Catherine O’Rourke, BSN, RN has been a nurse since 2005, where she’s had experience in the intensive care unit, SWAT Team, interventional radiology, hospice, cardiac cath lab and IV therapy.
As she’s worked with the acutely sick patient population, she realized the growing need and importance for prevention of disease. She has also realized how complicated the healthcare system can be for the average patient and family and works to close that knowledge gap.
Catherine has earned a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, has completed studies on “Diet and Lifestyle Intervention” from Wellness Forum Health, and stays current with the latest science in order to best serve her clients.
Along with her husband Doug, Catherine is raising four young children, so she is no stranger to the busy family dynamic!
Since 2016 she has enjoyed working with her physician, and now friend and Plant Partner, Anne S. Bingham, MD to share and teach others about the benefits of plant-based nutrition.
Anne S. Bingham, MD, FACOG, DipABLM has worked at Crescent Street OBGYN for over 20 years. She received her BA from Yale University, MD from the University of Vermont and completed her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.
As the daughter-in-law of Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Anne has witnessed the results of his research and listened to his message from the start (1980’s). Anne has also earned a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, where she now also lectures. More recently, Anne has earned her board certification from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.
Together, with her husband Ted Esselstyn, they have lived the plant-based life and raised their three (mostly grown) children the same.
From her experience in her OBGYN practice, Anne is seeing more obesity, more diabetes and more hypertension in her women patients. This has convinced her more than ever that plant-based nutrition is the key to better health including better pregnancies and healthier babies.
Anne and Catherine joined forces in 2017.
Together they host The Plantluck monthly, teach workshops on the power of food as medicine and work with clients and patients individually to improve their health.