Dr. Kristine Blanche received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from The Catholic University of America and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physician Assistant studies from the Long Island University, where she graduated with honors. Kristine then received her medical degree and PhD in Medical Science from USAT.
Her extensive medical background includes over 20 years of experience in Emergency Medicine, Wound Care, Critical Care and General Surgery at prestigious institutions such as George Washington University Hospital and The North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset.
Her passion is to bring a holistic approach to healthcare, disease prevention, and cancer treatment through integrative medicine. Dr. Blanche also founded the Integrative Healing Center located in the Great Neck, Long Island location of Aristocrat Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Blanche follows an important philosophy when it comes to integrative medicine: “To heal ourselves, we must reenter our bodies and honor them. We must resist the temptation to always place the body and its needs last. I want to awaken that still, small, wise intuitive voice in all of us, the voice of our own body, which we have been forced to ignore through our culture’s illness, misinformation and dysfunction. Trusting the wisdom of the body is a leap of faith for us in this culture.” -Christiane Northrup, M.D
“As far back as I can remember, I knew I was meant to heal.” – Dr. Kristine Blanche.
Dr. Kristine Blanche’s journey toward integrative medicine has been guided by her life experiences. Every dream begins with a tale, and this is hers.
In late 2004, after extensive training and many years of experience in the medical field, her role as a healer suffered a major setback. As her grandfather neared the end of his life, her 32-year-old sister-in-law, Lori, was also diagnosed with stage 2B Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, while her father received a diagnosis of colon cancer. Kristine then took on the role of caretaker for her family, the people she loved most in this world. People in healthcare know the experience: when you find the person you love the most on the other end of the stethoscope, the whole world changes.
At that moment in her life, Kristine realized that the most profound lessons are learned from real life experiences. She describes it as the day her two worlds collided. Before that moment, Kristine lived her life holistically, but practiced very conventional medicine. The catastrophic collision resulted in profound loss for Kristine. She felt as if she was falling, far into a dark night that resulted in an awakening.
Integrative Medicine at Aristocrat Plastic Surgery
Kristine had always believed that the conventional medicine she had studied her whole life was missing something. Every patient deserves a healthcare system where education, comfort, empowerment, and guidance are the most essential aspects. Dr. Blanche tries to apply her passion for integrative medicine towards her patients at Aristocrat, stemming from her belief that we all have the innate right to experience the healing power of our own spirit and body… and to reveal the healer within ourselves. Our Integrative Services include: Vitamin Drips, ThermiVa, Biodentical Hormone Therapy and Anti-Aging.
Kristine on News 12 Discussing Thermography
Although this elegant woman experienced immense pain and suffering, it inspired her to take up integrative medicine. That moment sparked something within Dr. Blanche that continues to inspire her dedication for integrative medicine. Kristine Blanche, wife, mother, daughter, sister, and Doctor, also created one of most comprehensive integrative medicine centers in Long Island. At Aristocrat Plastic Surgery, Dr. Blanche hopes to create a safe place where clients can come to be heard and to heal. We are all students of life, and through integrative medicine, Kristine inspires her talented team to use their own life experiences to treat patients, and hopefully help them live healthy and happy lives.
Dr. Blanche considers the healing work done through integrative medicine as a gift. She hopes that patients from Aristocrat are touched by the positive energy and healing work so that they can improve themselves inside and out. This is just the beginning of an exciting journey for integrative medicine. Dr. Blanche, Dr. Tehrani and their team will continue to work hard to transform the field of medicine.