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Hormone Replacement Therapy

About Viking Alternative Medicine

Hormone Replacement Therapy is our main function.  Viking Alternative Medicine was founded to bridge the gap between your primary care physician and the traditional treatments available in a conventional medical practice and the practice of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. At Viking Alternative Medicine we concentrate on helping our patients feel the best they can and live as healthy a life as possible.  Our main belief is that age does not mean that you need to feel old.  Our focus is keeping hormones in balance for optimum energy, healing, and vitality and providing the diet and nutrition education and support to maintain the healthy lifestyle you deserve. 

Complementary and Alternative Medicine is made up of many different practice areas, all of which deal with wellness and allowing one’s body to heal and improve itself.

At Viking Alternative Medicine we use the best evidence-based practices to enhance conventional care by treating patients withe all types of health conditions, including those who wish to learn more about preventative health care and what makes a lifestyle healthy.

We welcome patients with all types of health conditions.  For those patients who are unsure about what services would best help them, we encourage you to make an appointment with one of our staff who can guide you to the appropriate service and within our  practice. 

We utilize the latest technology which allows us to take advantage of telemedicine meaning you do not have to leave the comfort of your home or office for your visit to us. You will not be rushed through your visit.  We believe in being accessible to our patients and taking the time to address all your questions. 

We encourage communication with your other healthcare providers so that your heal care is unified.  We encourage you to give us permission to share our recommendations with your other providers whenever possible.

Our Team

Jason Paul

Jason Paul is our Director of Operations – making sure everyone in and out of the clinic are taken care of. With over 10 years of experience in marketing and sales across various industries, taking care of our patients is his top priority. Fitness and health are his passion and priority in life. Some of his hobbies include competing in Spartan races, swimming, golf, and always looking for ways to improve daily vitality. He graduated with honors from University of Utah and is currently working toward his MBA from Western Governors. 
 
Jason has made working in the hormone treatment field the next step in his career because he feels, “Helping people achieve their health and fitness goals, whether a competitive athlete, a weekend warrior, or someone who is looking for personal health transformation, desires the best quality of life. Everyone deserves to feel great.”

Michelle Villarreal

Michele is a New Patient Specialist here at Viking Alternative Medical.  She has extensive experience in Customer Service both in retail and the medical field.  She has joined Viking Alternative after completing a College program which included Medical Terminology, Anatomy, and Physiology.

She is computer savvy and knows how to utilize today’s technology to improve customer service and your satisfaction with our team.

We are very glad to have Michelle with us and look forward to her “meeting” each of you!

Haley Thogmartin

Haley recently graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a BS degree.  She was awarded a full athletic scholarship for her degree and completed her program with high honors.

Haley lives a very healthy lifestyle, is athletic, active, and intelligent.  Haley’s interpersonal and organizational skills,  learned from both University and her internships,  have proved invaluable at Viking Alternative Medicine already.  She is in charge of Logistics – making sure that the people and the programs we implement all work together.  A big job!!!  We are very glad to welcome Haley to our team.

Nurse practitioner

Manuel Del Rio

Manuel Del Río is an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). He has over 13 years of experience taking care of patients in the critical care setting. Nurse Practitioner Del Rio graduated with honors from the Universidad MEZE in Torreon Coahuila, Mexico in 2001 and completed a Masters degree from Walden University in 2017. He serves as an Officer in the United States Army Reserves and works as a hospitalist nurse practitioner taking care of patients while in the hospital. He is now offering primary and chronic care management at Arch Complete Health.

 

Credentials

Specialty:  Nurse Practitioner

Associations

  • ANA(2015)
  • Texas Nurse Practitioners(2015)
  • AANP(2015)
  • Association of the United States Army(2016)

Manuel speaks both Spanish and English

 

Dr.-Steven-Pappachen-MD

Dr. Stephen Pappachen, M.D.

BIOGRAPHY

EDUCATION
1995–1999: Doctor of Medicine, Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies
1990–1993: Bachelor of Science in Neurobiological Sciences University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING
2001–2004: Resident in obstetrics & gynecology, Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
2000–2001: Internship in obstetrics & gynecology, MCP Hahnemann University/Tenet, Philadelphia, PA

EXPERIENCE
2016–present: Healogics, Inc. (Healogics Specialty Physicians), Winter Haven, FL
Medical Director (Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine)
-Maintained and supported a full-service Wound Care Center
-Worked closely with hospital Administration and Providers in developing care/triage protocols for patients
-Developed plans for cost/benefit integration of the practice and overall efficiency of care
-Worked closely with Payers in managing contracts related to Single Case Agreements as well as other
Payer Agreements/Provisions
-Participated in Quality Improvement efforts (e.g. providing input to the Antibiotic Stewardship Committee)
-Product development efforts (applying for Patent for Wound Care-related device/application)
-Case-study preparation/write-up and development of pre-publication material
-Managed the clinical division of the Wound Care Center
-Involved in community teaching efforts and local events (e.g. Health Fairs, local teaching forums,
counseling, etc.)
-Provided Home Health Care oversight and coordinated extensively with clinical and operational staff
-Conducted Peer-to-Peer reviews and appeals

Christopher Neal

Biography

Chris was raised in North Carolina and now lives in the Tampa Bay area with his wife, three beautiful children, and two dogs. His hobbies are spending time with his family, traveling, exercise, and automotive mechanics.

Education
2017-present Doctorate in Business Administration from California University
2005-2008 Master’s of Clinical Medicine from Barry University
1996-2000 Bachelor’s of Science in Biological Sciences from NC State University
1995-1996 Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate from Wake Tech Comm College

Experience
2016-2018 Tampa General Hospital Pain Management, Chief Advanced Level Practitioner
2011-2015 Ortho Specialties of Tampa Bay, Upper Extremity Specialist
2008-2011 Clearwater Surgical Associates, General and Vascular Surgery Specialist

Andre Miller

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