Our providers, Danielle Douglas FNP, Ann Hughes MD, Gaia Kile FNP, and Malcolm Sickels MD:

About Danielle Douglas CNM FNP
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Danielle is a Family Nurse Practitioner certified through the American Nurse Credentialing Center and a Certified Nurse Midwife certified through the American Midwifery Certification Board, and now working with Doctor Sickels’ office as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a Certified Nurse Midwife, but not currently offering birth services. Danielle has a special passion for women’s health and is happy to assist with all other women’s health care needs across the lifespan. Danielle wants to be able to see patients of all ages, gender, and healthcare needs.
She completed her undergraduate education through Washtenaw Community College and the University of Michigan’s Nursing School. Her dual master’s degrees were also completed at the University of Michigan Nursing School. Danielle is thrilled to be able to give back to Washtenaw Community College and has taught anatomy and physiology labs there for several semesters.
Danielle believes strongly in patient-led healthcare and wants to be a tool in your toolbox to help you take control of your own health and feel confident that we are all doing the best we can for you! Danielle believes very strongly in utilizing alternative medicine approaches in combination with traditional medicine to find the best solutions for you. We want you to have the best resources here in your providers, available treatments, reasonable appointment length, and patient education. Danielle is looking forward to meeting you and assisting you in your healthcare needs!

About Ann Hughes MD
Dr. Hughes is a board certified Family Medicine physician who has a strong background in Integrative Medicine. She is certified in Acupuncture and comes from a family that has practiced Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture for eight generations. Dr. Hughes also graduated at top of her class in medical school and completed her Family Medicine residency at the award-winning Providence hospital in Michigan.
Dr. Hughes’s interest in integrative medicine began early in her career through observing the merits of the Eastern medicine her family practiced as well as the scientific rigidity of Western medicine in her university studies. To expand her knowledge of integrative medicine, she started attending integrative holistic medicine conferences back when she was an undergraduate in college. Her continuing interest eventually led her to complete an Integrative Medicine fellowship at the University of Michigan, a program awards just one fellowship each year and is recognized as a top program internationally. Throughout her education, Dr. Hughes has learned from and worked with doctors who are pioneers in integrative medicine.
Dr. Hughes is passionate about the need to restore and optimize your health, with a focus on medicine that seeks to treat the root cause of health conditions. Together with Dr. Hughes, you can create a personalized vision of where you want your health to take you.

About Gaia Kile FNP
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Gaia comes to us with 10 years of clinical practice and teaching community based wellness groups. He is certified through the American Nurse Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner. He also holds a certificate of Advanced Professional Training from the Center for Mind-Body Medicine.

Gaia has studied natural approaches to healing, including lifestyle modification, mind-body therapies, hypnotherapy, yoga, energy healing, herbs, and nutrition. He has done qualitative research of therapeutic touch and related modalities at the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Center at the University of Michigan, and assisted in developing an interdisciplinary graduate seminar in Alternative Medicine through the University of Michigan School of Nursing.


About Dr. Sickels
Dr. Sickels
Dr. Sickels looks at problems from more than one perspective

I entered medical school later in life than most medical students. I had spent time after college out in the real world: working with kids, working in a bookstore, managing a natural foods department. While working in natural foods, I heard many people say they were dissatisfied with their doctors, but I realized that the problem more often than not was miscommunication. I had been contemplating going to medical school, and this realization helped that decision gel. I resolved that rather than complain from the outside, I would become a doctor and see if there was a different way to practice that would allow me to spend the time I needed to communicate with patients and find the best way to keep them healthy. In order to keep people healthy, I knew they would need more than just medications, more than what is taught in medical school. Health is not just the absence of disease, but maximizing and retaining the function we have.

A graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, I completed my residency in Family Medicine at Flower Hospital in Sylvania, Ohio. I have been board certified in Family Medicine, Integrative Medicine, and Holistic Medicine, as well as certified in chelation therapy, and have trained in bioidentical hormone replacement.