Meet The Team
Daniel Rasmussen is a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and licensed to practice Acupuncture in the state of Washington and is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He graduated from the prestigious Bastyr University in 2008 with a Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He also completed a internship at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine where he gained significant clinical experience seeing more than 50 patients per day.Daniel is also a recognized public and corporate wellness speaker presenting a series of workshops that help others reach their goals in their health, personal and professional lives. He inspires his audiences to make practical, simple and easy alterations to their daily routines and demonstrates how choosing to be positive and self-affirming is the key to living free from worry, stress, sickness and pain. If you would like to have Daniel present at your company, business, organization, group or church please contact us at the office phone number listed above.
“My first exposure to Eastern medicine occurred when I was growing up and witnessed my mom go through years of symptom focused medications that left her in a state of untreatable mental fog, suicidal depression and extreme fatigue. She met an Acupuncturist who determined that her organs were toxic and multiple systems were injured. After four short months of treatment with emotional work, detox, Acupuncture, nutrition and Chinese Herbs she ceased all medications. Long story short, I got my mom back and to this day she is one of the most positive, inspirational people in my life! Her process had a huge impact on me and as a result I fell in love with this amazing medicine!
My interests involve any rigorous outdoors activities; backpacking, camping, skiing, rock climbing, cycling. I’m a nerd about eating healthy and cooking with fresh organic ingredients. My family is extraordinarily important to me and I consider some of my closest friends as family!”
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.”
Mathew Bliss is a licensed massage therapist that graduated from Northwest Academy for the Healing Arts in June of 2011. He graduated from Bastyr Univeristy with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nutrition, and Culinary Arts. In addition to that, he has furthered his training in Bio-Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.), which uses the inner intelligence of the patient to encourage natural healing, and synchronization of the subconscious and conscious brain. When he has free time, he likes to ride bikes, run, cook, swim, yoga, meditation, and travel. He believes when the unconscious pattern is unlocked that is when true healing occurs.
Nicole Johnson is a certified Diplomat of Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She received her Masters of Science in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University in 2009.
Nicole worked in the fields of nursing and emergency medicine prior to studying acupuncture, providing a strong western compliment to her eastern medical practice. Coupling Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine with an in depth knowledge of the human anatomy, Nicole assists patients in improving their quality of life by eliminating pain & discomfort. She has attended several conferences on musculo-skeletal pain management. In private practice Nicole focuses on the use of acupuncture and herbs in fertility, pregnancy, and childbirth.
Marie Arvola is a licensed acupuncturist (EAMP) in Washington state. She is nationally certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She graduated from the Minnesota College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota. She also holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Minnesota. Marie became an acupuncturist to help people heal naturally. After using acupuncture herself, Marie was amazed by how well and fast it worked. She wanted others to experience this as well. Marie has been employed in the health care field as a Massage Therapist since 2001.
Dr. Samuel Madeira grew up in Vermont. He graduated from Bastyr University’s Bachelor of Sciences with a Major in Herbal Sciences and completed his Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. He holds a naturopathic medical license in Washington State and is Board Certified with North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners. His areas of specialty are Functional Medicine, Botanical Medicine, Functional Endocrinology & Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine (Male and Female Hormones), and Physical Medicine with a focus in Pain Management and Injection Therapies. He has completed extensive training in Botanical Medicine, Injection Therapies (Trigger point, Subcutaneous Prolotherapy, Neural Therapy, Amniotic Allograft Therapy) and Detoxification Therapies.Dr. Madeira specializes in Men’s & Women’s Health, Botanical medicine, and Pain Management. He has been a blog contributor for WishGarden Herbs Men’s Health & Botanical Medicine blogs. He is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) and the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP).
Here at Pinnacle Integrative Health, Dr. Madeira focuses on Functional Medicine, Physical Medicine with specialties in Trigger Point injection therapy and Amniotic Allograft Therapy.
Dr. Madeira is excited to offer these simple, natural healing therapies and many others to his community. It is his mission, passion, and life work to help people find their unique and transformative path to health.
In his free time, he enjoys hiking, skiing, camping, writing, and traveling.
Dr. Madeira also practices men’s health in his private practice, specializing in Bio-Identical (BRHT) hormones to restore function, resolve fatigue, erectile dysfunction, sexual function and libido.
You can Schedule a consultation with Dr. Madeira at his private office at: http://apollohealthclinic.com/new-patient/
Jennifer D’Andrea – Family Nurse Practitioner
Jennifer D’Andrea is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at The University of the Virgin Islands and her Masters of Science in Nursing at Ball State University.
Jennifer’s prior experience is predominantly in the emergency and urgent care settings. She began her career as a registered nurse in Las Vegas in the Emergency Room at Spring Valley Hospital and then Virginia Mason in the Emergency Room in Seattle. She earned her MSN in 2015 and began working in the urgent care setting, most recently at UW/Valley Medical. With Pinnacle Integrative Health, she is a Specialist in Regenerative & Physical Medicine with advanced training in Platelet Rich Plasma therapy and Stem Cell therapy. She addresses nerve, muscle, and orthopedic conditions from a perspective that is on the leading edge of Medicine.
“Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.” – Hippocrates
Jennifer finds interacting with patients to be both rewarding and educational and takes great pleasure from mutual teaching. In Jennifer’s spare time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, camping, gardening, reading, cooking, and spending time with her husband and their new lab mix Zion from the Seattle Humane Society. Jennifer is originally from Chicago.
Jennifer believes when patients take an active role, they are more willing to adhere to a plan of care, fostering better healthcare outcomes and enhanced patient satisfaction. She actively listens and educates her patients and families to help them achieve their healthcare goals. She hopes to equip her patients with the necessary knowledge and tools to optimally continue their care outside of the office.