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Chief Wellness Officer
Donna L. Hamilton, MD, MS, FAAP, a former board certified pediatrician, uses her health promotion expertise to teach wellness to people of all ages. As a pediatrician she quickly learned the key to achieving optimal health in children: optimize the health of the adults in their life. Years later this simple but often overlooked fact prompted Dr. Hamilton to create the health and wellness services of Manifest Excellence, LLC.
Dr. Donna first began professionally working with children over 25 years ago. Prior to becoming a pediatrician she planned and conducted workshops for high school and college students. She carried this love of teaching into her medical career because health promotion and teaching wellness is a key part of community pediatrics.
During her career as a community pediatrician Dr. Donna frequently saw non-physical factors like stress, environment, and relationships impact not only her patients’ health but also their caregivers. Addressing these psychosocial issues often was a major factor in her patients’ ability to achieve optimal health.
Prompted by her commitment to facilitate a paradigm shift towards wellness, Dr. Donna eventually “hung up her stethoscope” and began non-clinical wellness promotion. Her informative and encouraging presentations stress the importance of addressing all factors that impact health and wellbeing. She passionately believes this is the way to achieve optimal health.
Dr. Hamilton’s educational background also reflects her awareness that multiple factors impact the health and wellness of our society. After obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Virginia, Dr. Hamilton received a Master of Science degree in Zoology at Rutgers University. She then did medical research at New York University Medical School prior to attending medical school. After receiving her Doctorate of Medicine degree from Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Hamilton completed her pediatric residency at the University of Minnesota. She combines her solid foundation in traditional medicine with additional holistic health training to provide easy and effective wellness tools and strategies.