As a membership family practice, called Direct Primary Care, Well Life ABQ is able to schedule enough time with you to actually get to know you and listen to you. Instead of quickly writing a prescription or referring you to another provider, we work with you to overcome your health problems through nutrition, lifestyle, supplements and even medicine when necessary.
In our practice, we believe prevention is the key to lifelong health and wellness. We are committed to helping you get well, stay well and live well. It is our mission not only to heal, but to inspire and motivate our patients to embrace and follow a path leading to wellness and a healthy long life.
This website is just one of the many ways we hope to teach and inspire you towards embracing your full health potential. As you navigate through the site, you will find a wealth of information about our practice and the treatments we offer. We hope that you find the website informative. Take the plunge and schedule an appointment with Well Life ABQ.
WHO I AM AND WHAT I DO
KC Devine Raver, FNP-C
Katherine "KC" Devine Raver is a Family Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of experience as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner. She has worked in a variety of settings. She was born and mostly raised in Albuquerque. She completed high school in Hawaii and earned her Bachelors of Nursing from the University of Hawaii. As an Army Nurse, she specialized in Pediatrics and spent most of her Army career in the Neonatal Intensive Care. She has also lived in South Carolina, Virginia, Texas and Washington, DC. She moved to Amarillo in 2013 and practiced as a Nurse Practitioner in a pediatric clinic that mostly served Medicaid and refugee patients.
Having always been attracted to alternative treatment options, in 2015 she was able to join Well Life Family Medicine and start her journey into all the things Integrative Medicine has to offer. She feels that both models have something to offer.
She returned home to Albuquerque in late 2016. Wanting to continue practicing integrative medicine, she has joined forces with Well Life in Amarillo and opened Well Life ABQ as an affiliated clinic.
KC has an eight year old boy. KC is a Mother, Nurse Practitioner, Avid Reader and Popcorn Lover.
She is passionate about wellness and loves helping people reach their goals. She believes that the key to healthy living is eating well, daily exercise, and abstaining from harmful habits such as smoking. She loves partnering with her patients to help them succeed.
The primary purpose of Well Life is to get sick people well. I feel this is best done is within the framework of Integrative Family Medicine. I believe medicine is much more than just dispensing pills. I take care of each patient as I would my own family. There are many obstacles to leading a productive healthy life. We are living longer due to the improvement in public health, nutrition, and modern medicine. Yet in many ways, we have become less healthy. Obesity, cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's, autism, are consuming the population. Much of what we suffer from is self-inflicted and we may not always know the source. Our health is an amalgam of the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the thoughts we think. Health is what we do FOR our body minus what we do TO our body.
A Zen Buddhist opened up a hot-dog stand and his first customer paid with $20 dollars.
After waiting, the customer demanded, his change.
The Buddhist replied, "Sir. Change must come from within".
Unless we make certain changes in our life, disease will find us again. Most of us know that our bodies were designed to heal. If we get a cut, we aren't going to bleed to death and in a lot of cases, it will heal without any evidence of what happened. Most of our sickness is simply a defense the body has put up to protect itself as the "check engine light".
Conventional treatments are often aimed at masking the symptom. This would be like sticking a piece of tape over the warning light. The problem is still there you just don't notice it until it is too late and you have to replace the engine
I have observed inflammatory bowel diseases go into remission, HgA1Cs brought down from 13 to 6, women with PCOS begin regular pain free cycles, and 20 year chronic intractable pain all relieved with alternative therapies which previously had failed conventional treatments. Thus far, it has been my experience that conventional treatments are well suited in the acute setting but are often lacking when it comes to chronic conditions. Bottom line, I want to find what works and does the least amount of harm, whether it is a conventional or alternative method.
Meet The Rest Of Our Team
Darlene joined Well Life ABQ in 2019. She manages most of the infusions and juggles many other responsibilities in both the Infusion Clinic and Well Life ABQ. As a former Labor and Delivery nurse, she has a lot of experience with venous access. You are literally in good hands!
She is a California native and moved to Albuquerque with her husband, John in 2006. Together, they have two children ages 11 and 9. When she is not working or managing the family's busy schedule, she loves hiking, painting and watching movies. She also loves trying new foods...so make sure to tell her about your favorite new restaurant.
Meghan is the Office Manager at Well Life ABQ, where she coordinates ALL...we mean ALL the daily operations of the office. Her name around here is "The Meg"... because there is really no other Meg.
Meghan has worked in various clinical environments and is committed to making the patient's experience in the office a positive one.
Meghan joined Well Life in August 2018. She continually strives to improve her skill set and clinic processes.
We keep her pretty busy so she can't always answer the phone, but she will get back to you as quickly as she can.
Meghan is a New York native. She originally discovered the great Southwest via Arizona, but has found her way (thankfully) to Albuquerque. In her free time, she enjoys exploring New Mexico (when it is NOT COLD), hiking, reading thriller novels, and spending time with her fur babies Bailey and Rory.