Suah Center News

  • September Special


  • Hormones in Wellness and Disease Prevention:

    Hormones in Wellness and Disease Prevention:
    Common Practices, Current State of the Evidence, and Questions for the Future

    If you’ve ever wondered about the use of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and how it differs from traditional hormone replacement therapy, check out this article written by Dr. Erika Schwartz, a leading hormone expert.

  • We are excited to offer Thermal Infrared Imaging

    We are excited to offer Thermal Infrared Imaging.

    Dr. Hugelmeyer is now offering this exciting, no-radiation, no-contact imaging modality which helps detect structural abnormalities by measuring heat production.  Breast, extremity, spine and whole body imaging series are available depending on your individual needs.

    Learn more about Thermal Imaging and our camera HERE

  • Now Offering Bioidentical Hormone Replacement
    Now Offering Bioidentical Hormone Replacement
    Dr. Hugelmeyer has completed her training in NYC and is now certified to treat patients with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.  If you are experiencing fatigue, depression, obesity, loss of libido or are looking to balance your hormones, speak with Dr. Hugelmeyer!


Practice What you are about to experience is, we hope, dramatically different than any other healthcare practice you have encountered before. In this introduction we'd like to let you know what you can expect from our relationship and why this practice model will help you achieve optimal wellness. As a field, osteopathy is a healthcare philosophy that the body is a unit and must be allowed to heal itself. We as physicians can aid in that process, but that even if left alone, the tendency is toward homeostasis and balance. Barriers to health, healing, and proper function include poor nutrition, trauma, toxins, stress, infection, and poor overall health. My approach to this natural process is to assist the structure of the body so that it may heal properly and regain its intended function. I do so by gentle hands-on treatments (OMT) but also by taking a detailed history so that we can identify and modify external influences and stressors that may be contributing to your disease process or injury.

The initial evaluation will take place with one of our osteopathic physicians. We will spend some time getting to know your medical, surgical, medication, family, social and functional lifestyle history as they are crucial in understanding why you are the way you are. The history is also helpful in developing treatment plans that will work for you. We will ask you to do a self-assessment in the areas of physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. We will then perform a thorough structural exam looking for areas of asymmetry, muscle spasm, tissue texture changes, inflammation, fluid retention, abnormal range of motion. After the initial exam, you will most likely receive a whole body treatment aimed at restoring symmetry and reducing overall stress on the body and mind. Together we will examine your self-assessment, set goals for the various aspects of your life and develop a plan to help you achieve those goals. We will also develop a plan that will include other synergistic techniques and practices. These include vitamin supplementation, acupuncture, reiki, reflexology, medical massage, exercise and nutrition evaluations, physical therapy, counseling, palliative care, hypnotherapy, special classes and workshops. In doing so, we attack your medical, physical and emotional problems from every angle giving us the best chance for success.

At the end of your visit, you will be given health literature regarding your condition and/or medications/supplements. We will send you an email invitation to log into our Patient Health Record so that you can see certain aspects of your medical chart. You will have the opportunity to learn more about other practitioners in the group, set your schedule for follow-up and sign up for any classes or workshops that interest you. You will be able to contact your physician or our nurse practitioner in between visits if you have any questions. Our website also contains important follow-up information and videos. All of the practitioners involved in your care meet regularly to update one another on your progress. Dr. Hugelmeyer will also be sending a consult letter or progress note to your primary care doctor so that he or she is aware of our plan. The relationship we form at the first visit lays the foundation for a successful wellness program. We appreciate you trusting us to care for you and your family.

THE SUAH CENTER ( Directions )

The Suah Center for Natural Healthcare
6144 Route 25 A
Building C Suite 13
Wading River‎ NY‎ 11792

Mon - Closed
Tues - 9am - 7pm
Wed - 9am - 7pm
Thur - 9am - 7pm
Fri - Closed
Sat - 9am - 12pm

Phone: 631-963-4760
Fax: 631-963-4761
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    Alexis Hugelmeyer, D.O.
    Medical Director, Osteopathic Family Physician
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    Charles J. DeFraia, D.O.
    Osteopathic Internist.
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    Amy Suessle, D.O.
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    Wendy Ross RPAC
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    Dr. John Villacci, D.O.
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  • Team

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    Lauren Ashlee, M.S.
    Nutritionist and Certified Exercise Trainer
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    Emily Newman
    Holistic Health Counselor and Integrative Nutritionist
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    Phoenix Redhawk
    Reiki Master, Certified Hypnotherapist, Amancara
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    Shannon Smith
    Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, Reflexologist
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    Susan Semerade
    Ayurvedic Practitioner

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    Kristina Reedy
    Health Coach & Patient Liaison Extraordinaire

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    Christine Cunningham
    Patient Liaison Extraordinaire
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    Samantha Giampaolo
    Patient Liaison Extraordinaire
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    Gina Akscin
    Patient Liaison Extraordinaire
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  • Services


      Medical Consultations

      Osteopathic Manipulation
      Infrared/Thermal Imaging
      Primary and Urgent Care
      Bioidentical Hormone Replacement
      Smoking Cessation
      Weight Management
      Stress Management
      Sleep Management
      Men's Wellness
      Women's Wellness
      Ergonomic Assessments

      Synergistic Services

      Personal Exercise Evaluations
      Personal Nutrition Planning
      Palliative Care
      Medical Massage
      Ayurvedic Therapies
      Lifestyle and Wellness Coaching
      Athletes and Performers
      Cancer Patients
      Holistic Skincare

      Conditions We Treat

      Acute and Chronic Pain
      Neck and Back Pain
      Hip and Knee Pain
      Sinus Congestion and Allergies
      Dry Mouth
      Anxiety and Depression
      Sports Injuries
      Bursitis / Tendonitis
      Rotator Cuff Injuries
      Rheumatoid Arthritis
      Constipation / IBS
      High Blood Pressure
      Congestive Heart Failure
      and more....

      Workshops and Classes We Offer

      Medical Yoga
      Tai Chi
      Guided Meditation
      Reiki Circles
      Organic Cooking
      Condition Specific Support Groups
      Creative Arts Therapy
      Back Health Class
      Diabetes Health Class
      Breathing Disorder Class
      Heart Health Class