Our Team Approach
to Your Healthcare
Debbie Dick | RN
Debbie Dick began her professional journey as a nurses aid in a British Columbia nursing home. She quickly achieved her R.N. degree and challenged herself in critical care nursing, caring for critically ill patients for 9 years in Long Beach, California.
After a few years of raising family, she re-entered her professional life in Phoenix, Arizona with participation in Circle the City, HopeFest, Christ Care Clinic, and SmartPractice outpatient wellness clinic. These experiences formed her growing awareness of the importance of holistic care and the healing that is available to everyone. This passion in caring for others is the common thread running through all of her interests and endeavors.
Outside of professional life, Debbie is from Huntington Beach, California and is married with one daughter. She finds enjoyment in gardening, running, cooking, and active participation in her church.
Ashley Schankie | Health Coach
Ashley Schankie is an Integrative Health Coach that focuses mainly on transformational health behavior changes and maximizing individuals health and well-being. As a health coach, I look at all dimensions of health including: physical, mental and spiritual well-being. I also am the medical scribe and do dictation for Dr. Dersam during appointments so she may spend more quality time with her patients.
Ashley went to college back home in Kansas at Emporia State University, where she studied Health Promotion. While she was achieving her Bachelor’s degree, she was a collegiate cheerleader. After graduation, she got married to her High School sweetheart and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona.
Ashley is passionate about discovering ways to successfully implement healthy lifestyle behaviors and motivate her clients to push past their limits. Anything is possible once you’ve set your mind to it.
When she is not working, Ashley enjoys playing with her puppy, exercising and exploring everything this beautiful desert state has to offer. There’s nothing more magical than experiencing something new.
Life has no remote, get up and change it yourself! Let me help you be the best version of yourself.
Annie Meigs | Acupuncturist RN; MAc, LAc
Annie is a health care professional with substantial Integrative Medicine experience. She is an RN and an Acupuncturist. She provides holistic health and well being care in partnership with each client.
She has developed a style of practice in which she takes time to inform clients about Traditional Chinese Medicine and their individual diagnosis within that system. She has many years of experience combining her RN and Acupuncture skills for positive health outcomes for her clients.
Annie loves nature. Meditating while the birds sing is a great pleasure for her. She has a marvelous cat, Smilin Miles McGregor, aka Miles, who thinks he’s the boss. She is an artist, loves zumba, walking and time with friends.
Chrissy Barth | MS, RDN, RYT
Chrissy Barth, MS, RDN, RYT, is an integrative and functional performance dietitian, yoga teacher, and mind-body expert who is passionate about teaching others about optimal health by taking the confusion out of nutrition. She is the founder of Nutrition Lifestyle Education where she serves as a nutrition consultant and coach to sports teams, spas, mental health programs, medical and training facilities, corporations, and local and national media outlets. In particular, Chrissy enjoys her time working at Integrative Medicine of Arizona as she is surrounded by a team of like-minded health professionals who are invested in the wellbeing of their patients.
Chrissy received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in human nutrition from Arizona State University where she currently serves as a Lecturer in the College of Health Solutions teaching sports nutrition, complementary health care, entrepreneurship, and the development of healthy cuisine.
An athlete, foodie, and sports enthusiast, Chrissy enjoys dining out with friends and family, hiking throughout the Valley, traveling back east to visit family in Virginia, and supporting many local athletic and cultural events in Arizona. Last, but certainly not least, you can be sure to catch her in a yoga studio most days of the week practicing yoga and encourages many of her patients and clients to incorporate yoga and other mindfulness-based practices into their lifestyles for optimal wellness.
Liz Brinkman | Nutritionist
Liz Brinkman, RDN is a registered dietitian nutritionist and has been helping people over the past 20 years. She offers a nutrition and wellness approach that enhances your well-being and connects you to your internal wisdom. Specializing in Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine and holistic healing modalities, Liz combines the basic tenets of intuitive eating with the emerging science of an Integrative and Functional Nutrition approach, utilizing dietary interventions and elimination diets, supplements, and mind-body techniques to help her clients address complicated conditions and return to wellness.
Liz earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Bluffton University. She has been trained in Integrative and Functional Nutrition through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Institute of Functional Medicine. She is working towards her Intuitive Eating Counselor certification.
As a mom of four school-aged children, Liz is always on a mission to make mealtime happier and easier. She is passionate about helping her clients find their unique work-life-family-self balance. She believes that living a life that nourishes you at every level is the answer to authentic health, happiness and success.
Liz’s services include one-on-one counseling, group counseling, grocery store tour/shopping navigator, and in-home cooking instruction.