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.
Deborah Ciampa, RN – Infusion Nurse
Melanie Cavanaugh, RN — Infusion Nurse
Merry Matukonis, RN, CCWFN, ACN, CGP–Infusion Nurse
Merry Matukonis is a Registered Nurse and Holistic Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. 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.
She has earned status as a Certified Clinician in Whole Food Nutrition (CCWFN), and an Applied Clinical Nutritionist. 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 has succeeded in assisting patients of all ages to achieve optimal health, including healthy digestion, endocrine health, hormonal balancing, and general wellness.
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 Training Course, and administers IV Ozone-UBI & IV Nutrition here at Dr. Dan’s. She enjoys cooking, kayaking, rug hooking, snow shoeing, and cross country skiing.
Elyssa Penney, NTP- Staff Supervisor
As Staff Supervisor, Elyssa leads the team with the goal of ensuring a quality patient experience at Dr. Dan’s. With her expertise in assisting with Nutrition Response Testing/MFT, Elyssa helps patients to gain an understanding of their individualized treatment program and recommended dietary guidelines. As an amazing multi-tasker, Nutrition Counselor and Patient Advocate, she also directs efficient & organized office flow.
Elyssa graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Wellness. She is certified as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner by the Nutritional Therapy Association, and is passionate about educating others about whole foods. In addition, she is 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!