Our Doctors

Dr. Kate Lemmerman "Dr Kate”

I believe that the most important part of medical treatment is helping you be in charge of your own health. This includes using medications, vitamins, herbs, supplements, exercise, relaxation, acupuncture and osteopathic treatment to set up a program best suited for you

I graduated from Princeton University, and received my medical degree at Rush University in Chicago, residency training in family practice at the University of Connecticut and acupuncture training at UCLA. I worked at Kaplan clinic for over 16 years using a multidisciplinary approach which included physical therapists and psychotherapists. Later at Steinmetz Medical Associates, I continued to hone the art of integrative medicine, especially in regards to endocrine issues such as hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, and menopause.

I was honored to be asked to be the medical editor for "Living Well with Hypothyroidism" by Mary Shomon.  I also performed acupuncture and osteopathic manipulations.

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Jeanne Willis Shiffman, MD  “Dr. Shiffman”

I became interested in functional medicine as a way to look at the whole patient and to get to the root cause of illness. I like to work with my patients as a caring advisor and to use the most effective and least toxic treatments possible, as well as promoting preventative health care.

I have been practicing as an integrative family doctor in northern Virginia since 2004.  After graduating from the University of Virginia, I worked as an analyst in the federal government.  I then attended Georgetown University School of Medicine, did my family practice residency at Georgetown-Providence in DC and completed medical acupuncture training through the Helms Institute at UCLA.  I am certified in functional medicine by the Institute for Functional Medicine, a certified menopause practitioner by the North American Menopause Society, and board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine.  You may see a medical student shadowing me, since I am an assistant clinical professor at Georgetown. 

A dog person, my family now includes a pug and a bulldog. I have been taking yoga classes for over 20 years.


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Elizabeth T Conrad, MD“Dr Lily”

My career has been devoted to healing the whole patient in a committed, working partnership that supports health and well-being.  I blend the best of both worlds, utilizing conventional and cutting-edge diagnostic testing as well as gentle, effective natural therapies, and medications when necessary to help people feel the best they can.  I take the time to listen and work with my patients, creating a customized treatment plan, empowering them with education and strategies to lead healthier, more balanced lives. 

After graduating from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in 1991, I completed a residency in family practice at The Montgomery Family Practice Residency Program in Norristown, PA.  I completed medical acupuncture training at UCLA, and have been board certified since 2004. 

In addition, I have been a student of meditation since my introduction to the martial arts in 1985.  I have learned many traditional mind/body approaches to healing including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli at the University of Massachusetts.  My studies have also included yoga, Ayurvedic medicine, herbal medicine, nutrition, bioidentical hormone replacement and homeopathy.