Meet The Team
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.
Personally, Dr. Gibson has been married to his wife Gaylen for 24 years and as you can see they have four beautiful daughters.
To View Dr. Gibson's Credentials click here
Lauren Petasne - Nurse Practitioner
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.
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.
Deleene Howard – Front Office Manager/Chiropractic Assistant
Deleene has had the privilege in the last 6 years to work as the Chiropractic Assistant and Front Office Manager at Belleview Spine and Wellness.
Billing Insurance, collecting payments, assisting patients on traction tables/decompression therapy, and consulting with hormone therapy and weight loss are a part of the 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.
Somer Joy – Chiropractic Assistant/NP Assistant
A newer addition to Belleview Spine & Wellness is Somer, who recently moved to Colorado from Texas.
She is excited to be apart of the team as a Chiropractic Assistant, and assisting our nurse practitioner.
When Somer is not in the office she enjoys traveling and spending time with loved ones.
Dalal A. Yakhlef - Patient Care Coordinator
Dalal has been with BSW since August of 2018 and brings over 7 years of medical office management and administration experience. On a daily basis, she guides patients through the process of Regenerative Medicine, coordinates their care and tracks results from initial inquiry to 12 months after treatment.
Ms. Yakhlef also ensures the highest quality of care through first-rate customer service for our Integrative Medicine patients by coordinating interprofessional care with community physicians to provide updates on patients for the best possible outcomes.
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.
Brittan Mulder - Chiropractic Assistant
Brittan is a Chiropractic Assistant at our office with a background in holistic health. She is passionate about helping people live a happier and healthier lifestyle and is happy to be a part of the Belleview Spine and Wellness team! In her spare time, you can find her teaching adult's and children's yoga classes, painting and spending time with friends and family.
Katie Mohr - Administrative Assistant
Katie has been in the medical field for 3 years now. She previously worked for Denver Public Schools as a Kindergarten Paraprofessional and adores kids. She is invested and avid about the health and wellness of every patient. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, being in the outdoors and spending quality time with family and friends.
Kristin King - Chiropractic Assistant
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 is now currently working on her master’s degree in Healthcare Administration and Management from Metropolitan ]State University of Denver. When Kristin is not at work, she likes to pursue hobbies such as paddleboarding, hiking, bodybuilding, and reading.
Somer Joy - Chiropractic Assistant/NP Assistant/Phlebotomist
Somer has been a part of Belleview Spine & Wellness for the past 2 yrs, as a Chiropractic Assistant, X-Ray Tech, and she is also our in-house Phlebotomist. She recently graduated her EMT course and is taking the path to become a firefighter/paramedic. When she is not at work she enjoys traveling and spending time with loved ones.
Melanie Zimmermann - FNP-C
Melanie Zimmermann received a Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Colorado State University. She then began her nursing education attending Front Range Community, and soon after received her BSN at the University of Texas. While working as a Registered Nurse Melanie gained experience working in outpatient surgery centers in perioperative areas, working in the emergency room, infusion nursing as well as working in the aesthetics field as a Nurse Injector. Upon graduating from graduate school and receiving her Masters in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Melanie continued her talent and interest in aesthetics, adding hormone replacement therapies, weight loss treatments and vitamin infusions to her patient care.
Melanie is a Fort Collins native and after living for several years in Houston, Texas her husband and their many pets were finally able to move back home. Since returning to Colorado, Melanie has been practicing medicine in a way she views much more beneficial to her patients, helping them achieve a more pain-free life through physical medicine and more unconventional modalities and treatments.