Michael Ambrose DC, MD
Dr. Ambrose had the pleasure of growing up in the metro east area and started his career as a chiropractor. Graduating from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, he practiced for two years as a chiropractor, then decided to go back to medical school. Dr. Ambrose then completed medical school and ultimately an Internal Medicine Residency at Southern Illinois University. After residency Dr. Ambrose entered practice as an Internal Medicine physician but realized that something was missing in the healthcare system. This led him to expanding his scope of practice to address his patient’s concerns in a more holistic approach. For this reason he received additional training in pain management, anti-aging medicine, stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine, and hormone replacement therapy, as he feel that these are critical to address in the aging patient. When he is not spending time with his two daughters (Bella and Adelynn), he can usually be found deer hunting in the woods.
Licensure & Certifications:
- Doctor of Medicine (MD)
- Doctor of Chiropractic (DC)
- Board Certified: National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- Board Certified: American Board of Internal Medicine
- Fellow in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine
- American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP)
- American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M)
- Metabolic Medical Institute (MMI)
- Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)
- Platelet Rich Plasma, Stem Cell Therapies
- Interventional Pain Management, “O” shot, Priapus Shot, Hair Restoration, Vampire Facelift
Tanvi, Bachelor of Science: Human Nutrition, Medical Assistant
Tanvi is also one of the newest members of our patient care support staff. Her main role is to assist Dr. Ambrose in patient care by assisting him with patient charts, vitals, and treatment. Growing up, Tanvi always wanted to give back to her community and wanted to pursue a career in the medical field. Most of her family members have taken up careers as physicians, and she wishes to continue this legacy one day as a Physician Assistant. Her career started with obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2016. She wishes to apply her knowledge and learn much more from this experience. Currently, she lives with her immediate family in O’Fallon, IL and one day wishes to go back to Physician Assistant schooling. Her main goal in this position, is to give patients the best patient care and helping them feel positive and at home. Tanvi is really looking forward to meeting everyone and being apart of the CFAM family!
Holly, CPT, Administrative Assistant
Managing our clinic gives Holly the daily opportunity to do her very favorite thing, Make others smile and feel happy. Holly administers the day-to-day operations within the clinic to ensure a smooth and pleasant experience for each and every patient. She uses her ability to organize scheduling, as well as her knack for listening and truly empathizing with others to ensure her patients get the best service from the best medical team. Being a woman with Celiac Disease has attributed to much of her passion for clean eating, proper exercise and living healthy in general. Growing up on a 20 acre farm in rural Illinois, she learned how to maintain a happy balance between nature and her tight-knit community. Through creating these lasting relationships Holly enjoys helping others so that all may succeed in their goals together. Holly studied business administration at Southern Illinois University of Carbondale before moving to Belleville with her husband, Joel and their two dogs, Denise and Darwin. She recently graduated from School of Phlebotomy here in St. Louis. Holly’s catch phrase is “Live Happy!” Call us today to learn how she can help you!
Julia, Registered Medical Assistant
Julia grew up in Granite City, Illinois, where she still lives with her 3 boys Salvador, Sylvester (twins), and Julian. Growing up she enjoyed playing soccer, running track, & cross country. Being healthy and remaining active has always been very important to Julie. Julia’s grandparents helped her to discover her passion for healthcare and helping others, which ultimately encouraged her to get a degree as a Medical Assistant. She graduated from C.A.L.C. Institute of technology in December of 2014 and joined with Center For Advanced Medicine shortly after in April of 2015. For Julia, her number one priority here at CFAM is working directly with patients, and helping them feel at ease. She continues to strive for each patient’s visit to be a positive and comfortable experience.
Keisia Riddle, Licensed Massage Therapist, Occupational Therapy Assistant
Keisia has been a licensed massage therapist for 10 years working in numerous chiropractic and medical facilities. She specializes in sports medicine therapy working with athletes of all ages, and patients with acute and chronic pain, frozen shoulder, and much more. She recently graduated from Saint Louis College of Health Careers earning a degree as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA). This allows her to work with people of all ages and disabilities to become as independent as possible in their everyday lives, being able to help people with the training and skills she has learned is a priority. When she is not working, she volunteers one day a week at Show Me Aquatics, working with children and adults with disabilities ranging from cerebral palsy, down syndrome, and autism. She has also played fast pitch softball in college and still continues to play on a coed league once a week, she also spends a few hours a week in the gym for exercise. During down time she loves spending time with family, her three dogs, and her one month old son, Kaden.
Tina Otten, Marketing Manager
Tina is our newest member of the team here at Center for Advanced Medicine. She is excited to join our efforts in spreading the word about all that we do here. Tina’s goal is to help people in the community understand that there are more integrative approaches to health care. She has a love for all people and a heart that only wants to improve the lives of others. Tina graduated from McKendree University in 2013 with a Bachelor Degree in Business Management and a Minor in Marketing. She is also focusing on becoming a Certified Phlebotomist so that she may have a more direct relationship with our patients. Tina resides in Belleville with her husband and three little boys who always keeps her ready for a new adventure! Almost every weekend you will find her participating in a charitable race or attending her beloved Faith Family Church in Shiloh, IL. Tina can’t wait to get involved here at CFAM and meet all of you!
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