Meet the Providers
Meet the Staff
Laura Piccolo - Patient Case Manager
Laura Piccolo is a Patient Case Manager at CLI Integrative Medicine. As a Case Manager, Laura helps guide and assist patients from their first experience and appointment through the end of their treatment plan. As Case Manager, Laura will help plan, coordinate, monitor and evaluate each phase of our integrative process, as to ensure our patients get the care and attention they deserve. Laura's passion for alternative and holistic healthcare began over 20 years ago through her own personal health journey after being diagnosed with multiple tick-borne disease. After several failed treatments with allopathic medicine, Laura turned to Integrative Medicine and alternative treatments. From there, she was introduced to several alternative health modalities, including Colon Hydrotherapy, which Laura became a Certified Colon Hydrotherapist in New Jersey where she trained, apprenticed and practied for 3 years.
Laura has worked very closely with some of the top Integrative, Functional and Lyme Literate Doctors through the course of her journey and has accumulated a wealth of knowledge in several holistic modalities including nutrition, herbs, gut health, detoxification programs, and essential oils. Laura is also an Activist and Advocate for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases as well as raising awareness and educating the public on Environmental and Biotoxin Illnesses.
Kristina Ruiz - Office Manager / Patient Case Manager
As Office Manager, Kristina oversees the daily operations of the clinic ensuring our patients get the care and attention they deserve through our holistic approach to healthcare. Kristina also supercises the staff, implementing a team-focused approach by effective communication and cross-training.
As Patient Case Manager, Kristina helps guide and assist patients from their first experience and appointment through the end of their treatment plan. As Patient Case Manager, Kristina will help plan, coordinate, monitor and evaluate each phase of our Integrative process.
Kristina has over 12 years' experience in the medical field starting in 2006 as a Nurse's Assistant (NA). From there, she received her Certified Nurse's Assistant (CNA) and Med tech certifications. Kristina's experience ranges from nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabs as well as an Allergy Tech within a large ENT / Allergy clinic. In 2011 Kristina completed her Patient Care Tech (PCT), followed by an Associates Degree in healthcare administration in 2013.
Krystle D'Aquino loves being a part of the team at CLI Integrative Medicine. From scheduling and managing appointments, to greeting patients for a tour, she enjoys being able to contribute to others' healthcare journeys in a positive way.
In college, Krystle loved giving back and did community service with Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, and many more organizations. After graduating from USF with her BA in English, Krystle noticed her mother experiencing symptoms typical of neuropathy. Multiple failed traditional medicine treatments and surgeries prompted Krystle and her family to look into an alternative and more natural approach to healthcare. After her moths became a patient at CLI and the treatments began to improve her mother's way of life, Krystle was lucky enough to join the team and be a part of helping others the way the team had helped her mother.