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Whole Health Center, Lone Tree

Meet Our Practitioners



Dr. Katie has been working in medicine for over 18 years, having previously worked as a RN before transitioning into acupuncture. As a nurse, she worked in pediatrics, trauma, intensive care and geriatrics. After years in the Western Medical field, she decided to move her career into Eastern Medicine. This change occurred after witnessing both the power and limitations of Western Medicine and from wanting to be a part of bridging the gap in our healthcare system.

Dr. Katie is passionate about helping others heal. She provides services to all ages and to a variety of conditions. Her priority is to provide a safe and welcoming environment where people will be truly heard. She has a passion for working with fertility and GYN, youth, trauma and general medicine. This includes (but is not limited to) blood pressure or thyroid issues, neurological conditions, endocrine disorders, autoimmune disorders and spiritual and emotional challenges. She believes in treating at the root cause and basing treatments on the specific needs of the individual. She is grateful to have found acupuncture, both as a career and a patient.

Owner, Acupuncturist, Herbalist

Dr. Katie Johns, L.Ac, D.Ac., BSN

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Dr. Lin completed her physician training in Beijing at Beijing University in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1992, one of the top TCM Universities in China. Upon completion of her six-year program, Dr. Lin worked at Beijing Xuan Wu Hospital, where she practiced both Western and Chinese medicine as a physician. She was trained to treat a broad range of illnesses and diseases.


Dr Lin moved to Colorado to teach at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1998. She worked at an MD-owned clinic, East West Health Center, for 13 years.

Dr. Lin was the first acupuncturist to work in Craig Hospital's Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) program.  She also worked on a NIH grant for an acupuncture study on spinal cord injuries.

Dr. Lin is a Fellow to the American Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (FABORM). She is a Board-Certified Specialist in Acupuncture for the Natural Enhancement of Female and Male Fertility.

Acupuncturist, Herbalist

Dr. Wenying Lin, L.Ac., OMD, FABORM


Joong Yeon Kim has been an acupuncturist, and with Whole Health Centers for over 15 years. A TCM graduate of the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Joong has training in TCM, 5 Element Acupuncture, internal medicine, tui na, upping, Chinese nutrition, auriculotherapy and energetic exercise. Additionally, Joong has studied Korean Hand Therapy Acupuncture (Koryo Hand Therapy).


While Joong excels in many areas of acupuncture, he has a particular interest in sports medicine, pain and injuries. His expert knowledge helps his patients receive optimal results. He also has extensive practice in fertility and IVF, having worked closely with local fertility clinics. In his free time, Joong loves golf, sports and reading. He is a Licensed acupuncturist through the state of Colorado and NCCAOM certified.

Acupuncturist, Herbalist

Joong Yeon Kim, L.Ac., Dipl. OM


Carly earned her Master of Science in Acupuncture degree from Southwest Acupuncture College, completing an extensive program encompassing over 2500 hours of comprehensive education. This multifaceted curriculum included in-depth training in biomedical sciences, traditional Chinese medical diagnostics, clinical counseling, nutrition, and extensive clinical practice. In her 3 years of clinical experience, she has focused on integrating moxibustion, tui na, gua sha, cupping, and shiatsu into her treatments.

Carly is a certified Diplomat of Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine (NCCAOM), as well as a licensed acupuncturist, ensuring the highest standards of care for her patients.

Drawing from formal training in sports medicine, eight extraordinary vessel therapy, and Dr. Tan’s balance method, Carly adopts an integrative treatment philosophy. She utilizes Eastern and Western diet therapies, lifestyle modifications, and targeted supplementation to optimize patient outcomes.

Carly is devoted to patient well-being and prioritizes establishing genuine connections, ensuring her patients feel deeply seen and heard throughout their healing journey. She specializes in alleviating a broad spectrum of conditions, ranging from pain management and women’s health issues to gastrointestinal disorders, internal medicine concerns, trauma, anxiety, depression, and various psycho-emotional imbalances.


Carly Verkuilen, L.Ac., M.Ac.

Massage Therapists


Stefan Paulsson is from Sweden, and was schooled and trained at the prestigious Axelsons School of Healing Arts in Stockholm, Sweden. He has over 25 years of experience as a massage therapist. Stefan specializes in modern Swedish Massage techniques along with Soft Tissue Release, Cranio Sacral, and Sports Stretching.

Licensed Massage Therapist

Stefan Paulsson, LMT

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Nina Suryaningsih is from Indonesia and she was a stay home mom and caregiver for about 25 years. When her children became independent, she decided to pursue the career as a Licensed massage therapist, graduating from Colorado School of Healing Arts, in Lakewood, Colorado in 2019, and earning her license early 2022. The types of massage she offers are relaxation, prenatal, reflexology, Swedish, deep tissue, lymphatic drainage and Oncology massage.


Nina is certified in Prenatal Massage,, Hydrostone Massage (hot and cold stone), Indonesian Balinese Massage, Oncology Massage and Lymphatic Drainage Massage. 

Licensed Massage Therapist

Nina Suryaningsih, LMT


Passionate about holistic wellness and the healing power of touch, I am dedicated to providing personalized massage therapy sessions that promote relaxation, rejuvenation, and overall well-being. With over a decade of experience in various modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, cupping, aromatherapy, and hot stone massage, I tailor each session to meet the unique needs of my clients. My goal is to create a safe and nurturing environment where individuals can unwind, release tension, and restore balance to mind, body, and spirit. I am committed to continuous learning and staying updated on the latest techniques and practices in the field of massage therapy to ensure the highest quality of care for my clients. Let me guide you on your journey to optimal health and vitality through the art of therapeutic touch.

Licensed Massage Therapist

Betty Garcia,


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Energy Healer



Jim began working with clients professionally in 2008, is a Certified Reconnective Healing Practitioner® and holds a B.S. from Frostburg State University, as well as being the creator of the Quantum Multi-Dimensional Healing™ Method or QMDH™.

Quantum Multi-Dimensional Healing™ is a gentle, calming, non-invasive and relaxing healing method, where Jim combines all of his abilities, skills and expertise, creating a distinctive and unique energy healing experience that continues to grow and evolve.

Jim was born with the natural gifts of clairvoyance, clairaudience and clairsentience. Jim possesses the ability to observe the bio-electrical field or aura of his clients, which furthers his ability to assess, evaluate and treat energy imbalances quickly and efficiently.

He determines the source or cause of your energy imbalance; if any residual energy or karma is being held, and whether it is from your present life or from past life experiences.

Jim’s clients have received a wide variety of benefits from his healing touch and psychic readings. He treats many forms of imbalances; both acute and chronic conditions ranging from digestive complaints, inflammation, insomnia, arthritis, post-surgical healing, pain, detoxification, headaches, ear-nose-throat, brain imbalances and general well being.

Jim’s mission is to support you on your path to healing and wellness. Jim considers himself a partner in your healing journey and together as a team, restores you to your natural state of being, which is wholeness and perfect health.

Energy Healer, Medical Intuitive, Psychic

Jim Komar, BS

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Annette Cassity is in her 24th year of practice as a chiropractor. She graduated from Life Chiropractic College West in 1999 as Valedictorian of her class, with a GPA of 3.989(over 4.0 does not exist in chiropractic college). She utilizes a variety of techniques including, but not limited to Gonstead, Diversified, SOT, Activator, Thompson, Flexion Distraction and CBP, and Craniosacral. She uses a unique combination of techniques which are tailored to each patient's condition, body type and personal preferences. Dr. Annette Cassity practices a true head to toe approach, her goal is for the entire body to function optimally with as little intervention and medication as possible.

In 2011 she began a post-doctoral program in functional medicine. She now can incorporate advanced testing and functional medicine treatment for many particularly difficult health problems that patients have not been able to solve.

Prior to becoming a licensed chiropractor Dr. Cassity worked in Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine and had the opportunity to work with several professional sports teams and athletes including the Golden State Warriors, Oakland A's, and the Florida Marlins, as well as the Harlem Globetrotters. Dr. Cassity utilizes her physical therapy background with her patients still today, with specific exercises, neuromuscular reeducation and therapeutic modalities to increase the speed of healing and to help her patients achieve optimal state of health and active longevity.


Dr. Annette Cassidy, D.C.

Admin & Support Staff


Maddy is a wonderful familiar face that our patients have been seeing for years. Maddy was promoted to office manager in 2023.

Office Manager

Maddy Johnson


Angela is our newest addition to our front desk staff. You can find her on evenings and Saturday's, welcoming patients in. 

Front Desk


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Katie K. is our energizer bunny, running around and keeping everything flowing. 

Acupuncture Assisstant

Katie Kleeman


Acupuncture Assisstant

Katie Alexander

Katie A. is an aspiring acupuncturist and the newest member to our team. 

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