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Dr. Ana-Maria Temple, MD, Owner

I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for both undergraduate education and medical school - Go Heels!

I completed my residency training at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. I obtained additional training from the Institute for Functional Medicine. I live in Charlotte, NC with my husband, 3 children, and loyal dog.

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Anne Poutier, Nurse Practitioner 

My name is Anne and I'm the nurse practitioner at Integrative Health Carolinas. I've been working with Dr. Temple since 2019! Before working with Dr. Temple, I worked in hematology and oncology, inpatient pediatrics, family practice and weight loss. Before going into medicine, I got my first degree in nutrition. From my education in nutrition and my previous work experiences, my eyes were open to the importance of fueling our bodies with the right nutrition, sleep and daily activity.
I have 3 young kids, ages 6, 4 and 1. I spend most of my time outside of work keeping up with them and I enjoy a long run to keep my mental health on track. I look forward to being a part of your wellness journey!

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Mercedes Stanley, DNP, CPNP

I am a certified pediatric nurse practitioner. I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UNC-Wilmington in 2011 and my Doctorate in Nursing Practice from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2017. As a nurse, I worked in inpatient pediatrics and focused primarily in pediatric oncology. As a nurse practitioner, I have spent the past 5 years working in primary care pediatrics. As much as I appreciate modern medicine, I have experienced its shortcomings both personally and professionally. Due to this, I am convinced that preventative, holistic medicine is critical to raising a healthier, more balanced generation. I can’t imagine a better way to spend my life than to help children and families achieve overall wellness! I live in Charlotte, NC with my husband and our 2 amazing children!

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Alissa Green, Registered Nurse

Hi! I’m Alissa Green, one of the nurses that works at IHC and I have been working here since 2021. I graduated from VCU School of Nursing and now have been working in pediatric nursing for 17 years. I have worked in the Pediatric ICU, and have been a research coordinator for pediatric oncology, then I worked in school health, and now here at IHC. I have always been interested in health and wellness and completed a program in which I became a board certified nurse coach. To me this is the perfect job and the way medicine should be for everyone!


Melissa McGreal, Registered Nurse

Bio: Hi! My name is Melissa McGreal, a registered nurse, who primarily grew up here in Charlotte. I couldn't be more grateful for the opportunity to give back to my favorite city, and to be working with this integrative health team. I hold a Bachelor's in Management with a minor in Spanish language from UNC Asheville, and soon after committed to pursue my lifelong dream to become a registered nurse. I have previous nursing experience in the hospital setting as well as primary care, and feel privileged for what I am learning here at IHC to offer the best possible care for patients, and to bring these practices to my family and my own body. Thank you deeply to our patients and to IHC for allowing me on this journey with you and your families.

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Kelley Gilbert, Director of Health and Wellness 

I received my Bachelor's Degree from Elon University and then went back to school to the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and became a Certified Health and Wellness Coach and started my own health and wellness company consulting for various holistic doctor's offices in the Charlotte area.  I met Dr. Temple just a few months after she started her practice and knew I had to be a part of her mission in educating children and families on the importance of health and wellness.  I joined her team immediately and have been working with her for 5 years now.  As the mom of 2 elementary aged children I understand the struggles of trying to raise healthy children in an unhealthy world.  I love sharing tips and tricks that I use in my own household to help other families.

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Kristina Johnson, Office Manager 

I hold a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology and Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice. Birthed two beautiful boys and gifted two more from my wonderful husband, Jimmy (yup, that’s 4 boys!) My holistic journey began back in college when I learned we were the only species to drink a different species’ milk… from then on I started questioning what was being put into our bodies. Fast forward to 2018, as a first-time mom who had just moved to Charlotte, I searched for a holistic pediatrician to help guide us with our newborn. We found Dr. Temple and was in awe with how aligned our beliefs were! After giving birth to another boy in 2021, I decided to become a member of Dr. Temple’s team from the employee side to help reach other families in search of a holistic lifestyle. I am passionate about empowering moms and families to stand up for their beliefs and believe in the power of their bodies!

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Ryan Drummond, Office Manager

Hi, I’m Ryan! I'm the Office Manager here at Integrative Health Carolinas. I’ve been a part of the team since September of 2021, starting as Patient Coordinator and becoming Office Manager in 2024. In 2018, I graduated from UNC Asheville with a degree in Health and Wellness. During my time at UNC Asheville, I worked in the Health and Counseling center, and there I truly found my passion for helping people learn about health. I feel incredibly grateful to be able to continue my passion of helping people here at IHC. I’m grateful for this practice opening my eyes and broadening my horizons to the world of holistic and functional medicine. I look forward to continuing learning about how to live healthy lives and help others do the same!

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Kaily Cooke, Patient Coordinator

Hi! I’m Kaily Cooke, a Charlotte native, wife and mom of two. I have a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and spent 14 years in the corporate world until my youngest was faced with some health challenges that led to a career change in 2022. I have been following Dr. Temple for the past few years and am honored to now be working alongside some of Charlotte’s best! I not only love this team and what each person brings to IHC, but I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting and getting to know you and your children.

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