About Dr. Robin Terranella & Dr. Christy Cline
Robin Terannella, NMD
As a Phoenix Bioidentical Doctor and naturopathic medical doctor, my training and experiences in both conventional and alternative medical clinics have taught me the value of integrative care. The effectiveness and usefulness of combining eastern and western is clear, but it was my patients that truly showed me this.
In my medical training at Bastyr University, I certainly had a gravitation towards western medicine’s evidence based methods. During this training I learned how natural based medicine can be delivered with the same precision. Yet, my internships in conventional medical clinics allowed me to recognize the importance of personalized medicine.
Precise accurate diagnosis and treatment are great, but as a Phoenix Bioidentical Doctor, I feel that the doctor patient relationship sets the atmosphere to treat the whole person. Through exploring individualized medicine and relationships with patients, you realize there is more to medicine then physiological processes.
These spiritual and mental aspects of our being are best treated and supported through the wisdom of Eastern Medicine. My training in acupuncture at Wu Hsing Tao School allowed me to understand and appreciate these non-physical dimensions of the person.
From very early in my training, I took a special interest in diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Through these interests I developed a greater understanding of the disease processes and how I can help those in need. Working as a trainer during my final years of school allowed me to see how effective diet and exercise could be for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease.
While I do see a lot of patients with diabetes and heart disease, I see a wide variety of patients. I try to serve my patients by offering both eastern and western medicine treatment options.
Christy Cline, M.D.
Christy Cline, M.D., has a strong background in both Eastern and Western approaches to medicine. Her training in Eastern medicine started while living in Asia where she studied Tibetan Medicine during her last year of undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin- Madison.
Her trip to Asia solidified her belief in bringing different aspects of medicine together. Her strong belief in natural medicine drew her to Bastyr University, one of the world’s top schools for integrative medicine. Here she earned a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Masters in Acupuncture.
During her medical studies she trained with specialists in the fields of cancer, HIV, hepatitis, women’s health, family medicine, and Chinese medicine. Working with both allopathic and holistic doctors, she formed her unique background of integrative medicine.
Following graduation from Bastyr Christy Cline, M.D., pursued more training in China at the Chengdu Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital. Here she gained immense exposure and experience in stroke rehabilitation, pain management, arthritis and paralysis.
To learn more about the therapies and services offered at Southwest Integrative Medicine, contact Phoenix Bioidentical Doctor, Robin Terannella, N.M.D. today to schedule a consultation!