December 2018 Wellness Programs at The Ed & Phyllis Davis Wellness Institute

Southampton, NY—Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Ed & Phyllis Davis Wellness Institute offers the only hospital-based integrative medicine on Long Island’s East End and is dedicated to preventing illness and empowering individuals to live healthier lives. Every month The Wellness Institute offers a variety of programs for the community on nutrition, diabetes, and overall health and wellbeing. Unless noted, they are offered at no charge and take place in the Wellness Classroom on the third floor of the Hospital, which is located at 240 Meeting House Lane in Southampton. Pre-registration is recommended by calling the Wellness Institute at (631) 726-8800.

Plant-Based Eating — Friday, December 7, 9:30 a.m.
Join us for a down-to-earth program focusing on the benefits of plant-based eating. This program will help you increase your intake of plant foods like whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds. This program is led by Peggy Kraus, RCEP, CDE.

Love Your Bones — Friday, December 7, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
This free osteoporosis workshop led by Deb Jensen, PTA covers the causes and risk factors surrounding the condition, as well as how to prevent it, reduce your risks, and exercise properly.

Better Breathers Club — Monday, December 10, 11 a.m.
Living with a chronic lung condition can be difficult. Please join us for a monthly educational gathering where you can learn to manage your condition and achieve optimal wellness. This program is led by Bethany Immerman, RRT.

Food As Medicine — Tuesday, December 11, 1:30 p.m.
Food sustains us, nourishes us, and can help heal us. Join us each month for tips on how to eat better to increase your energy, improve your mood, and feel fabulous. This nutrition class will include a healthy and delicious food demonstration to help reduce inflammation and heal the body and the mind. This program is led by Paula Montagna, MS, RD, CDN.

Nourishing A Healthy Heart — Monday, December 17, 9:30 a.m.
A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons in the fight against heart disease. Join us every month for our cardiac nutritional workshop to learn how to develop and maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle. This program is led by Paula Montagna, MS, RD, CDN.

Better Breathers Club (Peer Support) — Monday, December 24, 11 a.m.
This monthly peer-led support group allows patients to talk about their personal concerns with managing chronic lung conditions.

Holiday Massage Gift Certificates — On Sale November 19 – December 28
Good news! This year you don’t have to obsess over gift ideas for that family member or friend who has it all. What better way to show your loved ones that you care than buying them a massage gift certificate? One-hour massage gift certificates will be on sale for just $70 (save $20). Certificates are valid at our massage locations in Southampton, Hampton Bays, and Westhampton Beach.

About Integrative Medicine
Integrative medicine combines modern science, psychology, nutrition, and exercise physiology to enhance the natural healing capacities of the body and mind. A full range of complementary therapies supports traditional medicine and teaches patients to harness their own healing power to improve their quality of life. Preventative integrative medicine is also a highly effective way to maintain health and strengthen the mind/body connection. Studies have proven that worry and stress can cause both physical and emotional problems that exacerbate health issues in patients who are facing life-threatening or chronic illness. For more information about The Ed & Phyllis Davis Wellness Institute, visit

About Stony Brook Southampton Hospital
Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is staffed by approximately 250 physicians, dentists, and allied health professionals representing more than 50 medical specialties. A campus of Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital offers a diverse array of clinical services, ranging from primary medical care to specialized surgical procedures, including orthopedics and bariatrics. The sole provider of emergency care on Long Island’s South Fork, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is a provisional Level III adult Trauma Center. The hospital includes a Heart and Stroke Center, Breast Health Center, The Center for Advanced Wound Healing, and 32 satellite care centers throughout the South Fork of Long Island. The hospital is the largest employer on the South Fork with more than 1,200 employees. For more information, visit