My nursing career began in Intensive Care and progressed to Emergency and Trauma. At that time I never thought anything else would interest me. I loved it.
After 8 years as a nurse, I decided to return graduate school to pursue a Nurse Practitioner degree. During my graduate program, a guest lecturer spoke on “Homeopathy”. Lightning struck. It was at that moment she said some things that forever changed the way I thought. My world in medicine as I knew it, was never the same.
I started studying Holistic and Integrative Medicine. It became my passion and it didn’t take long to realize for me, this was how I wanted to practice. I felt this was the BEST MEDICINE.
I transitioned to the study of Functional Medicine. Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease. It uses a systems-oriented approach. This approach engages both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine. It addresses true healthcare needs of the 21st century and I knew my patients could benefit from this process.
Today, Functional Medicine is the foundation of my practice. My private practice of 20 years thrives because my patients search for answers. The patients that enter my clinic look for empowerment to take care of their own health. They don’t want to rely on medications to band aide a problem.
My patients are smart!
Alicia received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and has been an occupational therapist for 8 years. Alicia enjoys assisting patients to work towards a functional lifestyle through pain management. Her passion is craniosacral therapy and myofasical release therapy.
Alicia and her family, husband Kelly and two sons, Krew and Dax have lived in Mandan for 5 years. She enjoys being outdoors, baking and reading.
Brittany graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Mary in 2013 when she began working at CHI St. Alexius Health in Maternity/Women’s recovering surgical patients and postpartum mothers. She also worked in the Newborn Nursery where she was trained in Neonatal Resuscitation and STABLE. She joined Lifeways in November 2017. In 2021, she received her certification as a Thermography Specialist. She is also a busy wife and mom of four children that keep her on her toes!
Jeannie joined Lifeways as our Administrative Secretary in December 2015. She has over 15 years in customer service experience and studied surgical technology at Bismarck State College. She also finished her training and is a Certified Thermography Specialist.
Jeannie and her husband Brett have been married since September 2018 and just welcomed their son Jaxen in October. They have 2 dogs Benson ( Aussie Collie) & Molly ( Golden Retriever). When she’s not working helping our patients she loves to travel, grill on the patio and go for walks with the family!
Email Jeannie at email@example.com
Kelli graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of North Dakota in 2006. After graduation, Kelli worked at the critical access hospital in her hometown of Lisbon, ND. In her 15 years as a nurse she has worked in various specialty areas including the Trauma/Transplant ICU in Tucson, AZ, the Emergency department at Sanford Bismarck, and as a flight nurse for Bismarck Air Medical. Kelli joined The Jolliffe Institute in October of 2021 and is just finishing up her certification as a Functional Nutrition Counselor.
Away from the clinic, Kelli and her husband Andrew keep busy running after their 4 children, Andie, Rhiann, Henry, and Charlie.