Dr. Calley Asbill, ND
Clinic Director, Naturopathic Physician
PacificSource, First Choice/First Health, Providence, Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield, Moda, Personal Injury Protection
Utilizing this approach allows only targeted supplements, medications, and interventions to be used in order to restore or support function. This prevents the unfortunate experience many have had, where they are asked to take and pay for a large quantity of supplements and/or medications or change an excessive amount of their lifestyle in a short period of time. While affecting real change does require work and often lifestyle change, the changes that can be integrated are different for each person and each circumstance. While this may seem slow at times, the effects are lasting and life giving. There in lies the goal of my approach to medicine: To compassionately meet people where they are at, affect real change, and help restore their quality of life.
In today’s world it is harder than ever to be healthy. Over the past 3-4 generations the pollution of our planet has impacted our epigenetic structure in ways that cause us to pass on increasingly altered genetic coding, which for some people, mandates significant effort and motivation in order to reclaim their health. But it can be done. I have been honored to watch many people re-write their lives and those of their children.
The work I am so fortunate to do with the inspiring people who walk into my office touches my heart daily. I work extensively with women, men, and children to address everything from maintaining wellness to treating chronic complex diseases, with the latter making up a majority of my practice. In this vein, I note all too often that people have been subject to varying levels of traumatic experiences and this plays into their physical health in a significant way. After seeing this continually ignored or left unaddressed, I found Peter Levine’s work, Somatic Experiencing. I am currently working to complete the extensive training required to be a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and have found it extremely useful in regulating the nervous system and integrating the experience of trauma in a way that leaves people feeling empowered and resilient.
Dr. Jenna Hamza, ND
PacificSource, First Choice/First Health, Providence, Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield, Moda, PacificSource Community Solutions (OHP), Personal Injury Protection
Dr. Jenna Hamza is an Oregon-licensed Naturopathic Physician and is thrilled to be practicing with the team at Elixir. Her approach to wellness emphasizes minimally invasive, truly integrative therapies, drawing from a combination of nutritional, lifestyle, botanical, homeopathic and pharmaceutical interventions. She is a firm believer in a team-based approach to health and will work with other practitioners and specialists as needed in order to get her patients the comprehensive care that they require. Ultimately, her core philosophy involves empowering patients to take control of their own health by creating care plans built on mutual trust and understanding. She enjoys helping men, women and children of all ages heal by getting to the root of their illness, no matter how simple or complex.
Dr. Hamza completed her medical training at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon after completing a Bachelor’s in Biology with Magna Cum Laude at the University of California, Irvine. She holds additional certificates in homeopathy and pelvic floor therapy and has completed extensive supplementary education in women’s health, hormones and fertility.
In her spare time, Dr. Hamza most enjoys practicing movement as medicine. A former competitive dancer, you can now find her jogging along the Deschutes, hiking to one of Central Oregon’s majestic peaks, hitting the slopes, or fumbling her way through any number of Bend-y activities. She looks forward to working with you and your family on your journey to optimal health!
Jennifer Paulson, MSN, FNP-BC, APHN-BC, IFMCP, RYT
Family Nurse Practitioner
IFM Certified Practitioner
PacificSource, First Choice/ First Health, BlueCross BlueShield, MODA
Jennifer Paulson is dually board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse. As a lifelong learner, Jennifer is also a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Registered Yoga Teacher, certified HeartMath™ Practitioner, and Reiki Practitioner.
Jennifer received her graduate degree from Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin, and is currently a Doctorate of Nurse Practitioner candidate at the University of Arizona. Jennifer holds other positions outside of her clinical practice including lab education and adjunct faculty for the University of Western States Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition program.
Using a holistic, full-body systems approach to care, Jennifer partners with her patients to create individualized plans to achieve health goals while addressing the root cause of symptoms. Jennifer has six years of experience as a conventional medicine primary care practitioner prior to starting her journey into functional medicine which she believes is the best path to wellness and healing. Jennifer is licensed in Oregon and credentialed with most major insurance companies as a primary care practitioner, treating all ages. Specialty areas include environmental medicine, GI healing, hormone balancing for healthy aging, preventative care, and specialized functional testing.
When she’s not working, Jennifer loves to garden, cook nutritious meals for her family, spend time with her husband, kids, grandkids, and her cats and dogs.
Joel Amezcua, L.Ac.
PacificSource, First Choice/First Health, BlueCross BlueShield, PacificSource Medicare, PacificSource Community Solutions (OHP), MODA, Personal Injury Protection, Workman’s Comp
In today’s confusing and challenging times, it more important than ever to take a moment to assess what is really important to each of us and those around us. In his adult life, it has become clear to Joel that health and wellbeing top the list. Driven by a love of nature, science and a desire to create a better world, Joel pursued and received a degree in Biology from UC Santa Cruz and followed with a teaching degree from Santa Cruz State University. During his time as a high school science teacher he was encouraged by his physician to study and practice Qigong to mitigate the stresses of his work.
The study and practice of Qigong had a profound effect on his health, psychology and awareness. This also introduced him to the paradigm of Chinese medicine, which galvanized a decision to change career paths. Joel continued his study of Chinese medicine at Five Branches University receiving a Master’s degree with an emphasis in Sports Medicine and a National Diplomat of Oriental Medicine.
Joel’s background in western science and eastern medicine has led him to an integrated and collaborative approach to helping his patients achieve their health goals. Over the past 15 years he has had an opportunity to work closely with yoga instructors, naturopathic physicians, physical therapists, massage therapists and nurses, all of which has increased his knowledge of what these other modalities have to offer and how best to collaborate for his patient’s optimal healing.
Joel has come to specialize in Orthopedic and Sports Acupuncture. This approach incorporates orthopedic assessments and an anatomical focused technique without compromising the paradigms of Traditional Chinese Medicine. During his career he has had experience working with elite athletes, injured workers, car accident victims, chronic pain sufferers as well as people at the end of life. This experience has led him to an understanding of what specific techniques lead to the fastest recovery and improvement in quality of life for his patients.
Joel prides himself on listening to his patients and meeting them where they are as this can hold the key to better, swift improvements. He believes in the healing potential of all of his patients and helps guide them so they can become “their own best doctor”.
When Joel is not in the clinic you can find him enjoying time with his family or in the mountains biking, hiking, snowboarding, paddle boarding or on the coast surfing, tide pooling or building sand castles.
Dr. Lori Carroll, DC
PacificSource, First Choice/First Health, Providence, BlueCross BlueShield, MODA, Medicare Non-Participating Provider, Personal Injury Protection
Dr. Lori Carroll is a chiropractor in Bend, committed to providing gentle, effective, and compassionate chiropractic care to her patients. She enjoys working with families, children, and all types of athletes. Whether you have a work or sport related injury, are interested in sports performance enhancement, or would like to improve your overall health, Dr. Carroll will work with you to achieve your goals.
Dr. Carroll earned her Chiropractic Doctorate degree from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon following completion of her undergraduate degree in Human Physiology at the University of Oregon. She has gained broad clinical experience as a chiropractor practicing internationally, first taking a position in Thailand where she had the privilege of treating a wide range of patients and conditions. Eventually making the move to Australia, she joined a sports med team in tropical North Queensland where she learned first hand what a huge impact the combination of chiropractic care, soft tissue therapy, and rehabilitation can make in her patient’s lives.
Dr. Carroll assesses the body as a whole for optimal diagnosis and treatment. As a chiropractor, she utilizes a thorough postural, soft tissue, and biomechanical assessment to formulate an individualized treatment plan for every patient. By treating both the soft tissue, joint alignment, and giving specific instruction on exercises and lifestyle modifications she works with her patients to get long lasting results. She primarily uses diversified adjustments for manipulation of the spine and extremities. Dr. Carroll also uses more gentle Activator and ArthroStim tools as needed for specific situations and for those patients who don’t like the sound commonly associated with a traditional adjustment.
Dr. Carroll is a certified Active Release Techniques (ART®) practitioner and was a member of the ART® team at the 2010 Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. She is also a certified provider of Graston Technique. Both ART® and Graston Technique are used to safely and conservatively treat scar tissue and fascial adhesions through detection and break down of scar tissue fibrosis. She is also Advanced Rocktape certified and uses functional kinesiotaping methods as another tool to support the recovery process and enhance performance. She has provided medical care at numerous sporting events, both locally and internationally.
In her spare time, Dr. Carroll enjoys working on her personal yoga and meditation journey, trail running, mountain biking, backpacking, nature photography, and creating delicious and healthy meals for her friends and family. She is grateful to find herself living in Oregon once again with the opportunity to serve the Central Oregon community.
“As a native Oregonian, I know that when you live in Central Oregon, it’s all about leading an active lifestyle. I strongly believe that leading an active life, complemented by healthy eating, is the key to maintaining physical, mental, and emotional health. I’m passionate about helping people achieve their individual health goals and get back to enjoying the activities they love in the unique and beautiful playground we live in. As a certified Hatha yoga teacher, I love to incorporate yoga into the rehab regimen for my patients. Yoga’s ability to stretch, strengthen, and balance the physical body while calming the nervous system and quieting the mind makes it the perfect complement to chiropractic treatment for overall health and wellness.”
Dr. Aislinn Cassels-Hyde
PacificSource, Medicare Non-Participating Provider, Personal Injury Protection
**Other Insurance Credentialing in Progress
Dr. Aislinn Cassels-Hyde began her studies at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, where she studied Biology, Chemistry and Musical Theater. She then went on to receive her D.C from Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Florida Campus where she focused on structural correction techniques such as Pettibon, CBP and scoliosis correction. Structural correction goes a step beyond pain relief and injury care. It focuses on the overall shape of the spine, and uses a combination of Chiropractic adjustments, traction and exercises to reshape the spine into its optimum positioning. By removing the interferences from the body, be they physical, chemical or emotional, the brain is able to send messages efficiently through the nerves to the body, telling it how to function and heal properly. Dr. Aislinn is passionate about treating a wide variety of patients, from the very young, to professional athletes, to the very old, and everyone in between, always customizing care to the individual and their needs and goals.
Dr. Aislinn is very fitness and health oriented and has a great respect for and love of science. She spent many years a dancer, primarily ballet, but also studied Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, African and Swing dancing. She spent 5 years as a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and is also an avid yoga enthusiast. This diverse history makes her very cognizant of the ways the body can be weak or strong, and consequently how it may become injured. It is her belief that injury can often be avoided with proper understanding of anatomy, proper technique and preventative treatment. These are the things she sincerely hopes to be able to provide to her patients
When not in the office, Dr. Aislinn spends much of her time outdoors, enjoying all that beautiful central Oregon has to offer. She loves and misses the beaches of Florida but has found a new love of the mountains and all the skiing, biking, hiking and other activities they bring to her door.
Dr. Aislinn is an Oregon licensed Chiropractic Physician and is looking forward to all she can do to help.
Sarah Reynolds-Jackson, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
OR License #20779
First Choice/First Health, BlueCross BlueShield, Personal Injury Protection
Sarah is a native to Central Oregon. As a young adult Sarah moved to the UK and traveled through Europe learning and experiencing many new cultures. The pull of the northwest brought her back to Bend in 2008 to begin her schooling in the Massage Therapy program at Central Oregon Community College, where she graduated with highest honors. Sarah truly found a calling to channel her distinct skill of therapeutic massage. The diversity of her work includes principles in Therapeutic, Neuromuscular, Prenatal, Oncology, Cupping, and Sports massage. She is passionate about finding the right solution for each client and believes every body has a unique story to tell. Sarah believes in spreading knowledge of the body and giving her clients the opportunity to learn to facilitate healing within themselves.
Forever the student and traveler, Sarah spends most of her time studying Biology and Chemistry at Oregon State University, reading as many books as she can get her hands on, participating in workshops, and traveling the world with her partner Josh. She also has a deep love for nature and animals and tries to combine those elements into her life whenever possible.
Whitney Sorenson, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
OR License #7458
Personal Injury Protection
Whitney has had a passion for massage since her early 20’s when she went to her first massage school in Southern California. In 1999, Whitney graduated from the massage therapy program at Central Oregon Community College with high honors and an AAS degree. She worked at a private practice as a massage therapist in addition to teaching as an assistant in Kinesiology at COCC. This led her to teaching in the massage therapy department at COCC for over 15 years.
Throughout the years Whitney has worked as an LMT for chiropractors, athletic clubs, and private practices. Combining her interest in water and sports, she was a water fitness instructor at Juniper Aquatics for 6 years.
Growing up, she was a competitive swimmer with a huge love for any body of water. She loved to boogie board, surf, snorkel, and fish which eventually led her to live at the tip of Baja, Mexico. During her time in Baja, she discovered a suspicious mole which turned out to be malignant melanoma and was later successfully removed. Because of this discovery however, Whitney has helped identify, inform, support and educate clients of suspicious moles and sun protection.
Now you will find Whitney as a parent of an 8th grade daughter, Annika and dog Leo. They love to swim, cross country ski, hike and camp.
Whitney specializes in the following modalities:
- Swedish Relaxation
- Specific Injury Treatment
- Myofascial Release
- Chair Massage