Meet the Team at Optimized Wellness Center
Meet Dr. Tim Heath, DC, MBA, CCEP
Dr. Tim Heath DC is a board-certified, licensed primary care doctor. Dr. Tim graduated from Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California which has a strong curriculum of more than 2400 hours of post-graduate in anatomy, physiology, functional biomechanics, radiology, orthopedics, clinical diagnosis and chiropractic technique.
Dr. Tim has completed hundreds of hours of postgraduate training in:
- Activator Method
- Applied Kinesiology
- Brain Balancing
- Functional Medicine
- Neuromuscular Rehabilitation
- Sacro-Occipital Technique
- Sports Therapy
Dr. Tim is an extremities expert from the Council of Chiropractic Extremities Professionals in order to properly treat the spine and all extremities (including all affected areas of the arms, hands, legs and feet). His training, and hence diagnosis and treatments are grounded in scientific methodology.
Dr. Tim’s practice includes specific and scientifically proven corrective care for all ages, as well as expertise in treating neuropathies and sports injuries. Dr. Tim spends time listening to his practice member’s current concerns, and performs extensive orthopedic and diagnostic exams to determine the best treatment approach for each person. He creates a custom treatment plan for each of his practice members to best support resolution of their health concerns.
He is also a postural neurology expert with extensive training under the American Posture Institute and president of Chiropractic Neurology Board, Dr. John Donofio.
Meet Dr. Rachelle Johnson, ND
Dr. Rachelle was inspired by life experiences and family health concerns to prevent and treat chronic illnesses. She is passionate about Women’s Health, Weight Loss, and Functional Endocrinology (hormone balancing). Dr. Rachelle addresses such concerns by utilizing modalities such as Nutritional medicine (therapeutic diets and nutrient supplements), Botanical medicine, Chinese medicine, Homeopathy, and Physical medicine. At the core of all of this is health education and lifestyle counseling. Dr. Rachelle loves working with people and draws on experiences in working in various communities and with various cultures.
Dr. Rachelle has various accomplishments. She completed a primary care Residency program in San Francisco after receiving her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from National College of Natural Medicine (now National University of Natural Medicine) in Portland, Oregon. During this time, Dr. Rachelle did rotations in Chronic Care, Women’s Health, Naturopathic Cardiopulmonary Care, and Botanical and Anthroposophical medicine.
Dr. Rachelle has always had a love for nature and natural medicine before she even knew that natural medicine existed. Growing up in North Carolina she was so active in science, agriculture and livestock programs that she decided to earn her baccalaureate degree in Chemistry with a Biochemistry concentration. While doing cancer research, she saw the need for prevention medicine and decided to return to school for a Masters in Public Health Education. She would later encounter a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist who exposed her to Naturopathic Medicine. Her journey in pursuing such degrees followed. When Dr. Rachelle is not working with patients, she enjoys teaching, running or hiking, boxing for health, quilting, cooking different healthy dishes, and traveling to see family and friends. Dr. Rachelle is excited to bring her style of holistic medicine to the Bay area! —Be Well, with Dr. Rachelle
Meet Melinda L. Phoenix, L.Ac, CMP
Melinda Phoenix is specialized with sports medicine acupuncture–a focus that is geared towards the muscular, tendon and ligament systems of pain management, faster healing times and enhanced performance with training. She utilizes several modalities from an integrative medicine approach, looking at both eastern and western treatment modalities. Melinda enjoys diving deeper into the energy systems of the body, clearing meridian channels through the use of vibration sound healing tools.
Besides her hands-on work, she has a mission in advancing the implementation of a nutritional testing device within hospitals globally–which will lead to the prevention of most diseases known to our society. She is on the board of directors for California Acupuncture association and is focused on empowering and mobilizing her fellow peers in taking action towards evolving healthcare systems through implementation and political involvement.
Melinda founded East-West Collaborative Health in 2014, where she incorporates an array of Eastern and Western medical modalities. She completed Integrative Medicine residency programs at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California and also at the National Hospital of Integrative Medicine in Vietnam. She received her Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University and her AA in Communications from Cabrillo College.
Meet Felix Diaz LMT, ANMT, NKT, FMT
Felix Diaz, a certified Neuromuscular Therapist, is a trained health educator with over 1350 hours of training in massage therapy modality techniques and related sciences including: Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Kinesiology. He is an active member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and graduate of the National Holistic Institute (NHI-Emeryville), an accredited college of Massage Therapy in the East Bay Area.
Felix is a licensed and certified in Massage Therapy and Certificated in Advance Neuromuscular Therapy and Neurokinetic Therapy. His professional experience working with a diverse population over his career has dedicated him to focus on clinical massage as opposed to spa service massage. Felix addresses the specific area of his client’s body by designing specific treatments and tests such as:
- Neurokinetic Therapy
- Orthopedic Test
- Frozen Shoulder
- Rotator Cuff Tear
- Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ/TMD),
- Carpal Tunnel
- and other muscular ailments
As a health educator, Felix gives time with each session to educate his clients on how they can better take care of their body and avoid future injuries.