Dr. Kerry Colenso Niebrzydowski, daughter of Todd and Dana Colenso of Iron Mountain, is a naturopathic physician, licensed acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist. She graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1994 and went on to receive a bachelor’s in mathematics from Michigan State University in 2001. She then moved to Portland, Oregon to complete a six year doctoral program in naturopathic medicine and a master’s in Chinese medicine at the oldest accredited naturopathic medical school in the nation, the National College of Natural Medicine. In addition, she recently completed a residency in primary care, with a focus on public health in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Kerry has published 2 theses, received the Making a Difference Benedict Lust award in 2009 and taught anatomy in a cadaver lab for 4 years. She is a Reiki Master, Core Synchronism practitioner (bio-dynamic form of cranio-sacral therapy), has completed the year long Shun Han Lun series of Canonical Chinese Medicine training and an additional 2 year course in homeopathic medicine from the New England School of homeopathy. Dr. Kerry also teaches Vinyasa flow yoga, Hatha Yoga and Qi Gong at Bianco’s fitness center. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Wisconsin Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
In terms licensing, currently, naturopathic physicians are licensed in 14 states, Washington DC and Puerto rico. Licensed naturopathic physicians, trained as primary care providers attend a 4 year doctoral program at an accredited Naturopathic Medical school and take postdoctoral board exams. Dr. Niebrzydowski is a board certified naturopathic physician. There are others who call themselves naturopathic doctors that are lay naturopaths who complete a 6 month on-line course. There are vast differences in the level of education. As Wisconsin and Michigan are not yet licensed for naturopathic medicine, Dr. Niebrzydowski will not act as a primary care doctor, she will not diagnose or treat disease per se. She will work closely with the patient’s primary care doctor to provide the best adjunctive care possible. It is important in unlicensed states, to ask when shopping for a naturopath if they have gone to an accredited medical school or not. Dr. Niebrzydowski is maintaining her license in the state of Oregon as a naturopathic physician while she is practicing in Wisconsin. Dr. Niebrzydowski has chosen to practice in Wisconsin because Michigan is not licensed for acupuncture either, She currently holds a license as an acupuncturist in Wisconsin.
Margie Conley, LAc MAOM
Margie Conley is a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. She graduated from the Han University of Traditional Medicine in Tucson, AZ, where she earned her Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine (MAOM). She is a certified Diplomate of the NCCAOM. Margie also holds a certificate in Tui Na bodywork (chinese version of massage). This ancient type of bodywork functions by opening meridians in the body which in turn promotes qi flow. Tui Na has numerous applications for a variety of ailments. In addition, Margie is a student of Tai Chi. She has trained with Master Jordan Misner and Grand Master Sam Tam.
Prior to practicing Chinese Medicine, Margie was in Financial Services in Tucson, AZ. She had
a Series 6 and 63 License as well as an Arizona Life and Health Insurance License.
Margie is very excited to embrace the outdoors of the UP and thrilled to be back in the Midwest. She grew up in St. Louis, MO and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing/Business from Maryville University, St. Louis. While at Maryville College, she played Varsity Soccer all four years and was the Team Captain in her senior year.
Claire Elizabeth Capra L.M.T.
Claire Elizabeth Capra is a licensed and nationally certified massage therapist and bodyworker as well as a yoga Instructor specializing in Soma Yoga. She graduated summa cum laude from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI with a bachelor's of science in Sports Science. She then went on to earn a degree in massage therapy and bodywork from the Institute of Natural Therapies in Hancock, MI. Claire is currently working to complete her 200-hour yoga teacher training certification through Yoga North in Duluth, MN.
Kasey Webber L.M.T.
Kasey Webber is a Kingsford High School graduate and received her bodywork training at the Institute of Natural Therapies in Hancock, Michigan. She is recognized and insured by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and has been practicing professionally since 2007. Kasey received her Bachelor of Science from Northern Michigan University in 2011 and is currently in pursuit of her Master’s degree in Social Work. She plans to use this degree in conjunction with her experience in bodywork to provide clients with an integrative therapy and firmly believes in the impact of massage on the body and mind. She is passionate about utilizing her knowledge and understanding of the healing power of touch along with energy and intent to provide relief and relaxation to her clients. Trained and experienced in a variety of modalities including trigger point, deep tissue, Swedish, hot stone and sports massage, Kasey can adjust her focus to fit the needs of the client in order to provide a customized healing experience. She is very excited to join the Radiant Healthcare team and proud to be a part of the area’s natural solution for wellness.