Welcome to Healthy Habits Wellness Clinic
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Our commitment to you is to pursue health and wellness, provide lifestyle modification, assist in reducing risk of developing disease and improving a healthy lifestyle with the help of our medical providers. Healthy Habits Wellness Clinic has more than 25 years of professional clinical experience. We have helped tens of thousands of people to gain control of their weight, and their lives. In the past few years, our patients have lost in excess of two million pounds. We have grown to nine clinics over the past 7 years, doubling our size! We pride ourselves in having an extremely high customer satisfaction rate. We have been helping people to lose weight for more than 25 years (M.D. Diet in Southern California and in Utah Valley). We have a success rate of 90%, and now it is your turn for success! The yo-yo diet stops here! You are going to learn how to change your lifestyle and eat healthy for the rest of your life. Are you ready to lose weight and keep it off? Once you step inside our door, that’s what you will do.
Our Mission Statement
Our commitment is our community well-being. The communal vigor as a whole is vital to all quality of life. We vow to pursue health and wellness for the diversified people throughout our society, with the help of our medical providers. Your dreams are our dreams. Your goals are our goals. We are devoted to your health ambitions and aspirations. We will help you attain your perfect you!
Meet Our Team
Dr. Allan Jeffery, D.O.
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine
Dr. Jeffery is a well-seasoned Physician of Internal Medicine. He has observed first-hand the long-term consequences of an unhealthy lifestyle, treating extremely obese and diabetic patients for many years. Due to the increasing health issues throughout our great nation, Dr. Jeffery sought more knowledge on how to improve the quality of life for his own patients. He quickly discovered a passion Medical Weight Loss. Dr. Jeffery’s mantra is profoundly simple: “The lowest dose of the medicine that works is the best dose, but nutrition trumps them all.” Reducing ones dependence on medication is the mission which echo’s throughout his practice. He is a firm believer in establishing long term healthy habits and serves society in every possible way to make his community as healthy as humanly possible. In his down-time, Dr. Jeffery travels to South America to complete medical missions.
- American Society of Bariatric Physicians
- American Medical Association
- American Osteopathic Association
- American Academy of Sleep Medicine
- American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
Susan Brighton, APRN-CNP
Location: Meridian, Idaho
Dysport, Eclipse MicroPen, Restylane®, Latisse®, Medical Weight Loss, PRP
Susan discovered her passion for medicine at a very young age. This passion prompted her to seek her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Brigham Young University where she graduated in 2006. She then sought further erudition at the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated with her Masters of Science in Nursing in 2008. Susan’s plane of knowledge and experience in, Aesthetics, Pain Management and Medical Weight Loss is only superseded by her desire to help others and her hunger to make a significant difference in her patient’s lives.
Teresa Gabiola Shelton, MPAS, PA-C
Location: Meridian, Idaho
Teresa joined Healthy Habits Wellness with an extensive background in Family Practice and Urgent Care. However, she has held a special interest in Bioidentical Hormone Treatment as well as Medical Weight Loss for quite some time which steered her toward a career with Healthy Habits Wellness. Teresa’s foremost focus is patient wellness and their quality of life. She lives to help patients achieve their best sense of self and health.
Teresa graduated with her bachelor’s degree from University of Idaho in International Business. She spent more than 10 years working in sales for the travel and pharmaceutical industries before transitioning into healthcare. Teresa felt she was could do more for people. She wanted a more hands on and service-oriented career as a healthcare provider. After 2 years as a Medical Assistant, she started training at Idaho State University under the PA program. After completion of the program she spent the next 5 years working in medically-underserved community health care clinics to provide healthcare to underprivileged neighborhoods. During those 5 years, she discovered that treating current or immediate issues did not lead her patients to long-term cures. There was limited research, and no guided effort in traditional medicine to finding permanent solutions; nor any implementation offering opportunities for patients to take charge of their own health
Teresa is also a co-author of a textbook on Evidence-Based Practice for clinicians which has been implemented in medical and allied health training curriculum throughout the US over the past 3 years. A dedicated researcher, she has sought clinically proven, well-researched diagnostic and treatment approaches to all of her patient’s health care needs reaching for the most optimal results. She is dedicated to blending traditional and alternative medicine options to tailor a patient specific treatment program for the individual need of each person. Her passion is to help everyone set and meet their specific wellness goals.
A native of Idaho, Teresa has also lived abroad many times in Spain (the Basque Country) and even worked in Mexico. She is extremely proud of her shared Hispanic culture with all of her Spanish speaking patients. In addition to her busy career of tending to her patient’s needs, Teresa also enjoys volunteering her time with the Euskaldunak Basque Club. She currently resides in Boise with her husband Brett and 2 sons. Her entire family practices a healthy lifestyle and she delights in sharing her experiences to help guide her patients into a longer, healthier, and more satisfying lifestyle.
Eloise Johnns, ARNP
Location: Spokane Valley, Washington
Eloise has always had a great interest in how the environment and lack of nutritious foods has negatively impacted our health as a nation, especially in regards to obesity. Her passion for helping her patients attain better health and a higher quality of life provides an additional asset to Healthy Habits.
Eloise originally obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA. However, later, she moved to Washington State after following her husband’s retirement from the United States Navy. It was then, her aspiration to obtain her Associates Degree in Nursing took hold. In 2009 she graduated with her degree at Spokane Community College. Still not satisfied with her role, she then sought her Masters of Nursing Degree from Gonzaga University; graduating in 2013.
Eloise’s experience as a Registered Nurse includes the Spokane VA Medical Center, Providence Holy Family Hospital and Gonzaga Infirmary. As a Nurse Practitioner she was fortunate enough to work with a multidisciplinary pain clinic expanding her knowledge of the effects of obesity and its related diseases.
Eloise currently resides in Spokane with her husband and five beautiful children. She loves the outdoors, spending time with her family, gardening, riding ATV’s and watching her children ride motocross. She is excited to be a part of the Healthy Habits team!
Lori Taylor, NP
Location: Coure d’Alene, Idaho
Lori, originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, came to the Northwest in 1975 to attend Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. She graduated in May 1978 with her B.S. in Nursing. During nursing school Lori heard about the relatively new role of the family nurse practitioner and knew that is what she wanted to do with her career.
After working for 3 years in hospital critical care units, Lori enrolled at the University of Washington, graduating in December 1982 with her Master of Nursing degree, completing her training as a family nurse practitioner. She has worked in many different arenas in her 33 year career as an NP, including owning her own practice in north Spokane, WA. Her special interests always have included women’s health, health promotion and education. Lori and her husband Ross have recently relocated to Post Falls from Spokane, with plans to build a retirement home at Hauser Lake, ID. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, along with reading a good book and listening to music in her spare time. Lori is looking forward to making positive changes happen for the patients she cares for at the Healthy Habits Wellness Center.