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 the variability of family practice. Every patient is vastly different, with a unique story.”

Education and Background

SCHOOLS ATTENDED/YEARS/DEGREES

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

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 Mikael 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, BS Psychology and Kinesiology 

Jeff was born and raised in Texas, he serves as Dr. May’s practice manager, and offers health coaching and personal training services, specializing in behavior modification. His approach is to identify the cause of what’s keeping you from obtaining a healthy lifestyle while educating on the best practices to maintain a healthy lifestyle. 

” 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

SCHOOLS ATTENDED 

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 of 2017. I moved here to get a  fresh start in life and help Dr. May run his practice.

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 of the Frisco location. Here, I helped both children and adults with mental illnesses overcome their disabilities and 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.

BOOKS OR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PATIENTS?

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

Meet Regina Letonek, LMT

Regina graduated from Clarion University of Pennslyvania with a B.S. in Media Arts, but after discovering her passion for Massage Therapy, she enrolled in the diploma program at the Body Therapy Institute in North Carolina. After passing her national licensing exam, she was excited to come back to Alaska to start her practice. In the spring of 2016, she became a Licensed Massage Therapist in Alaska and started working with her clients. Regina works with classic Swedish massage and Myofascial Massage techniques. She really enjoys introducing and educating clients about Myofascial techniques and showing how beneficial this modality can be.

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.  When I was looking for a place to move for better job opportunities, Fairbanks seemed like a fun adventure with many possibilities, and I was already connected to people here because I have a lot of cousins that grew up in North Pole.

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