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Dr. Charles L. Whitfield is a psychiatrist in private practice specializing in assisting survivors of childhood trauma with their recovery, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and with addictions including alcoholism and related disorders. He is certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, a founding member of the National Association for the Children of Alcoholics, and a member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.

Dr. Whitfield has taught at Rutgers University and is a best-selling author known for his books on the topics of general childhood trauma, childhood sexual abuse, and addiction recovery, including Healing the Child Within and Memory and Abuse: Remembering and Healing the Effects of Trauma.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Whitfield please contact him by email at [email protected].

Cynthia S. Rudert, M.D., F.A.C.P., is a board-certified gastroenterologist in Atlanta, Georgia with over 25 years experience screening and treating celiac disease. With one of the largest practices in the United States that manages adults and teenagers with celiac, she has diagnosed and evaluated over 1000 patients with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. Committed to educating the public, patients, and physicians about this commonly missed disorder, Dr. Rudert lectures throughout the United States and Canada on celiac disease. She also lectures on inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.

Dr. Rudert often treats patients from all areas of the United States for second opinion consults and all gastrointestinal disorders. Her focus is identifying the core causes of gastrointestinal issues with a comprehensive evaluation, enabling her to treat underlying medical conditions which may have previously been undetected. She then creates an individualized course of treatment tailored to each patient’s unique set of needs rather than treating only the symptoms of disease.

Dr. Rudert is Medical Advisor for the Celiac Disease Foundation, the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America, Medical Director of Atlanta Gluten Intolerance Group and the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO). She is the previous founder and president of the Atlanta Women’s Medical Alliance, the largest alliance of female physicians in the United States.
As an expert in celiac disease, she was keynote speaker for programs including the New England Celiac Conference, co-hosted with the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard, and national GIG meetings. She was recently interviewed by multiple radio, T.V. and health publications. Dr. Rudert was the advising physician for the popular television series House, which featured a segment concerning celiac. Dr. Rudert was a former assistant professor of medicine with Emory University.

Dr. Catherine Emeruwa, affectionately known as Dr. Cathy, is a Board-Certified Family practitioner and is truly an anomaly. Dr. Cathy has been practicing for over 25 years. Known for her engaging personality and winsome smile, Dr. Cathy is very well respected in the industry and genuinely loves being a doctor. Dr. Cathy’s patients receive optimal service the minute they walk through the doors of her Atlanta offices. She spends an inordinate amount of time with each patient taking into consideration the sensitivity of the subject matter.

Dr. Cathy’s unique international background helps explain her interest in holistic medicine. She was born in Winnepeg Manitoba Canada to a Jamaican-Canadian mother and Nigerian father. Her father was a microbiologist and her paternal grandfather was an herbalist in the village where he was well recognized. At the age of 12 she moved to Nigeria. She attended medical school the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Later she moved to England and then eventually returned to Canada where she got married and started a family.

In 1997, Dr. Cathy moved to Brooklyn New York and specialized in Family Medicine at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. After completing that program, she and her family moved to Atlanta in 2000 where she opened several practices over the years now focusing on integrative medicine. She exhibit a passion for patient care, and she explicitly model all of the above to medical trainees, earning a reputation for being exceptional.

Passion is the Language of Relationship
Dr. Cathy is a relationship builder with strong people skills and her patients love it! She is a hardworking and compassionate physician who provides genuine and quality care to every patient under her management. True passion is one of the most powerful feelings one may feel in their lifetime. One can become so passionate about something that they feel they would die for it (and sometime do). It may be one of the most powerful of all human emotions. It is when people harness their passions in positive ways the world is shaped in a beautiful way. Passionate people are alive, energetic, proactive and dynamic beings who have come to fully realize the potential within their own mind, body, life and soul. As Dr. Cathy teaches, the people that you are 100% responsible for your health and life. She encourages all to believe that they can change the outcome of their dream no matter what.

Dr. Cathy has offices in Buckhead, Alpharetta and Fairburn.