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Get to know us

You deserve better healthcare.  This is why we strive everyday to provide a one of a kind experience to set the standard for how healthcare is being done.

IWG was founded on nothing more than passion, perseverance, a laptop, and a vision. Dr. Nick and Dr. Nicole are proud to have created a wellness center that is on the cutting edge of healthcare that transforms the lives of thousands.

Through our cutting-edge integrative wellness facility, revolutionary physician training programs, and a condition-specific cookbook series, we help people like you uncover their mystery symptoms and find the solutions to get well and stay well.

One of the things we are often asked is “How on earth did you create all of this?”

For as long as they can remember, Dr. Nick and Dr. Nicole have been voraciously curious about human potential and the human body. They wanted to know, what exactly is it that makes people sick and tired? Why do some people struggle with their health and while others find a way to thrive, often despite the having similar genetics, family history, or other challenging circumstances?

They were also passionate about a multitude of seemingly unconnected things: learning, psychology, biology, entrepreneurship, mindset, neurology, physiology, food, cooking, nutrition, medicine, fitness, teaching, and energy, and physics, just to name a few.

After several failed attempts at working in other offices and a lot of angst about providing one-dimensional healthcare, they realized that their unusual combination of interests and skills as a strength, not a liability.

They gave up the security of working for other doctors only 8 months out of school. Dr. Nick and Dr. Nicole moved across the country from Seattle to New Jersey, began bartending, valeting cars, and doing house calls while slowly building a new platform for healthcare, Integrative Wellness Group, from the ground up.

At IWG, we believe that there is a cause for every effect which means there is an answer to your array of symptoms. Most importantly, there is a solution to your cause which will allow you to heal and have the knowledge to prevent it from arising in the future.

Fundamentally, we believe that no matter what your health challenges are, you have the power to be the key player in your health destiny, by doing so, you’ll change your life.

This philosophy, to make a difference in the world you must evolve with the times have lead to some of Integrative Wellness Group’s groundbreaking milestones. For instance: Every void that was found in a patient’s health journey led to continued learning which resulted in the cutting-edge array of treatment modalities at IWG. Through the advancements at IWG, functional medicine, physical medicine, brain health, detoxification and other programs offered- IWG is in this to make a difference.

IWG aims to set the standard of how healthcare is being done.

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Dr. Nicole Rivera

"I am a born-and-raised Jersey girl with nothing more than
passion, perseverance, a dream-- and a boss lady attitude.
I always valued intellect because no one could take it from you.
I watched my parents struggle despite their dedication and hard work.
I wanted to use my intellect to make a positive difference in people’s lives,
and do it with love and integrity."

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Dr. Nick Carruthers

"I am the youngest in my family and from that position,
I spent a lot of time observing while growing up.
I observed the people I love most suffer from diseases like
cancer, multiple sclerosis, depression, dementia, Alzheimer’s, and the list goes on.
I saw the suffering first hand and made a decision that I was going to do two things in life.
Help prevent people from suffering and help people heal from suffering.
I am grateful every day to help increase the quality of lives."

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Dr. Phil Pritting

"I have valued and enjoyed an active,
imaginative and explorative lifestyle since a child.
Being involved in sport and outdoor adventures
allowed me to feel the importance of maintaining a healthy
and balanced lifestyle connecting with the body,
nature and one another.
As a healthcare provider the opportunity daily to connect with others to help them connect
and heal their body to maintain a positive and fulfilling lifestyle
is what I enjoy working in the wellness field."

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Sam Franceschini, CNS

"Ever since I was a little girl I always wanted to help people.
My desire to help people matured into a dream of becoming a doctor.
I dedicated most of my time volunteering
and working in a hospital only to see the flawed system.
I learned a lot about conventional medical practice
and how doctors were maintaining symptoms
rather than finding the root cause.
I found my passion for integrative medicine shortly after,
& apply my experience to treat the whole person with a holistic approach."

Melissa

Melissa Czorniewy, RN

"From a young age I felt compelled to understand the
emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical
manifestation of disease in people.
Through my journey,
I have compiled many ingredients that have become a
well balanced 'whole'istic approach to healing.
I feel called to help people remember their innate ability
to heal and connect with themselves and their environment."

Our Commitment

We are in this to make a difference which is why we strive to bring you the best of what we are learning, loving, and living. Do not expect another opinion based style of medicine but do expect honesty, specificity, and unwavering devotion. We truly love what we do and are inspired by each and every one of our patient’s breakthroughs and health transformations.

– Dr. Nick and Dr. Nicole

Puppy Therapy

Our office mascots are two vizsla‘s by the name of Booker and Pappy. They are sweet, adorable, velcro, emotional-support dogs that bring a smile to each of our client‘s faces. They truly love people [as do we] and are in the office to bring a little extra love to the environment.

Which brings me to you…

We are here to serve. Our company is built on love and a passion for wanting to set a higher standard for how healthcare is being done. Through our free content, our integrative programs and anything else we might offer — we’re in this to make a difference. We do this to allow you to have a body and a life that you truly love. Dr. Nick and Dr. Nicole are proud to have created a wellness center that is on the cutting edge of healthcare that transforms the lives of thousands. Are you ready for a breakthrough experience?

Dr. Nicole Rivera & Dr. Nick Carruthers

This is how we do

IWG runs on integrity and compassion to provide high-quality care.

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We do it because we love it

We are passion and purpose driven.

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We do it because we love you

Our purpose is driven by love and compassion.

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We believe every symptom has a cause and a SOLUTION

We look deeper than traditional testing does to find the root cause of your symptoms.

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We are ready to change YOUR world for the better

We strive to give you the tools to allow you to be the absolute best version of you.

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We are here to evolve healthcare

The well being of our families relies on the evolution of healthcare becoming integrative and specific.

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We don’t do mediocre

We utilize state of the art technology to bring your healthcare full circle.

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We provide a WHOLE-istic approach

Health is not one-dimensional. We look at the whole person and the whole picture.

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We don’t guess, we test

We use advanced diagnostics to get you answers.

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Trust is key

Your success is in our best interest. We are honest with our clients and always provide you with the details to improve your success.

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We are here to support you

We are here every step of the way through your health journey.

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This is not for everyone

We are always up for a challenge but we are unable to fully support you with resistance, skepticism, inability to commit, and constant excuse making.

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Let’s have some fun!