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Meet the Team

Dr. Robert Zembroski

Dr. Robert Zembroski

Director, Darien Center for Functional Medicine

Dr. Robert Zembroski is a physician, specialist in functional medicine, board-certified chiropractic neurologist, clinical nutritionist, best-selling author and motivational speaker.

Twenty three years in private practice helped Dr. Zembroski become an expert in health topics, including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and hormone-related issues.

He specializes in treating neurological and musculoskeletal dysfunctions, as well as acute and chronic pain syndromes. He also educates and counsels his patients on therapeutic lifestyle changes to help them manage and overcome their health issues.

Currently, Dr. Zembroski is the director of The Darien Center for Functional Medicine. Read more.


Misty Barth

Misty Barth

Practice Manager

Christine “Misty” Barth is the Practice Manager. In 2006 Misty decided to join Dr. Z and the DCFM after experiencing significant changes in her health under his care.

Since that time, Misty has taken on the role of Practice Manager and is responsible for the operations and the administration of the practice.

In addition, she processes health-insurance claims and helps to implement payment programs to ensure that our care is available to those who need it.

Because education is critical for patient care, Misty also assists Dr. Z in the preparation of educational materials, as well as helping to guide those who require nutraceuticals as part of their care.

Misty’s attention to detail, as well as her ability to create a sense of ease with patients, helps to create a unique healing experience.


Yve Novotny

Yve Novotny

Patient Coordinator

Yve Novotny-Gentile joined the team in 2011 to help oversee and manage the front desk. In that capacity, she schedules appointments, maintains contact with patients, processes payments, and assists Misty in the smooth operation of the practice.

Yve was quick to weave herself into the practice to greet and welcome patients and guests, answer queries, and provide information about any part of patient care.

From a patient’s initial call to the first appointment, Yve helps to create a feeling of comfort and ease so patients have an experience that is important in the restoration of their health.




Dawn Byson

Dawn Byson

Registered Nurse

Dawn Bryson has been a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Nursing degree for 22 years. Dawn also received a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of New Jersey.

For fifteen years at The New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, Dawn worked in obstetrics and in the operating room/ recovery room.

After moving from New York City to Connecticut in 2000, Dawn worked on the IV Team at Norwalk Hospital for five years before joining Dr. Z at the Darien Center for Functional Medicine.