My name is Asia Brown and I graduated from Everest institute. I have been a licensed massage therapist for 14 years. I started because my mom has arthritis and I would work on her. She recommended that I should go to massage therapy school. Ever since I started in this field, I have really enjoyed removing tension from the muscles and pain from the body. I specialize in Swedish massage, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, prenatal, and aromatherapy. I love relaxing the body. I also love to see my clients walk out better then when they came in.
Samantha graduated from Aquinas College with her Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2019 and went on to complete her Master’s Degree from Trine University Physician Assistant Program in 2023. During her studies, she recognized the importance of a healthy lifestyle in the prevention and treatment of many diseases, both acute and chronic. Her main interests lie in the importance of proper nutrition, active lifestyle, stress management, and sleep hygiene. She is excited to become a member of the primary care team at Total Health Systems and is eager to work with her patients to improve both their health and their quality of life!
In Sam’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is always excited for a competitive board game or video game. She also enjoys baking, cooking, hiking, reading, gardening, and hunting for sea glass on the shores of Lake Huron. She looks forward to working together with her patients to help improve their overall livelihood and make every day of their life worth living!
Dr. Paul Conte Graduated from Adrian College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology while playing on the D3 Ice hockey team. He joined the United States Air Force shortly after, serving as a field medic. During his time in service, Dr. Conte was a certified instructor for Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation, and Tactical Combat and Casualty Care. He participated in the Medical Combat Olympics, placing second amongst the field medical teams from around the world in the USAF. Dr. Conte developed and implemented the new emergency training program out of Offutt AFB, NE, which has been adopted USAF wide by sister education centers around the nation. After service, Dr. Conte attended Life University graduating with a Doctorate of Chiropractic.
Before PA school, I was a Certified Nursing Assistant at an assisted living where I learned how to care for those in need of assistance in their daily living activities. After that, I worked for a hematology/oncology office as a medical scribe. I graduated from the Lincoln Memorial University Physician Assistant Program Harrogate, TN in 2023. In my free time, you can find me with my family or traveling the world. I cannot wait to see what the future has in store in the medical field. I am excited to expand my knowledge within primary care at Total Health Systems. I am happy to have the opportunity to continue to make a difference in every patient’s quality of life.
Dr. Ethan Ames earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from the Frederik Meijer Honors College at Grand Valley State University. There he developed a passion for rehabilitation and the healing that movement can provide. He went on to graduate Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic – Florida with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
He is a Metro Detroit native who has always been dedicated to helping and serving the community, even achieving the rank of eagle scout in high school. He returned to Michigan with a loving fiancé and 2 year old son. Dr. Ethan was an avid Rower throughout highschool and college. He still enjoys being on the water any chance he can get and is a volunteer rowing coach during the season.
He is dedicated to serving his patients with the skills and knowledge he has obtained through his studies and will help those patients achieve their health goals.
Tammy Schlaf graduated from Lynn University’s Physical Therapist Assistant program, in 1995. Tammy has provided physical therapy services in various settings. She has worked in Acute Care, In-Patient Rehab, Home Healthcare, Out Patient Pediatrics and Skilled Nursing facilities. Tammy is passionate about helping others of all ages. She is creative and seeks opportunities for professional growth, team approach to achieve best outcomes. She strives to help people achieve fitness goals and regain independence to lead an active happy life. Tammy is married and has three daughters ages 20 and twin girls 17. She enjoys spending time at the lake cottage with her family, collecting Petoskey stones and sea glass. Occasionally she will find an old piece of furniture with good bones, to make pretty again.
I have been doing massage since graduating from Lakewood School of Therapeutic Massage in 2021. Helping people with chronic pain without the use of drugs is what brought me into the profession. I specialize in releasing tension in the back and decreasing pain. In my spare time I enjoy baking and spending time with my daughter.
Dr. Denner has been a chiropractor for over 30 years. He graduated from Life University in 1991 and started working at Bend Chiropractic Clinic right after he graduated. He work there for several years before he branched out and worked at difference clinics in Michigan including Upper Peninsula (Munising). He eventually ended back at Bend Chiropractic Clinic 12 years ago and worked there ever since.
Dr. Denner has helped a vast number of patients throughout his career including patients over 100 years old to new born babies. He absolutely loves what he does and is gifted in several techniques to have the best results. His knowledge in auto accidents and personal injury is well noticed.
Alyssa graduated from Macomb Community college in 2018 with an associates applied science degree in physical therapy assistant. She also has an associates of applied arts and science in massage therapy from Lakewood School of therapeutic massage in 2012. She has clinical and work experience in IPR, acute care and outpatient rehab along with 5 years of massage therapy experience at chiropractic offices. She enjoys helping others achieve their goals and functional limitations preventing them from doing the things they love. She uses manual techniques, stretching, trigger point release, along with functional exercise to return her patients back to their optimal strength of daily living. She loves helping people and aiding in helping them feel better!