Pineapple Health is a family medicine practice based in Phoenix, Arizona. Our specialties include cardiometabolic preventive medicine and integrative holistic medicine.
Instead of writing about "us", we have elected to write about "our patients." Hopefully, this can better help you decide whether you would like to join our chaNpions family.
In general, our patients prefer a more integrative holistic approach to medical care, often complementing conventional medical treatments.
Our patients often desire to treat the underlying causes of their illnesses over simply controlling symptoms with chronic medications.
Our patients understand the concept that absence of illness does not necessarily equate optimal health.
Our patients are aware that our ailing healthcare system is inefficient in the delivery of its services, focusing primarily on disease management rather than health promotion, sick care rather than well care.
Our patients know that healthcare is not truly free; they realize the benefits of investing in their health and do not assume that someone else or other entities will pay for all of their healthcare needs when they become ill.
Our patients perceive that optimal healthcare is a partnership with their providers, meaning they also have to play a significant part in their overall healthcare.
Our patients are eager for a more personalized and proactive approach to their health that focuses on prevention and wellness.
Our patients join our family because of who we are and what we do more than mere convenience and acceptance of their insurance plans.
Even though integrative holistic medicine can be costly, our patients understand and appreciate that Dr. Chan and his staff are doing their best to provide quality holistic family healthcare in a cost-effective manner within a conventional insurance-based paradigm.
Simply stated, our patients are winners, they are CHAMPIONS!
From left to right: Dr. Kevin Chan, Office Manager Josephine Cheung; Medical Assistants Alejandra Botello, Nicole Lamoureaux, Annie Richardson, Karen Rodrieguez, (Front) Rosa Duran, Katie Salluzzo, Cynthia Lopez, and Jessica Daniel.
Assistant Office Manager and Medical Assistant
DO, MS, FASA
Dr. Kevin Chan holds an undergraduate degree in Neural Science from Brown University and a graduate degree in Physiology from the University of Maryland. After obtaining his degree in Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Chan completed his residency in Family Medicine and subsequent fellowship in Occupational and Environmental medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Chan further specializes in Integrative Lipidology in which he synergizes Functional Medicine with Oriental Herbology and Medical Acupuncture. Dr. Chan is also a Fellow of the American Society of Angiology.
Dr. Chan is currently completing his Chinese Medicine advanced education at the White Pine Institute and is pursuing his fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona and fellowship in Anti-Aging Regenerative and Functional Medicine at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Chan is listed under www.holisticboard.org, www.functionalmedicine.org, and www.worldhealth.net.
Dr. Chan is also elected as a member of The Leading Physicians of The World and is featured in the Phoenix Magazine Top Doc 2014.
Virginia Greene grew up in Mesa, and served 9 years in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. Virginia completed her LPN in 2001 while living in Boise Idaho. She completed her RN in 2008 and attended Arizona State University for her BSN in 2009. She worked as a med/surg RN for 4 years prior to obtaining her MSN. Virginia attended University of Phoenix from 2009-2012 and completed her MSN/FNP. She has a 17 year old son who is going to attend NAU in the fall and a 12 year old daughter. Virginia taught in the RN program at Chandler-Gilbert community college and also the Certified Nursing Assistant program at College America.
NMD, MSN, FNP-C
A licensed naturopathic physician, Dr. Jeffers obtained her naturopathic degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and recently completed the family nurse practitioner program at University of Phoenix. Dr. Jeffers' interest is in integrative medicine, using allopathic and naturopathic medicine in combination for optimal health. Her passion centers on hormone balancing.
RN, MSN, FNP-C
I am an Arizona native, and I live in Ahwatukee with my husband and 3 girls. I have been a Registered Nurse since 2001. I achieved my BSN with honors from NAU in 2003 and my MSN-FNP degree with honors from University of Phoenix in 2007. Although my RN career background is in Labor & Delivery, I chose to be a family nurse practitioner to care for individuals across their lifespan. I strive to provide quality, compassionate care to individuals and to improve the quality of life and health of patients by taking an active role in their health care needs. I believe education is a key component in treating disease processes and achieving and maintaining healthy lifestyles. I hope you will consider us when choosing a provider to care for you and your family.
I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Arizona University in 1998. I got married in 1999 and then began my Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant studies in 2000. I graduated from Arizona School of Health Sciences (a division of Kirksville School of Osteopathic Medicine) and became board certified in 2002. I recently was recertified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) in 2007, a requirement for all PA’s every 6 years.
Jennifer Lopez is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. She earned her BSN from Florida State University and her MSN-FNP degree from University of Phoenix. After working as an RN for 17 years, she decided to further her education and become a family nurse practitioner to help patients in a different capacity. Jennifer's focus is on disease prevention and emphasizing benefits that healthy choices and an active lifestyle have in optimizing health. She believes in empowering patients through education so that they may take an active role in their healthcare.
HCG Weight Management Specialist
Lynn Vasquez, a valley native, has assisted more than 1000 private clients with their health and weight management needs over the past 7 years. She has a keen insight into what works and the unique ability to hand-tailor programs to suit the individual. Her focus is on creating health through proper diet and nutrition. Her program is based on real-world scenarios and can be readily incorporated into anyone’s daily routine.
As part of her ongoing commitment to expanding her knowledge base and professional skills, Lynn is currently studying for her certificate in Holistic Nutrition at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts a fully licensed and accredited award winning private college providing professional, affordable holistic health education and career training.
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