Meet the LifeWorks Doctors
Dr. Corey Priest
Dr. Corey Priest has been married to his wife Stacey since 1998 and they enjoy their two boys ages 6 and 15. The fifth member of the family is their beloved Great Dane, Aggie. Corey grew up in the Kansas City area, graduating from Raytown High School in 1993. He then went on to earn a Pre-Med degree with the intent of becoming a surgeon, but after realizing his philosophical approach to healthcare aligned more with the profession of chiropractic medicine he continued on to Logan University in Chesterfield, Mo., where he completed his chiropractic training in 2001.
Certifications Dr. Priest holds include: Doctorate of Chiropractic from Logan University, Candidate for Chiropractic Board of Internists, Certified through the Oklahoma State Board in Injectable Nutrients for IV therapies and Chelation therapy, Certified in Acupuncture – 100 hour Post-Graduate Study, Certified Injury Prevention Specialist – Future Industrial Technologies, Certified in ART (Active Release Technique) Spine and Upper Extremity, Certified in Advanced Training and utilization of sEMG/Thermography/Digital Algometry, PCG (Pedorthic Consulting Group) course work – Advanced Biomechanics and Gait Analysis. He is currently obtaining certification as Institute of Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP).
After graduating with his doctorate, he immediately began practicing in Independence, Mo., where he recognized functional medicine was his passion. He began digging into the concept of functional medicine, studying it constantly (still does) and still hasn’t looked back after 17 years. It is hard work to stay ahead of the curve for the patients at our wellness clinic in such a rapidly evolving field, but he is passionate about excellent functional medicine which requires continuous learning.
Dr. Priest has an extreme passion for health and wellness. He loves experiencing healthy foods and being active. Over the past two years he has become passionate about triathlons, competing in five races in 2015 and seven races in 2016 – including his first full Ironman race. He coaches his son’s competitive baseball team with a desire to be part of developing young boys into great men. He loves anything that requires activity outdoors, including triathlons, swimming, biking, running, golfing, wakeboarding, skiing and snowboarding, riding his motorcycle, building things (anything), landscaping and working in the yard. He is proud that his biggest achievement (as cliché as it may sound) is having two healthy fantastic young fellas, and watching them grow into extremely respectful, healthy boys. Dr. Priest aims to model for his boys his commitment to his family while demonstrating that hard work in your career and hobbies offers positive investment in the surrounding community, creating something bigger than yourself.
Dr. Matthew Gianforte
Dr. Matthew Gianforte, D.C., graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa in 2005. He and his wife, Dr. Meredith Gianforte, have since been working together to help patients achieve maximum health.
Dr. Gianforte specializes in the functional medicine approach to ensure each of his patients are healed from the inside out. Whether it be digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, allergies, auto-immune conditions, weight loss and metabolic dysfunction, Gianforte aims to find the solution right here at our wellness clinic. He believes that healing comes from within and finding the underlying cause of the problem is the key to achieving optimal health.
Dr. Jill Brown
Dr. Jill Brown, D.C. is a 2007 graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College in Overland Park, Kansas. She has since been working to educate and improve the quality of life of her patients. Having played softball since a young age, Dr. Jill was first introduced to the benefits chiropractic care due to a sports injury. The ability of the body to perform and heal itself has always been important to her and she has been passionate about spreading awareness ever since.
Dr. Jill has a special interest in children since having her first child in February 2013. She was able to experience firsthand how chiropractic care can make pregnancy and labor easier on the mom and baby. She has also witnessed the positive effects of regular adjustments on the health of her son, who has been regularly adjusted since he was two weeks old.
Outside of the office, Dr. Jill enjoys spending time with her husband and their son, attending Royals and Chiefs games and watching college sports. As a pitching coach she continues to stay active in the softball world. To relax she takes pleasure in cooking and reading.
Dr. Angela Garner
Dr. Angela Garner, M.D., has been practicing medicine for over 20 years. Dr. Garner is an internist and a hospice director. She has always been passionate about helping others as she enjoys volunteering her time in other countries to help people get the medical care they need.
Dr. Garner believes that feeling beautiful inside and out can have tremendous effects on the overall aging process. In 2012, she opened Refresh Medical Day Spa and Hormonal Health in Overland Park, Kan.
Dr. Garner wanted to combine her passion to help others with her medical expertise when she joined the LifeWorks Integrative Health wellness clinic when she joined the team in 2012.
Blakely Page, R.D.N. and her husband Tom have a daughter, Nora, and their newest addition due in October 2017. Blakely is from Lawton, Oklahoma and graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2004 with a BA in Nutritional Sciences. She continued on to Kansas City to complete her dietetic internship and became a Registered/Licensed dietitian in 2005.
After working in the field for a few years, Blakely decided to pursue her passion of leadership by completing an MA in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. At the same time, she continued to study integrative and functional nutrition and nutrition supplementation while completing a functional medicine mentoring program in 2013. She has worked as a clinical dietitian, in corporate wellness, and with pediatrics through WIC, Marian Hope Center for Children’s Therapy and MaxLove Project. She enjoys writing in the field of wellness as well.
Blakely’s interests include cooking, mentoring young adults, reading/learning (she’d be a professional student if she could), and her fair share of crime and political TV shows. Hobbies include gardening and educating on the safe and effective use of quality essential oils.