There is something inherently noble about helping people in the most difficult moments of their lives. This is what Michelle found to be the most valuable part of working in healthcare.
Michelle graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a major in Sociology and minor in Dance. She has spent the last few years working in several demanding administrative fields, as well as a $1 billion unicorn startup tech company here in the Silicon Valley. Her administrative experience working in the Dean’s office of the LMU Business School, allows her to understand what it takes for an office to be run efficiently for the benefit of its clientele. This past year she managed the channel sales operations system, while assisting the Vice President at Zoom Video Communications. In addition to managing NaturalStart Medicine, she is currently pursuing a career as a music artist here in the Bay Area. If you are not seeing her bubbly personality and bright smile here in the office, then you might see her on stage singing her heart out at your local cafe.
Michelle’s goal is to make all patients feel welcome and cared for, like they have a family here at NaturalStart Medicine. She believes going to the doctor should not only be beneficial and effective, but always a positive experience. She dedicates herself to making our patients’ health care process as enjoyable as possible. Michelle holds a very high level of customer service to her clients/patients and believes a hardworking, kind attitude is contagious. She believes we must understand our patients holistically, and our knowledge of the patient must extend beyond the boundaries of traditional service criteria. Truly understanding their needs, wants, and expectations is key to creating a personal and positive experience. Michelle’s professionalism and desire to go above and beyond for our patients, makes her a great asset to the NaturalStart team.
Ruby is our certified medical assistant here at NaturalStart Medicine. She started as an intern from the Institute of Business and Technology, where she received her National Certification in Medical Assisting. While in the process of her internship completion she joined the NautralStart family in December of 2018. Before her journey through vocational school Ruby worked as a qualified preschool teacher with over 12 years of experience in early childhood education. Since changing careers Ruby has found that being a medical assistant has become one of the most rewarding careers, as she works closely with the doctor and patients exhibiting professionalism and humbleness. As much as Ruby loves her job, she also enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter going on hikes, dancing, or playing softball. Already acquiring a certificate in medical front office work, Ruby is currently working to obtain certification in other areas of the medical field. Ruby loves the relationships she has built with the patients, doctor and staff here at NaturalStart Medicine and hopes to grow with the practice. Her big and bright smile, outgoing personality, and professionalism has given her the ability to make anyone who comes through our door feel welcome, making her a great asset to the NaturalStart team.
Ruby Uribe, CMA
Kylie believes that the human body has the capacity to feel and endure much more than we often give it credit for. In turn, she also believes that the body has the ability to heal naturally without the use of conventional medications. While conventional medications may be beneficial in the short term, opioid addiction is quite common as a result of the body’s response to such prescriptions. That is why Kylie has assisted in several research projects throughout her time at the University of Arizona, actually addressing the prevalent public health issue around the opioid epidemic. Her studies are currently being reviewed for publication.
Kylie graduated from the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health with a bachelor of science in public health and a minor in psychology. With the help and guidance of Dr. Fong, Kylie believes she has found a career path that combines both her passion for public health and her passion for medicine. She hopes to one day attend medical school to further her education in naturopathic and homeopathic medicine. She believes that health is a balance between the mind, body, and soul and is excited to be a part of the medical staff at NaturalStart Medicine, and the first Detox Coach for Dr. Fong’s detox program!
In her free time, Kylie enjoys staying active and participating in activities such as indoor cycling and yoga. She also enjoys spending time with her dog or getting lost in a good book. Whether in her professional career or her personal life, Kylie is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and strives to help others do the same in their path to optimal health.