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Rugg Wellness was formed when Peter—a Board Certified in Internal & Emergency Medicine with over 33 years’ experience of working and teaching in an academic hospital–teamed up with his wife Patti–an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach with 16 years’ experience coaching. Together, we are “Partnering Together to Create Your Healthiest Lifestyle.”

Their unique partnership encompasses raising a family together for over 33 years and working synergistically within modern medicine while focusing on the whole body natural wellness approach. Together, their modern medicine and wellness solutions keep you healthy as you age, enjoying a life of travel and adventure, a life surrounded by family and friends, and a life filled with love and dignity living in your own home. Peter and his wife are excited and ready to make that future happen for you!

Their mission is to educate, empower, and enliven YOU. By empowering individuals and health professionals alike, Rugg Wellness aims to improve personal, public, and environmental health worldwide. Learn and grow with them to transform your lifestyle and experience renewed energy and vitality that will last a lifetime, so you too can enjoy your Golden Years! At Rugg Wellness, the team is dramatically changing the way doctors treat chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and cancer. By putting prevention over pills, we’re empowering patients to take control of their own health and treating a range of chronic diseases that plague over 60% of the nation’s population–a number that grows every day. Chronic conditions include:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Stress
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) issues
  • Obesity
  • Sleep problems
  • Depression
  • And more…

Are you staring down the barrel of facing one of these?

Are you afraid of not being well enough to enjoy the life you’ve dreamt of and have worked so hard for?

Are you interested in avoiding the consequences of chronic disease?

Are you currently active and healthy and want to stay that way?

There are solutions!

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Peter Rugg, MD, FACEP

Peter Rugg, MD, FACEP

Medical Director

Formal Experience

  • Neuroscientist specializing in human neurophysiology | Trained at Amherst College
  • Specializing in Functional Medicine | Trained at the University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine
  • Board Certified in Emergency Medicine
  • Co-Founder of Rugg Wellness

As the Medical Director of Quality for the Health Care System at UMASS Medical for many years, he worked hard. As a Doctor, Dr. Rugg worked even harder on spreading his belief that it’s more important to “take charge of our health with urgency and not emergency.” To do this, he worked extensively on bringing nutrition into medical education and practice. Conducting clinical research on healthful diets allowed him to build the foundation for the role of nutrition in medicine. Dr. Rugg also focused heavily on promoting optimal nutrition through science-based education, advocacy, and research.

From weight loss to healthy habits, from heart disease to diabetes, from stress management to sleeping issues, from chronic pain to an exercise routine, Dr. Rugg has the medical knowledge to treat the disease and the integrative mission to treat the person. Peter is eager to share his passion for a healthy lifestyle by incorporating healthy food choices, supplementation, exercise, self-care and sleep.

My wife, Patti, and I had dreams of working together as a Medical Doctor and Health Coach with an internet business. We just didn’t know the language or how to begin the process. It was overwhelming, yet by immersing ourselves in local events, we pushed ourselves out of our comfort zones. It brought us to a place where we could dive into the deep end and create Rugg Wellness.

Still to this day, with all our family and business commitments, Patti and I make time to travel and experience every day to its fullest. We love to do all kinds of outdoor activity. We most enjoy our evening walk with our two dachshunds. We have 4 grown children and one 10-year-old grandson. Something you do not know about us: living in Europe for almost 3 years in the late 70’s was an amazing experience!

Patti Rugg, CHC, AADP

Patti Rugg, CHC, AADP

Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

Formal Experience

  • Integrative Nutrition Health Coach | Graduate from IIN in 2013
  • Board-Certified Health Counselor (AADP)
  • Sanoviv Medical Institute Nutrition Advisor
  • Co-Founder of Rugg Wellness

Hello everyone! I’m Patti Rugg, an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and Co-Founder of Rugg Wellness. With my certifications, I have trained patients and both corporate and individual clients on the importance and easy integration of healthy habits for over 20 years and I focus on cutting-edge gut microbiome Research & Education.

I have represented the leading nutritional supplement manufacturer internationally and am responsible for educating and training physicians, consumers and retailers in the optimal use of supplementation. I am a featured speaker and educator on nutrition, fitness and preventive concepts throughout New England.

Together with my husband, Peter, we provide integrative medical and health coaching solutions for what you would want to have, be and do, now and in your golden years. I know what it’s like to have a life that feels too busy to even think about getting healthy, let alone the time to research and create a successful plan. Years ago, that meant raising four children 6 years apart in age while my husband worked a hectic schedule in emergency medicine. I was always on the go and always had to juggle my time. And now we juggle still, building a business, working with our wonderful clients, and chasing our dream of allowing you to enjoy your desired life!

With 15 years under my belt as a health coach, I have learned the solutions. Combined and integrated with my husband’s medical knowledge, we manage and solve dozens of our clients’ issues. From heart disease to sleep issues–from healthy diets to immunity–from illness to depression: just to name a few. There is a natural and integrated recipe out there for just your needs.

My mission in life is to educate and empower people like yourself to take control of their health. Let’s roll up our sleeves together, and get to work getting (or keeping) you in vibrant health! Let me help you!

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