Mary-Beth Charno, ANP-BC
Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner
A graduate of both Stony Brook University with a Master’s degree in Advanced Practice Nursing, and Pace University with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Mary-Beth worked for ten years in oncology. She started her career in hospital nursing at the bedside of acute cancer patients; then advanced to Certified Chemotherapy Nurse, treating in outpatient settings at Memorial Sloan Kettering and Monter Cancer Center.
Some of her most interesting work was spent at an alternative cancer center where Insulin Potentiation Therapy was offered to minimize the harmful side effects of full dose chemotherapy. Treatments were tailored to strengthen the immune system and included high dose vitamin C, IV minerals, ozone therapy, ultraviolet light therapy and unique nutritional approaches. These earlier concepts and treatments inform her understanding of Lyme therapy today.
Early on in her career she became Board Certified as a Holistic Nurse through the American Holistic Nurses Association, and this continues to inform her patient care. Mary-Beth is currently studying for certification at the Institute for Functional Medicine and just completed a year-long Advanced Training in Functional Medicine Clinic Emersion with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald.
Mary-Beth has become increasingly interested in the intersect of Functional Medicine, tick-borne and mold illness, collectively termed Environmentally Acquired Illness. She initially trained intensively with Dr. Richard Horowitz and is now learning under Dr. Jemsek, an Infectious Disease doctor in DC. Her protocols use a blend of pharmaceutical, herbal, neutraceutical, IV, and nutrition.
Mary-Beth is a 200-hr E-RYT/500-hr Registered Yoga teacher and is a graduate of the inaugural 2009 Urban Zen Integrative Therapist Program created by Donna Karen. Which offers patients a synergistic model of yoga, essential oils, Reiki and mindfulness practice and is reaching thousands of patients nationally, she is certified at the Master’s level in Reiki and is a practitioner of Breema, a system of gentle bodywork that fosters deep relaxation. Mary-Beth is happy to be on staff at IMNY for consult on tick borne illness. She lives in upstate NY, where she has her own practice.