Josh Shields DC, CFMP
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 several times on NBC’s, Live In The D.
He and his wife have 3 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.
She is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine with a GPA of 3.92 – one of seven accredited four-year graduate level Naturopathic medical schools in North America. Prior to her doctorate, she received her B.Sc. from the University of Windsor, Ontario. She has practiced as a primary care physician in a variety of clinical settings in Toronto, Canada.
She is passionate about treating the individual, and not just their health condition. Dr. Suzanna strongly encourages patients to be actively involved in improving their own health and she regularly collaborates with other health care providers. She educates and empowers her patients, providing them with the knowledge and means to remove obstacles and improve their lifestyles in order to attain the best health possible.
Kaley holds her Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Health Studies from Michigan State University and is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She is driven by the mission to help you restore meaningful health and wellness and to simplify what it means to “eat healthy.”
Having suffered with multiple health conditions from a young age and learning how to manage them through whole foods, Kaley has learned first-hand how our food choices affect so much more than what goes on our plate. Coupled with lifestyle management and a simplified approach to nutrition, she brings her 10+ years of experience working closely with individuals and families to offer a holistic perspective in living a balanced, nourished life.
When she’s not busy shopping for, cooking, and photographing new recipes, Kaley pursues her other passions of yoga, travel and writing. She loves being outdoors in the summertime and discovering new local eateries with family and friends.
“Prior to working at Integrative Wellness Centers, I had no idea that functional medicine even existed,” she says. “Now that I have been blessed to discover it and see it change my life, I want to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. I want others to know that there is an answer to their suffering.”
Alexis received a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Eastern Michigan University, and a degree in Graphic Design from Specs Howard School of Media Arts. She joined Integrative Wellness Centers in September 2014.
“I’ve gone through care myself with Dr. Simmons so I think that gives me some extra knowledge and insight to extend to patients,” she says.
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.
Ellen is a Registered Nurse and Wellness Consultant at Integrative Wellness Centers. She joined the team in 2016. With a wide range of experience in the health care field for over 25 years, Ellen has become more focused on healthier living and helping others take control of their health.
She believes that as a patient’s health and quality of life improve, so do the lives of the patient’s loved ones. She has a special interest in how wellness positively impacts not only the patient but those closest to him or her.
Ellen is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She is a busy mom of three, two current Spartans and one future. Her interests include boating, hiking, real estate, music and attending concerts and sporting events.
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.