Certified Natural Health Professionals San Diego

Meet Our Team

A friendly, efficient and caring staff at your service!

DR. STENGLER'S FRIENDLY FRONT-OFFICE STAFF

  • Teri Meissner Medical Assistant
  • Tudi Cabrera Office Manager
  • Rachel Brito Medical Assistant
  • Jeanine Pullman

STENGLER CENTER HEALTH PRACTITIONERS

SANDI J. STAR

H.H.P, C.N.C, and C.C.M.H

Sandi Star is a Holistic Health Practitioner, Clinical Nutritionist, Clinical Master Herbalist and Aroma therapist, graduating from The Natural Healing Institute in Encinitas, CA. Sandi has lived a health conscious lifestyle for the past 25 years and lost 60 pounds through a self taught nutrition and exercise program and has kept it off for over 20 years. Sandi specializes in GI disorders and food intolerance. She learned of her own food intolerance and has been on a gluten and dairy free diet for several years. Sandi is a living example of how these specialty diets can impact ones wellbeing and are a critical tool in controlling disease.

Sandi is passionate about leading a health conscious lifestyle and dedicated to creating awareness that will impact our nations focus on disease prevention with proper nutrition.

Andrea Kiesel

Masters in Bio-Energetics

Andrea Kiesel has a Masters in Bio-Energetics and is certified in homeopathy, with over 25 years of experience in energy medicine at a personal and practitioner level. Her passion is to educate and empower her clients to take charge of their health by providing alternative health solutions that address the source of their health challenges.  She uses an advanced, computerized technique to precisely assess the body’s balance and then uses the exact combination of remedies that address the specific condition.

Allergies (testing and desensitization with homeopathic remedies), hormone imbalances, skin problems, parasites, heavy metal burden, digestive issues are just some of the items she addresses.

She has been working with Dr. Mark Stengler at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine since 2005.

Dr. Mark LaBeau, D.O.

People often ask: What is a D.O. or Osteopathic Physician? Simply put, as a fully licensed doctor, an Osteopathic Physician diagnoses the cause of one’s problem and first treats any musculoskeletal aspects of the problem before considering medication or surgery.

At an early age, Dr. LaBeau was interested in being a doctor. Having a balanced diet and regular physical activity have always been the foundations of good health for him. This lack of presence in the medical field along with the lifestyles of the average doctor that he observed almost kept him from seriously pursuing medicine. Fortunately, he found out about Osteopathic Medicine from his Aunt, Sr. Leona, a Franciscan nun with a Ph.D. in Biology.

After receiving his Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) degree from Des Moines University, he completed an Internship and Family Medicine residency training which gave him a broader understanding of all aspects of health care. His training then led him to receive board certifications in both Family Medicine and Musculoskeletal Medicine.

The focus of his ongoing medical education has been Integrative Medicine. This has included extensive course studies in Homeopathy, Acupuncture, and Nutritional Medicine. He finds an integrative medical approach helps him to understand whether a patient would benefit from a nutritional and structural approach alone, or whether he needs to write a prescription or possibly refer the patient to a surgeon.

His clinical experiences includes: The Back Pain & Sports Medicine Clinic – a private practice in Chicago; The Livingston Medical Center in San Diego – Medical Director providing therapy for cancer patients; and The Center for Advanced Medicine – since 2004. Academically, he has served as an Affiliated Clinical Instructor of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University. Currently, he is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Osteopathic Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences.

He has been married to his lovely wife Terri for many years and have two sons Jeffrey in college and Scott in high school. His a proud father of not one, but two Eagle Scouts.
He is in private practice at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine.

DR. ZHIQIANG SHAO, L.Ac., Ph.D.

Licensed Acupuncturist

Dr. Shao studied acupuncture and acupressure at Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in HENAN province, China from 1992 to 1997. He worked as an acupuncturist, herbalist and massage therapist in the stroke center at Henan University of TCM for four years and has practiced in acupuncture clinics since 2001. His doctorate was earned in 2007 with emphasized study of lumbar disc illnesses. He looks forward to helping improve the quality of your life with the proven benefits of acupunture and acupressure.