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.

Deborah Ciampa, RN – Infusion Nurse

Deborah Ciampa is a Registered Nurse with 40 years of experience including critical care, surgical services, IV insertions, and labor & delivery. She attended Middlesex Community College as well as Salem State, and resides in The Seacoast area with her husband.
Here at Dr. Dan’s, Deb works as an Infusion Nurse providing IV Therapy, IV Ozone-UBI, Ozone Insufflation, and Ion Foot Bath treatments.
Deb has a thirst for new knowledge and a respect for holistic nursing; she has always lived a healthy lifestyle.
An avid outdoorswoman, traveler and hiker, she leads and guides her women’s hiking group to various mountain locations.
She also enjoys kayaking and yoga!

Melanie Cavanaugh, RN — Infusion Nurse

Melanie Cavanaugh is a Registered Nurse with 40 years of experience in acute and emergency care. A graduate of The University of Denver, she holds a  Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and began her career at Massachusetts General Hospital in the neuro ICU. She has worked the past twenty years as an Emergency Room nurse.
Melanie was raised in Maine and has lived in the seacoast area for 26 years, where she and her husband have raised their three adored children.
In addition to kayaking, cooking and traveling, she loves working out and has a passion for nutrition and leading a healthy lifestyle!

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

Merry Matukonis is a Registered Nurse and Holistic Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. She has earned status as a Certified Clinician in Whole Food Nutrition (CCWFN), an Applied Clinical Nutritionist, and a Certified GAPS Practitioner. Additionally, Merry has succeeded in assisting patients of all ages to achieve optimal health, including healthy digestion, endocrine health, hormonal balancing, and general wellness.

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

Elyssa Penney, NTC - Nutrition Counselor & Patient Advocate

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!

Riley Noone, Patient Advocate

Riley is a graduate of Salem State University, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Management. While at Salem State, she was a member of the Business Honor Society and she facilitated community leadership projects. She also had the opportunity to study abroad in Barcelona, Spain.
Her recent experience includes work as a recruiting and marketing partner.
Riley has a passion for health, whole foods education and wellness. She is currently enrolled in the Nutritional Therapy Practitioner program through the Nutritional Therapy Association.
As a Patient Advocate here at Dr. Dan’s she assists with patient assessments and provides Personalized Nutrition Consults.

Kris Rivers, NTP- Patient Advocate

Kris Rivers comes to Dr. Dan’s with over 20 years of experience in health and wellness. She is passionate about Alternative Therapies, and has been a follower of Nutrition Response Testing & whole foods supplements for many years.
Kris had a lengthy career as a Pilates Instructor and Personal Trainer.
Kris holds a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management from the University of Massachusetts. In addition, she is certified as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner by the Nutritional Therapy Association.