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Dr Wallace Taylor

About Dr. Taylor

 

More than twenty years ago Dr. Taylor began a gradual migration from the practice of standard Western medicine to a more integrated or blended approach combining “traditional” with more “functional” or “holistic” care.  For him this was a result of the frustrating realization that he had not been given the “tools” in traditional Western Medical  training to help many of his chronically ill patients achieve real wellness.  Dr. Taylor learned that most illness of a chronic or long-standing nature was the result of the interplay of a patient’s genetic makeup with the sum total of harmful environmental stresses to which that patient has been exposed during life.  Today after much additional education and experience helping hundreds of children and adults, Dr. Taylor has learned how to utilize the body’s own natural capacity for healing and regeneration through the use of both natural and traditional measures.

 

Having treated these disorders largely with “standard” or “accepted” medical treatments for 35 years he is well versed in the accepted approaches using published treatment guidelines.  In some cases these have merit and he still may use them.  Unfortunately many patients that seek Dr. Taylor’s care are continuing to experience health problems and symptoms despite exhaustive care using “standard treatment guidelines” of “traditional medicine”.  Some folks just wish to incorporate integrative/nonstandard therapies in order to maintain wellness and avoid disease.

 

Dr. Taylor believes that it is very important to approach treatment of disease from a value approach. He knows that medical care these days is expensive and that it is important to balance the need to know patient lab information with the costs involved. He only orders tests that he believes will lead him to modify his recommendations and treatment. It is very important to Dr. Taylor for the patients that come to him for care to be treated with respect and dignity.

 

Dr. Taylor grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas where he graduated from King High School. He was an Eagle Scout and his favorite subjects were Chemistry and Biology. He then attended the Univfamilyersity of Texas at Austin and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with Highest Honors in Zoology. He was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa honor fraternity while a student at UT. After University Dr. Taylor attended Medical School at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and received his MD degree while on scholarship from the United States Army. While in Medical School he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor fraternity. After Med School Dr. Taylor completed his Residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and Allergy at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. His training included two years of general medical training in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. He then spent a twenty year career in the Army Medical Corps including a tour of duty for Operation Desert Storm where he encountered soldiers suffering from Gulf War Syndrome. For twenty years Dr. Taylor practiced general ENT and Allergy with a multispecialty group in Southern Colorado where he served as President of the San Luis Valley Medical Professional Corporation. While in Colorado he began studies which led to his present practice of Integrative Medicine where he combines traditional medicine with a functional and holistic systems biology approach to chronic illness.

 

Dr. Taylor focuses on the role that environmental toxicants (man-made chemicals, electromagnetic radiation, toxic effects of persistent infections) play in causing chronic complex illness symptoms like chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, autoimmune disease, mood disorders, brain fog, and hormonal disorders.  He has received hours of education from the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, the Institute of Functional Medicine, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society.  He has completed training from ILADS required by the Texas Medical Board to qualify as a practitioner trained in the treatment of tick-borne illnesses including Lyme Borreliosis and coinfections.

 

Dr. Taylor is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngolgy and has been recognized as a “Board Certified Physician” by the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (this board is not certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties).

Dr Becky Andrews, NDBecky Andrews ND, LAc, MSA

Dr. Becky Andrews is a naturopathic doctor, acupuncturist, herbalist, body worker and is certified in permaculture design. On her meandering journey through life, she has been a ballet dancer, musician, amateur theologian, master gardener, mountaineer, cyclist, and a circus artist. Her passion is the fusion of paradigms and disciplines.  As a naturopathic physician, acupuncturist and student of permaculture she focuses on a “whole systems” approach to health challenges of the individual and the human condition as a whole.

 

Dr. Andrews  received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and Masters of Acupuncture at Bastyr University in 2003.  She is a graduate of the Boulder College of Massage therapy (1995) and also holds a BA in psychology from the University of Kentucky (1992).  Prior to practicing in Austin, she was medical director of Mosaic Natural Health Clinic in Seattle, WA and served as faculty at Bastyr University.  She has advanced training in environmental medicine, IV therapy, chelation, injection therapies, massage therapy and permaculture design. She has apprenticed with master herbalists, and native healers around the globe, and led a medical volunteer team in Kenya.  She has served on the board of directors for both the Washington and Texas Associations of Naturopathic Doctors and was the education coordinator for the American Botanical Council. She currently offers naturopathic consultations at Peoples Rx in Austin and serves as faculty at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine.

 

In addition to faculty appointments, she offers lectures & seminars for public, government, corporate, student and professional health education. Her practice specializes in complex, chronic and “difficult” cases, especially relating to digestive health, fatigue, hormone balancing, mood and detoxification. She works extensively with MTHFr and related genetic challenges as well as environmental illnesses from mold, heavy metal, and chemical exposures. Her combined training in massage therapy, acupuncture and naturopathic medicine give her a unique and multi faced approach to  treating chronic pain and injuries. Her decade of primary care experience in Seattle gives her special insight into combining naturopathic, traditional western and eastern paradigms with conventional medical approaches.  In addition to seeing patients and teaching at AOMA, she has a “secret” life as a trapeze artist.

Dr Jenny SechlerJennifer Sechler DC, GNP, FNP

Dr. Jenny Sechler began her career in the traditional Western medical model working in hospitals, predominantly in the emergency room after earning her nursing degree from Oklahoma State. She developed a great relationship with her patients and a quick ability to treat and address issues. After many years, she realized that she could better serve her patients by using a model that provided lasting results that treated the issues not the symptoms.

 

She proceeded to earn her Nurse Practitioner degree from Concordia College in Mequon, Wisconsin. She enjoyed the latitude of treatment this degree afforded her, and she specialized in geriatric care. She could now spend more time with each patient and give them better quality of care, but she still felt frustrated by not being able to solve all their health problems.

 

Dr. Sechler furthered her education by earning a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa. Through her clinic, she helped many patients with overall health care by treating mind and body as one. She continues to supplement her Western medicine training with Eastern approaches. She is trained in diet and nutrition, anti-aging, and she is certified in functional medicine and applied kinesiology. Her newest certification is in ozone and prolozone joint injection therapy.

 

Her diverse training and areas of study allow her to select the right approach for each situation whether it be scientific testing, influencing genetic expression, optimizing nutrition, addressing toxins or teaching her patients strategies to support mindful activities. You will find her a compassionate healer and good listener with a gentle but firm approach. She enjoys uncovering the individual approach to healing for each person, and looks forward to the next challenge.

Kylie Bentley RD/LD, CLT

KYLIE BENTLEY RD/LD, CLT

 

Kylie Bentley is a registered, licensed dietitian nutritionist and Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT) with over twelve years of experience helping individuals find a personalized path for better health. The specialized skill set that Kylie offers is unlike any other dietitian or nutritionist, combining integrative and functional nutrition with the expertise of a grocery store dietitian, unparalleled passion and desire to help which serves to provide her clients a unique, highly educational experience.

 

Kylie, who has been offering dietary solutions for chronically ill individuals for 14 years, earned a B.S. in Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin and went on to complete an internship at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas in order to become a Registered Dietitian. From her internship, Kylie went straight into integrative functional nutrition counseling for a functional medicine MD. There she attained certification as a Lifestyle Eating and Performance Therapist (LEAP) for food sensitivities and established a solid foundation of experience counseling clients and knowledge in integrative and functional medicine.  She continued to work alongside various functional medicine providers for several years and maintained a private practice where she saw clients for a variety of concerns ranging from weight loss and food sensitivities to autoimmune conditions, fatigue, mood and acne.

 

While practicing on her own, Kylie ventured down another non-traditional dietetic path; supermarket dietetics. She has over seven years combined experience at the corporate level working for the largest grocer in Texas, H-E-B, and Whole Foods, one of the world’s largest retailers of natural and organic foods. At H-E-B, Kylie developed and taught nutrition education content company wide.  She also served as the in-store nutrition expert for both customers and employees, taught cooking classes, led grocery store tours, developed recipes and provided community outreach.  At Whole Foods, Kylie manages product specifications, provides nutritional guidance for new products, ensures each product meets strict quality standards and complies with government labeling regulations.

 

Kylie has presented for various groups, including The American Heart Association, Austin Registered Dietitians Alliance and appeared on several news stations. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Austin Registered Dietitians Alliance, Nutrition Entrepreneurs, Food & Culinary Professionals and Dietitians in Functional Medicine.

Texas Integrative Medicine’s vision is to establish a team of leading experts in the field of “root cause” integrative medicine and uses collaboration to solve each client’s unique health and wellness issues.