Meet the Wellness Staff
Dr. LeiLani M. Vidal, D.C.,
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Vidal is Clinic Director of the Better Health & Wellness Center. She is a Board Certified Chiropractor in the State of California. Dr. Vidal received her doctorate studies at the prestigious Southern California College of Chiropractic in Los Angeles, California. She is considered an expert in her field due to the amount of experience and education she has completed and the number of people that she has helped with her health concerns for over 20 years. Dr. Vidal also holds certifications as a Qualified Medical Examiner in the state of California, and is also a Board Eligible Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.
Dr. Vidal prides herself on providing a loving, compassionate, supportive environment to help her patients not only regain their health, vitality and youth, but also maintain their health once regained. This mother of 3 provides care for children, seniors and people of all ages. She has taken care of some of the most notable personalities in the community and has patients who travel long distances due to her unique approach she has in helping restore health. Her patients often tell her that she is the best doctor they have seen because of her caring approach and results that she gets. This is perhaps due to the fact that she is constantly attending advanced programs of study on the latest and most innovative methods to help her patients. Aside from her doctorate training, she also hold a license as an Aesthetician and is the president of GlitzNow, L.L.C., which provides training in advanced beauty procedures to cosmetic and skin professionals all over the country including Hollywood's elite makeup artist to the stars.
Dr. Vidal is a very passionate about her work. She also volunteers her time as a member of the distinguished non-profit FOUNDATION FOR WELLNESS PROFESSIONALS, which is a national organization of health care experts who lecture free-of-charge in their communities.
Janice T. Thompson, H.H.P.
Janice Thompson graduated from the Myotherapy Institute of Massage Therapy in Salt Lake City, UT in 1993. She completed a 20-year teaching career, instructing high school students with learning disabilities, to pursue her career in therapeutic body work. From Stress Reducution Therapies in Salt Lake City, Janice moved her massage practice to San Diego, obtaining her Holistic Health Practitioner license in 1997. She has resided there since. Now Stress Reduction Therapies is located in the Better Health & Wellness Center in Poway, CA. Please call Janice for your appointment or for information at (619)-997-7612. You can also check out Janice's website at www.PowayMassage.com
Kevin Moses, C.S.C.S., F.D.N.
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Clinic Health Director
Kevin has been following his passion for health and fitness for the past 15 years. He has a degree in Exercise Physiology and is also certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He recently received a certification as a Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist, which has allowed him to educate on topics such as hormones, immune function, digestion, and the detoxification functions. He love sharing his passion to help others improve their health and their lives.
You can check out Kevin's website at www.mosesinhomefitness.com
Reed Davis, Clinical Nutritionist
Reed Davis is a Clinical Nutritionist and Founder of the San Diego Natural Health & Fitness Center in Southern California. He is also certificated in Nutritional Therapy by the International Federation of Nutrition and Health. Reed is highly trained and skilled in Steroidal Hormone Testing and Natural Hormone Balance by Dr. William Timmons and Biohealth Diagnostics. Reed has tested over 11,000 people for low bone density, hormone, digestive, detoxification, mucosal and diet related problems. Reed served as the Health Director at the Better Health & Wellness Center for over eight years before launching SDNHFC. You can check out Reed's website at www.bonesandhormones.com.
Mikaila N. Cameron, L.Ac., OTR/L, MSTOM
Mikaila Cameron, L.Ac., OTR/L, MSTOM, is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist, and Occupational Therapist who is welcoming new patients. She has over 12 years of higher education with honors. She worked with families and their medically fragile children at The Kennedy Krieger Institute and Rady Children's Hospital). She also conducted research with MD's from John's Hopkins. She is trained in Lymphatic Drainage and has successfully practiced this immune boosting, edema reducing, skill for 13 years. Her clinical experience includes internal medicine, orthopedics, pediatrics, and mental health. She practices the gentle, holistic form of Japanese Acupuncture and Kampo (herbal prescriptions based on abdominal diagnoses). She holds the philosophy that the human body heals itself, and sometimes needs assistance from a dedicated, compassionate, practitioner. She looks forward to working with you in the support and nurturance of your health. She is bilingual (Spanish/English). Feel free to visit her website gentleacuwellness.com for more information.
Tina P. Howard, MSTOM, L.Ac.
Tina P. Howard, MSTOM, L.Ac., is a Licensed Acupuncturist and holds a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She trained with some of the best Traditional Chinese Medicine instructors and practitioners in the country, receiving more than 1,000 hours of clinical training in the school acupuncture clinic, herbal pharmacy and at the UCSD Student Run Free-Clinic for seniors.
As a licensed acupuncturist in the state of California, Tina is considered a Primary Care provider and can treat a wide variety of conditions. Tina has been successfully treating patients in San Diego since 2008. She specializes in digestive disorders, women’s health issues, anxiety/depression, stress management, and chronic and acute pain.
While Tina is an expert in Chinese Medicine, she also believes that each patient is the expert of his or her own body and emotions. Tina honors and sees each patient as a whole and healthy human being, and works together with each individual to find the right treatment plan for optimum health. Tina also believes that the best practitioners strive to maintain the balanced lifestyle that Chinese Medicine promotes. She continues to be an avid acupuncture patient herself, takes herbal medicine when necessary, eats organic, whole foods as much as possible, and incorporates yoga, qi gong and walking in nature in her daily activities.
Mario Mabini, Clinical Massage Therapist
Mario has been practicing Medical and Clinical Massage for the past 11 years. Having experience with various medical conditions such as Carpel Tunnel, TMJ, Tendonitis,Tennis Elbow, Low back pain, Sciatica, Hip pains, Migraines, Scoliosis, over all stress and pain relief. Mario has been trained in a wide range of techniques such as Deep Tissue, Sports Injuries, Medical Massage, Swedish Massage, Soft Tissue, Neuromuscular Anterior and Posterior, and Water Treatment Therapy.
Karen Leomo, Office Manager