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

Kaila Sellars, ND       

Education

  • Naturopathic Oncology/Family Medicine Resident, 2016-2019 –Frontier Cancer Center and Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic, Billings, Montana
  • Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine – National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL
  • Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Science – National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL
  • Advanced Preceptorships – CTCA Zion, IL

Expertise

Naturopathic oncology, Digestive health and SIBO, Women’s health, Hormonal health, Thyroid disorders, Autoimmunity and Adolescent health ages 12+

Licensing/Certification

  • Licensed Primary Care Naturopathic Physician– Montana Alternative Healthcare Board
  • Basic Life Support – National CPR Association

Career Summary

Dr. Sellars joined Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic in November 2016 as one of the Family Medicine/Naturopathic Oncology residents, sharing time with patients at the Frontier Cancer Center and Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic.  During the two year residency, she shadowed physicians in the Billings area and developed a network of referral sources in the healthcare community.  She went on to practice family medicine and naturopathic oncology in Great Falls in her private practice and at Benefis Sletten Cancer Institute.

She has since returned to Billings and now sees patients at the Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic as well as providing telemedicine visits to patients of Benefis Sletten Cancer Institute. Visits with Dr. Sellars focus on improving the foundations of health while considering each individual’s health goals.

Dr. Sellars received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine in 2016 from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois.  This 4 year medical program included 1.5 years of supervised clinical practice, and allowed Dr. Sellars to fully appreciate the need for individualized and whole health medicine. Her interest in integrative oncology was confirmed during her preceptorship with the Cancer Treatment Center of America – Zion, and she specifically chose YNC for residency for the ability to practice both family medicine and naturopathic oncology.

In her spare time, Dr. Sellars can be found exploring a new trail, hiking her favorite spots, or enjoying her new hobby of painting.

Professional Memberships

  • Montana Association of Naturopathic Physicians
  • MANP- Legislative Action Working Group
  • Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians

 


Molly Bina, ND, LAc

Education

  • Naturopathic Family Medicine Resident – Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic, Billings, Montana
  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine – National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, Illinois
  • Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine – National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, Illinois
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology – Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota

 

Expertise

  • Primary Care and Family Medicine, Women’s Health, Botanical and Chinese Herbal Medicine, Nutritional and lifestyle counseling, Digestive Disorders, Autoimmune Conditions, and Endocrinology
  • Acupuncture Experience – Neurological and Pain Conditions, Mental Health and PTSD, Digestive Conditions, Sports Medicine, Acute Illnesses, Seasonal Allergies, Sleep and Energy optimization
  • Neurostructural Integration Technique (NST) – This therapy uses a series of gentle movements across muscles and fascia to release tension and stimulate the nervous system. The main objective of NST is to address postural dysfunction, reduce pain, improve range of motion, and balance the autonomic nervous system. This therapy can be beneficial for acute and chronic conditions, and is applicable for all ages, from newborns to the elderly.

 

Licensing/Certification

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

 

Career Summary

Dr. Molly Bina became curious about Naturopathic Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine through her own personal health journey. These experiences began to shape her passion for medicine, public health, and patient education. Dr. Bina went on to receive her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois in April 2021.

 

Dr. Bina’s medical education includes over 2.5 years of supervised clinical practice where she provided Naturopathic care, Acupuncture, and Chinese Herbal Medicine to patients in the greater Chicago area. Part of her clinical experience includes serving in a Veterans clinic that specialized in treating a wide variety of injuries and disorders that impact combat veterans including post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction, musculoskeletal injuries, and chronic pain. During this time, she became skilled at building collaborative doctor-patient relationships and deepened her understanding of mind body medicine and the innate healing power of nature.

 

She joined the Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic in October 2021. As a family medicine resident and acupuncturist, she will serve patients in the clinic in addition to shadowing a variety of specialists in the Billings area. Dr. Bina is originally from North Dakota and is excited to be in the Billings area as it is closer to her family and offers a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities! When she is not in the clinic, you can find Dr. Bina cooking, gardening, camping, or hiking with her husband, Joey, and their dog, Hobbs.

 

Memberships

  • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
  • Montana Association of Naturopathic Physicians
  • North Dakota Association of Naturopathic Doctors
  • Montana Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

 


Shelah Deans, ND

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” — Benjamin Franklin

Education

  •     Naturopathic Family Medicine Resident Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic, Billings, Montana
  •     Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine – Bastyr University California, San Diego, California
  •     Cardiac Rehabilitation Intern – Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach, CA
  •     Post-Graduate Studies in Kinesiology – California State University, Long Beach, CA
  •     Bachelor of Science, Pre-Med – Vanguard University of Southern California, Costa Mesa, CA

Expertise

  • Primary Care, Family Medicine with special interest: Women’s health/fertility, Autoimmune conditions, Environmental medicine, Acute and chronic infections, Digestive disorders,   Cardiovascular health, Diabetes and metabolic disorders, Healthy weight management, Athletic and human performance
  • Regenerative medicine
  •   Regenerative injection therapies (prolotherapy, platelet-rich plasma, stem cells) for musculoskeletal pain and injuries.
  •   Aesthetic regenerative therapies for facial and hair rejuvenation

Licensing/Certification 

  •     Licensed Primary Care Naturopathic Physician – Montana Board of Alternative Healthcare
  •     Advanced Intravenous Therapy Certification in Chelation Therapy

Specialty Training

  • MSK Mastery Part 1 & 2: Upper & Lower Extremity (Peri-neural, neural, trigger point injections)
  • Upper & Lower Extremity Regenerative Injection Therapies (Prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma, exosomes, stem cells)
  • Peptide Therapy
  • Ultrasound Guided Joint Injections
  • Dr. Deans has completed the Human Potential/Bulletproof Coaching Program (Human Potential Institute), which includes studies in biofeedback/cardiac coherence, mind/body techniques, human performance. She also has extensive training/certifications in the fields of fitness, corporate wellness, and emergency/disaster response.

 

Career Summary

Dr. Shelah Deans received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in San Diego, California in 2020 and joined the Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic in October 2020. As a Family Medicine resident, she will serve patients in the clinic in addition to shadowing a variety of specialists in the Billings medical community.

Dr. Deans has completed several hundred preceptor hours under highly esteemed MDs, DOs, and NDs, which cultivated her passion for integrative medicine. She has completed over 1,200 hours of supervised practice in naturopathic primary care medicine, while pursuing elective studies in evidenced-based botanical medicine and pharmacognosy, chronic inflammatory disorders/autoimmune diseases, gynecology, and advanced gastrointestinal conditions.

She has a passion for delivering evidence-based, integrative clinical care and a background in health/wellness/fitness, with over 15 years helping clients (busy moms, executives, professional athletes) to achieve targeted goals.

Dr. Deans also enjoys a unique blend of exploring the great outdoors, traveling abroad, interior design, cooking, baking, public speaking, fitness, and biohacking.

Research Projects

Efficacy of Paleo-Ketogenic Diet as Treatment for Hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

  •  Primary investigator in conducting literature research to provide evidence-based strategy for patient.
  •  Delivered patient education and support while tracking and documenting measurable outcomes in anticipation of writing case report. Positive results show patient’s random blood glucose went from uncontrolled and > 300 mg/dL to controlled and <150 mg/dL by second week, Patient self-initiated reduction of insulin by 10 units.

Homeopathy as an Evidenced-Based Therapeutic Option in Treating Allergies

  •   Primary investigator in conducting literature research and author of literature review with intent to publish in Naturopathic Doctor News and Review (NDNR).

 

Memberships

  •     American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)
  •     California Naturopathic Doctors Association (CNDA)
  •     American College of Cardiology (ACC)
  •     American Academy/Association of Orthopedic Medicine (AAAOM)

 


Chris Ballantine, ND       

“Never go to bed without trying to learn something new each day.” — John Bastyr, ND

Education

  • Naturopathic Oncology/Family Medicine Resident – St. Vincent Cancer Centers of Montana and Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic, Billings, Montana
  • Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine – Bastyr University California, San Diego, California
  • Internal Medicine and ER Preceptor – Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA
  • Master of Science, Telecommunications – University of Colorado, Boulder.
  • Bachelor of Arts, International Affairs, magna cum laude – The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

 

Expertise

  • Naturopathic Oncology, Primary Care, Family Medicine, Men’s health, Women’s health, Autoimmune, Environmental Medicine, Chronic Infections, Digestive Disorders, Diabetes and Cardiovascular health, Kidney Disorders, Pediatrics, and Mental Health.

 

Licensing/Certification 

  • Licensed Primary Care Naturopathic Physician – Montana Board of Alternative Healthcare
  • Advanced Intravenous Therapy Certification in Chelation Therapy

 

Specialty Training

  • MSK Mastery Part 1 & 2: Upper & Lower Extremity (Peri-neural, neural, trigger point injections)
  • Pursuing advanced training in Regenerative Injection Therapies
  • Advanced coursework in CRISPR/Cas-9, Functional Medicine, Biofeedback, Flower Essences, Homeopathy, Women’s Health, Pediatrics, Oncology, Research, Environmental Medicine, and Digestive Health.

 

Career Summary

Dr. Chris Ballantine received his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in San Diego, California in 2020 and joined the Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic in November 2020. As a Family Medicine/Naturopathic oncology resident, he will see patients both at Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic and the St. Vincent Cancer Center of Montana, in addition to shadowing a variety of specialists in the Billings medical community.

During his medical training Dr. Ballantine sought a wide range of clinical education experiences. He established relationships at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, where he spent time in internal medicine and the emergency department. He also attended numerous medical trips to Rocky Point, Mexico working as a student in a free community clinic with Naturopaths Without Borders (NWB).

He has a passion for life, with a well-rounded combination of work, education, and life experiences. His interests include history, literature- especially of the science fiction genre, flying airplanes, and travel. He is on the board of directors for Ballantine Communications, as well as the Mancos Common Press, both of which are based in southwest Colorado. Dr. Ballantine lives in Billings with his three amazing cats.

Research Projects

The Current Status of Naturopathic Medicine in Hospitals (2020)

  • Comprehensive literature review for a capstone project at Bastyr University.

 

Memberships

  • Montana Association of Naturopathic Physicians (MANP)
  • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)
  • Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP)

 


Patricia Holl, DC

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

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

Cathleen Kuras, LMT, CCM

With over 30 years of experience and professional training in the Healing
Arts, Cathleen incorporates a wholistic approach to supporting ones health and
wellness. Her sessions involve a blending of therapies to support all ages and
stages of life; including relaxing touch therapies, sound healing and self-care
teaching.

Touch Therapies

  • Craniosacral Therapy – gently treats headaches, sinus discomforts, trauma
    and pain.
  • Lymphatic Drainage – enhances the immune system and reduces swelling
    from injuries and surgery.
  • Visceral Manipulation – eases abdominal and digestive discomforts.
  • Jin Shin Jyutsu – balances energy and eases tensions.

Sound Healing

  • Vibro-Acoustic Harp Therapy – relax and rejuvenate with a sound massage
    of live harp music on a vibratory sound table
  • Soundscapes – Immerse yourself in the relaxing sounds of singing bowls and gongs for stress reduction and peace of mind.

Education and Training 

Bodywork
CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Lymphatic Drainage
MT-Licensed Massage Therapist
Certified Infant Massage Instructor
Sound Healing
Certified Clinical Musician and Harpist
Vibro-Acoustic Harp Therapist
Tibetan Singing Bowls and Sound Healing
Energy Balancing
Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner
Therapeutic Touch Practitioner and Teacher
Somatic Self-Care
Instructor: ‘Sounder Sleep System’
‘Bones For Life’ Movement Teacher
Academic: BS Nutrition – UMass, Amherst


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