Dr. Charlotte Ciotti was born to devoted parents in Jeannette, Pa. She attended Xavier Academy in Latrobe, Pa., where she excelled in the fine arts including piano, drama, and debate.
She continued her education at Wheeling Jesuit University, where she studied Sociology and Psychology. While in college she participated in musical productions and dance.
She enrolled in graduate school at Washington University, in St. Louis, to study and obtain a combined Masters degree in Sociology and Counseling, when her career path took a sudden shift. Having become interested in alternative medicine and nutrition, Dr. Ciotti decided to combine her keen interests in natural health care into a professional study. She subsequently enrolled at Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis.
While in Chiropractic school, Dr. Ciotti excelled in clinical diagnosis and cervical manipulation. Her interests broadened to include the study of Nutritional Therapeutics, which she began to combine into the treatment protocols that are still in vogue today at Medical Wellness Associates.
Following her graduation from Logan, Dr. Ciotti returned home to start, with Dr. Martin Gallagher, Chiropractic Nutritional Associates, and, later, Medical Wellness Associates, one of the first integrative medical facilities in the U.S.
Dr. Ciotti is married to Dr.Gallagher. They have one son, Todd. They reside in Greensburg, Pa.