Cathie-Ann Lippman, MD, a Different Kind of Medical Doctor. She established her clinic, The Lippman Center for Optimal Health, to offer a whole-body approach to health care. She believes we are more than the sum of our symptoms. Working with you, she identifies the real reason why you feel ill and develops a treatment plan with the goal of feeling better. She evaluates patients based on nutritional, physiological, environmental, and psychological factors.