After practicing together for four years, Drs. Byrne and Lee decided to create their own optimal practice - a small, multidisciplinary, patient-centered, integrative center. Our scope of practice includes Primary Care for infants through elders, Herbalism, Functional Medicine, Osteopathy, Massage, Acupuncture, A.R.T., and Mindfulness.
Sarah Byrne, MD
Sarah is a Board-Certified Family Medicine physician who graduated from the Tufts University Residency program with a concentration in Integrative Medicine. She attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, where she addressed her graduating class as a Commencement speaker and received the school’s Family Medicine Award. Throughout her medical training and practice, Sarah has widened her approach to healing, including studies of Energy Medicine and Functional Medicine. Most recently, she is working toward her Certification as a Clinical Herbalist under the mentorship of Tieraona Low Dog, MD. Her dream is to revolutionize Primary Care by building a model of empowerment that incorporates joy, nature, and deeper connection to ourselves, each other, and the planet. In her spare time, she loves playing in the backyard with her husband and two boys, sitting by fires, dancing, taking endless pictures, and any activity that involves dressing up in a costume.
Noelle Lee, DO
After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Noelle pursued training as a massage therapist and midwife and practiced both of these professions for 7 years before deciding to attend medical school. Her experience with midwifery, while very fulfilling, made her realize that she wanted to continue taking care of the child and the family as they grew. Noelle then pursued medical training at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her Family Medicine Residency at Brown University. In medical school, Noelle received both the excellence in Family Medicine, as well as Obstetrics and Gynecology award for her graduating class and completed her program with honors. In residency, she received the Gold Humanism in Medicine award from the Brown Medical students for exceptional teaching. Noelle is Board Certified in Family Medicine and in Integrative Holistic Medicine, and actively practices Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, blending all of her skills together for a comprehensive treatment approach to the whole person for her patients.
Caitlin Stauder, DO
Caitlin earned her medical degree from NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine. She subsequently completed her Family Practice residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, where she was chief resident her final year. After residency, Caitlin completed a fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine/Neuromuscular Medicine (OMM/NMM) also at St. Barnabas Hospital. She uses osteopathy to optimize the body’s innate ability to heal, searching for the health, rather than the illness, in each patient. She believes the body is composed of interconnected systems that need to be comprehensively considered during treatment, rather than focusing on one symptom in isolation. She practices this approach with all of her patients, ranging from newborns to geriatrics. Caitlin grew up in Maine and now lives in Boston with her husband and two miniature dachshunds. She has a DO from NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine and a BA from Bowdoin College.
Andraly Horn, LMT, BCST
Andraly Horn graduated from the Florida School of Massage in 1993. He went on to teach musculoskeletal anatomy there for 4 years. He has been practicing massage full time since graduation, and has pursued advanced training and certification in Sports Massage, Structural Bodywork and Awareness, and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. He is a member of the Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America and the American Massage Therapy Association. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science. In his spare time, he is an avid organic farmer and loves to spend as much time as possible observing and being still in the natural world.
Rachel French, MAOM
Rachel graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She then received her Master’s of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree from the New England School of Acupuncture in 2009. She is board-certified in Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®) and licensed by the Board of Registration in Medicine. During her post-graduate studies, Rachel participated in the Global Acupuncture Project in which she treated the locals of Uganda as well as training nurses, midwives and other healthcare providers in basic acupuncture protocols. It was here that she first became inspired to create a clinic, which offered accessibility to all members of the community. Rachel’s practice of acupuncture is very gentle. Her style is eclectic, accessing many different systems with a focus on Traditional Chinese Medicine inspired by the Daoist classics, Dr. Tan-style distal treatments and trigger point therapy.
Sara Cyr, CHC
Sara Cyr, CHC is a Certified Health Coach and a certified Peggy Huddleston workshop facilitator who adores working with people who are ready to be healthier and are looking for a partner to journey with. As a health coach, Sara guides clients toward better health physically and emotionally using different aspects of health such as nutrition and exercise. As a Peggy Huddleston workshop facilitator, Sara helps people reduce stress and heal faster by teaching mind-body techniques to help people draw on their own inner wisdom to shift out of stress and fear and into calm and health.
Libby Corcoran, P.T., A.R.T.®
Libby is a certified A.R.T.® Practitioner. A.R.T, Allergy Release Technique, is an integrative methodology that focuses on building and strengthening the body’s immune system with the goal of eliminating allergic responses. Prior to studying A.R.T., Libby worked for the past 19 years as a licensed physical therapist, focusing on home care treatment of her patients. Libby has received certification in the practice of Eden Energy Medicine and Reiki. She received both her undergraduate degree and Masters of Physical Therapy from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. Libby is excited to introduce the many benefits of the A.R.T. process to the patients of Root Family Medicine. The holistic approach to healing and treatment at Root Family Medicine is a wonderful compliment to the A.R.T. treatment process. To schedule or learn more about A.R.T. click here.
Liz is our Practice Manager at Root Family Medicine. She came to Root in 2018 for a practice that is more aligned with her own beliefs about health and wellbeing. With more than 10 years of experience in Boston's teaching hospitals, Liz has worked as both a clinical medical assistant and an administrator. she sees the incredible value Root offers to our patients and staff and is eager to build on the mission. When not at work, Liz is spending as much time as possible with her family. They enjoy visiting museums and taking road trips. Liz is proud to be a part of the Root Family and hopes to further advance the wellbeing of our community.
Rebecca is our radiant front desk administrator. She started off in the event planning industry, but has always had a passion for healthcare due to her past family history and a personal history of food allergies. Rebecca loves being outdoors and spending time with her family. She also enjoys spending time on Cape Cod where she has vacationed there with her family all her life. Rebecca graduated from college at Roger Williams University with a bachelor's degree in marketing. She loves working at Root Family because of the close knit family vibe the employees share, and feels that that is what makes the difference for our patients.