I am one of the founders and medical directors of the American Center for Biological Medicine (ACBM), and I am happy to bring my medical expertise and compassionate care to ACBM.
I graduated from the University of Calgary with a degree in Exercise Physiology. I then pursed my doctorate degree from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. I have been blessed to have gained an international presence with clinics in both Canada and the United States and I am sought out regularly by organizations and elite athletes for my medical expertise. My supplement line, PeakBio (www.peakbiology.com), is being utilized by the best coaches and practitioners in the fields of health and fitness.
I pride myself on being a leading authority in the fields of European Biological Medicine, chronic and autoimmune disease treatments, detoxification, hormonal imbalance correction and customized sports medicine and nutrition programs. My love of medicine has evolved into a vast clinical focus treating men, women and children from the youngest to the oldest. My passion for learning has regularly led me to travel the world attending seminars, educating others and spending time with the most talented people in medicine.
Dr. Dickson Thom, DDS, ND has 40+ years of experience as a clinician and over 20 years as a medical professor. He lectures extensively throughout North America and is the author of two books, “Coping with Food Intolerances” and “Unda Numbers: An Energetic Journey to Homeostasis and Wellness.”
I bring my 40+ years of medical experience as a clinician and teacher to ACBM. I have been teaching doctors, students and the lay public in proven medical principles and business skills for over 35 years. My first post doctoral degree was obtained from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry in 1974. I then received my first Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from the Ontario College of Naturopathic Medicine in Canada in 1986. In 1989, I completed a second degree from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. I was the past Dean of Naturopathic Medicine at NCNM and was a full-time professor teaching clinical and physical diagnosis, gastroenterology, x-ray practicum, neurology, and business entrepreneurship for 23 years. I have lectured extensively throughout North America and have written and collaborated on many articles dealing with energy medicines and nutrition.
I have authored two books, Coping with Food Intolerances and Unda Numbers: An Energetic Journey to Homeostasis and Wellness. In 2009, I received a very prestigious honor and was awarded “The Vis Award” from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for my commitment to the Healing Power of Nature as demonstrated through my work, life, and community service. In addition to being a full time professor, I had a private practice in Portland, Oregon for 23 years with a primary focus on the management of chronic disease, including autoimmune disease, neurological conditions, gastrointestinal problems, and endocrine disorders. The therapies I utilize focus on optimal lifestyle choices for each specific condition, including dietary, sleep, and exercise recommendations, supplementation and herbal medicine, a European form of homeopathy called ‘biotherapeutic drainage’, and hydrotherapy
For the last 5 years I have focused on building this state of the art clinic in Scottsdale, AZ. ACBM provides exceptional care to all patients from young babies to the elderly using the therapies and philosophy that was perfected from my 23 years in Portland. Health is a reflection of physical, emotional, spiritual, and energetic balance, and I remain committed to helping people overcome obstacles to achieving this essential equilibrium.
For fun, I am passionate about my family, including my 6 amazing grand children, ice hockey as I have been a loyal Boston Bruin fan for over 60 years and traveling around the world, mostly on cruise ships (17 so far and counting).
With her warm and welcoming nature and keen analytical ability, Dr. Melonni Dooley—a licensed and board-certified naturopathic doctor—develops a special partnership with each of her patients that includes a thorough and unique plan to remedy cognitive problems naturally.
Dr. Dooley is guided by the principles of naturopathic medicine, which focuses on treating the whole person, addressing the root cause and using the wisdom of nature to create a powerful, long-lasting healing.
The doctor uses an analytical approach, offering an in-depth evaluation of each patient’s medical history. Patients always come first—a commitment reflected in the unique health strategy for every patient, the peaceful and convenient office, and the Cloud based online portal that allows secure messaging with the doctor 24/7.
Not only are Dr. Dooley’s recommendations designed to restore brain health and prevent disease, they give her patients the knowledge to be empowered to make healthier choices. Practice services include natural medicine consultations, diet and lifestyle counseling, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, neurofeedback, and mind-body medicine.
Dr. Dooley is committed to being the kind of doctor she’d like to have if she were sick. She listens intently, understands and empathizes with her patients, and takes time to think about each patient’sunique situation.
“In my practice, I believe there is hope, there are options, and health can be achieved naturally,” Dr. Dooley says.
Dr. Calvin Kwan is a licensed Naturopathic Physician who completed his degree at and was adjunct faculty of Bastyr University. Dr. Kwan currently in private practice specializing in drugless and non-surgical approaches to pain and sports medicine. He is also a teaching faculty at the South West College of Naturopathic Medicine and certified Kinesio Taping®. Dr. Kwan’s also has experience working with athletes, including, but not limited to: Major League Baseball, marathons, golf, tennis, and volleyball, rock climbing, soccer, and CrossFit.
With a deep-seated passion for Naturopathic medicine, Dr. Calvin Kwan firmly believes that prevention and movement is the key to health and longevity. Dr. Kwan primarily focuses on the treatment of patients as a whole, but specializes in Pain and Sports Medicine. Dr. Kwan applies Physical Medicine modalities, diet and lifestyle modification, and exercise to improve the outcome of his patients.
Physical medicine involves the use of techniques including, but not limited to:
Dr. Kwan has become highly proficient in these modalities and wishes to share his vast knowledge with his patients. Dr. Kwan attributes his ability to help others to his hands, which he regards as a conduit through which healing is achieved.
Dr. Calvin Kwan maintains a patient-centered philosophy, in which the journey to health begins and ends with the patient’s own desire to succeed. During this journey, the doctor serves as a guide and teacher, who facilitate the patient’s adherence to their personal short-term goals and lifetime aspirations.
When Dr. Kwan is not seeing patients, he enjoys spending time with his wife and corgi and strengthening his body and mind through exercise. Dr. Kwan hopes through his actions and choices, to inspire patients in their pursuit towards health and happiness.
Dawn Nasta is a professional certified Colon Hydrotherapist who is honored to be a part of The American Center for Biological Medicine. She has been practicing colon hydrotherapy for over 12 years. Her experience is diverse and includes working with patients overcoming heart conditions, auto immune illnesses, extreme toxin exposure, substance abuse, hormonal imbalances, inflammation, skin disorders, weight loss, fitness enthusiasts, as well as professional athletes. She has been a clinical supervisor for a colon hydrotherapy certification program helping other therapists begin their career. She has also consulted with several physicians and medical clinics, trained their therapists, and helped them integrate colon hydrotherapy into their practices successfully.
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams
I have been part of ACBM since 2013 and can honestly say that I still love my job. I am proud to be a leader of what I truly believe in, and more importantly support and educate every patient that walks in that door to a better way of life. Some of my nick names here are “Captain Safety” and “Manic Megs”. I take patient safety very seriously and the constant flow of new information is one of the most exciting and fun things about my job.
I am part of the American Holistic Nursing Association and the Infusion Nursing Society.
I have always known of vitamin and herbal remedies, as I was surrounded by natural medicine my entire life. I didn’t realize how much I believed in them until my oldest daughter was diagnosed with ITP at the age of three. Conventional medicine wanted to give her immunoglobulin infusions in the hospital, but I insisted we take the natural route first. We started her on a strict dietary regimen and incorporated several supplements to cleanse her body. Within days her lab values began to rise, and her physical symptoms diminished. This was a true testament to what viruses can do to attack the body and how natural medicine can assist in the treatment of these.
I think that God had something bigger and better in store for me to learn. Shortly after this event occurred, a wonderful job opportunity presented itself to me with this company nad my journey with ACBM began!
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, and getting my hands dirty. I love to paint, build and explore the outdoors. My family and I enjoy the waters of SanCarlos, Mexico and the beautiful White Mountains in the summer but come fall and winter you can find me in the Sand! We love to go to the Sand Dunes, camp and ride around on “Toys”.
I am passionate about medicine and the Biological approach we have here. My job is extremely rewarding and I love creating special bonds with my patients. Some of my patients are now some of the greatest people I call friend. Every patient that passes through our doors has a story, I am blessed with the opportunity to serve and comfort these people and privileged to be part of their stories.
My name is Jacque Scott, short for Jacquelyn, pronounced “Jake”. I was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona with my 6 younger siblings. I have been an RN since the summer of 2014 and have worked at ACBM since August 2014. I met my husband in high school and we were married in August 2012. We live in Mesa with our son Camden who was born in March 2016. I spend all my time not at work with him and love being a mom! I love playing the piano, reading and decorating. Prior to working at ACBM I knew very little about biological medicine. As I have worked here and started my own family I have become more passionate about natural health and lifestyle.
Hello, my name is Richard Heacock. I am the Front Desk Coordinator for The American Center for Biological Medicine. What I love most about our clinic is the unique healing environment our doctors and staff are able to create for our patients. The doctors at ACBM are truly the best in their field and are constantly educating and promoting the process of obtaining optimal health. I enjoy sharing what I am learning about biological, natural, and holistic medicine and the process of treating the physiology of the body.
I live in Scottsdale with my partner, Tommy, and our Jack Russel terrier, Zak. In our spare time we love to be outdoors enjoying the beautiful Arizona weather. Our favorite activities are hiking, biking, and spending time in the pool.
Barbara Saint John is a nationally-acclaimed lecturer, author, grief recovery specialist, certified hypnotherapist, relationship consultant, transformational therapist, and businesswoman. Saint John has been a leader in her field for over 35 years. She has consistent success in applying specialized tools and techniques to help clients from all walks of life deal with stress, anxiety, abuse, and grief. Saint John is runs Life Phases International, which assists and guides those in every phase of life toward an understanding that garners intentional change and internal and external shifts to his or her experience.