Doctors & Staff

Margaret Beeson, ND

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


  • 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


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


  • 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.



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

Danielle Phillips-Dorsett, NDDanielle Phillips-Dorsett, ND


  • 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


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


  • 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

Kaila Sellars, ND       


  • 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


Naturopathic oncology, digestive health and SIBO, women’s hormonal health, thyroid disorders, and autoimmunity


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


Ryan Turnewitsch, ND, BCB


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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 Bastyrc 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.


    • 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


  • Naturopathic Family Medicine Resident 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


  • 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)


  • 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  joined the Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic in November 2019. 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.


  • 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 knowledge.”


  • 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.


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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

Shayla M Gipson, LMT

“Always be humble and kind”

-My mother


  • Diploma of Massage Therapy – Mossmain Collage Of Massage – Billings, Mt


  • Licensed Massage Therapist, State of Montana


  • Deep tissue
  • Swedish Massage
  • Cupping
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Hot Stone
  • Prenatal Massage


  • American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

Career Summary:

During her ten year career in hospitality and management, Shayla has always felt the gratification and true connection with people when you make them feel at home, comfortable, and safe. When the opportunity arose, and from the support of her family, she was able to gain the courage to pursue what she had imagined herself doing for years. In 2019 Shayla had graduated the 750 hour program at the Mossmain Collage Of Massage in Billings Montana, approved by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Currently enrolled in the National Academy of Sports Medicine, she is in the pursuit of becoming a Corrective Exercise Specialist and a Certified Personal Trainer. Shayla’s methods focus on the mobility, structure and heath of the muscles and overall mechanics of the body in motion

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

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 –
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

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.”


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



Sally – Front Desk


Kelly – Front Desk



 Jo- Medicinary / Administrative Support


Cindi – Medicinary



Becky – Medical Records


Jenelle – Practice Manager


Colleen – Accounting / Benefits


Jill – Medical Assistant



Kayleen – Medical Assistant