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About the Whole Family Chiropractors Team

Meet Our Staff


Amy M., Office Manager

IMG_3056_amysmAmy is a chiropractic enthusiast! Like many of us here at the clinic she’s seen lives changed by chiropractic. As a senior staff member she keeps everything running smoothly and everyone on their toes so we can be sure to all be our best selves for our patients. Amy was a life long migraine sufferer until she began regular chiropractic care. She knows it’s the answer to many things by opening up your nervous system to allow the body to heal itself. 

By way of Houston, Amy arrived to Austin and joined the Whole Family team in August of 2015. She has a doggie named Milo and a kitty cat named Isobel. To satisfy her nerdy side she goes dressed in character to Comic-Con with her boyfriend and is a regular at the local comic shops.

 


Sylvia A., Billing Manager

{PRACTICE NAME} Billing Manager, Sylvia AmosWe are very excited to finally get Sylvia working with us full-time.  Sylvia has been a chiropractic billing specialist for the same chiropractic office for over 9 years.  She has helped us intermittently and remotely  since 2013, whenever insurance changes occurred or to train staff. Dr. Paris has offered her a job working with Whole Family Chiropractors almost monthly for all of these years. Now, and finally, we have her at our home full time!

Sylvia Amos grew up in Austin Texas and she began working in the Chiropractic field over nine years ago and has chosen to continue gaining more knowledge and expertise in Chiropractic. She assists in educating every patient on the importance of maintaining a Happy and Healthy lifestyle with Chiropractic Care. She has created and established great relationships with patients and staff over the years.

Today, Sylvia undergoes regular adjustments and treatment and is a devoted supporter of chiropractic care.

Sylvia is a family oriented person and enjoys spending time with husband, four children, and bully dog Caesar. She loves visiting with family, barbecuing, working out, and spending time at the lake tubing or fishing.


Stephanie G., Chiropractic Assistant

Stephanie

Stephanie Gutierrez has been working with Whole Family since 2013. Originally an intern from Virginia College in medical assisting, we liked her so much that we have kept her ever since. During the first educational seminar we attended, Stephanie couldn’t have a glass of wine with dinner because she wasn’t even 21 yet!  Stephanie is from Taylor, TX, has 3 sisters, one dog and one boyfriend.  She has come to see the amazing ways that Chiropractic changes lives and is very happy to be an integral part of our team. We love her too!


Alexa, Central Austin Chiropractic staff memberAlexa M., Operations

Now Alexa can be found most days in the office itself, actually doing Whole Family work.  Alexa is Dr. Paris’ executive assistant, but she seldom has time to pick up her dry cleaning or make travel arrangements any longer. Alexa was a patient for 2 years before coming to work for Dr. Paris. She believes in the whole body healing of chiropractic and liked the clinic and the doctor so much she talked herself into a job. Therefore she finds herself wearing many hats, like I.T., maintenance, billing, staffing, web guru, shopper, etc. Alexa lives in Austin with her husband and son. She is from Killeen, TX


Meet the Therapists


Anna Suarez, LMT

AnnaAnna Suarez, born here in Austin Texas; has lived in Houston, Dallas, San Jose, Philadelphia. Los Angeles and Mexico City.  She has worked as a teacher, bus driver, stay-at-home mom (her favorite), and various office positions. As a child, Anna was raised within an atmosphere of healers.  Her grandfather, who immigrated to this country from the Canary Islands, was a healer and lecturer. Her other grandfather, Dr. Roy E. LeMond, D.C., was a Palmer graduate and practiced in Austin.  He and his fellow “quack-opractors”, as they were referred to in those days, were instrumental in lobbying the 51st legislation to pass and enact the bill that created the first Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners; he held license #10.  In addition Anna has had 3 aunts, a great uncle, and her mom’s brother who all were practicing chiropractors.  You could say Anna had a well-adjusted childhood!

Finding herself at a career crossroads, a friend who knew Anna’s propensity to sense tension in a person’s body and want to do something to alleviate that tension, suggested she attend massage school. Since 1992 she has been relieving aches and pains and facilitating healing ever since. Her continuing education includes, but is not limited to: pre-natal massage, cranial sacral therapy, acupressure, reflexology and neuromuscular therapy.  She has worked with some of the best chiropractors in clinical settings as well as maintaining a thriving private practice with many clients she has seen for over 12 years.

Anna is excited to be working with Dr. Paris, Dr. Fisher, the other massage therapists, and all the wonderful women in the front office.  It is truly a great healing facility.


Marques Johns, LMT

Central Austin LMT, Marques JohnsA native of Texas, though recently returning from working in Chicago, Marques has been serving the Austin community since 2006 as a massage therapist. He began training in myofascial release and structural dysfunction therapy in 2007. He is able to quickly adapt and apply various techniques seamlessly into his scope of knowledge in dealing with numerous structural dysfunctional issues which proven have to be highly effective for our patients. He can assess and treat many soft tissue problems while at the same time educating the patient to give them an understanding of how the dysfunction has been established , as well as helping each individual learn measures of self care that can reduce and sometimes reverse their situation. Working in conjunction with Dr. Paris and the other therapists, he is happy to have joined our team and has quickly become an integral part of Whole Family. Marques’ ultimate goal is to help facilitate a rebalancing of the musculoskeletal system, educate the people he treats so that they are equipped with a better knowledge of self-care to prevent structural abnormalities, and doing so in a manner that is safe, comfortable, and professional. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment for Massage therapy, call or email us!

Angel Gammel, LMT 

Angel has a wide background in bodywork which started with Martial Arts. His father was a martial artist and Angel began practicing Tae Kwan Do and Judo at an early age. In the Army, he was a combat medic. In Martial Arts, when you learn to ‘break it’ you also need to learn to ‘fix it’! This experience in conjunction with medic and professional massage certification creates a strong integrated physiology expert with compassion and the experience of working not to just reduce pain, but to optimize form and function.

Angel graduated valedictorian from Lauterstein-Conway School of Massage and has been working privately and for clinics for several years, He is also a graduate of The Aveda Institute and has a degree in History. He integrates his working knowledge of anatomy and physiology incorporating both western and eastern perspectives into his clinical therapeutic massage services.

While looking to expand the therapeutic aspect of his massage skills, Angel is very excited to join the Whole Family team and believes that working with patient’s full circle is his real passion. We are happy to welcome him to our practice!


Whole Family Chiropractors | 4600 Mueller Blvd, Apt 1009, Austin (512) 505-8500