in 1997. She currently has a private practice as well as providing services at the Wright House, a wellness center located in Austin.
Her background and specialties include working with ob/gyn, infertility, immune disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, smoking cessation and detoxification.
Valerie’s philosophy: Oriental Medicine offers a gentle way to approach health and wellness. The woman who wants to become pregnant, the woman who is already pregnant, and the woman who is post partum can safely use the modalities of Oriental Medicine as a way to regain and maintain her health – and the health of her child.
By opening the meridians and channels of the body, acupuncture allows the body to do what it often can do naturally – heal itself. Acupuncture, cupping and moxibustion (a form of heat therapy) support the healing process while Chinese herbal formulas and nutrition set the proper fertilization for the body to flourish. Oriental Medicine integrated into a woman’s health care helps her to achieve optimal well being.
As an adjunct to the practice Valerie uses an Ionic Foot Bath for women preparing for pregnancy to help establish the correct balance of positive and negative ions within the body. This footbath has helped many to achieve better health through a detoxification process.
Valerie is a member of the Community Acupuncture Network (CAN). This enables clients to fully embrace and experience the health benefits and positive changes that Acupuncture can facilitate without the worry of expense. Healthcare should and CAN be affordable to everyone.
Dr. Lanny B. Brustein
Dr. Lanny B. Brustein was born and raised in New York. His sports background was in wrestling, gymnastics and martial arts where he achieved his black belt at age 19. His Mother raised them to eat tofu, fruit, vegetables, lean meats, fish, vitamins, herbs and homeopathy back in the 70′s and 80′s.
He received his Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Long Island (CW Post Campus). Then received his Doctorate from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1988. He went on to attain licenses in New York, California, Texas and Hawaii.
Dr. Brustein moved to Austin, Texas in 1990 and began private practice as owner of Back in Action Chiropractic and The Back Store in South Austin. He is certified in Applied Kinesiology, Rehabilitation, Impairment ratings, Disability and Manipulation under Anesthesia.He enjoys sports medicine, family practice and physical rehabilitation. He joined full time staff in 2003 at Victory Family Medical care inside the Minor ER and Urgent care center. He has practiced in South Austin for 22 years and is looking forward to becoming part of the team approach of well woman care inside Blooming Pregnancy Spa & Imaging Center.
Dr. Brustein lives in Lakeway (since 1995) and also has a part time practice there as well.