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Our Staff

Karla Birkholz, MD

Debbie Richmond, BS

Cary C. Bucko, PT, MPT

Susan Webber, MBWP, CCHt, CPC

Joy Lowrance, EdS, LPC


Karla Birkholz, MD

Wellness Medicine

Karla Birkholz, MD

Degree: MD, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, Minn., 1978.

Residency: Phoenix Baptist Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, Phoenix, Ariz, 1983. Specialty: Family practice.

Fellowship: University of Arizona College of Medicine Department of Family & Community Medicine, Tucson, Ariz., 1988. Specialty: Family and community medicine.

Clinical interests: Wellness medicine, as well as heart attack, stroke and diabetes prevention. Her involvement with organized medicine includes serving as past president of the Arizona Academy of Family Medicine, board member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, executive committee member of the Arizona Medical Association, and participation on many state and national committees. At the community level, her efforts are directed primarily in the area of adolescent health, and she is medical director of the Arizona Collaborative for Adolescent Health.

Language spoken: English.

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Cary C. Bucko, PT, MPT

Physical Therapy

Cary C. Bucko, PT, MPT

Joined John C. Lincoln: Dec. 12, 2011.

Degree: US Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Physical Therapy, San Antonio, Tex., 1980.

Clinical interests: Sports, orthopedics, spine care, pain management, vestibular and balance disorders, and fall prevention.

Philosophy of care: "I treat each client as an athlete engaged in a rehab program, to return them to their optimal function through education and training."

Language spoken: English.

Hobbies and personal interests: Golf, classical jazz, vintage cars, travel and grandkids.

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Joy Lowrance, EdS, LPC

Psychotherapy and Counseling

Joy Lowrance, Ed.S., LPC, Psychotherapist

Joined John C. Lincoln: Feb. 6, 2012.

Degree: Master's in counseling psychology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Ga., 2005.

Clinical interests: Psychotherapy, personal and family counseling.

Philosophy of care: "Addressing the whole person based and their life experiences, to help improve overall health."

Language spoken: English.

Hobbies and personal interests: Hiking, biking, reading and music.

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Debbie Richmond, BS

Dietetics & Psychology

Debbie Richmond, BS

Joined John C. Lincoln: November 2011.

Degree: Indiana University, BS, Dietetics & Psychology, Bloomington, Ind., 1991.

Training: Eight years of hospital dietetic work experience, including outpatient, radiation oncology, Phoenix Memorial Hospital, Phoenix, Ariz., 1992 - 2000.

Clinical interests: Lifestyle wellness, weight management, chronic disease management.

Philosophy of care: "Caring, behavioral approach to nutrition for everyday life."

Language spoken: English.

Hobbies and personal interests: Reading, art, music, animals and being in nature.

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Susan Webber, MBWP, CCHt, CPC

Mind-Body Wellness Therapy

Joined John C. Lincoln: October 30, 2011.

Degree: Mind-Body Wellness Practitioner degree, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Tempe, Ariz., 2002.

Specialty: Integrative Mind-Body Wellness Therapies: Clinical Hypnotherapy and Transformational Reiki Therapy.

Specialty: Certified Life Performance and Therapeutic Life Coaching and Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner.

Board certification: American Council of Hypnotist Examiners.

Clinical interests: Wellness, energy medicine, inner healing teaching, stress-related issues.

Philosophy of care: "Wellness means taking an active role in your own health and being in harmony with your own inner healer."

Language spoken: English.

Hobbies and personal interests: Travel, meditation, grandkids, intuitive studies and aromatherapy.

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