We are the Alternative to Alternative Medicine. The Cometa Wellness Center was founded in 2002 by Dr. Ariane Cometa, a Board Certified doctor in Family Medicine.
We provide a supportive environment and healing center where conventional medical training and complementary medicine combine to create wellness.
We at The Cometa Wellness Center realize that an integrative approach towards holistic health is best able to address each individual’s personal needs. Integrative Medicine is no longer the medicine of the future; it is the medicine of today.
Ariane Cometa M.D.
As a board certified Family Medicine Physician, Dr. Cometa treats not only the whole family, but also the whole patient.
The integration of conventional medical training and complementary medical education, provide Dr. Cometa with the flexibility to structure each patient’s medical experience to meet their individual needs.
Dr. Cometa likes to consider a visit to her office more like a visit to your partner in health and a supportive environment to create your own Wellness Program.
She has spent years studying Nutritional Medicine, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Cranial Sacral Therapy and Natural Hormone Prescribing.
Some of her mentors are Dr. Christian Northrup, Dr. Alan Gaby, and Dr. Patch Adams. She was fortunate to meet and study with these doctors and many more throughout her medical and residency training.
Exposure to great holistically minded physicians provided Dr. Cometa with the support she needed to study and integrate complementary therapies into her conventional medical training.
Dr. Cometa will prescribe medications when necessary, but she prefers to institute natural alternatives to medications whenever possible. She will also often recommend acupuncture, massage or other healing modalities as part of her treatment plan.
Dr. Cometa graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia in 1992. She went on to do her medical residency training in Family Medicine at the Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine from 1992-1995.
She immediately began to blend her training in both complementary medicine and conventional medicine into her Integrative Medical practice in 1992, while in private practice in York, Maine.
When she and her husband, also a physician, moved to the Baltimore area in 1998, she became an attending physician with The Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
Still on staff as a physician with GBMC, Dr. Cometa has been the founder and owner of The Cometa Wellness Center. She has recently moved this holistic health center to its new Cockeysville-Hunt Valley location.