meet the team
President & operations Director
Dr. Baljinder S. Gill DC
Location: Arlington & Marysville
Baljinder S. Gill D.C., a Washington native, returned to the evergreen state after completing his studies in California. Dr. Gill D.C. earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of the Pacific in 2010 and went on to receive his Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 2013. Dr. Gill D.C. always wanted to be in the medical field.
He initially pursued the pre-dental program but during his undergraduate studies at Pacific, he learned more about how chiropractic can help others and became very intrigued.
“Healthcare is my passion, and I chose chiropractic because it is a non-invasive way of helping others become healthier and maintain a better lifestyle.”
During his time at Palmer College, Dr. Gill D.C. was very involved with helping advance the chiropractic profession. He served on the national board for the Student American Chiropractic Association for two consecutive terms and received numerous honors and awards.
“My motivations to become a chiropractor are driven by the idea of being able to make a positive difference in the lives of others.”
After completing his residency and post-graduate training at Chirocare, Dr. Gill D.C. accepted a position at the Bellevue Pain Institute. There he received advanced training in working with complex spinal disc cases utilizing cold laser and non-surgical spinal decompression therapy. While at the Bellevue Pain Institute, Dr. Gill D.C. pioneered new treatment protocols for diabetic and peripheral neuropathy. He continues to host seminars to help educate patients.
Dr. Gill D.C. returned to his hometown in May 2016 and founded Symmetria Integrative Medical. He and Dr. Samra-Gill D.C. plan to grow and expand the clinic to offer additional services to their patients and the community.
Dr. Gill D.C. was recognized by the Marysville School District! CLICK HERE to read.
Dr. Gill D.C. in the Arlington Times! CLICK HERE to read.
CEO & Executive Director
Dr. Lavleen K. Samra-Gill PhD, MPH
Location: Arlington & Marysville
Lavleen K. Samra-Gill is the Clinic Manager of Symmetria Integrative Medical. She completed her doctoral degree in Public Health, with an emphasis on Health Behavior and Epidemiology at Indiana University. She completed her Master’s in Public Health with a focus in Behavioral, Social, & Community Health in 2016 from Indiana University.
She received her Bachelor of Science with a concentration in psychology in 2012 from Indiana University-Purdue University.
Lavleen was previously an Assistant Professor at Indiana University and Project Manager of several research studies at IUPUI and IU, all with a focus on health promotion and disease prevention in community-based settings.
Lavleen’s research focuses on behavioral, social, and cultural factors that impact chronic disease risk and management. Her focus at Symmetria is to create and foster a health care model that places the patient at the heart of care. Her passion has always been in healthcare and non-invasive healing treatments focusing on fixing the cause rather than patching the symptoms. She began her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and saw the physical and emotional side effects of physical pain.
Seeing the repercussions of medication abuse and the emotional ramifications of reduced quality of life, prevention became a driving force in her career. Moreover, her training and education led her to look deeply at the impact of nutrition on chronic disease and physical medicine. At Symmetria, Lavleen strives to provide an environment where the determinants of healthcare are minimized and patient-centered care is reformed.
Her mission is to advance Symmetria Integrative Medical into the gold standard of healthcare through individualized, evidence-based treatment therapies. Her emphasis on community wellness and health promotion and prevention are the fundamental characteristics of Symmetria Integrative Medical.
Erika I. Lopez, Joyce Pittman, Lavleen Samra-Gill, Chelsea Tabor, and Susan M. Rawl. 2015 April 17. Factors Associated with Ostomy Adjustment in People Living with An Intestinal or Urinary Ostomy. Poster session presented at IUPUI Research Day 2015, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Chelsea Tabor, Joyce Pittman, Lavleen Samra-Gill, Susan M. Rawl. 2014 April 17. Evaluating the Quality of Web-based Ostomy Patient Resources. Poster session presented at MNRS 39th Annual Research Conference 2015, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Joyce Pittman, Chelsea Tabor, Lavleen Samra-Gill, Susan M. Rawl. 2014 April 17. Analyzing the gaps in Web-based Ostomy Patient Support Resources. Poster session presented at the American Academy of Nursing’s 2014 Annual Research Conference 2015, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Lavleen Samra-Gill, Chelsea Tabor, Susan M. Rawl, Joyce Pittman. 2014 December. Web-based Ostomy Patient Support: Is it evidence-based? Poster session presented at Nursing Care Research Conference 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Susan McLennon, Lucia Wocial, Lavleen Samra-Gill, Paul Helft. 2015 April 16. Evidence for Factors Contributing to Nurse Moral Distress. Poster session presented at MNRS 39th Annual Research Conference 2015, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Susan M. McLennon, Lavleen Samra-Gill, Paul Helft. 2014 March. Quality of End of Life Cancer Care at Indiana University Health. Poster session presented at RESPECT Conference 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Susan M. McLennon, Lavleen Samra-Gill, Paul Helft. 2015 February 23. Quality of End of Life Cancer Care at Indiana University Health. Poster session presented at AAHPM & HPNA Conference 2015, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Priscilla Barnes, Lavleen Samra-Gill, Carol Weiss-Kennedy, Samantha Schaefer, Erin Fogarty, David Lohrman, Krisha Thiagarajah, Ashleigh Bush. 2015 November 3. Communicate, Coordinate, Collaborate!: A IU Health Case Study Exploring Inter-professional Collaboration Among Primary Care and Medical Nutrition Therapy. Poster session presented at APHA 2015, Chicago, Illinois.
Lavleen Samra-Gill, Lucia Guerra-Reyes, Priscilla Barnes, Jon Agley, Carol Weiss-Kennedy, Susan E. Middlestadt. 2016 October 31. Describing the Chronic Disease Risk and Health Needs of Adult Punjabi Women living in Central Indiana. Oral presentation at APHA 2016, Denver, Colorado.
Lavleen Samra-Gill, Lucia Guerra-Reyes, Priscilla Barnes, Susan E. Middlestadt. 2016 April 7. Exploratory Assessment of the Behavioral, Social, and Health Needs of Punjabi Women Living in Central Indiana. Poster session presented at Indiana Public Health Week Conference, Bloomington, Indiana.
Samra-Gill L, Guerra-Reyes L, Barnes P, Agley J, Weiss-Kennedy C, & Middlestadt SE. Describing the disease risk and health needs of Punjabi women in Indiana.
Samra-Gill L, Guerra-Reyes L, Barnes P, Agley J, Weiss-Kennedy C, & Middlestadt SE. Describing the disease risk and health needs of Punjabi women in central Indiana: A faith-based sample.
Samra-Gill L, Guerra-Reyes L, Sherwood-Laughlin C, Bidulescu A, Barnes P. Identifying the Current Dietary Behaviors of Punjabi Adults Living in Washington State: A Link to Type 2 Diabetes.
Samra-Gill L, Guerra-Reyes L, Sherwood-Laughlin C, Bidulescu A, Barnes P. New Beginnings for A Better Health: A Faith-Based Intervention among Sikh Asian-Indians Living with Type 2 Diabetes.
Dr. Alissa C. Bill ND
Dr. Alissa C. Bill is a Naturopathic Physician, injection specialist, and aesthetic procedures specialist here at Symmetria Medical. She was born and raised in the Greater Northwest and earned a Bachelor of Science from Bastyr University in 2014 with a focus on Integrative Human Biology.
Dr. Bill continued her education at Bastyr University and obtained her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in 2018 with a strong emphasis on physical medicine, injection therapies, nutrition, and digestive health. Her passion is helping patients take control of their pain and helping them through injection and nutrition therapies.
Prior to Naturopathic medicine, Dr. Bill started her medical career as a Certified Nursing Assistant working primarily with patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's and Dementia. She then moved on to work as an Endoscopy Technician at a local hospital seeing first-hand the importance of gut health and the significant role it plays in whole-body health. Both jobs played a pivotal role in Dr. Bill's outlook on our healthcare system. She saw firsthand the importance of treating the whole person, finding the source of dysfunction rather than treating only the symptoms of a problem, as well as focusing on diet and lifestyle modifications.
Aside from medical practice, Dr. Bill loves spending time with her family and kids, traveling, and being outdoors.
Dr. Eric R. Hughes ND
Dr. Eric Hughes is a Naturopathic Physician here at Symmetria Medical. He was born and raised in Everett, Washington, and earned a Bachelor of Science from Washington State University in 2013 with a focus on Basic Medical Sciences.
Dr. Hughes continued his education at Bastyr University and obtained his Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in 2019 with a strong focus on physical medicine and physical rehabilitation.
During his time at WSU, Dr. Hughes was striving to find out how to live a healthier lifestyle through food and exercise. During his extracurricular studies, he had heard about Naturopathic Medicine and realized that he could share the very aspects he was practicing and applying in his own life in a medical setting different from the conventional medicine model. From that moment on, he knew that he wanted to become a Naturopathic Physician and work with patients from a holistic perspective.
In addition to his formal schooling, Dr. Hughes coached CrossFit for 7 years. He worked with, educated, and guided clients from all walks of life with the same purpose of wanting to become the best versions of themselves. He learned that making life-changing decisions requires patience, dedication, and perseverance from the hard work that his clients put in every day.
Outside of practicing medicine, Dr. Hughes' passions lie in disc golf, where he is a sponsored professional player. In addition, he enjoys spending time with his wife Alyssa, and their dogs Brody and Milo.
Dr. James A. M. Drake ND
Dr. James Drake is a Naturopathic Physician at Symmetria Medical, who has called Washington home since he began his medical studies at Bastyr University in 2012. Dr. Drake obtained his Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in 2016 and is passionate about combining conventional and traditional evidence-based therapies to help his patients achieve optimal health.
Dr. Drake believes in the body's innate ability to heal and supports it with supplements and pharmaceutical medications as needed. Prior to medical school, he received his Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2012.
But that's not all - Dr. James is also a former yoga instructor, having taught for six years before entering medical school. During his undergraduate education, he was an instructor and club officer in the Fencing Club at his university. With such a diverse range of experiences and expertise, Dr. James is dedicated to helping patients achieve holistic wellness through personalized care.
Doctor of Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Robin M. Burgess-Jackson DNP
Robin is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She began her career in health care by working as a certified nursing assistant at a local hospital in British Columbia, Canada when she was 18 years old.
Since that time, she has logged nearly 34 years of medical experience and education in a variety of specialties from critical care, neurology, nursing education, urgent care services, neuropathy, sports medicine, and integrative medicine.
Robin has spent the last 5 years training doctors across the United States on the cutting-edge procedures of regenerative medicine. She is a sought-after medical provider for her vast knowledge and experience in the regenerative medicine field.
In her free time, what she enjoys most is being with family - six daughters, one son, and four grandsons. She also enjoys education opportunities to broaden her integrative medicine approach.
A person's health status reflects every aspect of his or her life.
Robin believes in partnering with her patients, providing both education and support, to help them achieve their healthcare goals. Robin utilizes a holistic approach, focusing on disease prevention through healthy lifestyle changes and the use of alternative therapies. She has a keen interest in integrative medicine and enjoys working collaboratively with integrative healthcare providers to help her patients achieve optimum health. Robin believes that by treating each person as an individual, she is best able to help her patients achieve their healthcare goals.
Ahram Hwang RN
Arham, our new hydration nurse, is a certified practitioner in injections and IV therapy, born and raised in Washington with a passion for nursing that began in her youth. Starting out as a CNA in nursing homes, assisted living, and home care at the age of 18.
She then went on to work at a long-term acute care hospital in Kansas City while studying to become a nurse. With 12 years of nursing experience under her belt, she has spent 7 of those years working in various units at a hospital, including medical surgery, renal, and ICU, and the past 5 years in home infusion.
When she's not working, Arham enjoys spending quality time with her family and indulging in her love of baking, specializing in decorated sugar cookies and macarons. She is also committed to furthering her nursing career by exploring different specialties, with a keen interest in aesthetics. Arham is eager to help our patients feel their best with our IV infusions, facilitating their healing journey.
Metabolic Case Manager
Cheri Soraparu MS, CNN
Cheri has been a Licensed & Board-Certified Clinical Nutritionist for over 12 years. She received her Master's in Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the UW. Cheri has always had a strong passion for helping others achieve their optimal potential through lifestyle change, she attends annual scientific symposiums and conferences and has taught countless community education classes.
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest gave Cheri a great appreciation for the intricacies of nature and from a very young she was inherently interested in how the human body functioned. Studying the power of nature, the body, and the mind solidified Cheri's notion that nature knows best and that our body heals itself when provided with the correct environment. Cheri works to identify each client's unique needs and supports them through the process while providing education, resources, and tools for success.
Her goal is to educate her clients and help them develop a comprehensive health and lifestyle program. Cheri believes that feeling good and achieving optimal wellness is accomplished by providing our mind with nourishing thoughts, fueling our body with healing foods and nutrients, optimizing our digestive and detoxification systems, and moving our muscles.
Dr. Scott K. Pacheco DC
Dr. Scott Pacheco is a San Francisco Bay Area native, who grew up in the south bay. After serving eight years in the US Army, he worked as an operations supervisor and project manager for a high-tech company. While training for a marathon in 2000, Dr. Pacheco started experiencing low back, hip, and knee pain.
After seeing his MD and not getting any answers, he decided to see a chiropractor. It was explained to him what was wrong and how chiropractic may help. That was the start of a new way of thinking for him and led to Dr. Pacheco going to Palmer College of Chiropractic. In 2006, Dr. Pacheco graduated and has been helping people ever since.
After graduation, Dr. Pacheco started working in a three-doctor office in Danville, CA, where he learned the value of family care and palliative therapy to help patients get out of pain faster. A year and a half later, Dr. Pacheco went to work for a doctor in Fremont, CA who had offices throughout the East Bay Area with associate doctors managing them. Wanting to learn that model, Dr. Scott stayed for three and a half years running his own satellite clinic in San Lorenzo, CA. During that time, a majority of the cases were personal and sports injuries.
In 2011 Dr. Pacheco opened his own clinic in Oakland, CA with an emphasis on personal injury cases. He continued to expand his knowledge with specialized training dealing with extremity injuries, including hands and feet, helping patients who were suffering from frozen shoulder syndrome, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and many other conditions.
After two years of commuting from the San Ramon Valley, Dr. Pacheco decided to move closer to home, which led to opening a new office back in Danville, CA, where he practiced for over 5 years. In the early summer of 2019, Dr. Pacheco closed his office in California and moved to Washington to be closer to family. Symmetrias' focus on patient care matched well with Dr. Pachecos' years of experience and values, and in June 2019, he joined their team. No matter the problem, rest assured that Dr. Pacheco has the skill and training to provide you and your family with the best care available.
Dr. Brice P. Kovarik DC
Dr. Brice Kovarik is a 2002 graduate of Logan University just outside of St. Louis, Missouri. For the past 18 years, Dr. Kovarik has helped hundreds of patients find relief from ailments such as migraines, sciatica, neck and low back pain, extremity injuries, pinched nerves, and more.
Dr. Kovarik has advanced training in postural rehabilitation (with an emphasis on restoring the body's natural posture) to reduce and alleviate future ailments caused by these imbalances. Dr. Kovarik has been trained in Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) and Pettibon adjusting techniques which both focus on rehabilitating posture.
Dr. Kovarik was always interested in Healthcare. In high school, he was a volunteer with his hometown's ambulance crew and one of the youngest Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) in North Dakota, so young, they couldn't give him the title of EMT until he turned 18 years old 2 years later. Dr. Kovarik was also a Surgical Technologist and working in surgery just a couple of years out of high school. After 5 years of helping with hip and knee replacements, cataract surgeries, gallbladder and appendix removals, pacemaker replacements, and many other surgeries, he decided to enter Chiropractic school at Logan University.
In 2000, Dr. Kovarik received his Bachelor's Degree in Human Biology followed by a Doctorate in Chiropractic in August 2002. After spending his childhood in North Dakota and his schooling in
Missouri, he decided he wanted to escape freezing winters and hot, humid summers so in 2002 he moved to the Pacific Northwest.
Dr. Kovarik, his wife, and three children enjoy an active lifestyle while exploring the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Kovarik is a skilled pool player and enjoys golfing when the weather permits. He is passionate about helping his friends, family, and patients find better health through Chiropractic, improved nutrition, exercise, and healthy lifestyle choices. If you, or someone you know, are seeking pain relief, more energy, or improved health you will be in good hands with Dr. Kovarik and the team at Symmetria Integrative Medical.
Location: Arlington & Marysville
Kelli is the Clinic Manager at Symmetria Integrative Medical. She has worked in the medical Industry for over 25 years. Her passion is providing patients with exceptional customer service and helping patients get back to doing the things they love.
When she is not working, she loves to spend her time outdoors with her family and watching her grandkids grow.
Production Manager & Billing Specialist
Location: Arlington & Marysville
Katie is the Production Manager and Billing Specialist at Symmetria Integrative Medical. She may spend a lot of her work days buried in paperwork, insurance claims, and authorizations, but also enjoys answering patient questions, lending a helping hand around the office, and meeting with new patients to discuss their new treatment plans, especially the new aesthetic services.
During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her two children, who both love riding quads and being active.
When she was first hired, she started as a Laser technician, then shortly after she began training with the providers to be the primary Rehabilitation Technician. Abi studied with ACE to get her personal trainer's license to learn more ways to help and support her patients' healing.
After a couple of years, Abi transitioned into training and cross-training new and current employees. She is now our Public Relations and Marketing Specialist. Although she misses face-to-face interaction with patients, she is passionate about educating the community about what we do and all the ways we can help.
When she is not making social media posts or scheduling patients, she enjoys spending her time with her longtime boyfriend and big German Shepherd, Leto. They have recently moved onto a 33' sailing catamaran and plan on adventuring the Puget Sound in their free time. Abi also enjoys swimming in the ocean, singing karaoke, and finding cool new places to eat.
First Impressions Coordinator
At Symmetria Integrative Medical
Tracy is full of energy and is a people person by nature. Each day she strives to make sure each patient walking through the door feels welcome by treating them with compassion, respect, and empathy. In her free time, she enjoys experiencing new adventures, gardening, and playing with her dog.
First Impressions Coordinator
Hillary is a first impressions coordinator. With over 30 years of customer service experience, she loves getting to know patients on a personal level. In her free time, she enjoys weekend adventures with her kids, reading, and trying new recipes.
Chayton is a holistic case manager at Symmetria Integrative Medical, dedicated to helping individuals achieve optimal health and well-being through a personalized and integrated approach.
With years of experience in case management and a deep understanding of holistic health practices, he is committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive care to every client he works with.
Chayton believes in treating the whole person, rather than just the symptoms, and he is committed to providing personalized care that meets the unique needs of each individual.
Corrie is a Medical Technician, she works alongside our providers assisting with exams, injections, and performing blood draws. She likes the teamwork and the friendly welcoming atmosphere of Symmetria.
When she is not working, she loves spending time with her three kids and enjoys reading, traveling whenever possible, hiking, running & doing 5Ks.
Kendra is a Medical Technician at Symmetria Integrative Medical. She meets with all new patients and begins the exam process. She also assists the providers with exams, and injections, and performs blood draws.
Originally from Colorado, she loves the outdoors. When Kendra is not working, she loves walking trails or going to the gym with her wife. She is also a dog lover and has two fur babies of her own.
Sheryle is a case manager at Symmetria Integrative Medical. She has more than 17 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and medical industries with a focus on aesthetics.
She enjoys working with patients to develop individualized treatment plans and then guiding them along their journey to health and wellness. She is passionate about addressing the cause of pain/ailments instead of just masking the symptoms due to her personal experience with Stem Cell treatments.
In her free time, Sheryle enjoys spending time with friends and family camping, attending concerts, and cheering on the Seattle Seahawks.
Marisa is a Case Manager at our Arlington Clinic. She enjoys helping patients live their healthiest and most pain-free lives without the use of invasive treatment and drugs. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family and friends.
Desiree is a Case Manager at Symmetria Integrative Medical. She completes new patient exams, and financial planning for patients, and also handles billing behind the scenes.
In her free time, Desiree enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, traveling, snowmobiling, crafting and decluttering, and organizing her family and friends' homes.
Physical Medicine Technician
Myleena is a Physical Medical technician at Symmetria Integrative Medical. Initially, her experience in the field was surface level, as she was a patient herself at Symmetria. Myleena is eager to continue her training and advance her knowledge in the field with the help of our team.
She looks forward to showing up to work every day full of motivation to help her patients. In her free time, which is minimal, Myleena loves to read literature. Specifically, Shakespeare is one of her favorite authors to read; Macbeth is her absolute favorite. Myleena is very excited to be a part of the Symmetria Family and to get the know her team and patients better.
Physical Medicine Technician
Taylor is a Physical Medicine Technician at Symmetria Integrative Medical. She loves how Symmetria feels like a family. Taylor graduated with her Associate's Degree from Everett Community College in 2017.
Then with her Bachelor's Degree from Western Washington University in 2020. In her free time, Taylor loves spending time with family, cooking, baking, and listening to the True Crime Obsessed podcast.
Physical Medicine Technician
Stacia is one of our Physical Medicine Technicians at Symmetria Integrative Medical. Stacia is looking forward to helping patients get back into their favorite activities and enjoying a pain-free life from the hard work and dedication that Symmetria Medical has.
Stacia loves road trips, swimming, paddle boarding, and exploring the outdoors whenever she can.
Physical Medicine Technician
Natasha is one of our Physical Medicine technicians at our Arlington Clinic. Her favorite part about working at Symmetria Integrative Medical is the fun atmosphere of a compassionate team.
When Natasha is not at work, she is spending time with her husband, two pups, and chickens growing their homestead.
Megan, one of our physical medical technicians, brings over 3 years of experience in the healthcare field as a CNA. She is enthusiastic about assisting patients in reclaiming their joy in life, engaging in activities, and pursuing hobbies.
In her free time, Megan indulges in her passion for writing music, playing the piano, and exploring scenic hikes.