New Wellness Clinic Offers Spectrum of Care in Taos

July 13, 2017 (TAOS, NM) -- Two doctors walk into a room. One practices Naturopathic and Chinese medicine and the other a doctor of Western medicine. Only this isn’t the beginning of a joke, in Taos, it’s what you’ll find at a new integrative clinic founded by two such doctors.

Taos Whole Health Integrative Care offers the community a primary care center with access to a broad range of services, according to Lilly Blecher, ND, DOM, who along with Joanna Hooper, MD, will serve as the clinic’s Co-Medical Directors.

“We’re excited to serve the community as a medical home offering a spectrum of eastern and western approaches to care, with coordination and communication between our disciplines,” said Dr. Hooper. “We think this is the best way to get to the root of illness and treat people wholly.”

The doctors were introduced about a year ago by a mutual patient who recognized their similar vision for providing care―and they have been referring patients and consulting with each other ever since. The new clinic closes that loop to bring to fruition a dream long-held, by both women, to offer patients access to collaborative, holistic healthcare for patients under one roof.

“For both of us, our greatest motivation is to help people live their best lives, and the ultimate way to provide that caliber of care is to acknowledge and harness the best of all modern and ancient medical wisdom,” said Dr. Blecher.

The clinic also serves as a home for complementary therapists including Patrick Shaw, LMT who offers Ayurvedic consultations, Thai Massage and Craniosacral Therapy; Tracy Miller, LMT who specializes in Myofascial Release Therapy; Dr. Celeste Griego, ND, MS, LMT who provides medical massage, therapeutic exercise and Core Synchronism; and Bill Curry, LMT who offers a broad range of massage therapies and Craniosacral Therapy.

“We anticipate collaboration with other select practitioners as we settle into our new home and practice,” said Dr. Hooper.

Dr. Blecher, who previously ran the Crossroads Community Health Clinic, is currently accepting patients at the new clinic, along with Shaw, Miller, Griego.  Dr. Hooper will start accepting patients August 1.

The clinic is located at 1337 Gusdorf Rd. Suite O.  For more information, call (575)776-7806 or visit