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Jonathan D. Tait, D.O.

Physician, Founder

After more than 15 years of training, and several years in practice, Dr. Tait found his true calling in medicine when he made the decision in 2013 to shift his entire practice to a Functional and Regenerative Medicine model. Since that time he has trained extensively with mentors in Functional and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Tait uses Functional Medicine as the foundation upon which to rebuild each patient’s health. If health is restored and optimized, disease is not present. Regenerative Medicine treatments including stem cell therapy and platelet rich plasma therapy are then able to powerfully nudge the body back into balance by healing ailing and failing tissues in the body. His proprietary PRO-Mend process and unique practice combination of Functional and Regenerative Medicine has transformed the bodies and lives of more than 2000 patients since 2013. Originally from Michigan, with his wife Lisa they have made Tucson their adopted home with son Kaiden, dog Max, and cats Slim and Shady. He serves his community first as a physician, and now has expanded his reach beyond Southwest Arizona as an author, speaker, health educator and healthcare pioneer.

Dr. Tait is driven to create a ripple effect on millions of people in the United States and around the world by ushering in the much overdue evolution in how medicine and healthcare should be provided through a Functional and Regenerative Medicine model.

Education

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan

Fellowship, Interventional Spine and Pain Management, Rehabilitation Physicians, P.C., Novi, Michigan

Fellowship, Sports Medicine, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

Certifications

Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Board Certified, Sports Medicine, American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine

Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Level 1

Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Level 1

Certification in Plant-Based Nutrition

Publications

In 2012 Dr. Tait authored and published his first book, The Pain Free Diet.

In many cultures in the world, the oldest (and still most current form of medicine), is the food that is consumed daily.

One man’s food is another man’s poison – Lucretius

In the book Dr. Tait explains the powerful impact food can have to heal and regenerate your body, reduce or eliminate pain –  or alternatively how daily food choices can drive pain, sickness, and disease. You will learn:

  • A history of the manipulation of our food from what was once health-promoting to what is now thought to be the driving force behind a true food crisis contributing to the escalating numbers of people living with chronic pain and disease.
  • “Healthy” foods that may not be healthy when it comes to their influence on pain and degeneration of the body.
  • An exact plan, including a month’s worth of recipes, is then laid out to reboot your nutrition to decrease pain and inflammation and put your body on the path to healing.

Learn more about the book, and grab your copy here – > GET THE BOOK

Training Affiliations

Dr. Tait is an active member in several groups for ongoing continued education and training annually with world experts in the fields of Functional and Regenerative Medicine.

Bluetail Medical Group, St. Louis, MO – Regenerative Medicine Training and Research Affiliate Network

Living Proof Institute, Toronto, CA – Functional Medicine Mentorship Program

Origins Healthcare, Sugarland, TX – Functional Medicine Mentorship Program

Rejuv Medical, St. Cloud, MN – Regenerative Medicine Training

Appointments

Associate Research Faculty, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona

Consultant, University of Arizona Athletics Department

Interests

Hiking, canyoneering, rock-climbing, scuba diving, skiing, traveling, and achieving food enlightenment through culinary experimentation


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Dawn Anthony, MS, AT

Medical Care Coordinator, Certified Athletic Trainer

Originally from Pennsylvania, Dawn has called Arizona home since 2012. She completed her undergraduate studies at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training in 2004. She went on to earn her Master of Science in Sports Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007 while working as a graduate assistant athletic trainer with the gymnastics team. Dawn has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 2005, and previously served as an Area Sports Medicine Coordinator in Phoenix and Head Athletic Trainer for Gilbert Christian High School.

Dawn joined our team in 2015, bringing her unique experience and skill as a Sports Medicine trainer and coordinator, to our practice, where she now is the lead coordinator for patient care. She is your go-to contact in the practice for questions regarding your care and will help guide you down the path towards your best health!

Education

Master of Science, Sports Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Bachelor of Science, Athletic Training, Slippery Rock University

Certifications/Licensure

NATA BOC Certified Athletic Trainer

Arizona Licensed Athletic Trainer

Interests

In her free time, Dawn enjoys running, hiking, rock-climbing, and backpacking.

 

 


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Janet Neustedter

Front Office Coordinator, Community Outreach Liaison, Functional Medicine Health Coach, Culinary Wizard

Janet joined our team in 2016. She was raised in the Bay Area in San Jose, CA. She has been married for 30 years and has three grown children. She relocated to Tucson in 2002 with her family when her husband’s work brought them here. The transition was bumpy but she has definitely adopted Tucson as her home. She and her husband are empty nesters with two dogs to keep them busy

She attended college at San Jose State University where she studied psychology. She worked at a high end private fitness and dining club in Silicon Valley for eight years, where customer service was a priority. She has had a life-long passion for cooking and has attended many classes taught by well-known chefs and received several cooking certifications. Furthering her culinary passion, she even spent time in Washington, D.C. interning for Michele Richard in his restaurant La Citronelle

Her other passions for the outdoors, sports, and exercise “landed” her in physical therapy after a bike accident lead to a broken shoulder. The experience was another pivot point on her career path as she stayed on with the physical therapy group as a PT technician in order to help other patients mend from various injuries. She loves to exercise in all forms, is a self-professed podcast junkie, gourmet healthy cooking expert, and avid reader.

Expanding upon her passion to help coach others live an active and healthy lifestyle, she pursued an additional certification as a Functional Medicine Health Coach. In this capacity she will combine her love of fitness and healthy cooking to help our clients and patients live their healthiest and highest quality of life!

Education

Psychology, San Jose State University

Certifications

Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, Functional Medicine Coach

Interests

Janet is a “certified foodie”, and enjoys all things food and cooking

 

 


 Gabriella Liace

Front Office Assistant Coordinator

Originally from Portland, Oregon, Gabriella moved to Arizona two years ago to attend the University of Arizona. Now a junior, she is majoring in Physiology and Molecular and Cellular Biology and is involved in biomedical research. Gabriella is on the pre-medical school pathway and aspires to become an epidemiologist.

While in high school, she started a non-profit for Children Affected by Incarcerated Parents to provide an educational resource for families affected by this tragedy.

She is also on the leadership council for her sorority at the University of Arizona.

Gabriella is excited to join the practice at Rejuv Medical Southwest to continue her medicine education outside the classroom in an exciting and innovative environment.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Arizona (in progress)

Certifications

Certified Phlebotomist