Our Medical Advisory Board

Karen S. McDermott, M.D.

Practices general internal medicine.

Dr. McDermott graduated from University of Nevada School of Medicine in 1988, and completed her internal medicine residency at Maricopa County, Phoenix, AZ in 1991. Dr. McDermott believes the judicious combination of medical disciplines can augment the ability to bring health and healing to patients.

Steven J. Harris, M.D.

Pacific Frontier Medical, Inc.

Dr. Harris and Pacific Frontier Medical, Inc. offer leadership in diagnosis, treatment and research of tick-borne diseases and related illnesses. Tick-borne diseases and related illnesses include but are not limited to Lyme Disease, Bartonellosis, Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. Dr Harris also has extensive experience in urgent care and International Medicine. He is currently the clinical consultant for IgeneX, Inc.

Our Staff

Claire Riendeau ND, NMD, DiHom, PhD, PSc.D, MIM

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, PhD Holistic Theology & Metaphysics

Claire Riendeau ND, NMD, DiHom, PhD, PSc.D, MIM is an impassioned healer and is actively engaged in teaching, writing and mentoring. She is contributing to the evolution of ‘Whole Person Healing’, where it is understood that that illness is the body’s reaction to the accumulation of many things that not only include poor nutrition, system imbalances, toxic burdens, subclinical infections, etc., but also factors such as the human experience itself. Born in Montreal, Canada, her passion for helping others brought her to the West Coast where she earned three doctorates and supplemental certifications in Mind-Body Medicine. As a pioneering doctor, researcher and visionary, she has integrated the philosophies of science, spirituality and health into her practice.

She shares: “It began as a quest for answers to my own chronic health challenges that originated as an infant. Through the years, a hundred doctors and specialists offered temporary solutions but no real lasting results. Eventually my frustration and a determination for answers ignited my desire to explore and study many disciplines of healing. I gained incredible knowledge, understanding and wisdom in the field of health and healing. Those insights came as a powerful gift, and I now pass this gift on to others.”

Her formal training and education includes:

  • Doctor of Naturopathy (ND) – Traditional Naturopath
  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (NMD) – Naturopathic Physician
  • Diploma of Homeopathic Medicine (DiHom)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Holistic Theology & Metaphysics (PhD)
  • Doctor of Pastoral Science & Medicine (PSc.D)
  • Masters Certification in Energy & Intuition Medicine®
  • Licensed minister
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine & Herbology
  • Functional Medicine (Advanced training and educator)
  • Biotoxin and Neurotoxin-mediated Illness
  • Lyme Disease, Co-infections, Mold exposures
  • DNA Methylation & Epigenetics
  • Nutrigenomics and Autism Recovery
  • Environmental Medicine
  • German Biological Medicine
  • Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Homotoxicology
  • Functional Endocrinology
  • Nutritional and Orthomolecular Medicine
  • Metabolic Nutrition
  • Neural Therapy
  • Embryonic Plant Stem Cell Therapy
  • Advanced Levels Autonomic Response Testing (ART) with Dietrick Klinghardt, MD
  • Advanced Levels Matrix Reflex Testing (MRT) with Dr. Louisa Williams, ND, DC
  • Advanced Levels NAET
  • Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA)
  • Applied Psychoneurobiology (APN)
  • Mental Field Therapy (MFT)
  • Meditation and yoga
  • Mind-body medicine
  • The Demartini Method / Quantum Collapse Process
  • Bert Hellinger’s Family Constellation Therapy

In addition to her clinical training, Claire Riendeau ND, NMD, DiHom, PhD, PSc.D, MIM has studied and incorporated the teachings of many leading mind-body and spiritual healers of our times, including Dr. Deepak Chopra, Caroline Myss PhD, Eckhart Tolle , Bruce Lipton PhD, Dr. Eric Pearl, Dr. Gabriel Cousens, Hank Wesselman, Dr. John Demartini, Lynne McTaggart, to name a few, and spent five years mentoring with the world-renowned Dr. Luanne Oakes. She is passionate in multiple educational modalities and works with the latest developments in the areas of Integrative and Quantum-Energy-Vibrational Medicine as she shares her inspiring vision of healing and wellness with her clients and public audiences. It is her ongoing postgraduate training and studying with many noted healers, teachers and physicians, that has enabled her to help many individuals with chronic health conditions when other programs have failed.

She continues: “Those who come here are making a commitment to themselves, and I partner with them in creating health. I love to teach people who are open-minded and who are willing to make changes in an effort to create their own healing. This is truly a holistic approach. We’re not just substituting an herb for a pill, but are looking at the roots of dis-ease, mind, body and spirit, so that healing can take place at the deepest level.”

With her extensive background, diversified experience and training, her unique and insightful approach offers individuals a wider view of what may be making them sick, what can be done to not only reduce symptoms but to heal the body, and how our environment, mind and spirit can affect our levels of health and illness. This along with her keen diagnostic insights and her own personal experience overcoming debilitating health challenges brings you a one-of-a-kind approach, making it possible to individualize a person’s treatment plan precisely, generating extraordinary results. As a practitioner, her unique multidimensional model offers you an inspiring vision of health, true healing and self-actualization.

Her mission is to assist the millions who suffer, and to teach them the principles of health and healing through public lectures, educational materials, DVDs and books. Her upcoming book is entitled “Broken Body – Fallen Spirit: Healers Secrets to the Recovery of Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Other Chronic Illnesses”.

Phillip Paul

Office Manager

Phillip has thoroughly enjoyed working at Conscious Living Alternatives with Dr. Riendeau since 2010. Over the years he has gained a whole different perspective on the meaning of health, wellness, and life for that matter. He oversees all of the tasks involved with the day-to- day operations, including but not limited to; answering incoming phone calls and emails, assisting new clients, booking appointments, managing test results, taking and fulfilling supplements orders, etc. In 2014, Phillip became Office Manager. Phillip brings a wealth of skill and experience to our office and is ready to help you with any of your wellness needs. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife & two daughters cooking up a storm, or hiking, camping, swimming or star gazing… pretty much anything in the great outdoors.