Clinical Team Bios

Dr. David Dulitz, MD

Dr. Dulitz received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency and fellowship at LSU. Dr. Dulitz is currently in private practice in Metairie, Louisiana. He has been conducting studies with CTM since 2005. Dr. Dulitz has conducted clinical research trials in the following areas: Hepatitis C, GERD, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Crohn’s Disease. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

Dr. Ricky Phillips, DNP

An Air Force veteran with over 20 years of health care experience, Dr. Phillips is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, who believes that optimal health and wellness involves much more than simply “a pill for every ill.” Because no two patients are alike, he takes a holistic approach to treatment with a focus on individualizing a health and wellness plan based upon each person’s goals and needs. The clinics’ many services help simplify your path to optimal health and wellness by looking for the underlying cause of an illness rather than merely treating a particular symptom or set of symptoms using the all to common “Band-Aid” approach. While Dr. Phillips is able to prescribe medications when necessary, he believes that treating the underlying cause of illness offers a more personal and permanent solution. He has written several health-related articles for and been interviewed by local magazines and has also appeared on the local news promoting the Paleo Diet.

He completed his Associate of Science in Nursing at Pensacola Community College, both Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) at Loyola University New Orleans, his Doctor of  Nursing Practice at Chatham University, and his Doctor of Traditional Naturopathy from Trinity College of Natural Health. He additionally completed a fellowship in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine through the Metabolic Medical Institute.

Dr. Dulitz received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency and fellowship at LSU. Dr. Dulitz is currently in private practice in Metairie, Louisiana. He has been conducting studies with CTM since 2005. Dr. Dulitz has conducted clinical research trials in the following areas: Hepatitis C, GERD, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Crohn’s Disease. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

Ciara Bernard, NRP

Ciara is a nationally registered Paramedic with over 9 years of experience in pre-hospital emergencies, hospital training, and clinical medicine. Having shifted her career in medicine from the ambulance to the clinical setting, she is now focusing her attention on clinical research. With her background in the ever-evolving career of Paramedicine, Ciara brings a varied skill set that allows for multi-therapeutic studies. Ciara dual majored at Nicholls State University and received her BS in Athletic Training and Health Sciences.