My Community

It takes a village. I have found that having a community of support helps with everything from stress levels to accountability. No Man is an Island and it definitely Takes a Village.  True healing continues for a life time.  People change, circumstances change and in any one person’s life, needs will change accordingly.  This is why in Primary Functional Medicine I have a community of healers that I consult with and work very closely with when it comes to Individualized/Personal Life style medicine.




Dr Mark Hyman, a force of nature and a crusader for the Institute for Functional Medicine.  He is tireless in his work to further the cause of health and well being through eating well and lifestyle changes to attain physical health as well as the quest for spiritual well being.  His published works are seemingly endless. Follow Dr Hyman on his weekly podcasts, “The Doctor’s Farmacy” – you will be inspired and up lifted – he has quite a gift for communication.



Phd Nutrition.  Another force of nature in her own right.  Highly intellegent and well published articles on nutrition, cell signaling and phytonutrients.  Deanna holds her own podcasts interviewing amazing individuals who work in Functional Medicine. Follow her through Metagenics MAPS.



A living God in the Functional Medicine world and the force behind Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute.   Dr Bland’s work on staying abreast of the cutting edge medical research is unparalleled. Many of us follow him closely to see what he is “un earthing” in his quest to change the paradigm of our current medical status quo.   Dr Bland is one of the most celebrated founders of The Institute for Functional Medicine (although there are many greats in this field who go unmentioned) and I am extremely grateful for his brilliance, and his never tiring work to help us all become better practitioners.  He is one of my personal heroes.

Our Community Partners


Jean Jones, FMCHC

Jean Jones has a passion for guiding clients to live in exquisite health. Her life-long interest in science and wellbeing resulted in her certification as a Functional Medicine Health Coach. She collaborates with her clients to create a comprehensive plan of nutritional, supplemental and lifestyle changes to restore the body to its optimal balanced condition. This often results in a rejuvenated outlook on life.


Dr Lance VonStade

Dr Lance VonStade is a wholistic chiropractor w/a Functional Medicine approach to treat the entire body, not just the part which is spasming or in pain.   I have worked w/Dr Lance for over a year and he has done remarkable work with the patients I have sent to him. His approach to healthcare in treating the whole person mirrors my philosophy.  He and I work well as a team together to further people’s well being.


Kia Sanford

One of the smartest women I know. She trained with two Functional Medicine “Greats”  Dr David Jones and Dr Michael Stone in Ashland Oregon.  She practices out of Marin County using innovative and successful approaches to help people find their health and well being through nutrition and lifestyle changes.


Dr. Warren Brown

Dr. Warren Brown, NMD is a Naturopath in Scottsdale, AZ and has over 10 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Bastyr University School Of Naturopathic Medicine medical school in 2012. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Brown to book an appointment.


Tom Malterre

om Malterre, MS, CN, began learning about nutrition at the age of 10 from his family doctor, Dr. John McDougall. He continued his studies by attaining both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in nutritional sciences from Bastyr University. As a medical affairs team member at Thorne Research, he lectured across North America and educated doctors on nutritional biochemistry and Functional Medicine. Along with his wife Ali, Tom has co-authored three books, including the recent The Elimination Diet. He has been inspired by his clinical clients and the online practitioner coaching programs he teaches at Whole Life Nutrition


Dr. Tim Jones
Health Coach

Dr Jones completed his Medical Degree at Ross University, School of Medicine. During residency, he undertook advanced training in family medicine with an emphasis in Emergency Medicine.     After finishing his formal medical training, Dr. Jones spent 20 years as a full-time emergency physician. Over the past 5 years, Dr. Jones has specialized in Regenerative Medicine.

I first met Dr Jones at an IFM conference in March 2016.  We became close friends and went through the next 2 years attending all the modules/classes needed to complete our education in Functional Medicine together.   We have remained good friends and continue to work together to support overall health and healing for our community. 


Ali Segerstein

Alissa Segersten holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States. She is a Functional Nutritionist, the mother of five children, a whole foods cooking instructor, professional recipe developer, food photographer, and cookbook author.