Rich Petke, NMD
Dr. Rich is a graduate of the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona, and is a licensed naturopathic physician in the State of Arizona. The focus of Dr. Rich's clinical training in medical school was pediatrics including adolescents. He received additional medical training in the area of special needs pediatrics, including gifted and talented children, through a private internship with a developmental and behavioral pediatrician. In addition to studying clinical hypnotherapy in medical school, Dr. Rich has been professionally trained in past-life regression hypnotherapy by Brian Weiss, MD. He is a certified Irlen screener and a licensed Brain Gym Instructor / Consultant. Dr. Rich has also received special training in reflex integration work from Harald Blomberg, MD (Sweden) and Svetlana Masgutova, PhD (Poland).
In addition to pediatrics, Dr. Rich sees children and adults with diabetes and works with them to manage their diabetes through diet, medications, and, if needed, insulin. His goal is not just acceptable "A1c" values but giving diabetics a meaningful life worth living.
Dr. Rich loves challenges! Strange, rare, and peculiar conditions are most welcome in the practice.
But Dr. Rich was not always a physician; in fact you might be surprised to learn that his BS degree is in Computer Science from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana. He worked for many years in the field of computers and communications engineering; he even wrote some of the specifications for the Internet.
Dr. Rich has had a variety of hobbies over the years including beekeeping. There is nothing sweeter than fresh honey comb from a hive, but it can be quite a pain to get to it! He is also a semi-professional "story-teller" and enjoys telling tall tales at times.
Dr. Rich is an Eagle Scout and a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America. Through scouting Dr. Rich has worked with hundreds of adolescents, as a local unit leader, a district and council volunteer, and as a national and international leader. (Brief Curriculum Vitae and a list of the modalities used by Dr. Rich in his practice.)
Sara Hazel, ND
Sara Hazel has been in naturopathic family practice for 13 years. She graduated from the National College of Natural Medicine in 1998. She received additional training at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Dr. Hazel is an experienced educator and healer in natural medicine and an expert in hydrotherapy, cleansing, and rejuvenation therapies. Although her practice covers the range of acute and chronic illnesses, her particular passion is found in the empowerment of the individual to take charge of their and their family's health through nutrition, lifestyle, and exercises. Having created naturopathic clinics and spas in several states, she is currently academic and clinical faculty at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Hazel maintains a private practice in Arizona, and holds seminars as well as intensive healing retreats throughout the world. She is a sought after lecturer.
Carol Conti, RT, CTT
Carol started performing Mammography in 1973 and was one of the first to be nationally licensed in Mammography in 1991. Carol is the longest serving Board member and Vice-Chair of the Arizona Medical Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners which is in charge of licensing of Arizona Mammographers. Carol worked locally as Mammographer for Advanced Imaging in Cottonwood for five years and then Simon Med Imaging.
After nearly 40 years as a Radiologic Technologist and Mammographer, Carol took a huge leap-of-faith and founded Northern Arizona Thermal Imaging in April, 2009. In July, 2009, Carol's own breast Thermogram detected a "suspicious" change. While her subsequent digital mammogram showed nothing, a breast Ultrasound did spot what turned out to be a very aggressive cancer. This really brought home the significant value of Thermal Imaging as the best tool for the earliest detection of cancer.
Carol was named as the 2011 Trailblazer of the year from the Sedona / Verde Valley Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, (NAWBO), for leaving the world of corporate medicine and starting her own "alternative" medical imaging business.
Carol is a well respected Mammographer nationally as well as here in Arizona, and now, as a Thermographer, she hopes to elevate Medical Thermography to be the new gold standard in early detection and prevention.
Katrina Folchert, LMT
Katrina is a graduate of ASIS Massage School in Flagstaff and a licensed massage therapist in the state of Arizona. She is passionate about using bodywork as one of many tools to help our patients reach their health and wellness goals. For her, massage is a wonderful way to achieve balance, reduce pain, and help the body heal itself.
Katrina offers connective tissue, deep tissue, sports, and Swedish massage, as well as trigger point therapy and energy work. She provides a customized session tailored to the specific needs of each individual to provide everyone the best care possible.
Sara Foster, LMT, RYT
Sara is a licensed massage therapist in Arizona and has been previously licensed in Washington State. She graduated from the Moscow School of Massage in Moscow, Idaho in 2006. She is excited to be providing massage therapy at All Ways Health while she attends Northern Arizona University in the Physical Therapy Doctorate program.
Sara operated a private massage practice in Idaho for three years followed by two years of work at Gritman Medical Center. While at Gritman she preformed clinical massage therapy with outpatients, inpatients, pregnant mothers, and hospice patients.
Sara uses myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, and visceral manipulation. She also employes active isolated stretching techniques and breath work to release connective tissue dysfunction in the body. Sara is certified in pregnancy massage and is also a Registered Yoga Teacher with seven years of experience teaching Iyengar and Anusara yoga.