Hi there! My name is Jennifer Wurst, MD. I am a family doctor practicing in Broadview Heights, Ohio. This page has a little bit about my background.
I was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and came to the Cleveland area for college when I was 18. The four years I spent as an undergraduate at Case Western Reserve University were a great preparation for graduate and medical school. I met my future husband Russ there as a freshman.
Medical training was a whirlwind. Four years of medical school at CWRU and three years of residency training at Barberton Citizen’s Hospital outside Akron flew past. I’ve been in practice for 15 years now. Where did 15 years go?!
Russ and I have been married since 1995 and have two sons, Christopher and Nicholas. Many of my long-term patients remember me waddling around the office when I was pregnant with Nicky. Sometimes it’s hard juggling work and family but I wouldn’t change a thing!
My favorite part of being a family doctor is, you guessed it, taking care of families! Raising kids is so hard these days! Parents are busy and get overwhelmed easily. My job is to help parents raise kids that are healthy, who grow up to be happy in the lives they make for themselves. That’s what we all want for our kids, right?
Now that I’m also board certified in Integrative Holistic Medicine, I have an even wider and deeper toolbox to help my patients get and stay healthy. Nutrition, stress management, weight control, smart supplementation, exercise, and complimentary therapies like acupuncture, manual manipulation (like massage and chiropractic care), biofeedback, hypnotherapy and Ayurvedic and botanical medicine all have their place in modern medicine. I will use any tool that works to get the results you need.
If you’re looking for a doctor to care for your whole family, why not try me? I can’t wait to meet you! Contact me (see the tab above) and we’ll get started!
Do I need Vitamin D and C?
Hi, Patty. Yes, everyone who lives in northern Ohio needs to take extra vitamin D. I recommend 2000-3000 units daily, especially in the winter. If you’d like to see what supplements would be best for your particular needs you can take a HealthPrint assessment at this link: http://beautifulhealthyyou.myshaklee.com/us/en/healthprint And you can get vitamin C from food by eating lots of citrus fruits and tomatoes and other vitamin-C rich foods. I take vitamin C 500 mg daily in addition to eating lots of food sources. It’s an important antioxidant to help protect your body from toxins and germs.