Darcy McConnell

Functional Medicine Physician

Blum Center for Health

34 Rye Ridge Plaza

Rye Brook, NY 10573


Welcome to a new kind of health center, where all the tools you need to live a vibrant, happy and healthy life are under one roof. At Blum Center for Health, we are dedicated to providing personalized care in a safe, unhurried environment – an environment where all patients and clients feel seen, heard and cared for. Our specialty of Functional Medicine focuses on creating healing partnerships with our patients and clients. We are a Functional Medicine and Lifestyle Education Center, where we teach you skills to make the changes we recommend as part of your personalized treatment plan. Our kitchen offers healthy cooking classes, that range from basic skills to global cuisines to medically themed, health-supportive classes for those with medical concerns. Our Mind.Body.Spirit programs and classes teach you self-care tools for relaxation and introspection, which will further support your health goals.

“While we welcome you to drop into any of our classes or to enjoy our services one at a time, the best way to experience and benefit from all we have to offer is to create a personalized health plan by starting with a medical or nutrition evaluation.”

Our Facility

The healing and awakening process begins the moment you enter Blum Center for Health. Part of this is due to our physical space, an environment that has been created with great attention to detail in everything from the design to the flow of energy. Dr. Blum’s goal was to make Blum Center for Health a welcoming environment and one in which you feel like you are “coming home.” After all, a peaceful space promotes well-being, supports your health and inspires a more balanced life style. Read More

In choosing the location, both Carol Blum, a well-known architectural designer and leader in green building practices, and Elspeth Anne Beier, a Feng Shui expert, were called in to evaluate the suitability of the space. From there, with the creativity, sensitivity and combined talents of these two women, one of the most beautiful and serene healing centers was built.

Although it’s thousands of years old, the natural science of Feng Shui is even more relevant and necessary today than any other time in history. The speed and chaos of modern life can lead to confusion, exhaustion and stagnation, all fundamental elements in manifesting disease. With this in mind, Feng Shui played an important role in creating every aspect of Blum Center for Health’s physical space, one where the calm, easy flow of qi, life energy, and a sense of serenity is palpable in every room. Traditional Feng Shui is based on physics and mathematics with a generous mix of intuitive skills. Time and space interact with one another and create patterns of energy, revealing where the most auspicious and healing vibrations are in any dwelling. Interiors reflect the energy and consciousness of those within that location as well. As a result, every room, wall, color and texture in Blum Center for Health was created with the very mindful intention to bring about vibrant health. Additionally, all of the materials utilized in our state-of-the-art center are free from contaminates and toxins so all who enter can breathe easy while appreciating the artistry of each design detail.

Please contact us to schedule a Feng Shui consultation with Elspeth, or to find out more information about our designer, Carol Blum, of CBM Limited.


2004: 2nd Degree Black Belt Tae Kwan Do
1979: Omicron Kappa Upsilon (National Dental Honor Society): Farleigh Dickenson University
1976: Phi Beta Kappa: Indiana University

Speaking Engagements/Presentations:
Internationally Dr. Jacobs has lectured in various countries including Istanbul, Turkey and Athens, Greece.  Nationally he has lectured at the annual meetings for the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of Restorative Dentistry, and the NY Academy of Dentistry.

Professional Memberships:
American Dental Association
American Academy of Periodontology
NY Academy of Dentistry
NYS Dental Association
NY County Dental Society
Northeastern Society of Periodontists


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