Our Team

Daniel A. Eyink, MD

Dr. Daniel A. Eyink is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Medical Acupuncture. He has devoted many years of study to identifying the root cause of illness & pathways to healing. Dr. Dan is strongly committed to helping patients heal and maintain health using nutrition, herbs, homeopathy, & acupuncture, and by supporting the body’s nutritional needs with whole foods nutrition.

Dr. Dan completed his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Massachusetts in 1994; his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, Oregon. He worked as an Internist & Primary Care Physician in Newburyport from 1998 until 2010. He was trained in Medical Acupuncture at both Harvard University and UCLA, and is an Advanced Clinical Nutritionist in Nutrition Response Testing as well as a Certified Practitioner in the Morphogenic Field Technique. Additionally, he holds Advanced Certifications in Auricular & Laser Acupuncture. He has studied extensively the teachings of Dr. Royal Lee, the Father of Nutrition, and the work of Dr. Weston A. Price and Dr. Francis M. Pottenger. In 2009, together with his wife and business partner Jacqueline Carroll, he opened Dr. Dan’s Natural Healing Center and began providing simple, natural healthcare.

Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. Dan achieved success early in his career as a renowned Executive Chef. He received Mobil Travel Guide’s Four-Star Chef Distinction Award for three consecutive years. So began his journey of ‘food as medicine’. He also spent time studying with classical French, Spanish, & Japanese chefs and worked as a pastry chef in the Napa Valley along the way. He was involved in the upstart of the American Cuisine style of cooking in the 1970s & 1980s.

Dr. Dan’s interests include cooking, sharing & enjoying outstanding food at home with family and friends, as well as traveling and spending time with his wife & their daughter Phoebe Li. His true passion is learning from the masters and utilizing that knowledge in any way he can to help others.

Merry Matukonis, RN, CCWFN, ACN, CGP– Clinician & Infusion Nurse

Merry Matukonis is a Registered Nurse and Holistic Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. She recently relocated back to New England after many years in Central Pennsylvania where she founded her own practice, Optimal Wellness in 2007. Over the past eleven years in her practice she has succeeded in assisting patients of all ages to achieve optimal health, including healthy digestion, endocrine health, hormonal balancing, and general wellness.

Merry has been a Registered Nurse since 1976. She graduated from Central Maine General Hospital School of Professional Nursing, and practiced in acute care and post anesthesia nursing in the hospital setting for 30 years. In 2007 she was awarded status as a Certified Clinician in Whole Food Nutrition (CCWFN) after completing a Post Graduate course with High Honors from the International Foundation for Nutrition and Health.

In 2013 Merry became an Applied Clinical Nutritionist (ACN) through Texas Chiropractic College & Standard Process of Pennsylvania. During this time she completed over 100 hours of Post Graduate education in Applied Clinical Nutrition.  Also in 2013 she completed the Platinum Program by Standard Process of Pennsylvania, and received the “Award in Recognition of her Commitment to Patient Health”.

She began studying Nutrition Response Testing with Ulan Nutritional Systems in 2017, and completed the Professional Level Training in Nutrition Response Testing in 2018. Additionally, she has completed hundreds of hours of Post Graduate study through Standard Process and Endocrine Wellness with Dr. Janet Lang, Dr. Annette Schippel, and Dr. Doris Kutz.

Merry is a Certified GAPS Practitioner and has been a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation since 2006. She successfully completed the Medical Ozone Advanced 2 Day Training Course and administers IV Ozone-UBI and IV Nutrition here at Dr. Dan’s.  She enjoys cooking, kayaking, rug hooking, snow shoeing, and cross country skiing.

Susan Leavitt, RN -Infusion Nurse

Sue is a Registered Nurse at Dr. Dan’s Infusion Clinic.
She received her Diploma in Nursing from Newton-Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing and holds a wealth of nursing experience. She has worked as a Medical Infusion Nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital for the past eight years; prior to that she worked many years as both an Emergency Room nurse and Intensive Care nurse.
Additionally, Sue has travelled extensively and has worked abroad developing medical programs and teaching English as a second language.
Sue has a true passion for nursing and tremendous respect for Natural Healing modalities. She excels at her work and is thrilled to be part of the Dr. Dan’s team.
Her care for others and professionalism sets everyone around her at ease.

Emily Terry, NTP– Nutrition Counselor & Patient Advocate

As Nutrition Counselor and Patient Advocate, Emily helps patients fully understand the benefits of whole foods nutrition through Personalized Nutrition Consultations and Dr. Dan’s Quick Start Class. Emily holds a BS in Hospitality and Tourism with a concentration in Special Events Management from Endicott College. As you would expect, she has a great love of travel and of experiencing other cultures firsthand. She spent a semester abroad in Rome and later celebrated her wedding in Italy among family and friends.

She has a strong interest in natural healing and using traditional whole foods nutrition as a base for experiencing optimal health. Emily is certified as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner by the Nutritional Therapy Association, and is a Certified GAPS Practitioner. She has worked diligently to raise her daughter Olive on nutrient-dense foods using the principles of The Weston A. Price Foundation. As a mother, Emily has witnessed first-hand the benefits of a whole foods lifestyle resulting in a healthy, radiant child. Her favorite foods are butter & olives!

Kaylie Bishop, NTC – Operations Manager

Kaylie Bishop, NTC -Nutrition Counselor & Patient Advocate

As Operations Manger, Kaylie ensures an optimal experience for each patient at Dr. Dan’s. She makes certain that the office flows smoothly and efficiently and works closely with Dr. Dan so each patient has a full understanding of their individual program and recommended whole foods guidelines. A 2011 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, she was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science/Kinesiology with a minor in psychology.

Before joining Dr. Dan’s, Kaylie’s past experiences include a career in the food service industry and as a hospital cardiology technician. She is certified as a Nutritional Therapy Consultant by the Nutritional Therapy Association, and has a true passion for educating others about whole foods.

Additionally, she volunteers as the Newburyport Chapter Leader of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Her favorite foods include healthy, homemade pumpkin treats!

Elyssa Penney, NTC- Nutrition Counselor & Patient Advocate

Elyssa Penney, NTC - Nutrition Counselor & Patient Advocate

As Nutrition Counselor and Patient Advocate, Elyssa assists patients to gain an understanding of their individualized treatment program and recommended dietary guidelines. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Wellness.

Elyssa’s past experiences include an internship at the Merrimack Valley Nutrition Project and work as a WIC Volunteer. She also worked for several years in the grocery business. She is certified as a Nutritional Therapy Consultant by the Nutritional Therapy Association, and is passionate about educating others about whole foods. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM and loves to work out with lifting, hot yoga, and soccer. Her favorite foods are grass-fed burgers and sweet potatoes!

Molly Donovan, NTC- Nutrition Counselor & Patient Advocate

Molly ensures that patients have a full understanding of their individualized treatment plan and recommended whole food guidelines.

She is a 2017 graduate of the University of New Hampshire where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Shortly after graduation she undertook an internship involving a six month course of study as an Herbal Apprentice. Molly is certified as a Nutritional Therapy Consultant by the Nutritional Therapy Association.

Over the past several years Molly developed a life changing passion for local foods, clean eating, and natural health through whole foods. Prior to joining the Dr. Dan’s team, Molly’s experience included food service and working with local food. Also she continues to enjoy her job at her hometown library in Kensington, NH.

Her hobbies include vegetable & herb gardening, making herbal teas, and hiking in the woods.

Molly’s favorite foods are homemade soups, curries, and kombucha!

 

Abby Mitchell, Patient Advocate

Abby helps patients at Dr. Dan’s gain an understanding of their individualized treatment program and recommended dietary guidelines.
She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1999 with a B.S in Kinesiology/Exercise Science and has worked in the field of Health & Wellness for over 15 years.
She is a Certified CrossFit Trainer and enjoys all activities including Paddleboard, Running, Biking, CrossFit and Skiing.
In addition, Abby is the Mom to two active boys; she loves to spend time with family at the beach. She also enjoys the arts, sports, and has a wealth of Pop Culture knowledge!
She is a big fan of slow cooker Paleo recipes.