Dr. Natalie Gentile (she/her) is board-certified in both Family Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. She is a proud Pittsburgh native from Mt. Lebanon and is grateful to serve the community through the direct primary care (DPC) model. As an attending physician at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, she saw that the current primary care model in the U.S. lacks continuity, access, and time with patients. Therefore, when she moved back to Pittsburgh, she opened Gentile Family Direct Primary Care, and is now a co-founder, with Dr. Kirsten Lin, of Direct Care Physicians of Pittsburgh.
Dr. G believes in breaking down barriers between community members and their access to the resources they need to strive to live a healthy lifestyle that’s the right fit for them. That inspired her to open in 2023 in Pittsburgh’s East End Rebel Wellness – a lifestyle medicine-oriented wellness space that offers teaching kitchen classes, personal training sessions, group fitness classes and educational workshops, along with an on-demand library of resources.
She enjoys the work-life balance that being a DPC doc allows, and loves spending time with her husband and their two young children. Dr. G is a yoga and fitness instructor who works closely with the Walk at Home program as an instructor. Through her work with Walk with a Doc, she leads the Highland Park chapter that has been active since Spring 2020. She is also a member of the Community Advisory Board for the Carlow College Occupational Therapy program and is on the Board for Plant Based Pittsburgh.
Dr. G is regularly engaged in educating the community through social media and was nominated as one of City Paper's Best Changemakers in 2021 and was named to Pittsburgh Magazine’s “40 Under 40” list in 2022.
Follow Dr. G on social media via @nataliegentilemd on Instagram and on Facebook. Learn more about Rebel Wellness at rebelsinwellness.com and @rebelwellnessllc on Instagram.