Center for  Integrative Rheumatology, Wellness & Recovery Dr Olga Pinkston MD,  board certified rheumatologist. Integrative, functional, lifestyle medicine combined with conventional rheumatology treatments
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We focus on what matters to you, not what is the matter with you. Whole Health is our unique approach to healthcare that supports your health and wellbeing.
We combine an integrative, functional, and lifestyle medicine approaches with conventional rheumatology treatments.
We provide trauma-informed care focusing on safety, choice, collaboration, support, trustworthiness, and empowerment. We consider a person's physical, emotional, and psychological health in tandem with their strength and resiliency. WE LISTEN.

Olga Pinkston, MD, FACR, DipABLM

Board-certified Rheumatologist

  • University of Louisville Medical School
  • University of Louisville Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • Mayo Clinic Rheumatology Fellowship Program - Jacksonville, FL
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  • Board Certified in¬†Lifestyle Medicine¬† (The American Board of Lifestyle Medicine (ABLM))
  • Integrative Medicine Fellowship,¬†Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, Class of 2025 -¬†recipient¬†of the prestigious¬†Lovell-Jones Rheumatology Scholarship (awarded to one physician per year)
  • Host of the "Mind Your Fibro" podcast, the top-rated podcast on fibromyalgia
  • Certified in¬†Pain Reprocessing Therapy (completed 2 trainings: one by¬†Alan Gordon, LCSW and 2nd by¬†Howard Schubiner, MD)
  • IFS (Internal Family Systems) informed practitioner
  • Additional training in Cognitive Behavioral¬†Therapy (CBT) - for depression, anxiety and chronic pain
  • Certified Life Coach¬†and Trauma Coach

You don't have to choose between treatment by an experienced board-certified rheumatologist & a holistic approach to your care.

 

Pasha

emotional support &

therapy-in-training dog 

Pasha is a diminutive of Pavel, a Russian form of Paul.

The name means 'little, humble' in Russian.

He is about 30 pounds of pure love and affection.

Pasha is an Australian Labradoodle (a very hypoallergenic cross between the Poodle, Cocker Spaniel and Labrador Retriever), which is a very friendly, social breed that loves everyone.

He is sensitive and very in tune with his humans, whom he loves to be with! He does not do well if left alone for extended periods of time, so sometimes he comes to work with me. 

Fun fact:  Pasha is bilingual and understands both Russian & English. He listens to my daughter better than me, no matter what language!

Please let our staff know if you would prefer not to see, or be aware of his presence in the office.

 Expert diagnosis & treatment of rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis, other autoimmune diseases, 

fibromyalgia, & chronic fatigue syndrome.

 

Rheumatology + Practice  - the Whole Health Approach 

 

Board-certified rheumatologist, Dr. Pinkston diagnoses and treats autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. She provides consultations and treatment for many rheumatic conditions affecting bones, muscles, joints, and skin, such as rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis, Sjogren's, Lupus, gout, spondyloarthritis, vasculitis, scleroderma, inflammatory myopathy, dermatomyositis, osteoarthritis, and other forms of arthritis. 

Dr. Pinkston develops a personalized care plan for each patient that may include traditional approaches, such as disease-modifying antirheumatic and immunosuppressive medications, joint injections, referrals to specialists, and PT/OT, combined with integrative, holistic practices that may include nutrition and lifestyle counseling, supplements, and strategies to optimize quality of life, reduce stress and promote disease remission. 

Fibromyalgia

Central Sensitization Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Long COVID, CRPS

 

Dr. Pinkston completed her rheumatology training at the Mayo Clinic, in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Mayo Clinic is a world leader in fibromyalgia treatment & research, known for their Pain Rehabilitation Center program and publications. 

The education and experience Dr. Pinkston gained during her fellowship were further advanced by additional training in trauma, cognitive behavior therapy, nervous system regulation, pain reprocessing, integrative and lifestyle medicine treatment modalities.

The expertise and compassionate, trauma-informed approach give patients a unique opportunity to receive a comprehensive evaluation and personalized care plan based on their needs and goals. She is also a host of the "Mind Your Fibro" top-rated podcast.

Lifestyle medicine &

chronic disease management

 

According to the World Health Organization, 80% of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and 40% of cancer could be prevented, primarily by improving nutrition and lifestyle. People with autoimmune diseases are more likely to develop other chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes.  It surprises many that people with rheumatoid arthritis have a 50% to 70% higher risk for cardiovascular disease than the general population. It is often impossible to achieve remission from a rheumatologic condition without improving overall health. Pharmaceuticals are often not enough to reduce the risk of heart attack. Nearly 50% of all heart attacks and strokes occur in patients with 'normal' cholesterol levels. Recent evidence goes beyond lipids to suggest that inflammation within the artery wall is the primary contributor to this residual risk for heart attack and stroke.
Dr. Pinkston is a Lifestyle medicine board-certified physician trained to apply evidence-based, whole-person, prescriptive lifestyle changes to treat and, when used intensively, often reverse chronic conditions.  She provides advanced cardiometabolic assessment and personalized therapeutic lifestyle interventions to people (with and without autoimmune conditions) who seek chronic disease reversal, weight loss, decrease medication use, health optimization, and functional longevity- to live longer and healthier.

***Dr. Pinkston provides health optimization consultations and cardiometabolic assessments to people with and without rheumatologic or autoimmune conditions. You do not have to join her rheumatology practice (i.e., you can continue to see your rheumatologist) to work with her to improve your overall health and create a personalized nutrition and lifestyle modification plan.  

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