Evangelia Lila Augoustiniatos, MD, FACP, CAc

Lila Augoustiniatos, MD, FACP, CAc, is a fully licensed physician who provides a wide range internal medicine and integrative medicine services to the men and women of Long Island, New York. As the medical director at Evia Medical Center in Smithtown, New York, Dr. Augoustiniatos leads a talented team of medical professionals, with a special focus on acupuncture and functional medicine.

Her passion for medicine began early on, leading to a sterling medical education that began with receiving a bachelor’s degree from New York University. Dr. Augoustiniatos then went on to earn her doctor of medicine degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, New Jersey. Next, she completed both her internship and residency at Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, New York.

Dr. Augoustiniatos is one of the original physicians who spearheaded the success of the Long Island State Veterans Home, a university-based long-term care facility at Stony Brook University Hospital. As an assistant professor of clinical medicine at Stony Brook, she continues to teach medical students, residents, and nurse practitioners in her outpatient clinical practice.

Dr. Augoustiniatos has been practicing since 1991 and holds the title of Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP). In addition, Dr. Augoustiniatos has had her New York State certification in acupuncture since 2004 and has been board-certified in anti-aging and regenerative medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine since 2007. Dr. Augoustiniatos is a recipient of multiple Patients’ Choice awards and Compassionate Doctor Recognition awards.

As medical director of Evia Medical Center, Dr. Augoustiniatos has brought together a team of like-minded medical professionals to assist patients in their healing process. Her passion is to identify the root causes of her patients’ diseases and empower them by providing the tools that will allow them to regain and maintain their health. Dr. Augoustiniatos has successfully combined internal medicine, acupuncture, age-management medicine, nutritional guidance, and pharmaceutical-grade supplements in order to optimize the health and quality of life of her patients.

Darla Lynch, MD, MS, CAc

Darla Lynch, MD, MS, CAc, is a fully licensed physician who offers a variety of internal medicine and integrative medicine treatments to the residents of Long Island, New York. As a key staff member of Evia Medical Center in Smithtown, New York, Dr. Lynch offers expertise in many disciplines, from functional medicine to acupuncture.

Dr. Lynch’s patients benefit from an extensive medical education and wealth of field experience. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and her doctor of medicine degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, both in New York. Between those degrees, she earned her Master of Science in human nutrition at Columbia University in New York, and she then completed both her internship and residency at Stony Brook University Hospital.

Dr. Lynch is board-certified in family medicine and is a New York State-certified acupuncturist. She provides an integrative medicine approach combining traditional Western medicine, Eastern medicine, and nutritional counseling, and has been practicing since 1997.

Her passion is to maximize her patients’ quality of life by using hormone evaluation and optimization, clinical nutrition, and acupuncture to support and restore her patients’ normal physiology and function as they move through life. Dr. Lynch forms integrative plans for fatigue, insomnia, thyroid disease, perimenopause, and metabolic syndrome.

In addition to serving as a family medicine physician, Dr. Lynch has a special interest and many years of experience in noninvasive pain management, including acupuncture, dry needling, trigger-point injections, and an innovative migraine treatment called sphenopalatine ganglion block. She uses these and other modalities combined with supplements and/or medication to treat neck pain, sciatica, muscle spasms, migraines, and fibromyalgia.

Lawrence Salob, D.O, FACOFP

Lawrence Salob, DO, FACOFP, is a family medicine and osteopathic medicine physician practicing at Evia Medical Center in Long Island, New York.

The son of a chiropractor, Dr. Salob was impressed at a young age at the power of direct hands-on care in caring for patients. The use of the hands to palpate disease and offer treatment to restore the body’s health was a fundamental decision to pursue being an osteopathic physician (D.O.).

He graduated from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine at the New York Institute of Technology in 2002. While attending, he engaged in a one-year Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. He completed his Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment residency at Peninsula Hospital Center in Far Rockaway, where he also served as chief resident.

Initially providing office-based family practice care, an opportunity led him to provide house calls to homebound patients. This experience provided insight into the care of the elderly population while focusing on improving one’s quality of life. He has also cared for subacute rehab and long-term residents of multiple nursing homes.

Embracing the osteopathic philosophy, Dr.Salob applies traditional medicine with Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT). OMT is a set of hands-on techniques used by osteopathic physicians to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. OMT can be used to ease pain, promote healing, and increase overall mobility. He practices medicine with the philosophy of treating the whole person. Common things that are treated with OMT include back pain, headaches, joint pain, sinus problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Along with medication, physical therapy, activity, diet, weight loss, stretching, and other modalities (like trigger point injections), OMT can help people’s bodies function at their highest potential. When OMT is used in conjunction with other treatments such as those above, as well as acupuncture and massage, it can help decrease the severity, duration, and frequency of symptoms, as well as levels of patient discomfort. It can also help some patients with chronic pain conditions decrease their need for pain medication.

Dr. Salob is board-certified by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the AOA, in addition to being a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

As an osteopath, Dr. Salob is passionate about improving the quality of life of patients while helping the body restore its inherent capacity to heal and maintain its functional capability. He abides by this wisdom attributed to osteopathic physician A.T. Stills: “To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease.”

Having treated patients of all ages, Dr. Salob emphasizes a comprehensive and individualized approach to the care of the patient. His experiences have fostered a holistic approach to caring for a patient, not just treating a set of symptoms or chief complaints.

Elizabeth Kollar, ANP-C

Elizabeth Kollar, ANP-C, is a certified adult nurse practitioner who offers a host of medical services to the women and men of Long Island, New York. As a core member of Evia Medical Center in Smithtown, New York, Kollar specializes in internal medicine and integrative medicine. She provides patients with urgent medical care, routine follow-up visits, and nutritional and weight loss counseling.

Kollar earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing and her Master of Science as a nurse practitioner from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Prior to completing her nurse practitioner (NP) training, she worked as a registered nurse for more than eight years at Stony Brook University Hospital, working with adult and geriatric medicine patients. Kollar received part of her NP training under the supervision of Dr. Augoustiniatos and subsequently followed her to Evia Medical Center, where she served as an adult nurse practitioner since 2006.

Kollar is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, as well as the Nurse Practitioner Association New York State and its Long Island chapter, NPALI. She regularly attends various continuing education events in internal and integrative medicine.

Beyond nursing, Ms. Kollar has been a member of the East Farmingdale Volunteer Fire Company since 1996, is still an active firefighter and EMT-B, and has held the positions of rescue lieutenant and rescue captain.

Taylor Sarich, MS, LAc

Taylor Sarich, MS, LAc is a practitioner of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine licensed by the state of New York. Taylor received her education in Traditional Chinese Medicine through New York College of Health Professions in Syosset, New York, where she acquired her Master’s degree in Bioscience and Acupuncture. Her studies included Acupuncture, Tui Na, anatomy, physiology, nutrition, herbs along with both eastern and western internal medicine and disease diagnosis.

Taylor was also an intern in the New York College clinic where she treated numerous conditions such as menopause, hormonal imbalance, menstrual regulation, fertility process, insomnia, depression, anxiety, pain, disc herniations, drop foot, neuropathy, digestive disorders, migraines and various maladies.

Taylor is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and the by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Clean Needle Technique.

During her internship she had also volunteered to treat MDs and Nurse Practitioners at Northwell Hospital.

Taylor’s focus as a practitioner is to provide her patients with individualized and comprehensive care treating a variety of conditions. Along with treating current imbalances Taylor also provides her patients with proactive care that benefits the maintenance of health and wellness.

She has a background in numerous forms of holistic healing. Taylor is a certified Reiki healer and practices sound healing and the use of vibrational healing during those sessions as well. This encompasses treating numerous forms of mental-emotional imbalances, digestive disorders, body pain, stress, hormonal imbalances and insomnia.

As part of her attributes to physical wellness Taylor has been a professional dancer for 20 years and loves many activities such as snowboarding, yoga, rollerblading, and hiking. Her hobbies include painting and photography. She has traveled to many places and has a strong connection with the outdoors.

She is excited about helping patients reach their health and wellness goals at Evia Medical Center.

Shenshen Dai, LAc (MD from China)

Dr. Shen is a licensed and nationally board-certified acupuncturist. She graduated from Wenzhou Medical University of China in western medicine where she was engaged in hepatobiliary and pancreatic research.

She began learning traditional Chinese medicine techniques from her family members who were also doctors of traditional Chinese medicine. She then became interested in the various modalities of natural medicine that help prevent and relieve conditions such as musculoskeletal pain, emotional stress, gynecological conditions, infertility and many more.

Following this, Dr. Shen decided to devote her studies to acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, and received her Bachelor’s degree in Acupuncture and her Master’s degree of Health Science from the New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Dr. Shen is committed to helping her patients on their road to recovery and wellness at Evia Medical Center.

With her training as both a physician in western medicine in China as well as traditional Chinese medicine, she offers her patients a unique integrative approach to healthcare.