Health clinic founded through ‘personal journey’

Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry Lander Hope Clinic at the intersection of Route 957 and Miller Hill Road opened in June.

The Lander Hope Clinic was founded on the experiences of Janeen Beard.

A few years ago, Beard was feeling lifeless and fatigued. Moving hurt. She was looking to improve her life.

“She heard about a functional medicine physician in Ohio, and, having nothing to lose, made an appointment that would end up changing her life and the lives of countless others,” her husband, John Beard, said. “At that appointment, she was told that almost every condition she had was related to nutrition and that she could reverse each by changing her daily life choices.”

It was worth a shot.

“Doubtful, but hopeful, Janeen followed through with the daily changes,” John Beard said. “In less than 30 days, 29 of Janeen’s 30 complaints had been completely reversed.”

The experience had a cascade effect on her life.

She wanted to know more about functional medicine. She wanted to know what had caused her problems. And she wanted to know how the changes had been so complete and so fast.

“That personal journey would lead Janeen to work and partner with Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Nobel nominee and author of The China Study, as well as a number of other prominent leaders in the field of nutritional science, medicine, and medical research.”

It also led her back to medical school, where she earned a nurse practitioner degree.

In June, the Beards opened the Lander Hope Clinic at the intersection of Route 957 and Miller Hill Road.

It offers pre-natal care and care for all ages — from newborns through the elderly.

The 3,000-square-foot space has “full x-ray capabilities, ultrasound machines, breathing monitors, and a host of other tools to help find what is causing a particular problem.”

It operates on a functional medicine basis, Beard said, “which means that the clinicians will look at finding the root cause of the problem and reversing the condition. In addition to traditional medicines, prescription medicines, and simple surgical procedures (stitching, splinting, etc.), the clinicians may recommend herbal remedies, nutritional changes, genetic testing, and other non-traditional methods to treat existing health challenges.”

The staff includes family nurse practitioners, nurses, ultrasound technicians, x-ray technicians, and a full-time nutritionist/herbalist, he said.

The clinic does not accept insurance. The costs of treatments are posted in the waiting room.

Clinic hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Appointments may be made by calling (814) 593-0011. Emergencies will not be turned away.

More information about the clinic is available at www.landerhopeclinic.com or by email to info@landerhopeclinic.com.


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