About Our Team

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Meet Dr. May, ND

Dr. May hails from Texas, where he was born and raised until moving to Seattle for medical school. He practices family medicine with an emphasis in nonpharmaceutical pain management, endocrine disorders (diabetes, hypothyroid, weight gain), epigenetics, mens’ health, and environmental medicine (food allergies, environmental toxins, etc.).

“I love helping people realize (and achieve) their full health potential. Life is too short to live it sick and tired.”

Education and Background

SCHOOLS ATTENDED/YEARS/DEGREES

  • Bastyr University, Seattle WA – Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (2009)
  • East Texas Baptist University, Marshall, TX – Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Athletic Training Minor in Biology (2001)

AWARDS/SPECIAL TRAINING

  • Internship: Dr. Kenneth Cooper, MD “Father of Aerobics” Cooper Institute for Aerobic Research and Fitness
    Center Dallas, Texas
  • Bastyr University Doctorate: Naturopathic Medicine, Emphasis in Physical Medicine; Research assistant; Merit Scholarship
  • East Texas Baptist University Major: Top Kinesiology/Biology Award for Highest department GPA; several merit scholarships

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN ALASKA? AND WHY DID YOU MOVE HERE?

I moved here in 2009 with my wife and kids seeking what most Alaskans, I think, are looking for… opportunity and adventure. So far, I’d say it’s been right on the money.

PREVIOUS CAREERS?

I was full tilt into the fitness world for about 10 years. I worked mostly as a personal trainer at gyms and athletic trainer for sports teams, however, I spent several years managing gyms and teaching group fitness classes as well.

HOBBIES AND OTHER INTERESTS?

I am a sports and recreation junkie. If I can throw it, hit it or shoot; I’m usually game.

BOOK OR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PATIENT?

  • What if medicine disappeared? by Gerald Markle and Frances McCrea
  • The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
  • In Defense of Food and The Omnivores’ Dilemma by Michael Pollen
  • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery
  • Wild at Heart by John Eldridge
  • Fearless by Max Lucado
  • Disease Delusion by Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D.

Meet Jeff Hull, health coach and personal trainer 

Jeff was born and raised in Texas.  He offers health coaching and personal training services, specializing in behavior modification, and is an integral part of implementing many of Dr. May’s weight loss and diet related protocols. His degree in psychology makes him uniquely gifted in identifying and addressing behaviors preventing people from accomplishing their health goals. 

“I believe that food is medicine. What we put in our bodies not only fuels us but allows us to live the life we want.”

Education and Background

DEGREE: 

East Texas Baptist University, Marshall, TX – Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Kinesiology

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN ALASKA? WHY DID YOU MOVE HERE 

I moved to Alaska in July 2017 to get a fresh start in life and help Dr. May’s practice thrive.

BOOKS OR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PATIENTS?

  • Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? By Dr. Mark Hyman
  • The Hungry Brain: Outsmarting the Instincts That Make Us Overeat By Stephan J. Guyenet
  • Behavior Modification For Weight Loss By Jeff Hull

PREVIOUS CAREERS

I have always been drawn to helping others both mentally and physically. In Texas, I worked as a behavior therapist and site manager. While there, I helped both children and adults with mental illnesses overcome disabilities, teach them living skills and how to cope with their daily surroundings. I also worked as a personal trainer at a gym and from home assisting people lose weight and meet their health and wellness goals.

HOBBIES AND OTHER INTERESTS

I love playing sports and being outdoors. I enjoy working out and competing in cross fit competitions, dancing, running, camping and reading new studies / books on health and fitness.

Meet Regina Letonek, LMT

Regina has been a Licensed Massage Therapist in Alaska since 2016 and began working with Dr. May in 2017. She is trained in classic Swedish  and Myofascial Massage techniques. She is extremely gifted in deep tissue massage and works in conjunction with Dr. May’s therapies to restore range of motion expeditiously. She really enjoys educating clients about myofascial techniques and how this modality can be enhance their functionality in life.

Education and Background

SCHOOLS ATTENDED 

  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA – Bachelor of Science in Mass Media Arts
  • Body Therapy Institute, Siler City, NC – Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapy

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN ALASKA? WHY DID YOU MOVE HERE?

I moved to Alaska 5 years ago, looking for a place with unique job opportunities. In addition to connecting with family, Fairbanks has been an  adventure with tremendous opportunity and possibilities.

PREVIOUS CAREERS

I have worked as a Bank Teller for several years and really enjoy it, however I view being a Massage Therapist as my first real career.
I’m passionate about Massage Therapy and it’s not just something I do for a job.

HOBBIES AND OTHER INTERESTS

Reading, movies, ice skating, family, church community, meditation, yoga, heading to the gym.

BOOKS OR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PATIENTS?

  • Ender’s Game – by Orson Scott Card (SciFi)
  • PopSugar Fitness videos – Facebook and YouTube