Dr. Stacy Phelps is a board certified Chiropractic Physician and graduate of Advanced Clinical Training in Nutrition Response Testing℠. Dr. Phelps graduated cum laude from National University of Health Sciences with a degree in Human Biology and Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine. Prior to that she attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. After graduating from undergraduate studies, Dr. Phelps began work with children and adolescents as a counselor, drawing on her desire to help young people feel better. After 5 years of work in the field of mental health she began to see many of the same faces return and realized they were not truly getting well. This led her into the field of nutrition and the study of the nervous system.
Dr. Phelps is a graduate of Most Holy Redeemer grade school and Mother McAuley High School. She currently resides on the south side with her husband Tim and their 2 children, Callum and Lillyanne.
“My purpose as a physician is to help people get well, truly well, without the use of unnecessary medication or surgery. We have to face the fact that our current healthcare system is broken. Americans are among the most unhealthy on our planet and if you look around, there are very few in our community who truly look and feel healthy. I want to change that. I want to let expecting mothers know that you should feel well during pregnancy and that by taking care of yourself early on, you can have a wonderful birth experience. I want parents to confidently raise their children knowing which foods and supplements to utilize in order to protect their health and diminish the chances of chronic disease. I want my friends and family to enter their retirement years full of energy and vitality so that they can enjoy the fruits of their labor. I view coming to the office everyday as a purpose; we are truly providing ‘healthcare’. Every day there are patients that report an improved quality of life as a result of what we do—there is no greater reward that that.”
Dr. Kat Aleman
Dr. Kat Aleman is a board certified Chiropractic Physician and certified Applied Kinesiologist. Dr. Aleman graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic with a Bachelor’s in Human
Dr. Aleman currently resides in the west suburbs of Chicago with her cat, where she is training to run a 5K.Biology and as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2013. Originally from Michigan, she received her Bachelor’s of Science from Western Michigan University with intentions of joining the healthcare field. Unsure of what her future held, she chose to work in a group home for adults with disabilities, assisting them with their activities of daily living. This was an eye-opening experience for her. She realized she wanted to make a bigger impact on peoples’ lives and as a result, she enrolled at Logan College of Chiropractic. She is currently studying pediatrics, and beginning training with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association to learn specialized techniques to treat pregnant women and children.
“My purpose as a physician is to help people of all ages on their health journey. Our society isn’t taught the whole truth about how great our health can be, and we are often swayed by our family, friends, doctors, advertisements and society in general to help make our decisions. By sharing my knowledge of chiropractic, kinesiology, and nutrition, I hope to inspire others to continue to educate themselves and take charge of their own health.”
Erin Covotsos was born and raised on the southside of Chicago. She attended St Barnabas grade school, Mother McAuley High School and went on to receive an undergraduate degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. After spending a few years living in the city and working in various aspects of the corporate world, Erin knew that there was much more that she could contribute to the world. Erin was always interested in healthcare and providing a better quality of life for those in need. She had experienced acupuncture for the first time in 1999 while being treated for a stiff neck, and was always fascinated by that form of medicine. In 2005 she began her graduate studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine. During the four-year program, she returned to the south side, got married, and a year later was pregnant with her first child. After graduating with a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, Erin took some time off to spend with her son Cal Patrick. In April 2013, Erin joined the staff of The Natural Health Improvement Center.
“My career and personal goals are to assist in creating an organized and successful environment for the staff of The Natural Health Improvement Center, and ensure we provide optimal care for our patients. I also wish to advance my own personal goals as an acupuncturist, wife and mother. I intend on expanding my own education in nutrition, and raise the level of vitality and quality of life for all of those we treat and care for. “
Samantha “Sam” Margaret Wolf
Sam Wolf is a Licensed Massage Therapist, a Nationally Certified Professional Member of the American Massage Therapy Association, and an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. She is a 2003 clinical massage therapy graduate of the Soma Institute in Chicago, and has studied Cranio-Sacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute. Additionally, she has extensive experience (10 years) in clinical massage therapy, treating many common conditions including migraines and sinus related headaches, TMJ (jaw pain), whiplash, shoulder pain, hip pain and sports related injuries.
Ms. Wolf also specializes in Prenatal Massage, Myofascial Release, Active Release Therapy, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue massage, Hot Stone massage and Cranio-sacral Therapy.
“My mission is to help people to feel better, restore functionality and improve their quality of life. After suffering from whiplash in 2001, I was able to return to a regular pain free existence without any medication because of the wonderful care I received from a chiropractor and massage therapist. I wanted to be able to give that gift to others, so I enrolled in the clinical massage therapy program at the Soma Institute. I continue to study methods of hands on healing to enhance my skills and enable me to help people achieve wellness.”
Karen Sanders-Taylor is a certified body therapist, licensed massage therapist, and board certified Naprapath. Dr. Taylor graduated from Lincoln Memorial Grammar School and Thomas J Kellar Junior High School in Robbins, Illinois, and DD Eisenhower High School in Blue Island, Illinois. Her undergraduate studies were at the University of Illinois both in Champaign and the Chicago campuses.
While taking an African American Studies class at the University of Illinois, a project led her to research natural healing doctors. She was invited to visit the Chicago National College of Naprapathic Medicine. There, after interviewing the renown Dr. Roland J Sidney, he remarked that she had “healing hands” and that she would make a great Naprapath. She later transferred from the University of Illinois to the National College of Naprapathic Medicine.
After raising her family, she returned to school and graduated with the highest clinical award for outstanding clinical achievement.
As a manual medical therapist, she specializes in pain management, and has over 15 years experience in this area. She is also skilled in the use of various modalities such as cryotherapy, laser, electro stim, and ultra sound to aid in facilitating balance and healing. She has done extensive studies on the effects of emotions as it relates to pain management. She possesses a sound understanding of nutrition, especially as it relates to wellness. As a staff minister at her church (The Power Circle Congregation), Rev Dr. Taylor teaches classes, conducts workshops, seminars and lectures regarding various topics on wellness and healing.
Dr. Taylor is married, the mother of 3 adult children and 3 lovely granddaughters. She and her husband reside on the far south side of Chicago.
“It is my God-given purpose to educate and enlighten people about the mind, body, spirit connection. We are more than just these bodies. It’s more about balance. My job is to help you find that balance and maintain it for optimal health. Therefore, my commitment, dedication and passion for my patients are second to none.”
Melissa Cleary attends the Integrative Institute of Nutrition where she will be receiving her health and wellness coach certification. She also has a Masters of Art in teaching from Olivet Nazarene University. She teaches Family and Consumer Sciences to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Melissa is passionate about educating people how to prepare and cook real nutritious foods. Melissa resides on the south side of Chicago with her husband and 2 children, Makena and Colin.
“My goal is to provide support and resources to families on their journey to health. Changing the way we eat does not have to be overwhelming with the right guidance. “
Front Desk Receptionist, Danielle, grew up in Southern California and currently resides in the south suburbs of Chicago. She spent a year at College of Lake County pursuing an Associate in Arts degree; two years at Trendsetters School of Cosmetology, and has been a licensed esthetician for 5 years now. After taking several classes and receiving certifications she began to teach others the importance of nutrition and how it affects your skin. She still studies and practices organic skincare and encourages others to take care of themselves internally to see the best results externally. Her passion carries into her position here at NHIC by providing the same purpose of living a happy and healthy life.
“I believe that happy is healthy and if I can share my experiences and success stories with others; I could only hope that inspires others to find their happiness in leading a clean & healthy lifestyle. Our skin is the screen to how we take care of ourselves, so putting natural sources of nutrients into our body can only result in beauty.”
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