Naturopathic Medical Doctor, Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist
Naturopathic Medical Doctor, Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist
Dr. Hallowitz is a naturopathic medical doctor (NMD), classically-trained Chinese medicine practitioner and licensed acupuncturist providing alternative medicine options to the Inland Northwest community. He concentrates his treatments on whole-patient wellness, evidence-based clinical naturopathic medicine and Chinese medicine theory and therapies that have been practiced over the past millennia. Dr. Toby tailors to each individual patient’s unique condition rather than focusing on the disease. Using natural treatment modalities such as acupuncture, dietary modification, nutritional supplements, botanical medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, Chinese herbology, nature cure, and hydrotherapy, he emphasizes prevention and restoration of balance to the body, mind and spirit.
Dr. Toby grew up in the Washington D.C. metro area, obtained his undergraduate education at the University of Rochester, NY and received his Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Master of Science in Oriental Medicine at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in Portland. Dr. Toby has worked with patients who have many different health concerns and conditions. Some of these include: cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, smoking, autoimmune disease, heavy metal toxicity, musculoskeletal complaints, infertility, pregnancy (including pre-birth acupuncture), menopausal symptoms, insomnia, back & neck pain, depression, anxiety, dermatological conditions and much more. Diagnosed years ago with Crohn's disease, he has a vast amount of experience in treating digestive disorders with natural medicine. Dr. Toby does not take any pharmaceutical medications for his condition.
Naturopathic Medical Doctor
Dr. Casey Carr is a licensed naturopathic medical doctor and she is beyond excited to join the community of Coeur d’Alene and our clinic operations. As a primary care physician, Dr. Casey has a love for the challenge of anyone and anything that walks through her door. She adds to our team her interests and passions of mental health, GI health, fertility essentials, pre- and post-surgery recovery, optimization of athletic performance and heart rate variability. She has additional training in nutrition, botanical medicine, mind-body medicine, pelvic floor therapy, and Bach flower essences. Dr. Casey believes in the miraculousness of the human body and the resiliency of the human mind and spirit. As such, she hopes to deliver empowering care to her patients that addresses not only the body, but mind and soul as well.
Dr. Casey graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Nutritional Sciences and pre-medical coursework. Having grown up in Buffalo, NY, she had never heard of Naturopathic Medicine until a yoga teacher in college mentioned her unique degree combination and her aim of using food as medicine seemed more fitting of a naturopathic doctor. Dr. Casey took five years in between undergraduate and graduate studies deciding which path in health and wellness to pursue while working as an active travel guide. She very intentionally chose naturopathic medicine for its rooted philosophy, wide variety of tools available for addressing patient needs and the ability to have more time with patients and hear their stories.
As a former trip leader for the active travel company Backroads, Dr. Casey has lived, hiked and biked all over the world from Alaska to Vietnam to Italy. She spent time interning and volunteering on farms of various kinds in a wide array of places to better understand where our food comes from and to connect with people, incredible meals and the land. She considers time outside a necessary determinant of health for herself and all of her patients. Dr. Casey wants to put the nature back into naturopathic physician as a crucial aspect for all human health. She is excited to call the mountains and lakes of Idaho her new home and getting to know the community in a meaningful way.
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Growing up in Coeur d'Alene, surrounded by nature and an abundance of outdoor activities, Sally developed a love for plants and its medicinal healing powers. Focusing on living a healthy life was continually a part of her daily routine. She left Coeur d'Alene after obtaining a degree in science, with a focus in botany and human biology. She then relocated to Honolulu, Hawaii where she continued her studies, attending The Institute of Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Sally had the opportunity to study in China at Guangzhou University Hospital, as well as intern at Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, where she was personally asked to study under Dr. Wai Low. Treatments were focused on stress and pain management.
Graduating in 2012, Sally opened her first clinical practice in Kailua, Hawaii where she specialized in women's health, pain management, mental health (including anxiety, depression, stress management, insomnia, PTSD and trauma). Beyond these specialties, Sally also sees patients for general health concerns and overall wellness. She is excited to return to her roots in Coeur d'Alene where she can share all of her knowledge and healing experience to help patients rebalance their body, mind, and spirit.
``Let's work together to rebalance your body's innate healing potential`` - Sally
My journey in life steered me in the direction of providing holistic skin care – treating the body and skin as one cohesive unit – what happens inside our body is reflected on our skin. I have learned a lot over the years, from observing my Mom’s traditional healing ways in the mountains of Austria and from practicing in conventional Western medicine, having spent over two decades in the nursing field specializing in geriatrics and also providing weight loss and nutritional consulting. I feel fortunate to now be working together with a professional team at CDA Acupuncture and Holistic Healing to provide truly holistic skin care for the community – addressing all the different factors which play a role in maintaining healthy skin as we age.
Brigitte grew up on a small farm in the mountains of Tirol, Austria. She spent her childhood out among nature, exploring the woods, investigating the native fields of herbs, flowers and plant life, and communing with the farm animals and other wildlife. Nature continues to be one of her more influential teachers.
Brigitte has learned a lot from her mother, Margit. She had a very strong attraction for learning local natural healing traditions and Margit went out of her way to learn traditional methods of healing from family, friends and neighbors. Many of Kneipp’s and Priessnitz’ techniques are still orally circulating among villagers, and she grew up personally utilizing many of these techniques.
Holistic skin care is the philosophy of treating the body and skin as one cohesive unit - what happens inside our body is reflected on our skin. Brigitte focuses on helping the skin to function optimally by stimulating the healing power of nature with performance, results-driven natural skin care products, facials, nanoneedling, microcurrent and other noninvasive healing modalities.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Kitti comes to us from Phoenix, AZ to join her daughter and granddaughter. She has been a licensed massage therapist for 30 years. She decided to come to the Panhandle after falling in love with the land, the trees, the snow, and the people. Kitti's passion is bodywork which drives her to continually research new studies, modalities, and techniques to expand her treatments. This approach to treatment is the reason her massage style is referred to as ``Bodywork``. Her style may have a Russian base, but then added to the mix are pieces of all of her education and experience.
Master of Science, Physical Therapist, Certified Nutritionist (WA state), Certified Nutrition Specialist®
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My name is Karin Michalk. I am a Physical Therapist and a Certified Nutrition Specialist. As a PT, I have worked with patients of all ages and in a variety of settings. I first became aware of Functional Medicine in 2013 while at a course to obtain Continuing Education. I was intrigued by the physician in front of me who knew so much about nutrition and the concept of food as medicine. Little did I know I would need to rely on the power of food as medicine shortly after that course in order to overcome an inflammatory condition that I was told “was my new normal and to accept it.” I knew there was a better way than acceptance of poor health and reliance on medication. That better way was to follow a Functional Medicine approach led by a local Integrative physician. Diet was a critical piece for me.
Armed with this new perspective and knowledge, I knew I was limited in providing the kind of care I knew my chronically ill patients needed. I had to get more education and refine my career path. I enrolled in The University of Western States’ Master of Science
in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine program. I completed that program with distinction and entered into a year long Functional Nutrition Residency Program with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald’s Sandy Hook Clinic. I was able to work with a multidisciplinary team treating the most difficult patients for whom conventional medicine had no answers. I also completed the requirements necessary to earn the Certified Nutrition Specialist credential.
I understand full well that it is possible to bring the body back to a state of health and vitality. I have experienced that personally and have guided others to that reality. It takes work, afterall, you didn’t get to this state of disrepair overnight. Therefore, it will take time to repair. Thankfully, with a guide and a road map you can get there! I look forward to being your guide as you work to RepairYOU.
Registered Nurse, IV Therapist
Naomi is a NW Idaho native that came to Coeur d’ Alene to start her career as a nurse. She has experience in psychiatric nursing as well as in regenerative and integrative healthcare. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Integrative Medicine. Her primary role here at CDA Acupuncture and Holistic Health is to set up and open our IV nutrition therapy department. She is married and has an American Akita dog named Marley. She enjoys spending time outside, playing guitar/singing, gardening, and helping her husband flip houses. She is excited to be a part of the clinic community and serving those within it.
Jade is our office manager. Jade grew up in Phoenix, AZ and is very excited about being a part of the CDA community since 2020. After growing up around and being treated by holistic providers, she has developed a great patient and clinical perspective to help with providing phenomenal patient care. Her hobbies are camping with her husband and children, archery and relaxing by the lake. Jade is diligent and innovated, which makes her a great addition to our team. We can always count on her to create a warm office environment.
Front Office Receptionist
Megan is very excited to return to our clinic as our front office receptionist. She has experience in the healthcare industry and offers a wide variety of knowledge to our clinic. She is eager to grow her career with our team and to help take us to the next level.
Cheryl is our wonderful, new addition. You will see her in the retail department as well as helping out at the front desk. She is our go-to for our event planning and oversees our upcoming classes and events that will be offered. Cheryl grew up in Cheney, WA and came back to the PNW in 2019 to be closer to her aging parents. Cheryl spent 13 years in the allopathic side of medicine, working in hospice and palliative care, at an Alzheimer’s unit, and with children with special needs. She served in the military for 10 years and is a supporter of our veterans. Her hobbies include sound therapy, yoga, and meditation. She is very dependable and always willing to help. She is excited to begin her career with us and help provide a positive experience for all of our patients.