Sharon Hausman-Cohen, MD, ABIHM
Co-Founder & Medical Director
Our Co-Founder and Medical Director, Dr. Sharon Hausman-Cohen, oversees our physician team. She works with staff every day to assure that patients receive excellent and consistent medical care. Dr. Hausman-Cohen, received both her master’s degree and medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She is board-certified in Family Medicine, a Fellow of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine, and board-certified in Integrative Medicine through the American Board of Physician Specialties.* She has been practicing Full Spectrum Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine for more than 30 years. She is also an expert in medical genomics and is the lead scientist for IntellxxDNA. Dr. Hausman-Cohen, along with the rest of our medical team, is constantly reading and going to conferences so all the providers can stay current on new advances in medicine. She also leads our bi-monthly clinical team meetings where medical mysteries and difficult cases are discussed so that we can get the best possible outcomes for our patients.
Dr. Hausman-Cohen is transitioning to only seeing patients at the private membership level, but she will continue to work closely with Dr. Sotos and the other incredible Resilient Health providers as patients transition care.
Dr. Hausman-Cohen’s focus has always been to educate patients regarding options in their care. Even before it was called integrative medicine, as a medical student at Harvard Medical School, she founded the alternative medicine lecture series, featuring Deepak Chopra, Bernie Siegel, Joan Borysenko and others. This series eventually led Harvard to develop a full alternative medicine curriculum.
Since she began practicing medicine, she has culled a wide breadth of knowledge and is well versed in patient options in both evidenced-based western medicine and evidenced based integrative medicine. Dr. Hausman-Cohen loves being a family physician and taking care of the whole person and all their healthcare issues big and small. She enjoys solving the mysteries and facing the challenges that patients present.
Her recent topics of integrative health and medicine include GI concerns, micronutrient deficiencies, thyroid dysfunction and brain health. Follow our newsletter to learn about her community lectures.
Unique to her practice is the care and study taken to be certain that there is both excellent safety and efficacy research for a prescription medication, a supplement or vitamin. We also incorporate medical genomics (i.e. information about a patient’s particular DNA), nutritional and lifestyle counseling into our daily interactions with patients.
Dr. Hausman-Cohen is an avid life-long learner and is always applying what she learns. During the past few years, some of the most exciting research that she has incorporated into her treatment plans have included mitochondrial medicine (addressing the cellular energy source for the body- see success story of Lisa as an example).
Another area of excitement is the work she is doing in reversing cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s and other cognitive issues. She is one of the first family physicians to formally study with Dr. Dale Bredesen and become proficient in helping patients use his MEND (metabolic enhancement for neurodegeneration protocol) to reverse cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer’s, and more.
Carol Bilich, MA, LMT
Co-Founder, CEO and Manual Therapist
Our Co-Founder, Carol Bilich, received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Texas and her certification in Business Entrepreneurship from Texas State University. As CEO of Resilient Health, Carol’s background as a clinician and in business/entrepreneurship helps ensure that Resilient Health is a successful venture. In her leadership role, she works daily to ensure that all who work with us at Resilient Health understand our mission and are there to help you achieve optimal wellness.
As an integrative practitioner, Carol has many roles. She serves as our Integrative Manual Therapist, Head of our Low Level Light Therapy Program, and Head of Integrative Medicine Research and Patient Education.
A practitioner of integrative modalities for the last 20 years, Carol’s patients have been referred by plastic surgeons, family physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, psychologists and even other integrative manual therapists for her care and expertise.
Her hands-on modalities include Craniosacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Visceral Manipulation, Energy Healing and others. She has particular interest in relieving chronic pain, helping patients with post-surgical recovery, wellness care and more.
For more information on Carol and the modalities she uses, she invites you to visit her practice website at www.carolbilich.com
Low Level Light Therapy
Carol is the head of our medical Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) or Cold Laser Program. For more than eight years, she has been using cold laser as part of her post-surgical treatment protocols and as an effective pain management therapy. She recently helped Resilient Health acquire a state-of-the-art cold laser to provide more advanced care. While there are over 200 published protocols for LLLT therapy, each patient is unique. Carol helps fine tune protocols to fit specific patient needs as well as to stay in communication with researchers in the field to ensure our patients get state of the art care.
In addition to the ongoing continuing education in her own disciplines, Carol is a member of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic medicine. She has attended their professional conferences and has completed hundreds of hours of formal and independent study in the field of integrative care and research. She serves as the head of our medical research support team and works regularly with Dr. Hausman-Cohen to develop many of our patient education programs and materials.
You will find Carol to be a gifted healer with a wealth of knowledge regarding musculoskeletal care, wellness care, botanicals and supplements.
Anne Stefani, MD
Resilient Health Physician
Dr. Anne Stefani is a board-certified family medicine physician who finds integrating genomics intelligence within clinical practice a gratifying challenge. She sees, firsthand, how genomics offers unprecedented insight into patients and their needs. Dr. Stefani uses genomics to inform and guide patients, encouraging them to ask questions and be self-advocates for improved health and wellness.
Dr. Stefani approaches healing from an integrative, listening-centered standpoint. She looks at the whole person, from personal history, family history and lifestyle. She believes that integrative medicine’s emphasis on personalized medicine, delivered through a multi-dimensional approach that incorporates evidence-based practices, offers a basis for a successful therapeutic outcome.
Gabriela Pichardo, MD
Resilient Health Physician
Dr. Gabriela Pichardo, MD, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has also completed the formal training in Integrative Medicine through The Academy of Integrative and Holistic Medicine Fellowship. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Louisiana State University, and has been practicing medicine since 2013. She moved to Texas with her family, in 2015.
Dr. Pichardo previously worked with Baylor Scott and White in Round Rock, Texas where she was the Medical Director for the Primary Care Department from 2016-2018. She is a member of the American College of Physicians, The Texas Medical Association and The Hispanic Physicians Association of Austin. She has been a mentor for The National Hispanic Health Foundation and is currently active within the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Her previous patient’s have exclaimed, “She was one of the best!” “I would give 100 stars if I could!” “She is willing to learn and is SUPER knowledgeable, compassionate and just truly a wonderful person.” “I wish I could carry her in my pocket!”
Consultations with Dr. Pichardo are available in person or by telemedicine and can be offered in English and Spanish.
Dr. Pichardo has a wonderfully wide knowledge base and her experience in both integrative and conventional training help her to provide intuitive and compassionate care. She began studying with Dr. Hausman-Cohen even before she finished her Integrative Medicine Fellowship and this supported her decision to join Resilient Health and support her passion for personalized medicine and genomics.
She has particular interest in Women’s Health, hormone and adrenal issues, autoimmune and rheumatologic disorders and in mental health. She also loves working with older adults to help keep them healthy and feeling well during their senior years. She is passionate about best practices, finding root causes and employing a mind-body approach.
Dr. Pichardo believes that the nature of health and wellness is complex and interdependent. As such, she has worked closely with Dr. Hausman-Cohen to expand her knowledge of medical genomics, which lends itself to the understanding of the unique variables that each of us carry. With this knowledge, she can provide more personalized and highly tailored treatment plans for her patients. She has enjoyed incorporating the use of medical genomics in practice and looks forward to educating her patients on the benefits.
Dr. Maryelaine Sotos, DO
Physician and Registered Dietitian
Dr. Maryelaine (Mel) Sotos is both a registered dietitian and an integrative family medicine physician. Prior to formal medical training, she worked as a dietitian in functional medicine practices in Austin, Texas with Dr Amy Myers and in Lenox, Massachusetts with Dr Mark Hyman. She was also on the faculty at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, where she taught CME-approved workshops delivered in week-long immersion programs for both healthcare professionals and members of the general public. As a physician, her specific areas of interest include women’s health and fertility, herbal medicine, pediatric and young adult brain (and overall) health and utilizing genomics to create personalized care plans to help optimize health for patients of all ages. She is currently practicing at Resilient Health, a precision medicine practice, located in Austin, Texas.
Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist
Deanna is a life time nutrition enthusiast who earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed her internship in nutrition through the coordinated program of dietetics at UT Austin. During her studies and internship, she found that she loved the clinical side of nutrition, working with patients to help create and take practical steps to lead healthy lives. Deanna is skilled in a wide variety of diets including diets for Brain Health. She is currently in the process of completing her certification in functional and integrative nutrition.
A busy mother of five, Deanna appreciates the day-to-day challenges in making lifestyle changes and working with patients to develop realistic plans that will work for their needs. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family or relaxing in the mountains of Montana or the waters of Lake Tahoe.