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Welcome to Duchess Health

We are reinventing healthcare based on the principles of functional medicine and whole health care to improve
health outcomes and lower costs

Our Mission: To Make Whole Health Primary Care Accessible to Anyone, Anywhere

Our Goal: To Support the Health Goals of 100 Million People By 2030

Why: Whole Health Primary Care is the Way to Heal Ourselves and Our Planet 

Choose a Sustainable Form of Health Care
Customize An Intelligence Driven
 Health Plan that Addresses 
YOUR Specific Health Needs
Prolong Your Life, Nourish Your Destiny

Prevent, Treat, and Reverse Chronic Disease
By Addressing the Root Cause
Value Driven Care Based on the Principles of Functional and Integrative Medicine
Health Care WHEN You Want It, WHERE You Want It, With Expertise to Assist Clients in
Making Lasting Changes

A Fresh Look At 


Health Care That Values YOU

Personalized, Precision Advanced Health and Wellness Solutions


Because Everyone is Unique


A Collaborative, Integrated Model of Care

Smart Spending that Improves Client Satisfaction 

and Health Outcomes

Integrative Path PC

Consumer Directed
Advanced Whole
 Health Primary Care

Physician-Led  Whole Health Care Teams Based on Functional  and Integrative Medicine

Individualized Care to Help
Prevent and Treat Chronic Disease

Health Coaching, Nutrition, and
Behavioral Health Support

Fitness Prescriptions

Insights from Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, 
Naturopathic Medicine, and Energy Medicine  

Herbalism, Medical Aromatherapy, Bach Flower Essences, Homeopathic Care Available

Second Opinion Consultations 


Whole Farmacy, an Integrative Farmacy

Professional Grade Dietary Supplements

Botanical Medicines

Health Products

Delivered Directly to Your Home

Integrative Pharmacy Care

the future of pharmacy
Traditional and Compounding Pharmacy Prescriptions
Integrative Pharmacist Referrals

Advice on Herb-Drug-Nutrient Interactions

Consultations on Deprescribing Medications

Collaborative Medication Therapy Management


Advanced Laboratory Testing

Specialty Functional Medicine Laboratory Testing

Specialty DNA and Genetic Testing

Smart Algorithms for Laboratory Testing Based on
Symptom Surveys, Diet and Nutrition Surveys,
and Health Intakes (In Development)

Laboratory Testing Focusing on
the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease

Laboratory Testing Focusing on
 Optimal Health,
Age Reversal, 
and Life Extension


Health and Community Cloud

a virtual playground for health
incorporating social media for health

how cool is that?

Private Facebook Groups
as Part of a Social Media for Health Campaign
(In Development)

Building Healthy Local Communities through
Collaborative Partnerships

Duchess Health CARES



Redesigning Health Care to Meet the
"Quadruple Aim" for Sustainability in Business:

Sustainable Social, Economic, Environmental,
and Health Practices

Our Model Promotes a Virtuous Cycle
of Health within Communities

Learn New Skills


Think Differently


Live Differently

You May Even Need Prescription Strength Nature

Are You a Self Funded Employer
Hospital/ ACO/ Provider Group, or
Health Plan Interested in
Consumer Directed
Advanced Whole Health Primary Care
to Improve Health Outcomes and
Lower Health Care Costs?

Learn More How Our Solutions Can Benefit
Your Organization and Your Members
Its Time to Implement a Sustainable Model of Healthcare and Payment Reform that Benefits Private Corporations, Consumers, and Our Communities... 

 Incorporating Smart Technology

what else would you expect?

HIPAA Compliant Chat and Telehealth
Access to Your Health Records
Remote Patient Monitoring

Chronic Care Management

Care Coordination

An Integrated Health Data and Analytics Platform
(HealthEAnalytics, In Development)

Science and Metrics Driven Insights to Drive Health Transformation

An Innovative Whole Health Plan

For Employers with 50 or More Employees (Currently Only Available in NC)

Let us Discuss 
Customizing a Health Plan 
For Your Employees

Consider Including a ROI Driven Wellness Program Based on Functional Medicine

Consider Including a Tax Advantaged
HSA/ FSA/ HRA Reimbursable Membership for
Whole Health Primary Care 
For Your Employees

Leveraging the Value of An Integrated Health Ecosystem
Meaningful Incentives and Rewards
Shared Corporate and Client Savings Model

Incentivizing and Aligning All Stakeholders in the System

Giving Back to the Community and the Environment

Leading A New Vision
for Sustainable Health Reform

The Global Health Moonshot

A Healthy Planet Free of

Preventable Disease by 2040

Envisioning a Sustainable Future 
Universal Health Care Access
Health Freedom
A Healthy Planet

Built on the Foundation of
Whole Health Primary Care

The Duchess Health
Model for Sustainable
Community Health Transformation
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Improve Health Outcomes

Lower Health Care Costs

Capture Health Savings

Reinvest in Community

Want More Information?

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For Patients
Functional Medicine Membership Program
For Health Care Providers
Join as a Physician
For Employers
Employee ROI
Driven Wellness Program Based on Functional Medicine
Custom Health Plan Options

Want to Invest in the Future

of Health Care?

"The best way to predict your future is to create it"

                                                         Abraham Lincoln


Join the Clinical

Advisory Board and Bring Your Expertise and Investment to Help Us Build A Better Model for Health Care for Consumers, Providers, and Communities

Invest in a digital health technology platform based on intelligence and behavioral science that enables the ability to scale this type of health care, with a business model that has the potential for substantial revenue


Donate to one of our Duchess CARES initiatives or our vision for a NC School of Integrative Health to train the next generation of NC clinicians to provide this type of care. We need your support to make this happen.

Angels, VCs


Our Founding Executive Team

Health Leadership    Health Innovation   Health Education

                     Health (and Health Care) Transformation


Ruth Lininger, MD MPH

Founder and CEO


Mindful Leadership

To Change

The World

"Healthcare reform must be about health reform" 

"I ask you to imagine... that you are in a position to make this vision a reality. In your lifetime. To make America healthy again.... "


Penny George, Bravewell Collaborative

Speaking at the Eighth Annual Symposium on Predictive Health at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

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Charles K. Bens, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
Organizational Leadership

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Leadership       Health Innovation     Health Education     Health (and Health Care) Transformation

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