Holistic Functional & Integrative Medicine
The clinicians at Priority Health follow a focused paradigm of preventive and restorative medicine. Founded in science and evidence based medicine from international sources. We are focused on providing healthcare services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction & we will do everything we can to meet & exceed your expectations.
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Disease or Illness is some form of functional disturbance. A functional disturbance occurs when no specific organ damage or weakness can be identified by conventional means (Western medicine's reliance of lab and x-ray diagnostics), yet symptoms are experienced. Health, energy, cognition, and vitality cannot be completely restored until regulatory disturbances are uncovered and put back into balance.
Disease does not manifest itself early, there are underlying genetic and environmental factors; if discovered early this can lead to a lifelong of wellness.
Disturbances occur and disease results when a organism no longer compensate for changes resulting from underlying internal conditions and external stress.
Our focus is on identification of imbalances when a patient is under stress with symptoms , not discovered elsewhere by traditional medicine. Adequate time and attention to details prevail in our setting. We provide intensive patient education to allow our clients/patients the ability to help themselves and prevent disease without too much oversight or reliance on healthcare providers. Much of what we fix are deficiencies in nutrition, hormones, neurotransmitters and a balanced lifestyle.
Cheryl Massie, FNP-BC is a board-certified Family Practice Nurse (FNP) Practitioner. She completed undergraduate degrees in nursing and psychology after seven years of military service. After 13 years of critical care and emergency nursing as an RN, she attended Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, receiving a Masters Degree in Nursing (MSN) with a concentration in Clinical Research.
Her Post-MSN FNP Certificate was completed at University of Massachusetts Boston. She has worked as an NP in primary, urgent, and emergency care settings. She is a mentor and clinical supervisor for other NP students from various universities. NP Massie is a member of the American Nurses Association and the SC Nurses Association.
She currently resides in Georgetown, SC, and covers the greater Charleston area. Available for Telehealth.
Kristin Richardson,PA-C is a certified Physician's Assistant. She has a background in Emergency Medicine and has worked in the field for several years. She was the first mid-level practitioner to join and train under Dr. Saleeby. She services the greater Myrtle Beach and Conway areas. Available for Telehealth. Limited coverage for Florence and Columbia, SC.
Stacy K. Bryant, RN comes from a diffuse background in nursing. Nursing is a 2nd career for her. She has an interest in Oncology and having attained her BSN has a future interest as a nurse practitioner (FNP). She covers the greater Greenville, SC area and upstate SC.
Roxanne Altman, RN has an interest in tick borne pathogens after working at a Veterinarian’s office for four years. She is one of the dedicated Lyme disease nurses.
Roxanne is currently finishing up her BSN and is currently applying for Family Nurse Practitioner programs to begin in the fall. She is very passionate about helping patients to attain a healthy life style beginning with nutrition.
Roxanne is a member of the American Nurses Association. She also volunteers for the local Alzheimer’s Association Chapter and Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre.
Roxanne lives in Murrells Inlet with her family including 7 rescue animals; 6 dogs and a cat.
Roxanne covers Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Florence, and the Columbia area.
Michael Goulding, MSW, LCSW, Master of Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, joined Priority Health in 2015. He was awarded the Maisel Memorial Scholarship for commitment to helping children through counseling and earned his MSW from State University of New York at Buffalo. Mr. Goulding has previously worked as the clinical director for HealthCore Resource, Inc and is currently co-owner of Victorious, LLC in Cary, NC. He is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the author of Protecting Your Inner Peace by Outskirts Press. Mr. Goulding works with ages 6-65 at our Cary, NC office, and performs telehealth services elsewhere. He specializes in stress management, conflict resolution, child and adolescent therapy, OCD, social anxiety, life coaching and conduct disorder.
Jessica Kantor, RN is another nurse in the Raleigh/Cary area able to make house calls and also helps staff our satellite clinic in Cary, NC.
Angie Davis Long, MSN, RN is a graduate of Graceland University, Independence, Missouri. Angie is a US Air Force Veteran and has been a nurse since 2004. She has a diverse nursing background in Medical/Surgical, management, long-term care, home care, pediatrics and hospice. She believes in the holistic approach to healing and desires to use this approach in her future nursing endeavors. Angie has been married for eighteen years, has one child and two dogs. She resides in the Raleigh/Durham area. She looks forward to the future and difference she can make in the nursing profession. Angie will be making house calls in the Raleigh/Durham/ Apex/Cary and surrounding areas.
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Marci Staten, RN is a nurse in the Wilmington, NC area who will be making house calls and initial intakes.
Dr. Priscilla Evans, ND
Dr. Evans graduated from Bastyr University of Natural Health Sciences in 1994 earning a degree of Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. She has been practicing in Cary since 1995. Prior to Naturopathic Medical school Dr. Evans earned a BA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Colorado.
In clinical practice, Dr. Evans works with children and adults emphasizing healthy diet along with the use of evidence based clinical nutrition, botanical medicines, detoxification and lifestyle changes to help empower patients to optimize their health. Diet and nutritional guidance is her specialty. She works with Dr. Saleeby, rounding out an integrative holistic approach offered at Priority Health. She sees new and existing patients at the Cary, NC office. She can provide telehealth services to those seeking coaching in SC.
Susanne Zavelle, RN joins the Priority Health Team. She will be focusing on RN house calls in the Florence and surrounding areas.
Susanne Zavelle R.N., B.S.N. received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University in Houston, Texas in 1992. She spent the early part of her healthcare career in Labor and Delivery and other areas of Women’s Health then returned home to raise her two children.
She is passionate about educating clients about Hashimoto’s, as she freely tells folks she has been diagnosed with this disease. She is a Hypothyroid disease advocate and a professional fitness athlete at the age of 48. She is enthusiastic about nutrition and natural supplements and loves to share her knowledge with others in order to help them achieve the highest level of wellness that is possible.
She serves and caters to our clients in the Florence/Pee-Dee Region of South Carolina. If anyone desires a "house call" for intake or labs, Sue is ready to take good care of you. Please call our central office scheduling number at 800.965.8482.
21st Century Paradigm in Medicine:
Focus on keeping the patient health in an era of chronic illness that dominates our healthcare system.
The only solution is preventive medicine protocols to prevent degenerative disease, long term chronic illness and a bankruptcy of our healthcare system.
Prevent first Heart Attack
Prevent first Stroke
Lower risk for Cancers
Reduce risk for Cognitive Decline
1. Advanced Tests
2. Analyze Data correlate with
medical history and meds.
3. Consider EpiGenetic Impact
4. Formulate Customized Plan
5. Rx if needed
6. Periodic follow-up for health
Yusuf M. Saleeby, MD Bio
Dr. Saleeby is a 1991 graduate from the Medical College of Georgia. Upon completion of post-graduate training at East Carolina University School of Medicine in Greenville, North Carolina, he pursued a career in emergency medicine. Dr. Saleeby is licensed in the states of Georgia, North & South Carolina, and Virginia. He held posts in occupational medicine (DOD) and Emergency Medicine for a 20-year career in that field. Currently, he practices wellness and preventive medicine and directs Priority Health Carolinas.
He launching PHC365 a telemedicine & house-call age-management practice serving North and South Carolina in 2014, spawned from his practice in Murrells Inlet, SC.
Retiring from the Emergency Department in 2013, he has also served as past medical director for the South Carolina Urban Search & Rescue Task Force-1. He is a member of ILADS, an organization that treats Lyme disease and associated tick-borne chronic illness. He has also been a member of A4M, ACAM and the American Telehealth
Dr. Saleeby sits on the medical advisory board for both the Aerobic & Fitness Association of America, and Beachbody (P90X fame). During the past decade he has formulated original sports enhancement supplements for a number of companies. He created and developed a direct access lab testing site for the general public (eStatLabs.com) and has been involved in a number of telehealth ventures.
In 2006 Dr. Saleeby authored a book on specialty medicinal herbs entitled: “Wonder Herbs: A Guide to Three Adaptogens” (Xlibris, 2006) and is a featured speaker on nutrition and adaptogen herbs in the region. He is a contributing editor for American Fitness magazine, and has contributed a chapter in the Life Extension Foundation’s 5th Edition Disease Prevention & Treatment tome (2013). Dr. Saleeby recently authored a chapter in a new book on Hypothyroidism (Stop the Thyroid Madness (2014). Dr. Saleeby also received his Press Credentials as a journalist/writer for AMD in early 2013.
As a medical historian, with an interest in the Am. Civil War, (a member of the Society of Civil War Surgeons, and National Museum of Civil War Medicine), it gives him the opportunity to lectures on medicine & surgery during the “War between the States” and physician luminaries of the time. He lectures on Dr. Hunter H. McGuire (CSA), Dr. Simon Baruch (CSA), Dr. Joseph Letterman (USA) and Dr. Frances P. Porcher (CSA). Dr. Saleeby has a collection of medical antiques and books dating c.100 AD through the mid-1950’s.
A competitive swimmer in college, he tried his hand at Luge in Lake Placid under the coaching of US National Team athletes for a couple of years; he enjoyed several years training with Team Savannah Olympic Lifting team and competed in State & National Masters Olympic Style Weightlifting & the Georgia Olympic Games in the mid-2000’s, achieving podium finishes. He had the opportunity to oar (row) a Greek Trireme (replica of a 120-foot ancient warship) on the Aegean Sea and on the Thames River in London in the early 1990's as part of an American contingent of rowers, he also served as the crews assistant medical officer. He enjoys his patients and practice of integrative medicine, educating them to be self-reliant and enjoy many healthy disease-free years.