Providers

Carin Nielsen, MDCarin Nielsen, M.D., is a board-certified family physician specializing in Medical Weight Loss and Integrative Medicine. Dr. Nielsen received a B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Montana before receiving her medical degree in 2001 from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. She completed her residency in family medicine in Grand Rapids, Michigan before practicing family medicine/primary care in Harbor Springs, Michigan for five years prior to her decision to specialize in Medical Weight Loss and Integrative Medicine. She successfully completed her Board Certification Exam through the American Board of Bariatric Medicine in 2011, is certified by the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine and has completed additional training through the Institute of Functional Medicine and the University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine under the direction of Andrew Weil, MD. Dr. Nielsen lives in Petoskey, Michigan with her husband and twin sons.

Katherine (Katie) Winslow LAc, RAc, Dipl.OM is a state and nationally licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist. She finds that a holistic approach to health and wellness- utilizing the strengths of both eastern and western medicine- is the most powerful means of bringing her patients out of pain and suffering and into a better state of health. She has a B.S. from the University of Arizona and an M.S. in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Emperor’s College in Santa Monica, CA. Katie has developed her skills in many clinical settings including the state-of-the-art Disney Family Cancer Center in Burbank, CA and the Venice Family Clinic’s award-winning program for the management of chronic pain. Being certified by the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, Biomedicine, and Foundations of Oriental Medicine, Katie has earned the designation of Diplomat of Oriental Medicine. She practiced in CA and Mexico before moving to Michigan in 2014 with her husband and young son.

Katie Winnell RN, BSN, NC, Working as a nurse in Northern Michigan for the past 20 years, Katie has transitioned her skills from acute care nursing to wellness management and health education. Providing health education, health coaching, workshops, and clinical meditation instruction, her goal is to help clients understand and manage chronic illness risk factors and access their own unique lifestyle of wellness.