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Meet Our Team.

Mallory Mahoney

I grew up wanting to be a doctor for as long as I can remember, so I took advantage of the various opportunities Northern Michigan had to offer to help prepare myself for a career in medicine. I took extracurricular health classes at Charlevoix High School, became a member of the National Ski Patrol at Nub’s Nob and earned a Bachelor’s in Biology from Northern Michigan University (NMU). At NMU, I discovered Naturopathic Medicine while working at the local food co-op and found my clear path to patient care. From there I earned a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) and a Masters of Oriental Medicine (MSOM) at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, OR. While at NUNM not only did I learn how to treat numerous health complaints, but I also learned how to integrate both alternative and traditional medicine through managing my own health challenges.

My education at NUNM focused on primary care as well as provided me many opportunities to explore more specific interests, which for me included: women’s health, physical medicine modalities, chronic illnesses and autoimmune diseases. Additionally, during my Chinese medicine education I participated in a year long mentorship in Five Element Acupuncture, as well as a six-month mentorship in Japanese style acupuncture. These styles allow me to provide balance throughout the whole body and simultaneously focus on specific areas to allow for a comprehensive approach to relieve symptoms. In my practice, I strive to meet each patient where they are in all aspects of life, with an individualized approach of integrative and preventive medicine to reach their health care goals.

Naturopathic medicine is based on the healing power of nature and our body’s innate ability to heal itself. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) focus on treating the whole person, not just their symptoms or disease, to optimize health and prevent disease. While naturopathic doctors are trained as primary care physicians, it is the goal to utilize the lowest level of therapeutic intervention needed, starting with diet and lifestyle counseling and progressing to natural substances, (i.e. botanical remedies, homeopathy and nutritional supplements). These can then be integrated with more traditional medicine therapeutics such as pharmaceutical medications and surgery when necessary.

Chinese medicine is the ancient practice of balancing the vital life force (Qi) through alignment of the energetic channels (meridians) which flow throughout the entire body. Pathogenic influences such as external influences (i.e. weather, physical injury and poor diet) or emotional distress may cause blockages of these meridians resulting in acute and chronic diseases. Utilizing acupuncture needles, Asian bodywork, Chinese dietetics and herbal remedies we are able to remove blockages and promote a healthy flow of Qi throughout those meridians. With proper Qi flow we are able to maintain a healthy balance within our body and the natural world.

Andris Kazmers MD, MSPH, ABIHM

Biography coming soon!

A lifestyle approach to cardiovascular health including diet, exercise, and mental well being as opposed to the “quick fix” mentality of stents and drugs.

Marty Parks LMT

A passion for travel, learning and healing led Marty to be trained in Massage Therapy at the Professional School of Bodywork in California and Physical Therapy at Florida State University. She believes there is no replacement for positive human touch and its effects on the mind and the body.

There are many layers to massage therapy. For some, this modality is purely physical relief from symptoms. For others, it can have a more emotional effect when addressing responses to events or every day stress.

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