Dr. Diulus (called Dr. Carrie by most of her patients) practices “patient-centered” medicine rather than the traditional “disease-centered” model. She starts by identifying all of the factors that influence a patient’s health. This understanding is then combined with state-of-the-art surgical and medical care including complementary and integrative approaches to develop an individualized program for each patient’s unique needs.
This is the philosophy Dr. Diulus brought to the Crystal Clinic Spine Wellness Center in Akron, Ohio. Prior to joining the Crystal Clinic in 2014, Dr. Diulus was a spine surgeon in the Center for Spine Health at the Cleveland Clinic and she maintains privileges at Cleveland Clinic hospitals.
At the Crystal Clinic Spine Wellness Center, she and her team consider each patient’s unique physical, cultural, environmental, and social history when developing their treatment plan. They choose from a broad array of traditional and alternative medicine, including medication, physical therapy, surgery, injections and treatment for other medical problems, as well as nutritional counseling, acupuncture, supplements, social support, yoga and Pilates, sleep therapy, and stress management approaches.
The result is a program that partners with patients to address the myriad of overlapping contributors to spine pain and dysfunction. This enables patients to find relief from pain and disability and empowers them to gain not only spine wellness but also to take control of their overall health.
About Dr. Diulus
Dr. Diulus, received her medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University. She did three years of residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio, and completed a six-year residency-training program in orthopedic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. She completed a spine fellowship with the SpineCare Medical Group in San Francisco. Today, she is one of just a handful of board-certified female orthopaedic spine surgeons in the country.
Dr. Diulus was featured in “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead 2” a documentary about living in a healthy way in a largely unhealthy world. Within the health and wellness community she combines solid evidence-based medicine with clinical and personal experience to provide a non-judgmental, grounded approach that makes her particularly effective at connecting with and engaging audiences. She also serves on the Medical Advisory Board of Reboot Holdings Pty. Ltd., a socially conscious health and wellness media company.
Dr. Diulus is also a recognized leader in healthcare information technology. She is the CEO and founder of Speira Health (formerly C. Diulus, LLC) and a former Senior Clinical Associate for Tres Rios Group and Amati Health. Together these companies align to form a unique team of physicians and business analysts who work with healthcare providers, developers, and investors to identify breakthrough strategies that align healthcare IT initiatives, products and services with enterprise goals and market opportunities. Previously Dr. Diulus served as Medical Director within the Information Technology Division at the Cleveland Clinic from 2011-2014.
Additionally Dr. Diulus is a thriving Type 1 diabetic who utilizes a low carbohydrate with specialized insulin strategies both for herself and her diabetic patients to have powerful impact on the management of these conditions.
Dr. Diulus has co-authored, textbook chapters, presented at national and international professional meetings, teaches and leads instructional courses for the North American Spine Society, and is on the Ethics Board for the North American Spine Society. She is published in the areas of orthopaedics, lifestyle modification, nutrition, diabetes, healthcare IT, pathology and biomaterials. Her research focuses on reducing the burden of chronic disease and total cost of care along with reducing and improving comorbidities while improving outcomes in orthopaedic and spine patients.