Dr. Nicole Rivera of Integrative Wellness Group in Belmar, NJ

Dr. Nicole Rivera

Dr. Nicole is a leading expert in human health after 10 years of innovating healthcare from a conventional approach to a cutting-edge integrative and personalized style of medicine. Dr. Nicole is the proud owner of Integrative Wellness Group, a facility on the cutting edge of integrative medicine. She is also the owner and founder of the Institute for Integrative Wellness, a platform to evolve medicine through the education of the healthcare provider. When she is not in the office or teaching at the institute, you can find her producing one of a kind content on Integrative Wellness Radio Podcast and Integrative Wellness TV.

Dr. Nicole is a born-and-raised Jersey girl with nothing more than passion, perseverance, and a vision. She is proud to have created a wellness center that is on the cutting edge of healthcare that transforms the lives of thousands and paving the way for a new and improved version of medicine.

As an integrative physician specializing in chronic and mystery-illness [aka helping the people that have “normal” lab results but feel horrible], she helps people uncover the root cause of their symptoms and find solutions that allow them to get well and STAY well.

One of the things she is often asked is “How on earth did you create all of this?”
For as long as she can remember, she has been voraciously curious about human potential and the human body. She 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 having similar genetics, family history, or other challenging circumstances?

Dr. Nicole was also passionate about a multitude of seemingly unconnected things: learning, psychology, entrepreneurship, mindset, neurology, physiology, food, cooking, interior design, fitness, teaching, and dancing to hip-hop, just to name a few.

After several failed attempts at being an employee and a lot of angst trying to choose just one thing to be in life, she realized that her unusual combination of interests and skills was a strength, not a liability.
Dr. Nicole gave up the security of working for another doctor only 8 months out of school. Dr. Nicole’s now-husband, Dr. Nick, 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.

Fundamentally, she believes that no matter what your health challenges are, there is always a root to your cause and a solution to that cause. With that, you have the power to be the key player in your health destiny, by doing so, you’ll change your life.


  • Integrative and Functional Medicine
  • Gastrointestinal Issues
  • Autoimmunity
  • Lyme Literate
  • Hormone, Thyroid, & other Endocrine Disorders
  • Mold Toxicity
  • Safe Detoxification

Training & Credentials

  • Doctorate from Life Chiropractic College West, Cum Laude
  • B.A. in Psychology Pre-Medicine
  • Best Selling Author of the Eat for your Gut Cookbook
  • Creator of Institute of Integrative Wellness
  • Active Member of the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)
  • Active Member of Academy for Comprehensive Integrative Medicine (ACIM)
  • The Klinghardt Academy
  • The Kresser Institute
  • Institute of Functional Medicine
  • Mind Body Green contributor & featured doctor

Recent Posts

Thermography: A Game-Changer For Integrative Medicine

Balance Your Blood Sugar With This Keto and Paleo-Friendly Recipe From Dr. Nicole

Alternative Approaches to Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis- An Interview with Dr. Nicole & Sweta Patel