Age doesn’t 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. At Viking Alternative Medicine we use the best evidence-based practices to enhance conventional care by treating patients with 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.
Sam has been an entrepreneur for over 25 years and has worked in various industries ranging from managing world-wide computer networks to owning a Fitness Studio to starting and operating multiple successful insurance agencies.
Adopted at 2 and a half years old, Sam’s ancestry was unknown. Receiving a 23AndMe Testing Kit as a birthday present from his wife when he was 49 years old, Sam found out he was from over 70% Scandinavian descent. From that knowledge the Viking brand was born.
Director of Clinical Education
In his professional journey, Miklos serves as a hospitalist and offers consultancy in functional medicine and bio-identical hormone optimization. He has successfully completed the Ketamine Academy's curriculum, which is recognized and endorsed by prominent medical associations such as The American Psychiatric Association, The American Society of Anesthesiologists, The American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology, and The American Society of Ketamine Physicians, Psychotherapists, and Practitioners.
Beyond his medical pursuits, Miklos plays a pivotal role as the director of clinical education at Viking Alternative Medicine. He also dedicates his time to serve as a sworn Sheriff Deputy, contributing in various capacities to the Law Enforcement community.
Fun Fact: The town I went to high school in still does not have a single stoplight.
Hobbies: Weight training, riding my Harley, golfing, going to the lake, and anything that involves spending time with my family.
What I love about VIKING: I love getting to help improve people’s quality of life, health, and wellness, and seeing the positive change in our patients from hormone optimization. I also enjoy working with this awesome crew we have at VIKING.
Her academic path led her to the intricate realm of Human Environmental Science. This was not merely an academic choice; it was a calculated pursuit to delve deep into the myriad complexities of human interactions with their surroundings. Through this, Haley gleaned invaluable insights into human behavior, cognition, and interpersonal dynamics – fundamentals that would later anchor her leadership blueprint.
Ascending rapidly in her professional journey, Haley's transition to the role of Director of Operations was nothing short of remarkable. Armed with her profound understanding of human behavior and a natural flair for leadership, she pioneered transformative shifts within the organization. Her unique capability to resonate with her team's intrinsic motivations and steer them with empathy and vision marked her as an unparalleled leader.
Currently, as the operational leader for Viking Alternative Medicine, Haley oversees a significant ensemble of staff and healthcare professionals. Her role transcends traditional management. It's a symphony of mentorship, innovation, and foresight. Under Haley's guidance, the team at Viking is perpetually inspired to push boundaries, ensuring the organization's position at the zenith of the healthcare sector.
In Haley Thogmartin, the fusion of academic depth, athletic resilience, and visionary leadership is vividly apparent.
What I love best about Viking is that it is like a "family feel" environment. You get to know everyone and build that stronger connection with each person. The job itself doesn't feel like a job just because of how understanding management is and how well they accommodate the needs of their employees.
Few fun facts about me include: Dipping my cucumber slices into queso sauce (somehow it tastes great) and binge-watching reality shows. The more the better!
Originating from an impressive background in medical office management, Jennifer’s expertise extends beyond the typical realms of administration. She has meticulously navigated the maze of medical regulations, ensuring that patient data remains confidential, teams operate in harmony, and the ever-evolving regulations are adhered to rigorously. These skills not only underscore her capability but also underline her dedication to her profession and the people she serves.
As a seasoned manager, Jennifer possesses a knack for identifying the strengths within her team, fostering a cohesive work environment, and driving client satisfaction. Her strong interpersonal skills, honed through her years in human resources, equip her with the ability to build enduring relationships with both clients and partners. Jennifer’s unique blend of medical office management and human resources expertise now serves as a cornerstone for her success at Viking, ensuring patients receive top-notch service tailored to their specific needs.
What sets Mike apart is his incorporation of holistic wellness practices into his coaching. As a certified breath work coach, he understands the profound impact of conscious breathing on athletic performance, stress reduction, and mental clarity. With this comprehensive approach, Mike doesn't just facilitate physical transformations - he fosters an overall healthier, balanced lifestyle for his clients.
Elizabeth was born and raised in Kentucky. She has 3 children, whom she adores. Outside of medicine, Elizabeth enjoys time with family, general aviation, travel, and being in the woods hiking or trailing.
His credentials are bolstered by an impressive array of certifications such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS), and the Buprenorphine Waiver. He holds APRN certifications in both Louisiana and Florida.
David's professional journey showcases a commitment to diverse areas of patient care. Currently affiliated with the Orthopedic & Sports Clinic since 2019, David works collaboratively with specialists in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients. Prior roles have seen him serve as an APRN at renowned institutions like Thibodaux Medical Clinic, Thibodaux Regional Emergency Department, Core Occupational Medicine, and Gulf Coast Occupational Medicine. His responsibilities across these positions ranged from managing long-term illness cases and prescribing medications to interpreting diagnostic tests and promoting optimal overall health.
In addition to his APRN roles, David has made significant contributions as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Departments of Our Lady of the Lake RMC and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, reinforcing patient outcomes through collaboration with the medical team.
Always approaching his profession with compassion and proficiency, David is recognized for offering supportive, non-judgmental care, particularly noted during his tenure at Applegate Recovery where he combined medication with counseling and behavior therapy to support patients with opioid use disorder.
Her broad professional background includes work in various high-intensity settings like ICU, ER, Trauma, and Urgent Care, making her well-equipped to understand the complexities of modern healthcare. Eva is also experienced in hormone therapy and gender-affirming care. Her versatility doesn't stop there; she spent seven years in federal service, focusing on outreach to marginalized populations and consulting on improving clinical communication across various healthcare disciplines.
Eva’s educational pursuits have been driven by a desire to understand the intricacies of health-related decision-making. Her PhD was aimed at exploring the internal and external factors that influence people's choices regarding their health. As a thought leader in nursing, she possesses an in-depth understanding of the roles and processes involving every member of the healthcare team, from aides to primary care clinicians.
Eva has shared her knowledge as a former writer for Verywell Health, specializing in head trauma topics.
From a young age, she knew she was destined for a career in healthcare, providing care for her family and pets even as a child. As a board-certified Nurse Practitioner, Eva remains committed to optimizing health for the best possible quality of life and supports her patients in achieving their wellness goals.
Her expertise makes her not just a clinician but a well-rounded healthcare professional, dedicated to fostering wellness, enhancing clinical communication, and breaking down the complexities of patient care.
For the past five years, Jennifer has found fulfillment in working in telehealth, having the ability to meet patients wherever they are, at any time of the day. Telehealth overcomes many barriers patients face when seeking health services — such as fear, anxiety, availability, transportation, cost, and time. Thanks to telehealth, many of these barriers can be significantly reduced or even eliminated. Jennifer is driven daily by the opportunity to empower patients to take control of their healthcare needs in a safe and compassionate environment.
Every day, Jennifer feels a profound impact on patients' lives. Achieving a balance between work and personal life, Jennifer cherishes quality moments with family and friends. Committed to excellence, Jennifer and their team provide high-quality, team-based care, adhering to evidence-based guidelines to ensure the utmost patient safety. They take pride in being part of a team whose mission is to offer patient-centered, safe, and non-judgmental care to everyone.
Medicine in 2022. She has more than 16 years of experience as a physician assistant.
She prides herself on establishing a meaningful rapport with her patients and is
dedicated to all aspects of patient care. She brings a well rounded, comprehensive set
of skills to Viking Alternative Medicine which are beneficial to Viking’s patients.
Jamie earned her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, Sports medicine from the
Pennsylvania State University. She went on to earn her Master’s degree in science and physician assistant studies from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She
has been recognized by the National Commission on Certification of Physician
Assistants and is actively licensed in 17 states.
When not working with patients, Jamie enjoys spending time with her husband and
family (including cats!). She loves swimming and surfing at her local beach year round
and traveling to islands near and far.
Brandi's foray into the healthcare domain can be traced back to 2005 when she acquired her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from the University of South Alabama. She then proceeded to refine her nursing aptitude in the demanding field of cardiology at esteemed institutions like Walter Reed and Johns Hopkins, gaining invaluable exposure and skills.
Driven by an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and a vision to make a larger impact in healthcare, Brandi furthered her academic pursuits. In 2009, she secured a Master's degree in nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi, steering her career towards healthcare management. Her journey didn't halt there; by 2012, Brandi had augmented her qualifications with a post-master's certificate, distinguishing herself as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Brandi's dedication to her field is evident not only in her academic and professional achievements but also in her affiliations. She is an esteemed member of The Menopause Society (previously known as the North American Menopause Society).
While her medical accomplishments are commendable, Brandi is more than just her profession. She harbors a deep-seated passion for cycling and possesses an adventurous spirit, often quenched by her travels. In her downtime, she indulges in reading and exploring the vast world of culinary arts. Los Angeles is where Brandi has chosen to plant her roots, creating a warm and nurturing home alongside her husband and daughter.
Born and raised in Ohio, Joleen is married with two children. Outside of working, she enjoys spending as much time outdoors as possible.
Before joining Viking Alternative Medicine, Shannon contributed significantly to renowned health institutions such as Aya Healthcare, Lovelace Health System, Mount Sinai Health System, NYU Tisch, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, and the University of Virginia Hospital, to name a few. Her roles have seen her stationed from Portland, Maine to Reno, Nevada, showcasing her adaptability and commitment to patient care.
Beyond her extensive NICU experience, Shannon is also the proud owner of IVy Wellness and Dalton Pediatric Functional Medicine. Her career is a testament to her dedication, showcasing her as a compassionate NICU nurse who consistently provides top-tier health care and impeccable customer service. Shannon thrives in high-stress, fast-paced medical environments. Her outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills not only keep patients and their families well-informed and at ease but also support her fellow clinicians.
Shannon earned her BSN from Wilmington University and holds an Associate degree in Nursing from Delaware Technical and Community College. Her skills range from pediatric care, ICU experience, infant care, and medication administration, making her a well-rounded medical professional.