Our integrative medical practice values the relationship between practitioner and patient, is person-centered and informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches.
We are a physician-led team of experienced and board certified professionals who are passionate about promoting health and wellness. Our office is a clean, green and serene healing space in downtown Austin. We go paperless as much as possible. Handouts, prescriptions, records, referrals and lab orders are completed electronically.
Meet Our Team Of Healers:
Ashley Maltz, MD, MPH
Integrative Medicine Physician
Dr. Maltz is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine. She was born and raised in Houston and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. She earned her MD and Master in Public Health from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston. She completed her residency in Internal and Preventive Medicine at UTMB in 2011 and then a 2-year Integrative Medicine Fellowship at Stamford Hospital in Stamford, CT where she gained extensive training in medical acupuncture and natural pain management.
Dr. Maltz is a member of the American College of Physicians, Texas Medical Association and the Travis County Medical Society. She served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine from 2013 – 2015. http://www.ashleymaltzmd.com
Jessica Chernetsky, MD
Integrative Primary Care
Dr. Jessica Chernetsky is originally from Chicago, IL and is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University. She obtained her medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, TX, and completed her family medicine residency at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School.
Dr. Chernetsky is family medicine trained, is fluent in English and Russian, and is interested in preventive, functional and integrative medicine. She is very passionate about helping all to live a healthy lifestyle, inclusive of working on the mind-body connection to one’s health. Good nutrition and fitness are of utmost importance to leading a healthy lifestyle, and Dr. Chernetsky loves to help patients work on these aspects of their health, in parallel with other preventative care measures.
When she is not working, Dr. Chernetsky enjoys spending time with her family, cycling, dog training, exercising and leading a healthy lifestyle
Jameson James, L.Ac, M.AmSAT
Acupuncture, Alexander Technique
Jameson James, L.Ac, M.AmSAT is a graduate of the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, the New England Conservatory, Alexander Technique New York City, and the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine.
He combines over 10 years of study and practice of acupuncture with 10 years of Alexander Technique teaching experience.
His journey into integrative medicine began with personal challenges– to improve his mobility, pain and singing. He studied Alexander Technique as a tool for his own opera singing and then trained to teach the technique at AT-NYC under John Nicholls and Nanette Walsh.
Jameson uses the Alexander Technique to address the root of habits which often lead to disease. By improving breathing, posture and movement, the technique can help relieve back pain, neck pain, headache, stress, improve mobility, balance issues, lack of coordination, the ‘fear reaction’ triggered by change, and voice problems.
Jameson practices acupuncture and prescribes herbs to address a variety of issues naturally. He is a licensed acupuncturist in the State of Texas and also licensed in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
On a personal note, Jameson loves opera. In fact, he lived in NYC for nearly ten years singing and studying with some of the best in the world. Occasionally, you will hear him sing with Southwestern University, the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble, or even in the office. When he is not working with patients, he loves to swim, run or hike in the Greenbelt with his daughter and oversized puppy, Layla.
MaryAnn Reynolds, MS, LMT, BCTMB
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, TMJ ReliefMaryAnn Reynolds is a licensed massage therapist, board certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork. MaryAnn’s interest in bodywork started in 1996, when an automobile accident left her with a concussion and soft tissue injuries. Unable to find the help she needed from traditional Western medicine, she worked with many practitioners in the healing arts.
One practitioner was a skilled craniosacral therapist, and MaryAnn noticed that each session left her feeling calmer, more centered and resilient.
When seeking a career change, she thought of the healers who had put their hearts, minds, and souls into helping her heal. She enrolled in massage school in 2011.
She took her first course in craniosacral therapy that year and has engaged in multiple trainings since. She’s currently studying Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy with Roger Gilchrist.
MaryAnn graduated from The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in 2012 and from their advanced program in 2015.
As a bodywork practitioner, MaryAnn offers two specialties. Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy helps reset stressed nervous systems into a balanced state, a prerequisite for allowing the body’s innate healing capabilities to activate.
MaryAnn also offers TMJ Relief, an integrative modality she developed that combines several techniques to help release tension patterns based on stress, posture, and habits such as clenching and grinding, so that a healthier pattern can emerge.
MaryAnn is a graduate of both the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas at Austin. She is a long-time yogi, dancer, and meditator, and a mother and grandmother. She enjoys gardening and watching birds and loves to spend time off in West Texas and New Mexico.
She has practiced in West Lake Hills since 2016 and is delighted to join West Holistic Medicine, working alongside Dr. Ashley Maltz and Jameson James, LAc, to also serve downtown/central Austin.