Our Practice was created by women warriors of healthcare and change
Dr. Arena received her undergraduate degree at Harvard University and graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield MA. She then practiced conventional medicine as a board certified Ob/Gyn physician for 15 years before she had her own awakening.
“I have always had an interest in the art as well as the science of healing. In May of 2016, I went to a conference on Integrative Medicine in Women’s Health. I could not believe there was so much out there that I hadn’t learned in conventional medical training to help my patients, my family and myself. My passion for healing was reignited and for me, there was no turning back. I went on to complete a fellowship and board certification in Anti-Aging, Metabolic and Functional Medicine. I have the privilege of having both a traditional and an integrative perspective of healthcare.
My patient population includes young teens through and past menopause for well gynecology care and pap smears as well as those who want to address issues related to the thyroid, digestion, stress management, infertility, weight management, adrenals, and hormonal imbalances such as PMS and PCOS.
My expertise in balancing hormones with a whole lifestyle approach including bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), has allowed countless women to get their lives back. That is what truly drives me and brings me joy. It is my goal to help you create an optimal and vibrant life.”
Linda Cleary PA-C has over 25 years of experience treating patients. She graduated from Northeastern University’s Physician Assistant program, with a Master’s in Health Profession and became board certified in surgery and primary care. Linda has previously worked at the Rothfeld Center for Integrative Medicine, trained and became a functional practitioner through the IFM at Visions Health Care, worked in family medicine and urgent care as well as contributed to other integrative startup companies. She is gifted at treating thyroid disorders, autoimmunity, fatigue, GI diseases and imbalances and helping families with complicated disorders that stem from multifaceted issues. She believes in looking in-depth instead of just treating symptoms.
“Through my own health journey, which led me to seek out functional medicine I wanted to look at deeper resolution to help heal others and seek out root causes. I have learned to look at the five aspects of what optimal health means. This includes the physical, emotional, psychosocial, biochemical, and spiritual layers of the human experience. When I work with patients, I respect your insights and take time to truly listen. I believe in each individual’s OWN healing capabilities.
I believe that my strong background in energy medicine, including becoming a Reiki Master in 2011 and cultivating medical intuition under Dr. Mona Lisa Shultz as well as certifying in Cymatics (sound healing) have prepared me to help guide patients to their best options to help get you back on your healing journey.
Sometimes it is just identifying those things that need to be restored in order to bring us back to our true vibrant health.
I am very pleased to be a part of this unique center and feel I have been re-awakened to what my heart has called me to do and known to be true. I look forward to working with you.”
Linda Cleary has changed my daughter's life. We have been to many specialists at the best hospitals in Boston and treated by some of the finest medical minds but none of them knew how to change the underlying cause of her symptoms. Linda has traditional medical training and she goes beyond being merely a medical practitioner. Her investigations extend far deeper than symptoms to look at the whole person, their environment, their mental, social and spiritual states to find root causes of illness. Linda takes the time to understand her patients and speaks directly, providing guidance and presenting choices clearly. Most importantly, she cares about her patients. My 12 year old no longer suffers from chronic fatigue, severe back pain, headaches, stomach aches and anxiety, all from SIBO. My daughter has a much more positive regard for her body and understands how her disease functions and how to best care for herself, thanks to Linda. She is transforming not only our daughter's health, but her self esteem and her regard for her physical and spiritual body. Linda came so highly recommended from so many sources and now I understand why, as I continue to refer people to her. She is a gifted healer.
Several years ago my daughter was diagnosed with PCOS. She was quickly given “hormone therapy”, the pill and we were sent on our way. Although that helped tremendously with some of her issues she still suffered and we needed answers. I took her to Dr. Arena and within 15 minutes of meeting with her we had more answers from Dr. Arena than we had in 3 years at Children’s. She was kind, easy to talk to, knowledgeable, and really made my daughter feel as though she wanted to help her. We left the first visit feeling hopeful and with Dr Arena’s help my daughter’s world has completely changed and she is living her happiest healthiest life! Grateful!
- Susan D
Thank you so much for all you and your team have done for me. Before I came to see you, I was in so much pain and discomfort I had to quit my job and could not take care of myself. I truly thought I was going to die. I took 2 years of visiting countless doctors, blood work and all kinds of tests and no one could figure out what was wrong with me. I am only 38 years old and with 2 daughters, I was not ready to give up. When I came to your office as suggested by my physical therapist, I was honestly just doing it to check off a box and I was not sure you were going to be able to help me. After you went through my medical history, you said you were going to help me. It's been over 6 months since my first visit with you. I am taking care of my kids, myself, my house and I am working again. I did everything you suggested and every day I wake up and I am not in pain. I go to bed and go through all the things I have accomplished. I am amazed and I truly thought I was not going to make it through that last summer. Thanks to you, I am planning my 40th birthday and my daughter's sweet 15th. Thanking you does not express how grateful I am for finding you.
- Adalma M.
BE THE LIGHT. I had a sign in the kitchen of our old home, that reminded us daily. Linda Cleary is that light!
We have been on a wild journey of pans/pandas/ extensive medical treatments/ mold/ immune system dysfunction/celiac/food allergies. We lost our home and worldly possessions, but we have found faith, hope, grit, and determination. After many years of different doctors and varied treatments, we landed exactly in the spot that we needed to be, right in Linda Cleary’s hands. From the very moment our sickest son met her, it was evident that she would be treating our whole family for mold illness. All five of the members of our immediate family were sick with different issues, but Linda seeks out root causes of dis-ease and illness, rather than treating symptoms. Linda has different ways to treat and heal all of my children. Linda meets my oldest where he is at, with all of his left brain thinking. She uses science and factual knowledge. For my second son, the sickest of our family at the time we met, she uses spiritual healing and her gift for natural treatments. Our third child, our sassy daughter, Linda treats with gut health. All three very different children, and they also require different ways of treating. It’s a speciality that is unlike any other practitioner we have come across. Linda meets us all where we are at, as individuals. She has a bond with my children that is so evident to see. She is light in the world, placed in our community to help heal and fix the dis-ease, in this very moment in time. When I share our journey and tell others how “Miss Linda” has bought my family’s health (physical, emotional, and spiritual) back to us, I cannot help but feel truly blessed. She is light. She is “mythical”. She is our Earth angel!