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Belleview Spine and Wellness | Meet Our Team

Welcome to Belleview Spine and Wellness!

At the core of our practice is a friendly and talented team of professionals - dedicated to your health and wellness.

We recognize that all our patients are unique and we are constantly striving to provide individualized care. Our goal is to develop a customized treatment plan to suit your overall wellness goals.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Dr. Donald W. Gibson, D.C.

As a former lineman with the Denver Broncos, Dr. Gibson is very familiar with back and joint pain. Searching for relief from his injuries he discovered chiropractic care. He quickly learned that chiropractic care was very effective and went beyond just treating aches and pains.

Dr. Gibson completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California. He earned his Doctorate degree from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. He continually attends post-graduate seminars, providing him with the latest knowledge and techniques available.

Dr. Gibson's extensive background in athletics, both at the competitive and recreational levels, gives him tremendous knowledge of sports injuries. His knowledge of athletic injuries allows him to provide proper rehabilitative exercises to patients to strengthen musculature and support chiropractic care.

While practicing in Southern California for 10 years he was team chiropractor for the Anaheim Ducks from 2003-2008. The picture below shows Dr. Gibson (far left) and the rest of the Ducks medical staff.

Dr. Gibson has helped thousands of patients, in a typical day at the office you may see patients ranging from newborn babies, professional athletes to thriving seniors.

Dr. Gibson has been married to his wife Gaylen for 24 years and as you can see they have four beautiful daughters.

Dr. Byron Voelkert, D.C.

Dr. Byron Voelkert completed his undergraduate studies in Exercise and Sport Science at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. His passion for athletics and training led him to learn more about sports performance and recovery. During his studies at Wayne State, he realized the true potential of the body's ability to heal from minor to traumatic injuries with the right direction of care. His passion was met with purpose when he earned his Doctorate degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida. Dr. Voelkert specializes in treating musculoskeletal disorders with analysis of biomechanical movement and providing proper patient education.

In addition to his Doctor of Chiropractic, he has continued to engage in postgraduate studies to further his abilities to help his patients. He is TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) certified, Interactive Metronome Certified, specializes in functional rehabilitation, and is working toward his neurology diplomate. Dr. Voelkert's experience with families to top tier athletes has given him the ability and knowledge to provide you with the best patient care. 

Dr. Voelkert chose Denver, Colorado as his new home not only its endless opportunities, but to continue an active lifestyle. He enjoys maintaining a healthy lifestyle by going to the gym, golfing, hiking with friends, and any challenge you put in front of him.

Dr. Mark Perez, D.C.

While obtaining his Bachelors of Science in Biology at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo he knew he wanted to take an active role in people's health. With a lifelong background in sports and physical activity he decided to devote his career to helping other achieve their physical goals through chiropractic.

He obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic at Parker University, having completed his preceptorship at the VA hospital in Dallas, Tx.  While at the VA, he developed a passion for treating those who have served. Dr. Perez's goal is to combine his education and training to provide the most effective treatments for his patients in order to get them out of pain and back to doing what they love.

During his free time Dr. Perez enjoys hiking and camping with his wife, Jenifer, who is also a chiropractor practicing in Golden, CO.

Tamara Johnson, MD

Tamara Johnson, MD is a family doctor and supervisor to the Medical and Rehab departments at Belleview Spine and Wellness. Dr Johnson brings a wealth of knowledge and continues to look for new ways to help people with chronic pain, especially musculoskeletal conditions.

In addition to her work with Belleview, Dr. Johnson is the Medical Director for Region 2/Heartland Counseling and Consulting Clinics. Heartland is based in North Platte, NE and has 3 satellite clinics, which keep her busy.

Dr. Johnson graduated from University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1984, where she began her residency and eventually went into Family Practice in Cambridge, NE in 1986. In 2003 Dr. Johnson took the position of Medical Director with Heartland.

Dr. Johnson enjoys spending time with her family, music, and golf.

Lauren Petasne

Nurse Practitioner

Lauren is originally from Miami, FL. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2012. After graduating, Lauren worked for several years as an RN at New Hanover Regional Hospital in Wilmington. She also spent several years traveling around the country as a travel nurse where she gained extensive experience in caring for a variety of ailments and injuries. She then decided to return to school and earned her Master's Degree and became a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Lauren's passion for helping people live a healthy, pain-free life, drove her to learning natural and modern medicine techniques. She now provides medical care utilizing new, innovative methods for pain relief and healing. Lauren is specially trained and certified to perform STEM CELL ALLOGRAPH and PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) injections under ultrasound guidance for great results. She also performs intramuscular trigger point injections and other joint injections for pain, arthritis, inflammation, and cartilage damage. She is also trained certified to provide patients with Hormone Replacement Therapy using the BioTe Method, helping them to live optimally and age healthier.

Lauren lives in Denver, CO with her Goldendoodle, Charlee Rose. She is passionate about health and wellness, enjoys working out, painting, travel, and spending time with friends and family.

Nicole McPhee

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Nicole McPhee is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner with Belleview Spine and Wellness. She has 17 years of extensive clinical experience in multiple medical disciplines to include critical care, family medicine, cardiology, occupational health and most recently sports medicine, interventional pain management and orthopedic surgery. She was a dual sport collegiate athlete before earning her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from one of the top nursing schools in the country, the University of Missouri. Four years later she went on to receive a Master's degree in clinical nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of South Alabama.  Nicole's philosophy involves combining holistic, patient-centered care with evidenced based medicine to ensure that each patient is well informed and feels empowered to participate in their care throughout the course of treatment.   She has a passion for volunteer work and was one of the first medical providers on site in New Orleans, LA in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Finally, and most importantly, Nicole enjoys family time with her husband and their three young children. "We love sports, traveling, fishing, hiking, music and being outdoors."

Deleene Howard

Practice Manager (Greenwood Village)

Deleene has had the privilege to work as the Practice Manager at Belleview Spine and Wellness for over 7 years. She is an essential piece of our practice. Billing Insurance, collecting payments, assisting patients with care package financing and consulting with hormone therapy and weight loss are a part of her daily routine.

"What I truly enjoy is being a part of the healing process here at Belleview which is extremely rewarding to me as a caring professional. I take pride in my ability to provide excellent customer service to individuals on the phone and in person."

Personally, Deleene is a Colorado Native who loves spending her free time outdoors.

Dalal A. Yakhlef

Regional Healthcare Coordinator & Marketing Manager

Dalal has been with BSW since August of 2018 and brings over 9 years of medical office management, marketing and administration experience. She oversees the Regenerative Medicine program and Marketing for both the Colorado Springs and Greenwood Village Offices with a focus on benefit awareness for our Military.

Ms. Yakhlef guides patients through the process of Regenerative Medicine, coordinates their care and tracks results from initial inquiry to 12 months after treatment for all of our Greenwood Village Patients.

When she is not at work, Dalal enjoys spending time with family, friends and her beloved pets. She is always up to lending a helpful hand to anyone in need.

Kristin King

Office Administrator & Back Office Manager

Kristin has been working at Belleview Spine and Wellness since August 2018. Kristin received her bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Sport and Exercise Science. She then went on to become a massage therapist and just recently finished her Master's Degree in Healthcare Administration and Management from Metropolitan State University of Denver in May 2020. When Kristin is not at work, she likes to pursue hobbies such as paddleboarding, hiking, bodybuilding, and reading.

Kate Gibson

Practice Manager (Colorado Springs)

Kate has been with the Belleview Spine and Wellness team since June of 2019, but has grown up watching her father, Dr. Gibson, take care of people her whole life. She has seen the importance of chiropractic first hand from playing Division 1 volleyball at the University of Mississippi. Graduating with a degree in General business has helped fulfill her role as Practice Manager and help grow the Colorado Springs Office.

She specializes in insurance verification, billing, collecting payments, customer service, and assisting patients through their therapies.

"What I love most about being a part of this team is that we are family. We all strive for the same goal of giving the best treatment we can to help to patient feel better."

Kate and her husband James love spending time with their two dogs, traveling and going to the lake. They are excited to be welcoming their first little one in April 2021!

Jennah Knafelc

Chiropractic Assistant/X-Ray Tech (Colorado Springs Office)

Jennah has been with BSW since March 2020. She is completing the final semester of her bachelor's degree in Biology with an Emphasis in Physician's Assistant and a Chemistry minor. Following graduation, she plans to head to post-grad in order to complete her second degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Jennah is thankful to be a part of both the Denver and Colorado Springs offices, "I love working here because everyone shares the same goal of wanting to help people feel better each and every day." When Jennah isn't in the office, she enjoys playing sports, hiking, traveling and skydiving.