Doctors Lilly-Marie Blecher and Joanna J. Hooper were introduced in 2016 by a mutual patient who recognized their similar vision for providing care―their instant friendship and mutual respect for medicine resulted in a quick and easy habit of referring patients to one another and consulting with each other to problem-solve unusual medical situations they encountered in their individual practices.
Now, with their new clinic, Taos Whole Health, they’ve brought to fruition a dream long-held by both women to offer patients access to collaborative, holistic healthcare for patients under one roof.
In addition to the range of primary care services both Dr. Blecher and Dr. Hooper offer, Taos Whole Health also serves as a home for seminars, on-going classes, and complementary therapists including Dr. Alana Benjamin, MD; Dr. Neala Peake, PhD; Dr. Noriko Wilson, DOM, RN; Patrick Shaw, LMT; Dr. Hannah Becker, DOM; Dr. Carl Wagner, DOM; Tracy Miller, LMT; Bill Curry, LMT; Kristin Swim, NTP; Jen Antill, LMT; Jessica Sparrow, LMT and Dr. Celeste Griego, ND, LMT.
Whole health for
the whole patient.
Dr. Lilly-Marie Blecher ND, DOM
Co-Medical Director, Family Care Provider
Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Naturopathic Physician
Health is a constantly changing interaction between balance and imbalance. I serve as a partner in optimizing the journey towards finding health and embodying your fullest potential. - Dr. Lilly-Marie Blecher, ND, DOM
Dr. Blecher received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Portland State University; she was the speaker of her graduating class at the oldest Naturopathic medical school in the country, National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon and has completed ten years of apprenticeship in Chinese medicine in a public health clinic. She earned a certificate in Homeopathy from the New England School of Homeopathy and completed two years of a competitive residency in Connecticut in family medicine and primary care. Learn more →
Dr. Joanna J. Hooper, MD
Co-Medical Director, Family Medical Physician
Board Certified, Family Practitioner
This community deserves a medical home with a spectrum of Eastern and Western approaches to care, and coordination and communication between disciplines, we think this is the best way to get to the root of illness and treat the whole person. - Dr. Joanna J. Hooper, MD
Dr. Hooper grew up in southwest, mostly New Mexico and Colorado. She attended Grinnell College in Iowa, and majored in chemistry. After college, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malawi, Africa teaching chemistry, biology, and physics, and engaged in several projects helping Women In Development.
A graduate of University of New Mexico’s School of Medicine, Dr. Hooper completed her family medicine residency at Providence Milwaukie in Oregon. Learn more →
Sarah earned a BA in Anthropology and Sociology from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia and as well as a Holistic Health and Healing Arts degree from University of New Mexico Taos. She has also studied Medical Anthropology in Belize and has worked as a Behavioral Therapist with children with autism in Northern Virginia as well as a Wilderness Therapy Instructor in Utah.
As a student of Dr. Lilly Blecher’s Nutrition class at the University of New Mexico, Sarah knew right away she wanted to learn as much from her as possible. Dr. Lilly recognized in Sarah a kindred spirit and knew she had found the missing piece to help build her lifelong dream. Learn more →
Dr. Alana Benjamin, MD
Board Certified, Family Medicine Physician
Coming Soon! We are excited to welcome Dr. Benjamin to the Taos Whole Health team on March 19th.
For the time being her panel is closed to new patients, except for children, to accommodate her current patients. Check back soon for updates.
In the meantime, if you are in need of urgent care, please visit Schreiber Family Medicine or Urgent Care. Dr. Hooper has limited space in her schedule to see Dr. Benjamin’s patients before March 19th as well.
Patrick Shaw, LMT
Ayurvedic Practitioner, Massage Therapist
Ayurvedic Medicine, Thai Massage Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy
Patrick Shaw has devoted his professional life to making the ancient healing wisdom of the East accessible to Western culture. In his massage practice, Patrick offers a unique combination of advanced bodywork modalities, integrating Traditional Thai Massage, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Myofascial Release and Ayurveda, to bring structural balance and address specific client needs. Learn more →
Dr. Carl Wagner, DOM
Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Dipl.Ac.
Dr. Wagner started his education in Oriental Medicine at the age of forty-six and received his master of Oriental medicine degree from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in 1994. He completed his National Boards and became licensed in New Mexico the same year. Concurrent with his last two years in school, Dr. Wagner apprenticed in Kototama Japanese Acupuncture, working daily in his teacher’s clinic. Learn more →
Dr. Noriko Wilson, DOM., RN
Doctor of Oriental Medicine (Dipl.O.M.)
Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Board Certified, RN
Dr. Noriko Wilson graduated from the Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe in 2012 where she received her Master of Science: Oriental Medicine degree. She is a Licensed Acupuncturist and herbalist (Dipl.O.M.), nationally board certified by NCCAOM (#1100).
Dr. Wilson has spent two years working with Tri County Mental Health & Substance Abuse to help drug abuse patients with acupuncture and cupping not only treating to reduce cravings of substances but treat whole body according each individual’s constitution. Learn more →
Bill Curry, LMT
Medical Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Reflexology
Bill Curry is a licensed massage therapist, and a Graduate of the University of New Mexico's Massage Program, with a certificate in Integrative and Medical Massage, Holistic Health and Healing Arts, CPR and first aid.
Graduating from the University of New Mexico with a bachelors in Integrative Health and Holistic healing in fall of 2018, Bill has been an-often requested visiting practitioner at the world famous Six Senses Spa and Resorts in the Maldives and Thailand, (having once stayed at Soneva Fushi for ninety days and never having to wear shoes!) Learn more →
Tracy Miller, LMT
Myofascial Release Therapist
Tracy Miller flew from Minneapolis to Maui in 1998 and arrived with mononucleosis. Her sister sent her for acupuncture—she was symptom free in three days and thus was born her alternative medicine journey. Since 1999, Tracy has studied directly with John F. Barnes, PT, the "father" of authentic Myofascial Release. In 2000, she was honored to work as a contract therapist at Barnes’ Sedona clinic, Therapy on the Rocks. Learn more →
Dr. Celeste Griego, ND, MS, LMT
Naturopathic Doctor, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Massage Therapist
Ayurvedic Medicine, Therapeutic Exercise & Bodywork
Dr. Celeste Griego ND, MS, LMT earned both her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine & Master of Science in Ayurvedic sciences from Bastyr University. The Ayurvedic program at Bastyr offers the only CNME accredited Masters Degree in the United States. Celeste is a pioneer in the field of Ayurvedic Medicine being among the first group of students to receive this degree. She is certified by NAMA as an Ayurvedic Practitioner. Learn more →
Dr. Neala Peake, PhD
Psychological and Spiritual Healing
Dr. Neala Peake is a teacher, author, psychological empath, and healer. She earned her PhD in psychology, and after many years in private practice as a psychotherapist, spent six years traveling with her spiritual teacher who trained her in understand energies - feeling where a person is blocked and what emotional issues need to be addressed to bring about healing.
The heart of her practice is a blend of psychology, meditation and spiritual practice to explore and heal unconscious and core wounds, liberating joy and creativity.
Dr. Peake recently moved to Taos, where we are delighted to join the team at Taos Whole Health.
Dr. Hannah Becker, DOM
Doctor of Oriental Medicine
Dr. Hannah Becker received her medical training from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon and the University of Traditional Medicine in Nanjing, China. She received her Bachelors from Antioch College where she majored in Religious Studies and had the opportunity to study meditation and mindfulness in India and Japan. She completed clinical rotations with the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, the Oregon Health Science University, and Quest Center for Integrative Health's breast cancer clinic. In China she completed acupuncture clinical rotations in an integrative hospital setting focusing on women's health, stroke and paralysis, and neck and low back pain. Learn more →
Kristin Swim, NTP
Kristin Swim is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. Her passion for food as medicine and helping people on their path to becoming their healthiest and happiest inspired her to veer from her successful career in accounting and finance and take on a new identity.
While she’s always been a healthy eater and outdoor enthusiast, her mission in nutritional therapy began when her daughter was hospitalized at birth and given five different intravenous antibiotics. Kristin knew that it was going to take work to rebuild her daughter’s gut and immune system. It was at this time it became her mission to help other people on their health journeys.
Learn more →
Jen Antill, LMT
Shamanistic Counseling, Shamanistic Astrology and Mayan Abdominal Massage
Jen Antill has been a devoted student and apprentice of the Shamanic lineage, Ka Ta See, since 2012. She has studied with the lineage carrier and elders of this tradition here in New Mexico and has woven the studies and learnings into every aspect of her life. Ka Ta See has deepened Jen's life and work in almost every way - offering her the opportunity to heal from the inside out so that she can truly come to her work as a whole woman with ever-deepening knowledge. Through experiential ceremony and extensive one-on-one work with these Shamanic elders, Jen has learned to carry this tradition into her one-on-one work with clients in order to offer them spaces of true emotional, energetic and spiritual healing. Learn more →
Jessica Sparrow, LMT
Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist
Thai Massage, Ashtanga Vinyasa
More information coming soon!
Loretta Yuma, MA
More information coming soon!
Rachael Barrone, MA
More information coming soon!