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Mission: An Integrative Approach


Awaken One, Benefit All™

Integrative Medical & Health Care for the Whole Family

Our Mission


Empowering parents, teachers and other caregivers to advocate for and support adults and children suffering from the negative effects of stress and anxiety and other emotional and physical health related disorders.


Stress and trauma come in many forms and guises. Emotional stress and many forms of abuse or trauma do not leave physical scars. The wounds living things carry are often suffered from life’s most casual and insidious abusers and abuses – i.e. emotional neglect or abandonment, harsh judgment or criticisms from others. These invisible scars can cut as deeply as severe physical wounds and are often even harder to recognize and therefore rehabilitate.

Awaken One, Benefit All recognizes that empathy, consciousness and sensitivity can help every member of the family to develop improved self-awareness, self-responsibility and self-regulation. AOBA is an individual and family based health coaching and counseling program that awakens each member of the family by enhancing one’s ability to deeply connect, engage and nurture – one self and others.   AOBA and The Present Tense Curriculum© support the healthy functioning of body, mind and spirit, which results in improved relationships – in one’s immediate family as well as beyond the small family.

Park Avenue Integrative Health Practitioners are committed to, and embody, the philosophy and practice of integrative medicine and healthcare, a holistic approach to living that takes into account the emotional and physical health of the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. We are dedicated to cultivating a collaborative relationship with you and your family, one that through a process of awareness improves and sustains your optimal emotional, physical and spiritual health & well–being.

Our Principles

Consultations address a person’s personal and professional concerns from a physical, emotional and spiritual perspective. Integrating the theoretical frameworks of modern and natural science each session focuses on who you are inside and out.

A comprehensive health history is completed and evaluated by a physician and certified life, health and nutrition counselor. Based upon a comprehensive assessment, a personalized integrative program is developed that balances the entire circle of life. This program includes counseling for personal and professional experiential learning, healing and growth. Individualized programs are aimed at increasing an individual’s self awareness, laying the groundwork for effective communication with self and others, reducing stress, teaching cognitive and behavioral coping strategies, improving nutrition and optimizing time management. Osteopathic prescriptive relaxation and energy exercise techniques are part of each program to enhance emotional as well as physical healing. Physicians and certified practitioners work collaboratively as partners with patients throughout the treatment process.

  • Consideration of the whole individual is taken into as part of the diagnostic process – including all aspects of lifestyle.
  • Traditional, conventional and alternative methods are integrated as and implemented to fully support the body and mind’s natural healing response.
  • Preventative healthcare is key – as such the least invasive approaches to health and wellness are always our first choice and used whenever possible.
  • Our integrative approach to medicine, health, well being and nutrition embraces both conventional medicine and alternative therapies.
  • Our integrative practice reflects an awareness and comprehensive understanding of the latest scientific, contemplative and experiential research.

Our physicians and certified practitioners provide individualized consultations and care for basic concerns as well as complex and/or chronic medical conditions such as cancer, diabetes, obesity, insomnia, stress and eating disorders, and heart disease. Tools are implemented for setting and achieving personal, academic and professional goals that improve one’s overall health, self-confidence and self-esteem.

A new patient consultation can last up to two hours. Follow-up and return visits are scheduled as needed.

One consultation can improve the emotional and physical health and wellbeing of every member of your family. Schedule a private consultation with Park Avenue Integrative Health Practitioners today.


Fees are set on an individual basis. Some insurance companies reimburse for integrative health counseling, and we will gladly provide you with an invoice to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Park Avenue Integrative Health Directors

Dr. Greg Yapalater, M.D.

Pediatrics/Family Medicine

For almost three decades, Dr. Greg, as he is fondly known, has been a New York pediatrician providing care for infants, children, adolescents and families in New York and around the world. Dr. Yapalater is the Director of Park Avenue Medical Specialists and Park Avenue Integrative Health. He is affiliated with New York Cornell Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital. He received his medical training at the University of Paris Medical School in Paris, France. He is the Director of Medical Services for Spence Chapin International Adoption Services, and has also worked as a physician for The International Rescue Committee (Docteurs Sans Frontiers). Dr. Greg supports numerous causes that aid and serve children and families worldwide. Dr. Yapalater regularly appears as a medical expert on Fox 5 News, 20/20 and the Regis and Kelly show.

Karin Yapalater, CHHC, AADP

Individual/Family Life, Health & Nutrition Counselor

Karin Yapalater is a certified health and nutrition counselor specializing in individual and family care. She received her training and certification from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Columbia Teachers College and holds a B.A. with honors from New York University and an M.F.A. with honors from Columbia University. She is the founder and Director of Good Company, a non-profit organization that supports the field of contemplative education, working to “awaken the planet…one breath, one kindness, one kinship at a time.” She is also certified by EAGALA ( and teaches Equine Guided Education, Equine Facilitated Learning and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.

Karin creates experiential individual and group workshops, retreats and programs such as her highly acclaimed Manifest Abundance Retreat, and Present Tense©® – a 12 week Self Awareness and Communications Master Course – tools for living and learning from the inside out. These scientifically researched, results oriented programs improve communication and awareness, reduce stress, teach cognitive and behavioral coping strategies, increase self confidence and self esteem, disprove assumptive personal core belief systems, and encourage sustainable contemplative growth and learning.

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