Allison’s integrated approach encompasses both traditional and Anti-Aging medicine with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. This approach together with nutritional therapy is the way to a better quality of life and a healthier future. Her advanced integrated training, unique medical experience, and compassionate nature provides exceptional healthcare to both men and women.
Allison is Board Certified as a Diplomate in Anti-Aging Medicine by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Allison is a Board Certified Physician Assistant, and licensed to practice in Georgia. She graduated with honors from LSU Health Sciences Center in 2011. Allison went on to earn her Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies from LSU Health Sciences Center where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. In fulfillment of the requirements for her Master’s Degree, Allison conducted extensive research on the role of Vitamin D in prevention of various diseases.
She has received advanced training in Regenerative Medicine and is certified from New Life Regenerative Medicine.
I grew up in a small town in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. Since I was a little girl, I was always interested in medicine. At a very young age, I remember learning about cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, and feeling a strong desire to find a cure one day. There was really no question in my mind that I would someday work in the medical field. I studied Biology and Chemistry in college and decided I wanted to become a PA. I attended the PA program at LSU Health Sciences Center in Louisiana.
While in PA school, I had a clinical rotation with an internal medicine doctor who was practicing Anti-Aging Medicine. She opened my eyes to a different approach to medicine. I saw firsthand patients feeling better and being healed without the use of prescription drugs. This was unlike anything I had learned in school. She was utilizing nutritional therapies and bioidentical hormones in her patients, and seeing amazing results. I could not look at medicine the same. I now knew there was this whole other integrated aspect of medicine out there, and it fascinated me. I began doing more research in this field, and I decided that was the direction I wanted to go.
Upon graduation and moving back to my home state of Georgia, I met Dr. Daniela Paunesky. Dr. Paunesky was considered a pioneer in the field of Anti-Aging and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement. She had been featured in countless books, including several by Suzanne Somers. She took me under her wing and trained me to be her PA at Renaissance Medical Center in Alpharetta, GA. I really cannot put in to words the gratitude I feel to have had the opportunity to learn from her. I truly believe that God allowed our paths to cross. After working with Dr. Paunesky for over a year, she very tragically passed away, due to an illness she had been suffering from. I was heartbroken. I will never forget this amazing woman and everything she has taught me.
A year after her passing, I found myself searching for a practice where I felt I could grow and continue learning. I came to New Vitality Medical, and have now been here for 10+ years. We have the most wonderful team of doctors and staff and we are all passionate about the health of our patients. We consider it a privilege to be able to share our knowledge with others and help them to achieve optimal health.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and son, traveling, reading, and being outdoors.
“Dear friend, I pray that you may prosper in every way and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.”
3 John 1:2
“For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the LORD.”
Dr. Bergeron has extensive training in integrative medicine with the American Academy for Advancement in Medicine, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, the Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine and the Biological Medicine Program with the Paracelsus Klinic of Switzerland.
I grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I spent my childhood days swimming, playing piano, backpacking, camping and spending time on rivers and water, and to this day these are still a very important part of my life.
I thought often about becoming a doctor. My father was a physician, and he was an inspiration and role model to me. He was quiet about his profession, and did not glamorize it, but he imparted a sense of its importance to me. Even so, I wasn’t completely sure until about midway through college. I was torn between music and medicine. Music was one of the things I enjoyed most about my younger life, but there was always a sense of a deeper calling and desire.
Upon beginning LSU medical school, I only had the beginnings of a sense of the importance of nutrition, lifestyle, and taking responsibility for one’s health. During the initial two years of medical school, I began to understand that medicine did not seem to always search for the cause of difficult health conditions and often used the term “idiopathic”. Idiopathic is an adjective used primarily in medicine meaning arising spontaneously or from an obscure or unknown cause. The pharmaceutical drug treatments did not in any way bring healing (except in the case of some infections and the judicious use of antibiotics), but left patients drug dependent for long periods of time, if not the rest of their lives, and had side effects and potential negative interactions that were harmful.
In my third year of medical school I first encountered the principle that the body is designed to stay well or return to wellness if essential nutrients are provided, if supporting therapies are offered, and if toxicities are removed. This was the beginning of an insight and approach that would change the rest of my life and set me on a course that would allow me to truly work within my calling.
During my last two years of medical school I started seeking out physicians who were already practicing. With their guidance, I read books, listened to audio lectures, and attended integrative medical seminars on nutrition, detoxification, and complimentary therapies. While observing patient care in their offices, I witnessed individuals who were taking responsibility for their health, overcoming longstanding disease, returning to a vital, joyful life, freeing themselves from daily pharmaceuticals, and truly enjoying good health.
Early on I joined one of the premier organizations for complementary health care in America, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. I quickly became passionate about environmental toxic exposure and the internal metabolic and biological environment of the body.
After medical school, I completed a combined internship in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine and then a Family Medicine residency in the Charity Hospital System of Louisiana. During my residency training I started attending medical education meetings with other groups of integrated or complimentary-alternative (CAM) physicians and trained with various physicians who were already practicing integrated medicine. These groups of physicians include American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (AAAAM or A4M).
After residency, I joined a specialty research laboratory studying the immune system in chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia and cancer. We had success in treating these conditions and this set the foundation for much of what I would do in the future.
I have been practicing complementary and alternative medicine for over two decades, and in that time have learned about various treatment approaches, from nutritional and therapeutic IV’s, to ozone, acupuncture, judicious use of antibiotics and medications, homeopathy, herbal medicine, detoxification, chelation, sauna, hyperbaric oxygen, immunotherapy, bio-identical hormone therapy, and more.
I have also studied with and visited clinics around the country and world that specialize in biological and metabolic medicine. Perhaps the most fascinating is the Paracelsus Institute in Switzerland. The Institute was founded in 1958 as a center for health and well-being based on the principles of natural healing, biological medicine, and supporting the body so that it can heal.
During internship and residency, I immediately started to apply nutritional therapies and bio-identical hormone therapy to patients with success. In fact, when I first began practicing, I focused largely on nutrition, and I felt nutritional deficiencies were the underpinning of chronic illness.
Though I still focus on nutrition, my approach to illness has evolved over time and my understanding has broadened to see the wide array of factors that influence health and cause disease. I began to be more aware of the role of environmental factors and toxicity in disease, such as heavy metals and pesticides, electromagnetic smog, chemicals in our food and water. But just as important, in the end, is the emotional, psychological and spiritual aspect of illness. I did not fully appreciate this when I began to practice. I was young, healthy, happy and came from a good family. I had never experienced horrific life events, or major suffering. It is my patients who have taught and guided me about stress and trauma and how our emotions can impact longterm health. Now, twenty years later, I place great emphasis in addressing these with patients.
Finally, I want to mention what is the most important part of my own life and work: God. When I was twenty, I became a Christian – it was as if I was drawn to this faith – out of myself, and towards God. I believe this orients my entire life as a doctor. My faith allows me to see the privilege, responsibility, carefulness, and accountability that are required in assisting those who come for help, and who desire to improve their health.
My prayer and hope is that I will be faithful to the calling God has given and that I will be used to assist you in improving and enjoying health. Let not your heart be troubled (John 14)….I pray that you can prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers (3rd letter of John).
Ashley is Board Certified as a Diplomate in Anti-Aging Medicine by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. She is an ANCC Board Certified and licensed Family Nurse Practitioner. Ashley is a Master Injector and has been treating patients with neuromodulators and fillers for her entire career. Ashley worked in Plastic Surgery under Dr. John Connors where she delivered state of the art neurotoxin and filler treatments. She also managed, trained and developed best practices for nurses in injections for a national leading med spa chain. Ashley is passionate about delivering a natural, refreshed look and believes in enhancing each patient's individual beauty. She combines her artistic ability and medical expertise to deliver exquisite, refined results to her patients.
Ashley has experience in women's health, weight loss and regenerative medicine. She received her Regenerative Medicine Certification from New Life Regenerative Medicine in 2021. Ashley’s memberships of The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, International Aesthetic and International Laser Association, and the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health provide New Vitality with the finest innovation and research in the field. She graduated with honors from Georgia Southern University in 2013 with her Masters of Science in Nursing. Our patients love her because she spends time with each of them and delivers quality care. She ensures that her patients are heard, supported and comfortable in their health care journey.
Ashley was born and raised in Georgia and realized her passion to be a nurse at a young age. When she was 10 years old, her nephew spent a great deal of time at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Ashley grew an appreciation for the caring side of nursing. She knew she wanted to spend her life loving and helping people. Ashley lives in Dunwoody, Georgia with her husband, Eric, son Luke, daughter Elliana, daughter Annabella and her goldendoodle, Chip. In Ashley’s spare time she enjoys volunteering at Futures Church, serving as her neighborhood club president, traveling, high-intensity exercises, being outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends. Ashley’s faith journey and her career finally came into perfect alignment when she joined New Vitality Medical. The professional qualifications of Ashley as well as her passion for caring for people make her a valuable member of the New Vitality team.
Joanna’s passion for a healthy and fulfilled life is seen just as much in her personal life as it is in her professional life. She comes to the New Vitality team bringing over 13 years of nursing experience and a bright, positive attitude. After several years in a level 1 trauma center and traveling ER assignments in California, Joanna expanded her abilities as an ER nurse through work in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit. This experience has led her to understand the importance of our health both physically and mentally, our nutrition, and how this all can be used to get the most out of life.
Joanna has been a part of the New Vitality team for nearly 5 years. She is currently in school to become a Board-Certified Holistic Nurse Coach. In her personal time, she practices yoga and teaches at Aum Wellness Studio in Alpharetta. She loves to be in nature, cook various cuisines, read books on philosophy and self-improvement, and live a healthy, active lifestyle.
Her message is to be kind and patient with yourself, every day is a blessing and a new day!
Lauren is a dedicated and compassionate individual who has made a significant impact in the healthcare and fitness industries. Born and raised in a close-knit community, she developed a passion for helping others from a young age. After graduating with honors from Brenau University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, she embarked on a fulfilling career as a Registered Nurse.
Throughout her nursing journey, Lauren gained invaluable experience working in various healthcare settings, demonstrating a remarkable ability to provide exceptional care to her patients. Her empathy, professionalism, and commitment to making a positive difference in people's lives earned her respect and admiration from colleagues and patients alike.
While part of our New Vitality team, Lauren is also a Registered Nurse in the Operating Room at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She is a part of the Surgical Services team which includes caring for patients in the pre, peri and post operative units.
Outside of her nursing profession, Lauren's love for health and fitness has been a driving force in her personal life. She found a deep sense of fulfillment in coaching CrossFit, which led her to obtain her CrossFit Level 1 Trainer certification. This journey allowed her to discover a platform to blend her passion for health with her desire to help others achieve their fitness goals. Through her guidance, numerous individuals have transformed their lives, not only physically but also mentally, becoming healthier, stronger, and more confident.
In her personal life, Lauren is happily married to her husband, and together they share their home with a lovable golden retriever named Sadie and a playful cat named Scout. She enjoys being outdoors and traveling, cooking various cuisines and loves creating healthy alternatives to baked goods.
Aly is a patient coordinator at New Vitality Medical and is a dedicated and caring individual. Born and raised in Woodstock, GA, Aly has deep roots in her community and a genuine passion for people's wellbeing. Her role at New Vitality allows her to combine her love for helping others with her professional skills, making a positive impact on the lives of patients and staff alike.
She has shared 15 years of marriage with her loving husband, Jimmy. She cherishes her family life and finds joy in being a nurturing mother to her two children along with two adorable furbabies. In her free time, she is actively involved in coaching cheerleading, where she guides and motivates young athletes to achieve their full potential. Through her life experiences and the love she shares, Aly embodies the essence of strength, compassion, and unconditional love.
Mayra has always had a passion for health and knew from a young age that she would end up in the healthcare field. She got her bachelors of science from Portland State University where she majored in psychology and minored in community health. She believes in a holistic approach looking at mind, body, and soul. Her Mexican heritage has taught her that there are many different approaches when it comes to medicine. Growing up, her mother used various natural remedies to cure different ailments, which opened her eyes to the world of naturopathy.
Most recently, she moved from Los Angeles where she worked at a plastic surgeon's office for several years. She loves the mix of health and aesthetics and is so happy that she gets to experience that here as well, along with learning more about alternative medicine. “I realize that your outside can only look as good as your inside. I’m excited to work together to get you feeling your best.”
For fun she enjoys going on hikes, traveling, and going to the beach. She also has a passion for self-development and loves to learn and grow. She really enjoys reading and has recently found a creative outlet doing her nails. She and her husband have two fur babies, Luna and Ozzie, and she’s very excited for this new adventure in Georgia, which she now calls home.