Get to know our Sowello Health™ Team

 
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Dr. Christina Compton, NMD
Founder & CEO

Dr. Christina Compton, NMD is a licensed naturopathic medical doctor with three decades of experience. Dr. Compton has a unique blend of accomplishments in international medicine and results oversight. She has a solid working knowledge of patient treatment combined with regulatory and operational success. Dr. Compton has worked closely with the USA’s Health and Human Services Division, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS), and is regarded as a luminary in understanding CMS regulations and building integrative healthcare solutions which link the interests of patients, physicians, regulators, and shareholders.

Dr. Compton is spearheading a Viscum Album (mistletoe) Quality of Life research project in the United States in collaboration with a multi-international research team. She is authoring a Viscum Album Extract book; Global Perspectives, with medical representation from North America and International countries, targeted publication 2020.  Dr. Compton co-authored a Mistletoe Research Oncology abstract which was selected for a poster presentation at SIO’s fall 2018 conference.  She has previously co-facilitated the training of close to 250 healthcare practitioners in 15 major cities across the USA in the clinical application of Mistletoe.  

Dr. Compton partners with international scientists and other physicians bridging the gap between conventional and complementary medicine. Her C-suite leadership roles in Fortune 7 - 100 corporations have contributed to her successful skill set in managing both patient care and follow up progress. Dr. Compton has previously directed a research project through Banner Health Hospital and has partnered with surgeons and MDs to create comprehensive pre-and post-operative drug protocols using integrative therapeutics. Dr. Compton has lived and worked in North America and abroad providing strategic and tactical healthcare consulting services.

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Dr. Cindy Reuter, ND, MSOM, MPH, RD

Dr. Cindy Reuter is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and Acupuncturist, with master’s degrees in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) and Public Health (MPH). In her early career, she practiced as a registered dietitian (RD), specializing in the nutrition care of families and children with special health care needs.

She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics, then from National College in Portland Oregon in 2001 with her Naturopathic doctorate and Chinese medicine degrees. She did healthcare management MBA coursework at OHSU and holds an MPH from the Dartmouth Institute, with a focus in health care policy and clinical practice.

She recently studied design thinking at the Stanford Design School and has additional training in mindfulness-based stress reduction, mindful eating, hypnotherapy, and aromatherapy.

Dr. Reuter has cared for diverse patient populations in private practice and in a hospital-based integrative medicine program, managing diabetes, cancer, chronic pain, and common health problems. She integrates lifestyle changes, evidence-informed supplement choices, nutrition, Chinese Medicine and stress management to enhance conventional medical therapy. Her firm belief is that it is not necessary to “choose” between integrative and conventional medicine, but more importantly, to find a thoughtful way to do both, maximizing the healing options available.

Her clinical and research interests include cancer risk/recurrence reduction, cancer survivorship, active surveillance support, co-design of healthcare delivery and caregiver resilience. She has created and presented numerous classes on healthful lifestyle and eating, cancer risk/recurrence reduction and the use of natural medicine during conventional cancer therapy.

Dr. Reuter draws from almost three decades in healthcare to solve complex cases using many healing tools, focusing on individualizing treatment and maximizing patient and family experience. She enjoys using the principles of collaborative design to engage everyone – the patient, their family, and the healthcare team - in the process of creating helpful, humane and effective healthcare.

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Dr. Gene Sullivan, ND, GThr

Dr. Gene Sullivan is a Naturopathic Doctor and a Gestalt Therapist with nearly two decades of healthcare experience.

Dr. Sullivan is widely educated in the liberal arts, education, applied linguistics, psychotherapy, and natural medicine. He is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto and the Gestalt Institute of Toronto and holds a number of degrees from other accredited universities. He is also bilingual in English and French.

Dr. Sullivan is a problem solver and has a particular interest in finding solutions to health conditions that have previously resisted treatment. Dr. Sullivan has cared for a variety of health conditions including cancer, autoimmune conditions, and chronic unresponsive cases.  He places special emphasis on the doctor-patient relationship and in empowering his patients to more effectively manage their own health. He understands the importance of communicating clear and relevant information to support the healing process and a return to optimal health.

Dr. Sullivan has continued to learn and update his clinical skills over the years. In addition to specialized training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Auricular Medicine, Therapeutic Drainage, and German Biological Medicine, he has also taken specialty training in Parenteral Medicine (Intravenous Therapy), and a variety of injection therapies including Neural Therapy and Prolotherapy and their application to a wide variety of health conditions.

Dr. Sullivan regularly attends lectures and seminars with experts from around the world on current topics in healthcare and brings that leading-edge knowledge back with his clients.

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Brooke Erickson, CN

Brooke holds a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and holds an active Certified Nutritionist (CN) license by the State of Washington. Brooke is actively engaged with the American Society for Nutrition and the Institute for Functional Medicine. She is adept at assessing genetics, biochemistry, lifestyle and environmental factors when developing a bio-individualized nutritional plan. She excels in investigating the various components of each client from which she builds a nutritional program.

Brooke has a passion for making a difference in people’s lives by helping them achieve optimal wellness through nutrition and lifestyle. Her passion for health and wellness, especially nutrition, started when her grandmother was diagnosed with lymphoma. It was her close relationship with her grandmother that ignited her drive to work in oncology, including research on nutritional support for cancer patients. Since then Brooke considers herself a lifelong learner and enjoys being a “nutrition detective” to seek out the root cause of nutritional imbalances utilizing the latest research available.

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Lt. Col Carolyn Concia, NP

Carolyn Concia, Nurse Practitioner (NP), graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College of Mount Saint Vincent, Riverdale NY.  She was commissioned as a 2nd Lt in the USAF and served active duty for 6 years. She then served in the Reserves for two more while attending graduate school at Saint Louis University.  She earned her Master of Science in Nursing while flying for the 932nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Scott AFB, IL.

She relocated to Portland, Oregon where she provided in-home medical care for homebound older adults.  After ten years, she opened her own practice in Cary, NC as well as re-entered the military service as a flight nurse at Pope Army AirField in Fayetteville, NC.  When this squadron relocated to Biloxi, MS Carolyn relocated to Portland where she is currently in private practice, an instructor at Oregon Health and Sciences University, as well as a Lt. Col and a flight nurse in the U.S.A.F. Reserves at Joint Base Lewis McChord in Tacoma, WA.

In her spare time, she loves spending her time with her spouse, James, and riding her 1986 Honda 250 rebel, swimming, hiking, running, and keeping up with her active 14-year-old daughter, Nina.

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Miriam Kalamian, CNS

Miriam Kalamian is a nutrition consultant, educator, and author specializing in the implementation of ketogenic therapies. She earned her Master of Education (EdM) from Smith College and her Master of Human Nutrition (MS) from Eastern Michigan University. She is board Certified in Nutrition (CNS) by the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists.

Inspired by the work of Thomas N. Seyfried, PhD, Miriam draws on a decade of experience to provide comprehensive guidelines that specifically address the many diet and lifestyle challenges associated with a cancer diagnosis.

Miriam is a leading voice in the keto movement. Her passion for helping others implement this diet comes directly from her personal experience. Her son Raffi was diagnosed with a brain tumor in December 2004. Standard of care therapies failed to stop the relentless progression of his disease, and it became painfully clear that she needed to switch gears quickly. That is what originally led her to Dr. Thomas Seyfried’s research supporting the use of the ketogenic diet for cancer.

Beyond cancer, Miriam integrates nutritional strategies with metabolic therapies and lifestyle modifications to develop personalized treatments that address a broad spectrum of conditions that are currently considered intractable, including age-related, neurodegenerative, and bariatric diseases.