Practictioners 2019-07-17T20:49:23+00:00

Meet Our Team.

Dr. Mallory Mahoney RAc

Wanting to be a doctor and living in Northern Michigan have been lifelong goals of mine. Growing up in Charlevoix, being a member of the Nubs Nob Ski Patrol and earning my Bachelor’s in Biology from Northern Michigan University (NMU) instilled my desire to settle here. At NMU, I discovered Naturopathic Medicine and found my way to the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, OR. While at NUNM I earned my Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) and a Masters of Oriental Medicine (MSOM). Both my education and my own health challenges taught me how to integrate alternative and traditional medicine for a truly comprehensive approach.

My education at NUNM focused on primary care, but also provided many opportunities to explore more specific interests, which for me included: women’s health, physical medicine modalities, chronic illnesses, adjunctive cancer care 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. Through these mentorships I am able to utilize numerous tools to relieve symptoms through a holistic method. 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

Dr. Andris Kazmers earned his Medical Degree from Wayne State University and has been practicing cardiovascular surgery in northern Michigan for two decades. He became certified in Integrative Medicine through the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. He tries to utilize both Western medicine and Integrative Care with all of his patients.

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

Renee Allen LMT

With over fifteen years of Massage Therapy experience and numerous additional studies in a variety of massage and natural therapy techniques, Renee has the knowledge and experience to meet your needs. She has treated thousands of clients and has many years of experience doing medical massage and treating injured athletes to help relieve acute and chronic pain. Renee feels that massage can help relieve aching muscles, reduce stress and provide a sense of total relaxation. In addition to her massage education, Renee received her Bachelor’s in Health Education and Master’s in Exercise Physiology from Western Michigan University as well as a Master’s in Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies (Sustainability) from Michigan State University. She also has decades of experience working in the hospitality industry and is the current office manager of Integrative Cardiovascular Health and Wellness. For more information on all of the Continuing Education and Workshops Renee has done, please see her Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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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