Alliance Integrative Medicine’s dedicated team of physicians and health care practitioners is committed to helping our patients achieve optimum well-being and a sense of wholeness. We are 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 and her husband Dr. Steve Amoils are the medical co-directors of Alliance Integrative Medicine and the co-authors of Get Well & Stay Well – Optimal Health through Transformational Medicine℠. At Alliance Integrative Medicine Dr. Amoils has pursued her passion for providing credible integrative medical care to her patients, co-workers, and colleagues.

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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 is excited to be part of the AIM team — where “physicians focus on the whole patient instead of just their diagnosis, and the goal is to discover and treat the cause of illness, not just its symptoms.”  She is thrilled to bring this transformational approach to her pediatric patients and looks forward to working with “kids” of all ages.

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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 practicing integrative medicine at AIM since our founding in 1999. She is board certified in family medicine, trained in functional medicine, and began furthering her education in prolotherapy and neural prolotherapy in 2010. In addition to treating patients, Dr. Woolford serves as AIM’s director of education — teaching integrative medicine fellows the principles of functional medicine and medical acupuncture, as well as precepting their patients.

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Doctors of Chiropractic

John M. Bartsch, DC

John M. Bartsch, DC

John Bartsch has enjoyed an affiliation with Alliance Integrative Medicine since its founding, providing traditional, gentle chiropractic manipulation as well as Strain Counterstrain Technique for soft tissue, Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, and the Activator Method (an instrument-assisted technique). He is also a certified provider of Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) and Advanced Allergy Therapeutics (AAT).

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Steven M. Bleser, DC, FICC

Steven M. Bleser, DC, FICC

Steve Bleser has been a chiropractic physician at Alliance Integrative Medicine since its inception. And his integrative approach to chiropractic care is guided by the principle that it can restore and maintain the health of nerves, bones, and muscles — which influence the function of all human body systems.

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Eric R. Dieffenbaugher, DC

Eric R. Dieffenbaugher, DC

Eric Dieffenbaugher joined our team in 2010 after ten years in private practice and is widely experienced in a variety of chiropractic techniques. In addition to his licensure as a doctor of chiropractic, he is also a certified provider of Advanced Allergy Therapeutics (AAT).

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Caylin Holmes, DC, DACRB

Caylin Holmes, DC, DACRB

Caylin Holmes joined the chiropractic team at Alliance Integrative Medicine in 2016 as the first fellow in AIM’s Integrative Medicine Chiropractor of Excellence Program. And she loves to share the thrill of understanding the body’s natural ability to heal itself with all of her patients. While she focuses her practice primarily on strengthening and conditioning, she can also perform a range of other chiropractic techniques including traction, decompression, ultrasound, the Activator Method, cold laser, and taping.

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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 practicing functional medicine nutrition. In addition to leading group nutrition classes geared toward successful, long-term weight loss, Liz also administers body impedance analysis testing using the InBody 570 and establishes specific weight-management goals for her patients through assessments of body fat, muscle mass, and hydration.

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Richard Sears, PsyD, MBA, ABPP

Richard Sears, PsyD, MBA, ABPP

Dr. Richard Sears is a board-certified clinical psychologist licensed in Ohio and offers eight-week seminars in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) at Alliance Integrative Medicine. Dr. Sears has been practicing and teaching mindfulness and other forms of meditation for over 30 years.

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Energy Healers

Linda Benke, RN

Linda Benke, RN

A student of energy healing methods since the mid-1990s, Linda Benke is devoted to healing and teaching as many people as possible about the gentle and loving way of energy healing.

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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, occupational health, and hospice. And, in addition to teaching Healing Touch locally and nationally, Charlette is a well-known and enthusiastic lecturer and workshop facilitator on integrative topics including meditation, journaling, and developing intuition.

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Mary Kattine

Mary Kattine

As a caring certified Healing Touch practitioner, Mary Kattine is sensitive to her patients’ needs and uses this gift to support her patients. She has been a student and practitioner of energy healing since 1999 and shares her abilities as a longtime, volunteer energy therapist at Cincinnati’s Bethesda North Hospital.

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Katie SenGupta

Katie SenGupta

Combining a passion for the healing arts with her intuitive skills and the knowledge acquired from many years studying the practice of energy healing, Katie SenGupta focuses on meeting each patients’ unique needs.

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Liz Viviano, HTCP

Liz Viviano, HTCP

Liz Viviano combines her background in neuropsychology with her gifts of energy healing to support her patients as they release emotional blocks from stress, anxiety, and depression. And she enjoys helping them learn meditation, helpful breathing practices, and mind-clearing techniques to relax their bodies.

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Rolfing

Becky Korfhagen

Becky Korfhagen

In her practice as a Certified Rolfer™, Becky Korfhagen fosters an interactive relationship with her clients — respecting them in their present state of being, while encouraging them toward ease and overall integration within their bodies.

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Sharon Madden

Sharon Madden

Sharon Madden, our Certified Advanced Rolfer™, is passionate about enabling people to live in comfort and with increased knowledge about why and how their bodies move the way they do. And she approaches her work as an educated guide — partnering with each patient to help them discover how individual patterns do or do not serve them well.

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Massage Therapist/Craniosacral Therapist

Jeff Burk, LMT, NMT

Jeff Burk, LMT, NMT

Jeff Burk, who leads AIM’s medical massage team, specializes in Precision Neuromuscular Therapy, a treatment that combines physical assessments, a working knowledge of muscles, and patient input.

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Kristi Darding, LMT, CRT, CST

Kristi Darding, LMT, CRT, CST

Kristi Darding specializes in Swedish massage, deep tissue work, trigger point therapy, myoneural therapy, craniosacral therapy, prenatal massage, myofascial release, and is certified in a wide variety of massage techniques. She enjoys focusing on rehabilitation and pain-management bodywork, customizing her treatments to fit her patients’ individual goals.

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Cindy Dixon, LMT

Cindy Dixon, LMT

Offering Swedish, deep tissue and sports massage, trigger point therapy, craniosacral therapy, and manual lymphatic drainage, Cindy Dixon utilizes all of her training and more than 20 years of experience to help each patient with their individual needs and goals.

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Kenny Roberts, LMT

Kenny Roberts, LMT

Kenny Roberts specializes in deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, Reiki, and craniosacral therapy and is dedicated to always finding a way to meet his patients’ needs so they can achieve optimal health and well-being. Licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio, he is also a nationally certified massage therapist.

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Medical Assistants

Angela Carter

Angela Carter

Angela brings her love of health, dance, and overall fitness to AIM and is passionate about our mission and philosophies. She has seen firsthand how limited traditional medicine can be and delights in being part of a team that heals and helps so many people.

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Brooke Chesteen

Brooke Chesteen

Brooke joined the AIM team in August 2018 and is very excited about expanding her knowledge of integrative medicine. She loves how the AIM team is patient oriented and offers natural healing methods for the whole person. 

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Becky Prather

Becky Prather

As a medical assistant, Becky helps AIM patients understand their lab orders, conducts blood draws, and assists AIM’s physicians and therapists. 

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Ashley Ross

Ashley Ross

Ashley has been with AIM since June 2013, and she appreciates interacting with the patients and witnessing how their quality of life improves as a result of the care they receive at AIM.

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Chiropractic Assistants

Margo Reschka

Margo Reschka

Margo is a firm believer in the body’s natural ability to heal itself and is passionate about helping people. So she is thrilled to be a part of AIM’s staff in her role as a chiropractic assistant.

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Retail Store

Nicole Kreutzer

Nicole Kreutzer

Nicole was born and raised in Germany and has lived in England, France, and Switzerland — improving and perfecting her language skills along the way. Since moving to the United States, she has added American Sign Language to her repertoire.

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Tabitha Waldron

Tabitha Waldron

Nutrition and wellness have always had a great impact on Tabitha’s life and she is excited to be a part of AIM’s team and learn more about integrative medicine and natural supplements.

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Administrative Support Team

Alex Castle, Clinical Manager

Alex Castle, Clinical Manager

Alex has always been interested in health care, fitness, and nutrition, and at AIM she’s found a unique work environment where she can grow professionally and personally, while regularly marveling at the collaboration between AIM’s providers and staff in an effort to deliver the best care for each patient’s unique needs.

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Alex Crumley

Alex Crumley, Practice Manager

Alex has been a part of our team since October 2010 and appreciates the AIM approach to health and wellness — that she believes is like no other. Not only does she relish the opportunity to see patients’ lives transformed on a daily basis, but she also believes in the organization’s mission and vision.

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Kathy Franks

Kathy Franks

Kathy finds helping patients determine the treatments and services they need, as well as making a human connection with them, very fulfilling. And she will always remember how she felt when she walked through AIM’s doors for the first time … The peaceful energy and music, the pleasant fragrance, and the smiling faces that welcomed her into what was to become her new work environment. She believes in the mission and philosophy of AIM and feels fortunate to be part of our staff, working with “talented, gifted, and dedicated doctors and practitioners.”

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Ellen Molinaro

Ellen Molinaro

Ellen Molinaro brings a passion for wellness to her role at AIM. And she appreciates being part of a team that genuinely cares about patients and offers them hope.

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Samantha Rhind

Samantha Rhind

After three years in a high-stress corporate environment, Samantha changed career paths to follow her passion for health and wellness. And she is thrilled to work at AIM where wellness is the focus, and she can continually learn about AIM’s services and get to know our patients.

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Erica Rigaud

Erica Rigaud

Erica is delighted to have joined the AIM team, where she enjoys getting to know the patients and connecting them to the care they need. And she is passionate about the effectiveness of AIM’s integrative therapies, especially since it’s her personal medical odyssey that led her to AIM.

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