A clinical nutritionist and a holistic health coach, Carrie Wojciechowski helps clients assuage a litany of ailments with lifestyle-based treatments at Path to Health. "Weight loss isn't the primary goal," explains Carrie, a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. "You can lose weight and still be unhealthy." Health-seekers who consult with Carrie receive custom meal plans, shopping lists, and recipes. She'll even visit clients' home to make over pantries, uproot backyard doughnut bushes, and teach one-on-one cooking lessons. Her detoxification programs outfit kitchens with healthy foods, shakes, and supplements.
Before Dr. James Allen opened Allen Chiropractic, he worked as a sports chiropractor for the Los Angeles Clippers. From his work helping athletes heal, not to mention his own experience recovering from an ACL reconstruction that cut short his college football days, Dr. Allen developed a keen interest in how people could recover from and prevent injuries without drugs or surgery. Today, he shares this expertise by offering traditional chiropractic care in conjunction with specialty services such as spinal decompression, myofascial release, kinesio taping, and laser therapy pain relief. Through this integrative approach, he's helped clients overcome conditions such as chronic lower-back pain, arthritis, and biceps strained from too much posing.
Biorient Integrative Clinic owner Dr. Katalin Csoka combines the best of Eastern- and Western-medical perspectives. After studying conventional Western medicine in her native Hungary, establishing a family practice, and working as a licensed pulmonologist, Dr. Csoka packed up her belongings and rode a dala horse to Scandinavia. She earned a PhD in clinical pharmacology in Sweden, and her extensive cancer research has appeared in numerous articles that have been published in professional journals. Dr. Csoka is also a licensed acupuncturist, and has undergone advanced training in traditional Chinese medicine in California.
Dr. Csoka believes that illness and disease stem from distortions in the body's energy network or organ function. As such, she uses natural methods that incorporate physical and mind-body healing. Within her private, welcoming office—which is affiliated with Mission Hospital—Dr. Csoka performs auricular and esoteric acupuncture, as well as cupping and Japanese shiatsu acupressure treatments. She interprets the results of micronutrient and food-sensitivity testing, and recommends herbal formulas to supplement nutritional intake or enhance the ability to find four-leaf clovers. Practicing what she preaches, Dr. Csoka herself has not taken any pharmaceuticals in more than eight years.
Renowned Doctor of Chiropractic Charles Gibson draws from a wealth of training and experience as he treats conditions such as allergies, whiplash, and back pain. After beginning his education at the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic and Cleveland Chiropractic College, Dr. Gibson went on to complete two years of graduate work in chiropractic orthopedics, which gives him insight into successfully fitting custom foot orthotics. He served in the Army for two years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and has been helping patients overcome pain for close to three decades. His gentle adjustments work to rebalance the body, promoting natural healing and helping clients gain better overall wellness. Along with educating his patients on supporting their health, Dr. Gibson shares his vast knowledge with others as a published author, a sought-after speaker, and at the chiropractic academy he founded.
Dr. Kenneth Akey, M.D., doesn't just help the kids he treats at his pediatric practice. Beyond forming one-on-one relationships that keep patients at ease, the board-certified pediatrician provides support for their parents, teaching them how to care for their newborns or toddlers and giving teens guidance to help them steer through turbulent stretches. He specializes in working with newborns, developmental pediatrics, nutritional guidance, and preventative medicine. Dr. Akey takes a kind, genuine approach with children of all ages when administering services, which range from immunizations to regular wellness checkups and sports physicals. The doctor just recently returned to the area after two years living in north Idaho to lead a solo practice.