WHERE PASSION MEETS COMPASSION

Dr. Rodney Russell, DC, FAAIM, DCP, CWD

Dr. Rodney is a true innovator with the Holistic / Functional Medicine approach. He has been treating, healing and preventing chronic diseases going on three decades. His personal and unique blend of mind-body medicine, which includes diagnostics, therapies, and energetic, emotional techniques, has helped thousands of people recover their energy and zest for life. Bolstered by his genuine care, Dr. Rodney is proven in his field as a “healer” with a gift for eliminating structural, biochemical, neurological imbalances and emotional, mental, spiritual interferences, as well as preventing acute and chronic disease. The core belief underlying his treatment, and that of others in his practice, is that the human body was created with the ability to heal itself when these interferences or imbalances are removed and the resulting weaknesses are supported.

Dr. Rodney holds a BS in Human Anatomy and a Doctorate in Chiropractic from Parker University. He is a Diplomate with the College of Physicians, a Certified Wellness Director, and a Fellow with the American Association of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Rodney has completed advanced study course work in Genetic Testing & Interpretation, B.E.S.T., Applied Kinesiology, Body Integration Technique (training held by few doctors in the U.S.), Functional Medicine, Total Body Modification, Neurological Organizational Technique and others. In addition, he is a pilot with commercial and flight instructor licenses.  

Dr. Rodney has been in private practice since 1997.  When he’s not seeing patients, he’s likely hanging out with his wife, Susan, enjoying spiritual pursuits or in the great outdoors hiking, biking, rafting and skiing. And a day doesn’t go by that he’s not walking or rough housing with his buddy Koda Bear, a very friendly and rather large South African Boerboel. 

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Hours of Operation

  • Sunday Closed
  • Monday 10am – 12pm, 2-5pm
  • Tuesday 10am – 12pm, 2-5pm
  • Wednesday 10am – 12pm, 2-5pm
  • Thursday 10am – 12pm, 2-5pm
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
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SUPPORTING DOCTORS

Dr. Julia Augustyniak, DC, MS, CFMP

Dr. Julia is a holistic chiropractor and functional medicine practitioner that utilizes Applied Kinesiology, Functional Medicine, and Nutrition in her care. Dr. Julia’s approach to treating her patients is focused on individualized care that gets to the root cause of a patient’s symptoms. She works to treat and heal patients on a structural, chemical, and mental level to restore balance in the body. She believes that by restoring balance and putting good nutrients into our body, we can help to prevent diseases and achieve optimal health. 

Dr. Julia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from Michigan State University, a Master of Nutrition and Human Performance, and a Doctorate in Chiropractic from Logan University. She also has completed advanced work in Applied Kinesiology, Functional Medicine, Visceral Manipulation Techniques, and Dry Needling.  

Dr. Julia has made her return back to the Dallas area after living in her hometown of Detroit, MI for the past year. Outside of work, Dr. Julia enjoys playing soccer, doing Pilates, and trying different restaurants and cuisines. She also enjoys spending time with her two cats Jammy and Toby.

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Dr. Antony Angus DC, MTech Chiro, FIAMA

Dr. Antony Angus is a chiropractic acupuncturist with a career spanning over 25 years that began in his native South Africa before moving to the U.S. in 2018.  Dr. Antony uses myofascial acupuncture techniques with great success to resolve a variety of acute and chronic musculoskeletal issues.   His typical treatment uses a combination of traditional diversified chiropractic techniques for joint problems and a form of acupuncture technique for any related muscular issues. He has been practicing this way for most of his professional life successfully treating all types of people from rugby players to soccer moms. He is also the co-author of the book A Clinicians’ Guide to Dry Needling for Myofascial Pain.

Dr. Antony holds a Master’s degree in chiropractic from Durban University of Technology RSA, and postgraduate degrees from the Acupuncture School of Cape Town and New York College of Chiropractic.  His hobbies include rifle and pistol shooting, snowboarding, windsurfing, surfing and kitesurfing. He and his wife, who is also a chiropractor treating animals and humans, moved to America in 2018. After landing in Maine and spending time in Colorado, they moved to North Texas where his wife got an exciting opportunity to run an animal rehab center.  They moved to Texas with their 6-year-old Bullmastiff Petal, and they’re all fitting into the Texas way of living with ease!

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SUPPORTING PRACTITIONERS

Amy Christenson
Patient Advocate Coach

Amy lives and plays in the mountains of Colorado with her best fur buddy Taavi. Amy has worked in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years to include personal training, group fitness instruction, adventure racing with our wounded transition unit soldiers, summiting 14ers like Mount Rainer in support of lung health and health & nutrition coaching.  Amy is also a trained Medical Massage Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant.  It’s her passion to encourage and empower people to live long, healthy, full lives at any age.  When she is not hiking, biking, camping or helping someone feel better, you might find her sipping a nice glass of red wine while working on an abstract landscape painting or recording her latest podcast on health and wellness. Learn More

barbara dickinsonBarbara Dickenson, LPTA, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist & Physical Therapy Assistant

Barbara is a Texas Licensed Massage Therapist and Physical Therapy Assistant offering a combined 25+ years’ clinical experience and provides gentle therapeutic support through light touch.  She is highly trained in multiple modalities to help eliminate barriers to becoming healthy to include Myofascial Release, Cranial Sacral and Lymph Drainage Therapy. 

Barbara graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor Degree in Health Care Administration and an Associate Degree in Applied Science. Her 1000 hour curriculum of massage therapy comes from the Health Enrichment Center in Lapeer, Michigan. Barbara specializes in the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach and has obtained Expert Level JFB MFR Therapist. She also finds great pleasure in teaching self-care exercises.  When not helping clients, her favorite hobby is quilting and she absolutely loves spending time with her grandchildren and family in Michigan. Learn More

Laurie Griffin, LMT, CNA
Licensed Medical Massage Therapist & Certified Nurses Aid

Laurie is a Licensed Medical Massage Practitioner and Certified Nurses Aide that has worked in the wellness field going on 15 years after 2 years in the spa industry. She has studied advanced massage therapy since 2005 and is passionate in sharing her strong, healing hands in many different forms of massage therapy including myofascial, lymphatic drainage, craniosacral, hot stone, trigger-point and therapeutic massage, customized to your needs. Laurie is ready to help you to recognize and transition you to a healthy lifestyle through healing in compliment to Dr. Russell’s treatment.

Laurie’s first love is Jesus, and that’s evidenced by her time spent outside work praising, worshiping and dancing to music. She is also a kayaker, a diver and swimmer. Quite obviously she has a love of the water, especially the ocean and waves which soothe her soul.      Learn More

Deanna Blair
Toxicity Specialist & Certified Ozone Therapist with (Core Therapy, LLC.)

If she’s not a the gym or relaxing with friends, Deanna can be found helping others who need relief from anxiety, fears, health issues, or living a purposeful life. In fact, that’s her true passion. Her motto: Discovering Organic Transformations Spiritually. Or as Deanna elaborates, “I help people Spot the DOTS to Optimal Health by connecting brighter minds, better bodies, and souls for a healthier lifestyle to live the abundant life we are called to live. ” She’s also the host of the Mental Health & Toxicity podcast with the OBBM Network. Her #1 tool, the HOCATT, a bio-chamber that detoxifies the body down to the cellular level. It’s her own life’s journey, including supporting her mother with mental illness for over 30 years, that led her on this path to wellness. Deanna is also a member of the NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) where she facilitates a family mental health class. She is certified in Mental Health First Aid Youth/Adults and is also certified in NAMI Homefront – A family program designed for military service members and veterans with PTSD. Learn More

STAFF

Susan Russell
Partner / Operations Manager

Susan enjoys mingling with patients and supporting their individual needs when she’s not behind the scenes managing business operations and marketing. Her TV news career and background in video production, coaching and business development prepared her well when it comes to connecting with people, creative ideation and juggling multiple projects under deadline. Her compassion for patients and desire to help them realize their health goals comes from her own healing journey. And much like her storytelling days, Susan finds great pleasure cultivating truth to awaken the heart when it comes to guiding patients towards wholeness. When not diving into business affairs, she enjoys spiritual pursuits, quality time with family and friends, working out, traveling, experiencing new and different cultures, the beach, the mountains, mt biking, hiking and camping.

Sue Fujimoto
Office Manager

Sue brings to our office over two-decades of customer service expertise as she was once a professional hospitality interior designer. She is often the friendly face you’ll see when you arrive for your appointment. Her warm, caring personality allows all who walk into our office to feel at ease. When she’s not answering your calls, assisting clients with scheduling, and filling supplement orders, she can be found hanging out at the pool with her husband, two daughters and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. She also loves to sew and has a passion for modern quilting.

 

Patti Becht
Assistant Office Manager

Patti joins our front office staff working afternoons. She feels blessed to be a part of this wonderful team, and truly cares about each client that walks in. She takes your calls, assists with scheduling and filling supplement orders, among many other tasks that keep the office busy. Patti has over 20 years experience in administrative roles and customer service. As her two children have now grown and gone off to college, she is now able to enjoy the role of customer service once again, and looks forward to meeting each of you. When she is not in the office Patti loves being outdoors. You will find her most days out walking with her two dogs or working in her garden.

 

Laura Michael
New Patient Coordinator

Laura joins our team as a New Patient Coordinator bringing with her decades of experience as a counselor.  She cares deeply for people and is delighted to help them get started with their healing journey at the Natural Healing Center.  Laura has overcome several personal health challenges herself by finding the root cause and making life changes. Part of her journey has included being a patient of Dr. Russell’s and benefitting from his expertise.  She exudes enthusiasm for people’s steps toward health and helps to answer questions they may have about the functional medicine difference. When she’s not working, she delights in spending time with her family: her husband, son and d-i-l, daughter and s-i-l, and her baby grandson. She enjoys organic vegetable gardening, playing the piano, long walks near her country home, and making healthy treats.

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Dr. Russell provides holistic medicine and wellness services in his North Texas clinic as well as nationwide via phone or video conference.

TEXAS FUNCTIONAL / HOLISTIC MEDICINE

1650 West Northwest Hwy., Suite 103
Grapevine, Texas 76051

(817) 310-0393

*New Patients, please fill out the “NEW PATIENT INQUIRY” and you will be called to answer questions and schedule.

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