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Photo Times Observer by Brian Ferry Lander Hope Clinic at the intersection of Route 957 and Miller Hill Road opened in June.

The Lander Hope Clinic was founded on the experiences of Janeen Beard.

A few years ago, Beard felt lifeless and tired. Moving hurts. She was looking to improve her life.

“She heard about a functional medicine doctor in Ohio and, having nothing to lose, made an appointment that would end up changing her life and the lives of countless others,” her husband, John Beard, said. “During this appointment, she was told that almost all of her conditions were nutrition-related and that she could reverse them by changing her daily lifestyle choices.”

It was worth trying.

“Doubtful, but hopeful, Janeen followed the daily changes”, said John Beard. “In less than 30 days, 29 of Janeen’s 30 complaints were completely dismissed.”

The experience had a cascading effect on his life.

She wanted to learn more about functional medicine. She wanted to know what had caused her problems. And she wanted to know how the changes had been so complete and so rapid.

“This personal journey led Janeen to work and associate with Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Nobel Prize nominee and author of The China Study, as well as a number of other prominent leaders in the field of nutritional science, medicine and medical research. ”

It also led her back to medical school, where she earned a nurse practitioner degree.

In June, the Beards opened the Lander Hope Clinic at the intersection of Route 957 and Miller Hill Road.

It offers prenatal care and care for all ages, from newborns to seniors.

The 3,000 square foot space has “Full X-ray capabilities, ultrasound machines, respiratory monitors and a host of other tools to help find what’s causing a particular problem.”

It works on a functional medicine basis, Beard said, “which means that clinicians will seek to find the root cause of the problem and reverse the situation. In addition to traditional medications, prescription drugs, and simple surgical procedures (seams, splints, etc.), clinicians may recommend herbal remedies, nutritional changes, genetic testing and other non-traditional methods to treat existing health issues.

The staff includes family nurse practitioners, nurses, ultrasound technicians, X-ray technicians and a full-time nutritionist/herbalist, he said.

The clinic does not accept insurance. Treatment costs are displayed in the waiting room.

Clinic hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Appointments can be made by calling (814) 593-0011. Emergencies will not be diverted.

More information about the clinic is available at or by email at [email protected]

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