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Integrative Medicine NW

A refreshing and inspiring approach to Health and Wellness

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE APPROACH

"Functional Medicine" is an emerging and yet refreshingly natural and common sense approach that takes into consideration your emotional, physical, and nutritional status and seeks to find to root cause of illness.  We then work to re-establish balance and wellness for the body to heal itself.  While nearly any medical condition could benefit from this approach, we frequently see successes in the areas of diabetes, fertility, thyroid, chronic fatigue, Obesity, and autoimmune conditions. 

At Integrative Medicine NW we are focused on your overall health and wellness.  Our approach is a call back to the practice of medicine in the past - Common sense, relationships, diet and nutrition, holistic care, and so much more.  The current medical system has been hijacked by big business medical corporations, pharmaceutical companies, and the Insurance industry, and they hold the reins.  Our aim is to educate and connect with each patient to empower you to take charge of YOUR health, with support from our team.  

LET FOOD BE THY MEDICINE AND MEDICINE BE THY FOOD
- Hippocrates -

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Mike Ellison RN

Registered Nurse

Our team

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Peter Glanville PA-C

Physician Assitant

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John Gilbert

Dietician / Health Coach

John has a Master's in Human Nutrition, B.Sc. in Exercise Physiology & Metabolism, highest level certificates of training in Adult Weight Management by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the highest proficiency in Motivational Interviewing (MI) in Healthcare as a Registered Health Coach Expert (RHC-III) through the Health Sciences Institute (HSI). His credentials include: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) - Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist®, ASCM - Exercise is Medicine® Level II Practitioner, HSI - Chronic Care Professional & a Registered Dietitian through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

 

Improving others' quality of life through preventative health care continues to be a priority of John's career. His passion for finding the most credible, evidence-based, efficient & effective approaches for empowering people with long-term change led him to finding the most foundational, transcendent, and synergistic best-practice intervention for long term behavior change--MI. He also continues to keep his individual MI approach sharp through his practice as a Lifestyle/Integrative Medicine Dietitian—both with individual counseling and group facilitation.

I was born in Phoenix Arizona, and my interest in the medical field started at a young age. My dad was a family physician, and much of my childhood was formed as I watched my dad run his own medical clinic. Patients would frequent our home, and we would commonly stop by a patient's home on the way home from church.

 

We moved to an area north of Spokane when I was 12, and I made the transition to country life, learning to drive a tractor and falling in love with farming and nature. I ended up starting and operating a cabinet and furniture company for several years until my wife and I made the decision to get out of the industry and follow my passion for medicine.

 

I completed training as a paramedic with the intention of applying to PA school and graduated from the Physician Assistant program at University of Washington in 2015.

 

I practiced for 3 years in family medicine in Spokane and then transferred to a company that offered urgent visits to patients' homes. I continue to in that position, adding additional skills and knowledge in the acute care setting.

Mike graduated from Walla Walla Community College with his nursing degree in 1975. He has many specialties including psychiatric nursing, emergency care, and chelation therapy. Mike’s other areas of expertise are cardiovascular wellness and heavy metal detoxification. He has been with Integrative Medicine NW since 1998 and especially enjoys educating his patients.  Mike is excellent at everything he puts his hand to, and IV therapy is no exception. 

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