About Us.

Our Commitment to Promoting Wellness

Founded in 2012, Integrative Wellness Centers in Livonia, Michigan, has already helped nearly 2,000 patients regain their health and vitality. In this short time, Integrative Wellness Centers has already become one of the largest functional medicine clinics in the state of Michigan

Led by Author, Educator and Founder Josh Shields D.C., C.F.M.P., our doctors and team are leading a Wellness Revolution, advancing a new model of health care by pioneering cutting edge treatments utilizing Functional Medicine.  Our team of health professionals is dedicated to helping you get your life back, naturally, effectively and safely.

Josh Shields DC, CFMP


Dr. Josh Shields graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 2003 as a licensed chiropractor. After a few years of practice, he became inspired by his own health challenges to continue his education. He is now a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and has traveled across the country as a consultant and educator, teaching other professionals how to practice 'root cause' medicine. Dr. Shields is recognized as an industry leader for pioneering and developing natural programs geared toward helping people reverse chronic diseases and assisting 'healthy' individuals who want to become healthier. Don’t be surprised if you see doctors from other clinics spending the day and doing rounds trying to discover why Dr. Shields’ care is so effective. Dr. Shields has been helping patients for over thirteen years and has been featured as an expert on several health and wellness topics for Fortune 500 companies like GE Capital and Comerica Bank. He has also been featured multiple times on NBC’s 'Live In The D.' He and his wife have three children and currently live in Northville, Michigan.

Paul Simmons DC, CFMP


Paul Simmons is a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine and is a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner who joined Integrative Wellness Centers in March 2013. He has a special interest in helping patients take control of their lives and well-being without the use of prescription medications. “My mission is to empower people to take charge of their health and their lives by recognizing the simple truth that they are not designed to be ill,” he says. “Life will always thrive when given the proper chance to do so, and we are all capable of allowing ourselves to thrive if we choose to do so.” Dr. Simmons earned a bachelor’s degree in Health and Wellness from Central Michigan University and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Florida. He received his Functional Medicine Practitioner certification from Functional Medicine University. “I have always known that our bodies are not designed to operate only if the correct outside chemicals (medications) are taken daily,” he says. “Functional medicine allows me to prove this fact to others in a safe and reproducible program.” In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, playing hockey and working on projects around the house.

Julie Stinebiser

Office Administrator

Julie Stinebiser joined Integrative Wellness Centers in March 2016. In Julie’s administrative role she hopes to support the office to allow the doctors and staff more beneficial time with patients. New to functional medicine, Julie is fascinated by the process and excited by the results of the patients under care. “I enjoy meeting the patients and watching their progress. We are all here to help them on their journey to wellness.” Julie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology and worked in the utility industry for over 25 years. Outside of the office Julie enjoys spending time with her husband and active sons.

Kristi Morkert

Patient Advocate

Kristi is excited to help others seek wellness by letting the body do what it does best: heal itself. As a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Kristi became certified as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach in the Spring of 2016, where her decision to care for herself naturally and without any toxic treatments or medications led her down a path of research, study, and discovery. Her desire is to serve and support those in care so they never lose hope or faith during the process of correction and healing. She believes it takes courage and time to take the path less traveled, but that the end result is optimal healing and quality of life. Kristi enjoys spending time with her husband and are the proud parents of two adult daughters, both Spartan graduates of the MSU College of Nursing.

Paige Polaski

Patient Advocate

Paige dedicates herself to always maintaining a positive attitude and crafting the ideal patient experience. Paige loves being outdoors, her pet rats, and her family. In her free time, she likes to crochet and spend time with loved ones.

Rachael Kolde

Wellness Coach

Rachael is a certified holistic health and life coach with a B.S. in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience. She is driven by a profound desire to help individuals reach their fullest potential. By combining her deep understanding of the brain with transformational health and life coaching techniques, she offers a unique path to lasting transformation. At the core of her approach lies a commitment to nurturing self-love and self-compassion. She knows that lasting transformation occurs when behaviors, thoughts, and emotions align to support the patient's highest good. Having triumphed over a 100-pound weight loss journey herself, Rachael understands both physical and mental transformation on a profound level. Transitioning from numbing habits to an overall health-promoting lifestyle, she demonstrates what's possible when change is fueled by self-love. Now, her mission is to provide a safe haven of support, empowering others to live the healthy and fulfilling lives they deserve.

Andrianna Qandah ND


Dr. Andrianna Qandah, a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, embarked on her professional journey inspired by her personal health challenges. Struggling with chronic digestive and hormonal issues herself, Dr. Qandah sought alternative approaches to finally find the help she needed. Her own experiences fuel her passion for assisting patients in uncovering the missing piece in their health puzzle. Dr. Qandah is a firm believer that true healing involves a comprehensive exploration of an individual's physiology, as evidenced by comprehensive lab work, and the thoughtful consideration of various life aspects, such as lifestyle, relationships, diet, sleep, and self-care activities. She understands that these components are essential for achieving optimal health and well-being. One of her sources of fulfillment comes from helping individuals strike a harmonious balance between a healthy lifestyle and the pursuit of their ambitious goals. Currently, Dr. Qandah is welcoming new patients, with a particular focus on hormonal health, metabolism, heart health, and digestive concerns. In addition to her role as a full-time Naturopathic Doctor, she finds joy in weightlifting, traveling, and reading. Dr. Qandah is always open to receiving book recommendations.

Victoria Lesniak

Patient Advocate

Victoria is a Psychology student with a keen interest in medicine and understanding the human mind and body. She actively engages in volunteer work, finding fulfillment in assisting others. Victoria was also a competitive dancer and now enjoys staying active through disc golfing and kayaking. She also plays multiple instruments including guitar, ukulele, and piano. When not immersed in her studies or hobbies, she treasures moments spent with her boyfriend, family, and her beloved cat, Mouse.

Our Core Values

1. We believe that the human body was designed to be a self healing, self regulating organism that is controlled by an innate intelligence that is beyond our understanding.  The problem is most standard medical care tries to overpower or manipulate this innate intelligence, instead of working with it, which leads to side effects and long term health issues.

2. We believe we were designed to live happy, healthy and fulfilled lives. Our bodies thrive when they are in a healthy environment, when we have good thoughts, good words and good actions.

3. We believe knowledge is power, but only when coupled with action.  The biggest gap between the healthy vs. the unhealthy, is the access to the right information, the lack of proper action and the ability to apply it consistently.

4. We believe standard medical care is necessary and beneficial, for some, acute illness or injury but is fundamentally wrong when it comes to the creation and maintenance of true health.

5.  We believe, true health comes from the absence of stress.  Stress comes in four forms: Physical, emotional, environmental and biological.  When we are exposed to these stressors for a long period of time it can create a state of ‘Dis’- lack of, ‘Ease’- harmony. Lack of harmony can eventually lead to disease. In our office we have fashioned our care to embrace Thomas Edison’s quote “The doctor of the future will give no medicine but interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and the prevention of disease.”

6. We believe in offering a world class health care team and process that helps people take back control of their health and enables them to  design and create the lives they deserve.

7. We believe true health is a process. It does not come with one single event or finding a quick fix to a long term problem. Health is a process that requires goals, self discipline and consistency.

8. We believe in the relentlessness pursuit to become the best versions of ourselves in order to serve our patients at the highest level.

Charities We Support

At Integrative Wellness Centers, we know that access to health care and the ability to live a healthy life is not accessible to all. We strive to find new ways to give back to our community, and our world, because everyone deserves an optimal life.

Northville Civic Concern

providing food and supportive services to those in need in the Northville, MI area

Each year, we sponsor a family for Christmas that otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford gifts for their children. We shop for the gifts, wrap them up nicely, and send them to our family with the warmest holiday wishes and love.

Visit their website to get involved this year and help a family in need!

Charity: Water

providing clean water to communities and families in need around the world

Help us reach our goal of raising $5,000! Click here to view our contributions so far and get involved.

Humble Design

Helping families in Detroit transition out of homeless shelters by providing home furnishings and design services.

See how we transformed this family's home with a entire make over. This really was a lot of fun and very rewarding knowing that we made this a home anyone could be proud of. Watch the video.

Boys and Girls Club of America

providing youth development programs to kids in our community, including arts, education, and health and life skills

In tandem with the many free wellness workshops we offer, we help raise donations for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan and have raised nearly $4,000 for the children of Detroit.

Please click here if you’d like to support us.

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