Staff

We’re pleased to introduce you to the talented and passionate staff of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine.

To learn about the various qualifications, specialties and personal interests of our team, click on the name of any of the staffers below.
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Felice L. Gersh M.D.Felice L. Gersh, M.D.

Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Felice L. Gersh has practiced medicine in Irvine since 1981, and has always been a forward-looking visionary regarding the practice of medicine. Recognizing the many alarming trends in the delivery of health care, she took an alternative path, founding the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine and becoming its medical director.
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Nancy J. Councelbaum, M.D.Nancy J. Councelbaum, M.D.

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
Dr. Nancy J. Councelbaum earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of California, San Diego, graduating magna cum laude. She earned her medical degree from the University of Southern California, followed by an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at LA County Hospital/USC Medical Center.
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Alison Gracom, P.A.Alison Gracom, P.A.

Physician Assistant
Alison Gracom received her bachelor of arts degree from Moorpark College in Ventura County, California. She then continued her education, earning a degree as a Physician Assistant in 2005 from the New York Institute of Technology, graduating with honors and as the president of her class.
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RN & Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbologist Bonnie WhittingBonnie Whitting, RN, MS, L.Ac.

Registered Nurse; California-licensed Acupuncturist and Herbologist
Bonnie Whitting has been a Registered Nurse for many years, having received her nursing degree in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Over the years, her work in medical care has varied from ICU-CCU-ER nursing to ambulatory care in pediatrics, ENT, orthopedics, gynecology, dermatology, and family practice.
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Jean Morris, Integrative MGIJean Morris, Aesthetician

Licensed Aesthetician
Jean Morris’ passion for integrative medicine has been a theme throughout her entire career, and aesthetics is the integrative specialty that called out to her when she first entered the profession. Her expertise includes medical-grade, organic, and botanical-based products, and she’s fully versed in their effects on all skin types.
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James SandersJames Sanders, Licensed Therapist

Licensed Psychotherapist and Marriage & Family Therapist
James Sanders has nearly three decades of private practice and hospital experience in the counseling and therapy fields. He has also acted as an expert witness, and as both a visiting lecturer and a consultant to various educational and medical organizations, including Pepperdine University and Methodist Hospital.
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Cherie RifeCherie Rife, LMT

Nationally-Licensed Medical Massage Therapist and Holistic Healer
Cherie Rife has completed over 1,100 hours of training in various Eastern, Western, and energetic modalities of massage therapy through the highly-regarded Healing Hands School of Holistic Health. She has gained more than 12,000 hours of clinical experience with the patients of medical doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists.
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Bob TygenhofBob Tygenhof, CPT

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
Bob Tygenhof is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer and a certified FLT Lifestyle Educator. He’s also a confirmed Paleo dieter, and is deeply committed to the concepts of good nutrition. Bob has been physically active his entire life, and he’s especially fond of integrating his lifelong love of sports and exercise with the physical training of others.