Meet Our Team
Dr. Desha Wood, ND
My philosophy on weight loss focuses heavily on the oft forgotten emotional body. Adipose (fat) is an insulator, physiologically AND emotionally. There's a reason your physical body has added a protective layer of fat around itself. I strongly encourage my patients to work with a psychotherapist (not a cognitive behavioral therapist) to address the root cause of the weight gain. Yes, metabolically things have gone awry, and there are ways to correct that on the physical level, but leaving out the emotional aspect is inappropriate and leads to ineffective results. In my office I focus heavily on patients eating an abundance of colorful veggies, healthy fats, grass-fed sources of animal protein, and drinking plenty of water, rather than using trendy shakes or smoothies as a substitute for healthy food. Weight loss is not a quick fix process, it took time to put the weight on, and it's going to take time to get it off. My goal for patients is to lose weight realistically and safely, while becoming a healthier happier version of themselves!
Rayshel Stanton, Wellness Professional
Rayshel Stanton is our Wellness Professional in our office at Kingston Crossing Wellness Clinic. She focuses on the whole body wellness as a main factor in the weight loss program. She is a certified medical assistant and a certified Life Wellness Coach from the World Coaching Institute. Rayshel has been doing this for three out of the 12 years she has worked at Kingston Crossing Wellness Clinic. She enjoys going to the YMCA and hanging out with her three kids.
Inara McEwen, ARNP
Inara practices as a Nurse Practitioner and over the years has focused on many different fields from family practice, allergy treatments, to Balance testing/Fall prevention. Inara Currently lives in Bainbridge Island and over the years has built many relationships with other Kitsap County doctors, so if she can not help you out, she can definitely find someone who can. To schedule a free consult with Inara please call Kingston Crossing Weight Loss Center at (360) 297-2974