We have been a family owned clinic for more than 30 years. Our current roster of healers includes:

Dr. Anna Boyd N.D. is a licensed Naturopathic physician who wants to help her patients attain and maintain vibrant health and wellness. She does this following these six Naturopathic tenets: The healing power of nature, identify and treat the cause, first do no harm, treat the whole person, doctor as teacher, and prevention as the best medicine. She would love to help you on your path to wellness. Please contact her with any questions you may have.



Gene Lissy, FNP, MSN, BSN
Family Practitioner

Medical Interests:
Family Medicine
Preventative HealthCare
Treating the whole person not just the disease
Achieving good health with healthy diet and supplements

Education and Training:

Samuel Merritt University, FNP, MSN, BSN
Background in Emergency Medicine, EMT, Emergency Room Nurse
Practicing in Healthcare for well Over a Decade

Personal Interests:
Family time, camping at the beach with my dogs
Riding my Motorcycle
Traditional Hot Rods
Supplements for Health

Gene is returning home to 608 SE Lancaster in Salem. Gene has been in Family practice for the last 5 years supporting Santiam Hospital. He now returns here to JD Health and Wellness center where he started to grow his family practice clientele. He is happy to be closer to home and to all of his Salem patient's. If you would like to make an appointment with Gene please call JD Health and Wellness Center at 503-877-1995 and we will set you up with him or one of our primary care providers.



Dr. Smith is a family naturopathic physician committed to engaging each patient in his or her own journey to great health using a holistic approach. She works with adults and children and particularly enjoys working with men’s health issues and prevention, in general. Trained in herbal medicine, homeopathy, IV nutrient therapy , medication management and clinical nutrition, she is able to counsel and guide her patients through the process of reclaiming their health. She lives happily ever after with her awesome husband, 2 young children, Boston terrier and African grey parrot in Vancouver, WA. She loves to cook and hang out with her family, road trips, listening to great music, painting with acrylic on canvas, and enjoys the outdoors.




Dr. LaVerne Saboe Jr.
Dr. Saboe
He has been the recipient of numerous awards and twice selected as “Chiropractor of the Year” by his peers (2003 and 2005) and in 2013 received the prestigious “Joint Presidential and Chairman’s Award” from the American Chiropractic Association.  He is past president of the Oregon Chiropractic Association (2003-2005), the American College of Chiropractic Orthopedists (2008), and currently serves as Oregon’s delegate to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) since 1994.  He also serves on the ACA’s Legislative Commission, and Workers Compensation Committee.  Dr. Saboe is the chief paid lobbyist for the Oregon Chiropractic Association and advocates for chiropractic patient issues in Salem as well as in Washington, DC.  In 2010 Dr. Saboe was appointed by Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, MD., to the Governor’s Health System Transformation Team and in 2011 Governor Kitzhaber appointed Dr. Saboe to the Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC).  Dr. Saboe serves on the Evidence-based Guidelines Subcommittee of HERC as well as providing peer review for guideline drafts produced by OHSU’s Center for Evidence-based Policy established in 2003 by Governor Kitzhaber. In 2013 he was appointed to the Integrative Medical Advisory Group of the Oregon Health Authority.  As the Clinical Director for JD Health and Wellness Center, Dr. Saboe provides Consultations Case management of all patients, including conferring with the providers on staff at JD Health. Dr. Saboe also provides care for acute accident and injury, sports injuries, rehabilitation, neck pain/headaches, and spinal rehabilitation.

Dr. John Whitmire D.C. C.AD

Dr. Leary has practiced Chiropractic in Oregon for the last 32 years. His office sees mainly pain and accident patients who mostly have never been to a Chiropractor before. The non invasive treatment is usually very quick and comfortable due to the use of instrument assisted adjusting.

Dr. Leary is a native of Florida and served in the United States Navy prior to working as a cardiovascular technician at Duke University and later as a surgical biology assistant at the University of North Carolina Medical Center.

A graduate of Oregon College of Education, presently Western Oregon University, with a Bachelors Degree and a Masters Degree from The University of Portland, he received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Western States Chiropractic, presently The University of Western States. He is currently pursuing a post graduate Diplomate in Addictions and Compulsive Disorders from the American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders.

Dr. Leary is married with two grown children and a granddaughter. He and his wife Sally, and their two pugs, Wally and Louise, are members of a co-op farm and are involved in raising bees, chickens, and goats.






Darnell Strong LCSW

Meribeth Gabell - Licensed Massage Therapist

I enjoy helping people. That's what got me first interested in massage therapy. My ideal job is where my clients are happy to see me, and even happier when they leave! That's exactly what I get to do everyday! With over 3 years of experience as a massage therapist I have accrued a wide variety of modalities. I specialize in Deep Tissue Massage, and also Pre/ Postnatal Massage. Other areas of expertise include Swedish Massage, Auto Accident/ Insurance Billing, Therapeutic Massage, Craniosacral Massage, Chair Massage, Hot Stone Massage, and Aromatherapy. I have had the opportunity to work with Chiropractors, Hospitals, Relays/ Marathons, Spa's, and in several business offices as an independent contractor. I look forward to having the opportunity to meet you and provide you with the best possible quality care.

Christie Ocheske- Licensed Massage Therapist

Christie began her career in 1996 at Pacific School of Oriental Medicine. By 1998 she had her holistic health practitioners license and was licensed as an esthetician. Christie's mission is to provide her customers with the best possible quality care. She treats each client individually working with the holistic art of healing mind, body and spirit. In her current practice Christie provides a wide variety of modalities including; Swedish, Acupressure, Hawaiian, Circulatory, Structural alignment, Sports, Deep tissue, Passive joint, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Hot rock massage, Prenatal, Pre-post ops, and Lymph drainage. Christie is dedicated to her professionalism and feels she is following her call to help others.



Hilda Rangel -  Medial Assistant

Hilda has been a Medical Assistant for ten years. She started employment at Salem Midwives for one year. Hilda then worked for Quijano Family Practice for 4.5 years. She then worked for Stayton family practice for four years. Hilda is excited to return back to the Salem Community. She really enjoys working at JD Health and Wellness because of the positive family atmosphere.

She also acts as a liaison with the providers, other doctor’s offices and hospitals Assist provider in examination of patients and give instructions to patients as directed by the provider. She promotes and restores patients’ health by maintaining the day-to-day operation of the patient care area; assisting support staff; working with the clinic provider to assure physical and psychological support for patients at the level for which she is trained.

Hilda speaks English and Spanish fluently.



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Contact Information

JD Health and Wellness Center
608 Lancaster Drive SE
Salem, OR 97317

TEL 503-877-1995
FAX 503-581-7097

200 NE 20th Ave #120
Portland, Or 97232

TEL 503-239-1579

Se' Habla Espanol

MON-FRI: 8am-6pm
SAT: by appointment only
SUN: closed

We accept private and public insurance.

We are now excepting...
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Oregon Health Plan
(Willamete Valley Community Health) effective March 1, 2014.

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