Our team of medical physicians and healthcare practitioners are very passionate about their work. We all have one goal in mind: to help you get well and stay well.

Alliance Integrative Medicine has a dedicated team of physicians and practitioners committed to helping our patients and guests achieve optimum well-being and a sense of wholeness. We aim to help restore health on all levels—body, mind, and spirit. Because each of our patients is unique, this can mean different things for different people. This is why we practice personalized medicine, and why we ask you to partner with us in achieving optimal health for you.

We offer a variety of treatments at Alliance Integrative Medicine. Our range of therapeutic approaches is designed to help every patient find a treatment plan that works for them.

Our talented staff is one of the main reasons the Bravewell Collaborative has chosen Alliance Integrative Medicine as one of the top eight centers for integrative medicine in the U.S.

Physicians

Steve Amoils, M.D., Medical Director

Steve Amoils, M.D., 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 really worked. It has been our dream to be able to provide these types of therapies to patients in a responsible manner, together with the best of conventional medicine. ”

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Sandi Amoils, M.D., Medical Director

Sandi Amoils, M.D., Medical Director

Dr. Sandi Amoils is the Medical Director of the Alliance Integrative Medicine together with her husband Steve Amoils. They are also the co-authors of Get Well & Stay Well – Optimal Health through Transformational Medicine™.

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Teresa Esterle, M.D.

Teresa Esterle, M.D.

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, M.D.

Katie Peeden, M.D.

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, M.D.

Elizabeth Woolford, M.D.

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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Chiropractors

John M. Bartsch, D.C.

John M. Bartsch, D.C.

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

Steven M. Bleser, D.C., 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, D.C.

Eric R. Dieffenbaugher, D.C.

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, D.C.

Caylin Holmes, D.C.

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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Chiropractic Assistants

Michaela Mabry

Michaela Mabry

Michaela attended the University of Kentucky where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in social work. In November of 2016 Michaela joined the AIM team and feels excited to embark on this new and challenging part of her career.

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Integrative Health Coach

Mary Rasmussen

Mary Rasmussen

Mary Rasmussen is an Integrative Health Coach and received her training at Duke University. She is also certified as a Nutritional Counselor from the Trinity School of Natural Health, and has a B.A. in Business and Economics from Iowa State University.

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Richard Sears, Psy.D., MBA, ABPP

Richard Sears, Psy.D., 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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Massage Therapist/Craniosacral Therapist

Kristi Darding

Kristi Darding, LMT., C.R.T., C.S,T.

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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Massage Therapists

Jeff Burk, LMT

Jeff Burk, LMT, Neuromuscular Massage Therapist

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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Melea Frazier

Melea Frazier, R.N., LMT

Melea Frazier provides manual lymphatic drainage and massage therapy at Alliance Integrative Medicine. Her career path has led her to become a registered nurse, certified athletic trainer, licensed massage therapist, and certified lymphedema therapist (certified by the Lymphology Association of North America).

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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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Energy Healers

Linda Benke, R.N.

Linda Benke, R.N.

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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Marcie Fields, B.S., R.N., M.A.

Marcie Fields, B.S., R.N., M.A.

Marcie Fields is long-time registered nurse/energy therapist with the Alliance Integrative Medicine. Her nursing training encompasses many diverse areas, including behavioral health and mental health; and, she is a crisis prevention instructor.

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Charlette Lev Gordon, R.N., HTCP, HTCI

Charlette Lev Gordon, R.N., 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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Barbara Litchfield, M.A., HTCP, CCA

Barbara Litchfield, M.A., HTCP, CCA

Barbara Litchfield, M.A., HTCP, CCA, is a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner through the Heallng Touch Program and a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist.

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Joni Powers, R.N.

Joni Powers, R.N.

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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Medical Assistants

Lisa Gallagher, N.D.

Lisa Gallagher, N.D.

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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Becky Prather

Becky Prather, Back Office Supervisor

Becky Prather, a graduate of Princeton High School and Ross Institute for Medical and Dental Technology, has worked at Alliance Integrative Medicine as a medical assistant since 2009.

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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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Retail Store

Amy Recker

Amy Recker

Amy graduated from Deer Park High School and Live Oaks Vocational in the Animal Science and Management program in 2009. She has gained over 10 years experience in the retail industry since she was 14, working at the local grocery stores in the Deer Park area.

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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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Maritza Diaz-Acquaviva

Maritza Diaz-Acquaviva

Working at AIM is a unique experience. It is a place where people walk in through the front door, happy to see their doctors and providers. AIM is a terrific place to work as it is a collegial environment where people like each other and are glad to help each other to fulfill the goal of serving our patients with the utmost dedication.

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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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Carol Jackson

Carol Jackson

Carol Jackson was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She earned a B.S. in accounting from Indiana University and, recently, earned a B.S.N. from Northern Kentucky University. Carol has worked as an accountant in various industries including construction, non-profits, and hospitals.

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Erin Reynolds

Erin Reynolds, Front Desk Supervisor

Erin recieved her Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University, she has worked in retail management for the past four years.

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