Wayne Bonlie M.D. Medical Director
Dr. Bonlie trained as a family doctor. He has taken that specialty and focused it in Integrative Medicine. Dr. Bonlie is passionate about blending the best care available from multiple sources. He works to see the whole person to find the underlying imbalances that generate the symptoms / disease that surface . There have been a lot of steps along the way leading Wayne to his Integrative Medicine practice. He was raised in British Columbia with parents who were extremely health conscious. From a young age Wayne was extremely interested in science and how things worked. He went to college in Washington State and finished a graduate degree in Physiology and his medical degree at Loma Linda University in California. He had his first major shift after reading “Love, Medicine and Miracles” by Bernie Segal at the end of his first year of med school. This book lead Wayne to exploration in meditation, mind-body connection and a new way of viewing the world.
After residency,where he was chief resident, he ran a solo family practice clinic for nine years in Hoquiam, a small town at the base of the Olympic Peninsula. During that time he was medical director of the local hospice program and served a year as Medical Chief of Staff for a 99 bed hospital serving the needs of the county. During the difficult birth experience of their first daughter, Wayne and Cherry-Lee were introduced to Healing Touch therapy by an RN at the hospital’s special care nursery. This opened Wayne to energy medicine and led to further classes, workshops and experiences.
In 2004 Wayne accepted a position as Director of Research for a company developing a magnetic therapy device. This brought him and his family to the East Coast and allowed him to start seeing clients with an alternative and holistic focus – now his full time work. Attending many classes and seminars on Integrative Medicine he continues to learn daily about new therapies and health research. He finds great satisfaction in helping people find personal solutions to their health puzzles.
His interest is in helping patients find natural and alternative health practices that will complement and enhance their health and well-being, while still utilizing the best aspects of conventional medicine where appropriate.
Each person is unique, and conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and bioidentical hormone replacement requires unique care. Dr. Bonlie will work with you to tailor a regimen that will work for you and your personal health. He will take the time to really listen to you and allow you to really have a conversation about your health and time to have your questions answered.
Debbie McCabe Naturopath - Director of Family Wellness
Debbie’s background includes 25 years of training in traditional, herbal and integrative medical settings. Studying and working in nutrition, herbal medicine and CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) therapies. In 2005 she left a traditional urgent care center to open the first “green” Wellness Center in her area in order to devote full time her attention to Integrative Health and Wellness. To stay abreast of the ever changing medical environment Debbie attends continuing education conferences, workshops though the American College for the Advancement of Medicine, ILADS, Klinghart etc. With research and cutting edge modalities she time she takes to explain the “how and why” of many current health conditions and empowers patients to become a partner in wellness taking control of their health. Debbie was invited to participant in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Critical Needs and Gaps in Understanding Prevention, Amelioration, and Resolution of Lyme and Other Insect Borne Diseases and the The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Integrative Medicine and Health Summit. As a knowledgeable practitioner, educator and speaker on the subject of Insect Borne Illness she presented at Supervisor Herrity’s Fairfax County’s Town Hall Meetings for the state of Virginia as well as Monkton, Maryland’s Lyme Disease Seminar and numerous other groups. She provided continuing education material for Medical professionals at the ILADS conference National Harbor.
As a mom with 4 children, ages 16- to 26 years, all of her family members have seen first hand the effects of Illness and understands completely the impact a sick child makes on a family. She also believes that parents and future parents are the true guiding force of their child’s health, her goal as an integrative practitioner is to empower parents to take charge of their family’s health and well-being.
Recognizing that many of today’s health issues are multi-system disorders such as gastrointestinal, immunological and neurological problems, which may be triggered by an increasingly toxic environment. Teaching people how to make healthy diet and “lifestyle changes” to encourage long term wellness is always the goal.
In addition she is an active member of her community and served on the St. Francis School Board for 6 years. Started S.A. Magic, first non-profit girls sports program for “at risk” girls ages 8-16 providing them the ability to compete on a national level.
Debbie is one of the the few in this field working with under privileged families and military families donating her time and providing health care and wellness education and on Sept 10th, 2011 was nominated and made “Dame”of the Royal order of Knights and Dames of OSCM at the Army Navy Club in Washington, D.C. for her charitable work.