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National Directory of Plant-Based Medical Professionals

Plant-Based Doctors is a helpful, comprehensive directory of doctors, dietitians, and other medical professionals who focus on plant-based diet and lifestyle.

Baltimore Area Nutrition Professionals

Mark Rifkin, MS, RD, LDN
Mark is a Registered Dietitian in private practice, who focuses on whole-food, plant-based diets to prevent and treat chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and depression; MS in Health Education and has been conducting presentations on food-related topics since 1997; using good foods and great flavors, he also specializes in helping vegetarians and vegans optimize their eating habits; vegan since 1986. See Mark’s web page at . Join him on his Facebook group “Ask a Vegan Dietitian” Contact Mark at, or call 410-764-8343.

Kevin Grodnitzky, MS, RDN, CDE, LDN
Kevin is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, and Certified Personal Trainer in private practice in Lutherville-Timonium, Baltimore, Maryland. Kevin has followed a plant based diet for over 20 years. He specializes in plant-based nutrition, weight loss, heart disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and sports nutrition. Kevin provides individualized nutrition coaching, customized meal plans, and expert guidance. Kevin can be reached at 410-989-1886 for a free 10 minute phone consult or at .

Baltimore Area Traditional Medical Doctors

Joseph A. Adams, MD, F.A.C.P.
Joseph A. Adams, M.D. is a vegan internist and addiction medicine physician in the Baltimore area who works in a methadone program and does not see other patients. However, he maintains the website: , and is interested in promoting the treatment and prevention of disease, in part, through a whole food, plant based diet.

Monica Aggarwal, M.D. is an experienced and skilled cardiologist and a member of The Heart Center at Mercy. She is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine and works with patients to diagnose, treat and prevent heart disease. She encourages people to adhere to a whole foods, plant-based diet. 410-332-9752

Dana S. Simpler, MD
Dr. Simpler is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and has been in private practice for 26 years in Baltimore City. She became vegan for the health benefits three years ago and has been promoting plant based eating to treat and prevent many common medical problems such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and autoimmune disease. Dr. Simpler is now doing conferences on the health benefits of a plant based diet in conjunction with 2 nutrition consultants – which includes cooking demonstrations and FOOD. Contact Dr. Simpler’s office for the dates of upcoming conferences. 410-563-1700

Baltimore Area Holistically Oriented Medical Doctors

Carol L. Bowman, MD
Dr. Bowman has dual board certification in both Internal and Holistic Medicine. She brings to Harford Holistic Center over 10 years of experience in the practice of Holistic Internal Medicine, combining the best of Western conventional medicine with time honored alternative therapies. 1318 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air, MD 21014. Call 410-838-4407.

Ariane Cometa, MD
The Cometa Wellness Center was founded by Dr. Ariane Cometa, a Board Certified Physician. The Center’s mission is to provide a supportive environment where conventional medical training and complementary therapies combine to create wellness. 1300 York Road, Building D – Suite #290, Lutherville, MD 21093. Call 410-296-6100.

Peter Hinderberger, MD
Peter Hinderberger, of the Ruscombe Mansion Community Health Center, focuses on promoting optimal wellbeing by providing health care through an integrated approach, combining conventional and complementary therapies, which include Anthroposophic medicine, homeopathy, and salutogenesis. 4801 Yellowwood Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209 Phone: 410.367.6263

Baltimore Area Naturopathic Physicians

Stephany Porter, ND
Stephany Porter, ND, of the Bodhi Clinic, works to identify the cause of the problem, which could be internal (physical, emotional, spiritual, genetic) or external (social, environmental). She may employ a series of holistic naturopathic remedies such as botanical medicines, homeopathy, nutrients,  bodywork, detoxification, diet and lifestyle options, before moving to more aggressive therapies.  701 Morris Tongue Drive Millersville, MD 21108 410-923-8888


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