Ella M. McElwee ND, HmD, PhD

Ella M. McElwee ND, HmD, PhD

Walt Lang ND, CNHP

Walt Lang ND, CNHP

Ella M. McElwee ND, HmD, PhD

Ella M. McElwee ND, HmD, PhD

Founder and Director

Ella is the founder and director of Health By Choice, Inc.’s Integrated Health Care Center and Natural Food Store in beautiful Morrison’s Cove area in rural western Pennsylvania and of Health by Choice East in Manheim, Pennsylvania. Nationally known as a speaker and educator in the field of nutrition and natural healing, Ella utilizes the concepts of Homeopathy and Naturopathy in her unique, individualized counseling of clients for over thirty years. Her  holistic, integrated approach to health care has made her very much sought after as a consultant to companies engaged in cutting-edge research into natural remedies. Ella strives to help her clients learn how to achieve “wellness,” which she describes as “the furthermost point from disease.” She has degrees in Naturopathy and Homeopathy, along with a PhD in Natural Sciences.  She has developed numerous formulations for supplementation of various conditions, many of which are widely used throughout the United States & Canada.
Walt Lang ND, CNHP

Walt Lang ND, CNHP

Walt is a Naturopathic Doctor at both of our locations. He has been a student of Naturopathy for the past ten years. Having spent many years in the food industry, he is comfortable helping people modify their diets and learn about the hidden dangers in the food they eat. In any wellness program, one must start with the basics of quality water, food, and exercise. He believes that exercise is an essential component that is often missing from many individual's wellness programs and an important part of achieving a balanced life.

Patty Douglas BSN, RN, CCT

Patty Douglas BSN, RN, CCT

Patty is our clinic nurse and lab supervisor at HBC.  Patty has been in nursing for over 30 years with prior experience in oncology, home health, drug and alcohol rehab, long term care, staff development and infection control. Patty is a certified clinical thermographer (CCT) with a special interest in educating women on ways to improve breast health. This includes the benefits of  thermography or digital infrared thermal imaging for women. Vascular and temperature pattern changes in the breasts can be monitored and results can be useful for helping women to make beneficial life style changes that can lower their risk for breast health problems. Thermography is non invasive, painless, involves no radiation, and is FDA registered. Thermography is also beneficial for monitoring certain cardiac/circulation issues, nerve dysfunction, gastrointestinal problems and chronic pain issues.

Paula Himes SMC

Paula Himes SMC

Paula is a Stress Management Counselor, Reiki Practitioner, and Client Services Coordinator at Health By Choice in New Enterprise and Manheim. Her interests include Emotional Healing, Dream Analysis and Mind Body Spirit Wellness. She is also the facilitator of the Results Therapy.

Steve McNeal DC

Steve McNeal DC

Dr. McNeal has over 20 years experience and has expanded his current practice at McNeal Family Chiropractic, Ebensburg, PA to this second location to provide current and new patients with more opportunities to maintain healthy lifestyles, treat injuries & help speed up their recovery.  Patients with all types of injuries, including sports, work, auto accident, neck, and back injuries will be able to benefit from chiropractic. Dr. McNeal says that “It is my goal to assist the surrounding communities of New Enterprise in reducing pain, improving strength, flexibility, endurance, balance and agility.”  Chiropractic care is an effective tool in reducing stress and tension, aiding weight loss, injury prevention, and increases efficiency of sleep. Call 800.858.3288 to schedule an appointment with Dr. McNeal.

Dr. Ralph A. Miranda, MD

Dr. Ralph A. Miranda, MD

Laboratory Director