Alliance Integrative Medicine’s dedicated team of physicians and healthcare practitioners is committed to helping our patients achieve optimum well-being and a sense of wholeness. We are very passionate about our work, and we all have one goal in mind — to help you get well, be well, and stay well.

We aim to help you restore all aspects of your health — physical, mental, and spiritual. And, because each of our patients is unique, we personalize your treatments and ask you to partner with us in achieving your optimal health. Our range of therapeutic approaches allows us to design an individualized treatment plan that will work best for you.

 

Medical Doctors

Sandi Amoils, MD, Medical Director

Sandi Amoils, MD, Medical Director

Dr. Sandi Amoils is the medical co-director of Alliance Integrative Medicine with her husband, Dr. Steve Amoils. And together they co-authored Get Well & Stay Well – Optimal Health Through Transformational Medicine℠. 

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Steve Amoils, MD, Medical Director

Steve Amoils, MD, Medical Director

“My wife Sandi and I spent years seeking out the best alternative therapies all over the world so we could see which ones truly worked. It was our dream to offer these types of therapies to patients, in a responsible manner, along with the best of conventional medicine. The results continue to astound us!”

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Teresa Esterle, MD

Teresa Esterle, MD

Dr. Teresa Esterle joins Alliance Integrative Medicine after spending 17 years practicing as a Board-certified Pediatrician on the west side of Cincinnati. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, she received her medical degree from Vanderbilt University, and completed her Pediatric Residency training at Cincinnati Children’s, where she served as Chief Resident.

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Katie Peeden, MD

Katie Peeden, MD

Dr. Katie Peeden is excited to be joining the Alliance physician team as part of their Integrative Medicine Physician of Excellence Program (IMPOE). She graduated from University of Cincinnati Medical School in 2001 and completed her residency at Trident Medical Center in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Elizabeth Woolford, MD

Elizabeth Woolford, MD

Dr. Elizabeth Woolford has been a physician acupuncturist at Alliance Integrative Medicine since its opening in 1999. She trained as a physician at the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo.

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Doctors of Chiropractic

John M. Bartsch, DC

John M. Bartsch, DC

Dr. John Bartsch is a staff chiropractic physician at Alliance Integrative Medicine. Dr. Bartsch graduated with a D.C. degree in 1986 from Logan University in Chesterfield, Missouri.

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Steven M. Bleser, DC, FICC

Steven M. Bleser, DC, FICC

Steven Bleser, D.C., FICC, has been a chiropractic physician involved with the Alliance Integrative Medicine since its inception. With undergraduate training at the University of Cincinnati, he has a B.A. in English and a B.S. in biology.

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Eric R. Dieffenbaugher, DC

Eric R. Dieffenbaugher, DC

Dr. Dieffenbaugher joined our team in 2010. He grew up in New Concord, Ohio, and attended Walsh University in North Canton for just two and a half years before entering the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois.

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Caylin Holmes, DC

Caylin Holmes, DC

Dr. Caylin Holmes joined the Chiropractic team at Alliance Integrative Medicine in 2016. She is the first fellow in the Integrative Medicine Chiropractor of Excellence Program. Originally from Houston, Texas, Caylin attended Xavier University where she graduated in 2012 with a Bachelors of Science, concentrating in Biology.

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Allied Health Professionals

Elizabeth DeJulius, MS, RDN, LDN

Elizabeth DeJulius, MS, RDN, LDN, Dietitian

Liz DeJulius is a Registered, Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in Functional Medicine Nutrition. Originally from Cleveland, OH, Liz attended Miami University where she graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. She went on to complete a 45-week accredited dietetic internship at the Cleveland Clinic where she rotated in specialties including … Continued

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Lisa Gallagher, ND

Lisa Gallagher, ND

Lisa Gallagher, N.D. is a naturopathic physician licensed in the state of Washington. As a naturopathic doctor, she has been trained extensively in clinical nutrition, traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture,

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Richard Sears, PsyD, MBA, ABPP

Richard Sears, PsyD, MBA, ABPP

Richard Sears, Psy.D., MBA, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical psychologist licensed in Ohio. Dr. Sears has been practicing and teaching mindfulness and other forms of meditation for over 25 years.

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Energy Healers

Linda Benke, RN

Linda Benke, RN

Linda Benke is a registered nurse and graduate of Northern Kentucky University. Since the mid-1990s she has studied healing methods under renowned healers such as Janet Mentgen, Carolyn Myss, and Reverend Rosalyn Bruyere.

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Charlette Lev Gordon, RN, HTCP, HTCI

Charlette Lev Gordon, RN, HTCP, HTCI

Charlette Lev Gordon brings over two decades of holistic expertise to her extensive nursing career in obstetrics, prepared childbirth, pediatrics, surgery, and occupational health.

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Mary Kattine

Mary Kattine

Mary is a Healing Touch certified practitioner who has been studying and utilizing her energy knowledge since 1999.

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Sue McLaughlin

Sue McLaughlin

Sue is a graduate of the AIM Energy Healer of Excellence Program. She is an Advanced Emotional Polarity Technique and BodyTalk Practitioner and she has studied several other modalities, as well. Sue maintains a private practice and is a caring practitioner in touch with the needs of her clients.

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Joni Powers, RN

Joni Powers, RN

Joni Powers is a registered nurse and a graduate of Bethesda School of Nursing/Edgecliff College and Thomas More College. Joni began her career in nursing at Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati.

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Rolfing

Becky Korfhagen

Becky Korfhagen

Becky Korfhagen received her certification as a Rolfer™ from The Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration in Boulder, Colorado. With a background in fine arts, design, and movement studies Becky has had a long-time interest in the relationship that exists between the body and its surrounding space.

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Sharon Madden

Sharon Madden

Sharon Madden, our Certified Advanced Rolfer, is passionate about enabling people to pursue desired activities in comfort and with increased knowledge about why and how their bodies move the way they do.

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Massage Therapist/Craniosacral Therapist

Jeff Burk, LMT, NMT

Jeff Burk, LMT, NMT

Jeff is a graduate of Cincinnati School of Medical Massage, and has been an instructor at the Cincinnati School of Medical Massage for the past five years.

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Kristi Darding, LMT, CRT, CST

Kristi Darding, LMT, CRT, CST

Kristi was born & raised in Cincinnati where she graduated from SHI Medical Massage School. She also is a graduate of U.C. and practiced respiratory therapy in Cincinnati.

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Cindy Dixon, LMT

Cindy Dixon, LMT

Cindy is a graduate of SHI school of medical massage. She has been doing massage for over 20 years. She has spent the majority of her career working in the healthcare field.

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Kenny Roberts, LMT

Kenny Roberts, LMT

Kenny is nationally certified and a State Medical Board licensed Massage Therapist. He graduated from the Cincinnati School of Medical Massage and is a member of the American CranioSacral Therapy Association.

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Medical Assistants

Becky Prather

Becky Prather

After attending Ross Institute for Medical and Dental Technology, Becky was invited to Alliance Integrative Medicine in 2009 to complete her externship, the last requirement for her Medical Assistant certification. Following her certification, and on the back of her strong performance and excellent patient rapport, she was offered a permanent position at AIM. As a Medical Assistant, she … Continued

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Ashley Ross

Ashley Ross

Ashley has been with the Alliance Integrative Medicine since June 2013. She graduated from Fairfield Senior High in 2004.

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Angela Sims, RDMS, RT (MR)

Angela Sims, RDMS, RT (MR)

Angela brings a love of health, dance, and overall fitness to our AIM family. Angela has earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University Of Cincinnati College Of Allied Health.

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Chiropractic Assistants

Margo Reschka

Margo Reschka

Margo was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She attended Northern Michigan University where she obtained an Associate degree in Business/Office information processing. Over the past 26 years, her experiences have been working the front office of various practices including Chiropractic and traditional medicine. Working in front office positions has given Margo the … Continued

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Administrative Support Team

Alex Crumley

Alex Crumley, Practice Manager

Alex Crumley was born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri. She moved to Cincinnati to attend Xavier University where she studied Management and Entrepreneurial Studies.

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Kathy Franks

Kathy Franks

Kathy Franks has been a part of the front desk team at AIM since August 2008. Prior to that, she was a business owner for 20 years and before that a stay at home mom for 16 years.

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Erica Rigaud

Erica Rigaud

Erica Rigaud was born and raised in Steubenville, OH, in a family of six children. Over the years, she has held a variety of jobs in customer service, accounting, and management — building her technical and interpersonal skills. She moved to Cincinnati in 2015 with her husband and took some time off to focus on being … Continued

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