Doctors & Staff

Margaret Beeson, ND

“We serve patients best by bridging the gap between conventional and traditional medicine and dentistry.”

Education

  • Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine – Bastyr University, Seattle, WA
  • Homeopathic and General Practice Residency – University Health Clinic, Seattle, WA
  • Nursing and Pre-Med – San Francisco School of Nursing; University of California-Davis; California State University-Hayward
  • Physician Assistant Training – U.S Navy Medical Corps
  • Midwifery – Bastyr University; Royal Hospital, London; St. Martha’s and St. Philomena’s hospitals, Bangalore, India; Beatrice Smulders, LM, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Expertise

  • Primary care, family medicine, women’s health, connections between dental health and chronic illness

Licensing/Certification

  • Licensed Primary Care Naturopathic Physician with Childbirth Specialty – Montana Alternative Healthcare Board
  • Midwifery Certificate – Bastyr University
  • Midwifery License – State of Washington

Professional Activities

  • Former Chair – Montana Alternative Health Care Board (overseer of naturopathic licensing, training, and practice)
  • Affiliate Professor/Residency Director – Bastyr University
  • President/Co-Founder – Naturopathic Education and Research Consortium (NERC) (nonprofit dedicated to increasing post-graduate training, residency, and clinical practice opportunities for NDs nationwide)
  • President of Paul Gardner Veteran’s Pain Relief Foundation – Nonprofit to bring options to veterans to address chronic pain.

Career Summary

The founder and owner of Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic, Dr. Beeson is a national leader in efforts to advance the quality of naturopathic care and integrate conventional and alternative medicine for patient benefit. She brings 40 years of medical experience to her practice, including a 20-year career as a nurse, certified midwife, physician assistant, and nutritional consultant. Before completing her naturopathic training at Bastyr University, she served in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, and worked as a hospital and private practice nurse involved in surgery, recovery, acute and chronic care, ICU, psychiatry, allergies, nutrition, and environmental medicine. Dr. Beeson is committed to her Montana community, advancing clinical training for NDs, and collaborating with the conventional medical community.

Awards

Memberships

  • Montana Association of Naturopathic Physicians
  • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians


Danielle Phillips-Dorsett, NDDanielle Phillips-Dorsett, ND

Education

  • Naturopathic Oncology/Family Medicine Resident, 2015-2017 – Frontier Cancer Center and Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic, Billings, Montana
  • Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine – Bastyr University, Seattle, Washington
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology – Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington
  • Advanced Preceptorships – Evergreen Emergency Department, Swedish Breast Cancer Institute

Expertise

Naturopathic oncology, women’s hormonal health/primary care, pediatrics, men’s health, thyroid disorders, digestive dysfunction/disease, and chronic fatigue/mood disorders.

Licensing/Certification

  • Licensed Primary Care Naturopathic Physician– Montana Alternative Healthcare Board
  • Specialty training: counseling, therapeutic cooking/nutrition, German hydrotherapy/detoxification, intravenous nutrient therapy, sports medicine, Western herbal medicine, homeopathy.

Career Summary

Dr. Phillips-Dorsett joined Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic in November 2015 as one of the Family Medicine/Naturopathic Oncology residents, sharing time with patients at the Frontier Cancer Center and Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic.  During her two years of residency, she shadowed premier physicians in the Billings area, developing a network of referral sources in the healthcare community.  She now sees adults and children at the Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic full time. Foundations of health including sleep, exercise, diet, and emotional well being are typically the focus of the initial visit, followed by tailored care plans to address each individual’s concern.

Emphasis is placed on understanding the underlying cause of disturbance in a person that leads to physical and emotional discomfort. Dr. Phillips-Dorsett uses her extensive training in integrative methods to bolster your defense systems to not only return the body to health, but to optimize well being.

Dr. Phillips-Dorsett received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine in 2015 from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington.  Through this 4 year medical program, which includes 2 years of supervised clinical practice, she developed a passion for treating her patients beyond their conventional diagnoses and lab values. Former experience includes social work within the judicial system, sports medicine, and massage therapy.

In addition to the opportunity to work with Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic, Dr. Phillips-Dorsett was drawn back to Billings, MT for her family and the outdoor recreational opportunities.  You may find her out cross country skiing or hiking in the beautiful surrounding areas.

Professional Memberships

  • Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians
  • American Herbalist Guild
  • Montana Association of Naturopathic Physicians
  • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Ryan Turnewitsch, ND, BCB

Education:

  • Naturopathic Oncology/Family Medicine Resident – St. Vincent Frontier Cancer Center and Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic, Billings, Montana
  • Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine – Bastyr University, Seattle, Washington
  • Advanced Preceptorships: 500+ hours in the fields of Primary Care, Functional Medicine, Integrative Oncology, Sports Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Homeopathy, Physical Therapy
  • Bachelor of Science – Biochemistry – Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio

 Expertise:

  • Naturopathic Oncology, Mind-Body Medicine and Biofeedback, Functional Medicine, Regenerative Injection Therapies (Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma, Stem Cell Injections), Men’s Health, Environmental Medicine, and Diabetes and Cardiovascular Health.

Licensing/Certification:

  • Licensed Primary Care Naturopathic Physician – Montana Board of Alternative Healthcare
  • Board Certified in Biofeedback (BCB) – Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) (Click Here for his BCIA Practitioner Page)
  • Certified CPR Provider – American Heart Association
  • Specialty Training:
    • Functional Medicine: Dr. Turnewitsch is currently on course to complete all requirements needed to become IFM Board Certified in Functional Medicine in 2020 through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM). (Click Here for his IFM Practitioner Page)
    • Regenerative Injection Therapies: Advanced training in prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma therapy, and stem cell injection therapy.
    • Craniosacral Therapy:  Level 1 and 2
    • Kinesio taping: Level 1 and 2 – Kinesio University

 Career Summary:

Dr. Ryan Turnewitsch joined Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic in October 2019 as a Family Medicine/Naturopathic Oncology resident where see patients at both the St. Vincent Frontier Cancer Center and Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic while shadowing other providers in the Billings medical community.

Dr. Turnewitsch received his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine in 2019 from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. During his medical training, Dr. Turnewitsch prioritized broadening his clinical exposure as widely as possible and accomplished this through over 500 hours of external preceptorships at seventeen medical offices along with extensive community involvement through free clinics and other community health services. Prior to attending Bastyr, Dr. Turnewitsch has an academic background in the biological sciences including extensive laboratory research experience.

In addition to his training in Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Turnewitsch has also been formally trained in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine and is currently on course to become IFM-Board Certified in Functional Medicine in mid-2020. As well, Dr. Turnewitsch has a deep passion for the field of Mind-Body Medicine and is Board Certified in Biofeedback through the BCIA, Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. Dr. Turnewitsch believes that addressing the mental, emotional, and behavioral aspects of our health is essential if we are to achieve complete wellness.

Finally, Dr. Turnewitsch is an outdoor enthusiast, avid hiker, nature photographer, golfer, reader, public speaker, and devoted Christian who is passionate about the intersection between spiritual, mental/emotional, and physical health.

 Memberships:

    • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)
    • Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM)
    • Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP)
    • Naturopathic Medicine Institute (NMI)
    • International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)
    • Adventist Medical Evangelism Network (AMEN)

 


Melissa Manda, ND

Education

  • Naturopathic Family Medicine Resident, Beginning November 2019, Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic, Billings, Montana
  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine – Bastyr University California, San Diego, California
  • Bachelor of Science– Human Biology/Psychology – University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Expertise

  • Proactive Primary Care and Family Medicine, Nutritional and lifestyle counseling, Stress management strategies, Women’s health & Gynecology, Digestive disorders, Cardiovascular health, Diabetes, Botanical medicine, IV therapy
  • Biofeedback and mind-body training- A personalized approach in which an individual learns how to regulate his or her own physiologic stress response (breathing, heart rate, muscle tension, thoughts, etc) to improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Useful in anxiety, headaches, high blood pressure, chronic stress, chronic pain, and many other health conditions.
  • Other languages spoken: Spanish (Se habla español)

Licensing/Certification 

  • Licensed Primary Care Naturopathic Physician – Montana Board of Alternative Healthcare

Career Summary

Dr. Melissa Manda received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in San Diego, California in 2019 and will join the Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic in November. As a Family Medicine resident, she will serve patients in the clinic in addition to shadowing a variety of specialists in the Billings area.

Dr. Manda has completed preceptorships (intensive mentorship experiences) with highly esteemed naturopathic physicians and provided over 1,200 hours of individualized patient care. She has served in community clinics in San Diego and Nicaragua and completed three clinical rotations implementing individualized treatment plans using biofeedback and other mind-body techniques for stress management and a variety of health conditions.

An array of life experiences has shaped her passion for health, but none more than her time spent as an NCAA Division 1 student-athlete and youth volleyball coach. During this 10-year period, she developed a deep understanding of the importance of the fundamental pillars of health – nutrition, sleep, mental/emotional balance, and healthy relationships.

Dr. Manda is adept at building relationships with patients and enjoys helping each person with their unique needs.  She is excited to join the Billings community! Outside of the clinic, she loves to cook, watercolor, and spend time outdoors with her partner, Brian, and their dog, Naveen.

Memberships 

  • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)
  • California Naturopathic Doctors Association (CNDA)
  • Gastroenterology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (GastroANP)

Patricia Holl, DC

“Comprehensive healthcare is the outcome of patient-doctor commitment to health, integrative care, and unremitting development of knoledge.”

Education

  • Doctor of Chiropractic – Los Angeles College of Chiropractic; Los Angeles, CA
  • BA, Psychology (with honors) – Rutgers University; Newark, NJ
  • Certified Medical Examiner – DOT Physicals
  • Currently enrolled in The Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies pursuing a Diplomate in Functional Neurology.

Expertise

  • Spinal care, postural alignment, pain management, acute and chronic injury, joint disorders, personal fitness training and education

Licensing/Certification

  • Licensed Chiropractor – Montana Board of Chiropractors
  • Postural Alignment Specialist – Egoscue University; San Diego, CA
  • Options for Animals International Academy of Animal Chiropractic; Wellsville, KS – Instructor
  • Certified in Animal Chiropractic – American Veterinary Chiropractic Association and International Veterinary Chiropractic Association

Career Summary

Dr. Holl has almost two decades of experience in comprehensive chiropractic care for pain management, rehabilitation, pre- and post-surgical conditioning, and general wellness. She has been with Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic since 2006, where she works with patients to relieve musculoskeletal pain without drugs or surgery. She coordinates patient chiropractic care with other specialties (alternative and allopathic) for patient benefit; frequently lectures to medical professionals and the public on chiropractic medicine and the benefits of appropriate stretching and exercise for pain management; and instructs patients on the importance of postural alignment and movement.

Before joining YNC, Dr. Holl co-managed patient care with orthopedic surgeons, internists, neurologists, psychologists, and pain specialists in multi-specialty and chiropractic practices in the Los Angeles area. Her work involved diagnostic referral and interpretation (X-rays and MRIs), physical exams, chiropractic adjustment, manipulation under anesthesia, and physical therapy supervision for patients with injuries and general pain and discomfort.

Memberships

  • American Veterinary Chiropractic Association
  • International Veterinary Chiropractic Association

James Madison

My passion is to promote your radiant health. I create a comfortable, trusting space which allows for integrating physical and spiritual aspects so one can transform difficult conditions into positive momentum’s. If there is something in your experience that you do not like, then release your thoughts from it and it will soon go away. Create a vision of how you want to be and what you want to experience.

Education and Licensing
  • MTOM: Masters or Traditional Oriental Medicine – Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM),  San Diego, CA 1995
  • HHP: Holistic Health Practitioner – Advanced Massage Certification 1300 hours (PCOM)
  • NCCAOM Acupuncture: National Examination and Certification
  • NCCAOM Chinese Herbal Medicine: National Examination and Certification
  • Certification Gynecology Seminar Series of Traditional Chinese Medicine by Dr. Yitian Ni (L.Ac, MD in China) from 1996 through 1999.
  • Studied Energy Healing Medicine with the Crucible program of the Universal Life Church for one year.

Expertise

  • Pain management
  • Gynecology
  • Internal medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Emotional disorders

Oriental Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine is useful for conditions where western medicine may not be achieving a good result, medications are not tolerated well, and is especially effective in the treatment of chronic conditions. I treat all conditions (conventional medicine may be required) unless a person needs emergency care.  It is common for patients to have exhausted all other treatment modalities before coming to me; yet in most cases I am able to help them achieve some improvement. Herbal medicine is a special passion. I offer herbal alternatives to drugs (in cooperation with your other medical providers).

Career Summary

I studied multiple massage techniques specializing in Tui Na; Chinese Medical Massage as a stepping stone into Traditional Oriental Medicine. After being licensed in 1996 in California and working in private practice I moved back to Whitefish Montana in 2004 to assist elderly and handicapped family members. Currently my greatest interest lies in helping a person through their beliefs and consciousness to transform identification with disease into identification with health, joyfulness, and playfulness. I am grateful to be a part of the wonderful team at Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic.


Jessica Powell Riley, LMTJessica Powell Riley, LMT, CCST

“I believe in the body’s intrinsic ability to heal itself and I use bodywork as a tool to facilitate that healing. With help, every body will reorganize itself in order to promote optimal function and pain-free movement.”

Education

  • Professional Massage Therapy Certificate – Cortiva Institute’s Brian Utting School of Massage – Seattle, WA
  • Craniosacral Therapy Certification Program – Pat O’Rourke, LMP – Seattle, WA
  • Structural Injury Treatment Program – Pat O’Rourke, LMP – Seattle, WA
  • Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Studies – Seattle University, Seattle, WA

Licensing

  • Licensed Massage Therapist, State of Montana
  • Licensed Massage Therapist, State of Washington

Expertise

  • Craniosacral Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Neuromuscular Technique, Structural Injury Treatment, Myofascial Massage, Reflexology, Pregnancy Massage, Swedish Massage, Cupping

Career Summary

Jessica’s training began in Seattle, WA at the Brian Utting School of Massage, an intensive 1000-hour program accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy, graduating in 2007.  Since then, Jessica has completed a 64-hour Structural Injury Treatment Program and a 260-hour Craniosacral Therapy Certification Program with Pat O’Rourke, LMP in Seattle, WA.  She served on the board of the Montana Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association for 5 years, including a term as President.   Jessica is committed to elevating the profession through sponsoring and teaching high quality continuing education for massage therapists in the region.  She has worked in the spa industry and in private practice since 2007 and joined YNC in 2011.  Her work is informed by her thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology, as well as the needs of the individual on her table. Bodywork sessions with Jessica focus on underlying structural and postural patterns, past physical and emotional traumas held in the nervous system, and emphasize client education and involvement as the cornerstones of healing.

Memberships

    • American Massage Therapy Association

Ashley Steen, LMT

I believe in the healing power of balance.  I am honored to assist the body with its daily and lifelong search toward this balance through various modalities by working to connect the physical, mental, spiritual, and energetic properties already at work within each of us. To gift yourself an hour of peace, of both mind and body, opens doors to healing which we have truly only begun to understand.

Education

  • Health Works Institute – Bozeman MT
  • Claire Marie Miller Integrative Reflexology Certification
  • ACE Institute MediCupping Therapy
  • Claire Marie Miller Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage Certification
  • Holy Fire Reiki II Certification

Licensing

  • Licensed Massage Therapist, State of Montana
  • Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage – National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

Expertise

  • Swedish, Myofascial Release, Reflexology,  MediCupping Therapy, Reiki Energy Work, Therapeutic Hot/Cold Stone, Prenatal

Career Summary
Ashley knew from a young age she would pursue a career in which to help people feel their best. She began working as a Massage Therapist in 2009 after graduating from Health Works Institute in her hometown of Bozeman, MT. She has worked in varied venues from Spa settings to Chiropractic offices and uses a variety of techniques to include Swedish, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Stretching, Lymphatic Drainage, Reflexology, Therapeutic Hot/Cold Stone Massage, Reiki, and simple energetic and relaxation techniques to create a specialized massage based on each client’s individual needs and preferences.

Membership

    • American Massage Therapy Association

 

Raechl KaiserRaechl Kaiser

Education

  • Licensed Esthetician – Academy of Nail, Skin and Hair, Billings, MT
  • Certified Micropigmentation Specialist – E.Z. Permanent Makeup School, Spokane, WA

Licensing

  • Licensed Esthetician, State of Montana

Expertise

  • Acne, Adult Acne, Rosacea, Skin Discoloration, Sun Damage, Aging, Camouflage Makeup, Scarring

Career Summary

Raechl has always taken interest in the overall good health of the body. After working in a local health food store, she started learning about cosmetic ingredients and their affect on the skin. She decided to combine her passion for health and skin care, becoming a licensed Esthetician in 2007. Raechl draws upon 10 years as a professional in skin care. She enjoys helping guests with their skin care needs, achieving desired results, and continually learning about the latest findings and technology of the industry.


Greg Jahn Yoga Instructor

Career Summary

Greg brings 47 years of yoga experience with an eclectic, heart-centered approach combining Iyengar Yoga and Foundation Training. “We live in a ‘golden age’ of optimum personal practices like yoga for kinesthetic literacy and overall flexibility mixed with effective strength training biomechanics from deep anatomy.”

Greg Jahn is Billings’ only certified Foundation Training instructor for assisting restoration of the body’s natural movement patterns. Dr. Eric Goodman created this must-know-antidote to remedy the time constraints and immobility of our modern lifestyle. Foundation Training is a revolutionary method of using the untapped power in the body’s posterior muscle chain that’s proven to both heal pain and increase performance.

“After 47 years of study into body practices that REALLY work, I’m convinced that Foundation Training is an essential ingredient to everyone’s personal daily workout. I’ve done it every day for 4 years now and nothing has made a bigger improvement on my own pain management and increased performance.”

REGULAR ONGOING CLASSES BLENDING YOGA & FOUNDATION TRAINING

Monday and Wednesday      5:30 – 6:45 pm

$10 per class. All levels. Drop-ins welcome (as available).

Last class this session is Wed May 30th. No classes summer months June, July, & August. Picks back up Wed Sept 5th through last class in ’18 Wed Dec 18th. First class in ’19 is Wed Jan 2nd, 2019.

For questions call Greg at 252-3836 or jahnhalterart@gmail.com

 


 


Sally – Front Desk

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Kelly – Front Desk

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Franchesca – Medicinary / Administrative Support

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Cindi – Medicinary

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Becky – Medical Records

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Jenelle – Practice Manager

 

Colleen – Accounting / Benefits

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