Meet Our Team
HAROLYN C. GILLES, M.D.
Dr. Harolyn Gilles is a board-certified Family Physician who thinks “outside the box” of mainstream Medicine. She practices an Integrative approach in which she seeks the underlying causes of symptoms to provide real long-term solutions, which promote healing, and not just symptom relief. She is a highly-skilled clinician who has completed advanced training in a variety of alternative and natural therapies; including Nutrition, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement, Aesthetic Procedures, and Stem Cell Therapies for aesthetics, pain relief, and sexual enhancements. Dr. Gilles utilizes a variety of cutting edge modalities to assist the body in healing itself. Most importantly, she listens to her patients, always mindful of treating them with respect, dignity, and compassion.
Upon graduation from Northwestern University School of Medicine, in Chicago, IL, she served on the faculty of Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and the University of Arizona School of Medicine. Dr. Gilles has nearly 40 years of practice experience, and has won many awards, including the “Best of Scottsdale Physicians and Surgeons Award” for the past 13 consecutive years, Top Docs in AZ, and is an honored member of “Cambridge Who’s Who”.
DR. CAROLINE TADE, NMD
Hailing from the great state of Texas, Dr. Tade completed her undergraduate degree at Sweet Briar College in Virginia. Under the tissue culture hood, she discovered the healing power of nature and has been eagerly studying complementary therapies for cancer ever since.
In her time at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine here in Tempe, Arizona her studies focused on spinal manipulation, Endocrinology therapeutics for natural hormone balancing, chronic pain reduction techniques, cancer care and IV therapy. Dr. Tade has completed extensive additional training in UNDAs, collaborative cancer care and restorative injections.
In her spare time she loves to cook, hike, camp, and play with her dog, Luke. Dr. Tade loves to travel and is addicted to going to conferences to keep abreast of the latest and greatest in complementary medicine.
LAURA GOLD, RPH, ABAAHP
Laura Gold has been a practicing clinical pharmacist for over 20 years. A graduate from St. John’s University School of Pharmacy in Queens, NY and with an undergraduate education in compounding and natural medicine, Laura has served as a clinical pharmacist in various capacities within the pharmaceutical industry. After realizing the need for a balanced approach between natural and allopathic medicine, she founded and operated her own compounding and nutritional pharmacy in Peoria, AZ, developing into a complete wellness center housing multiple integrative practitioners. During this time, she advanced her training as a compounding pharmacist through the Professional Compounding Centers of America, and most recently became a Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners.
She believes that, as a pharmacist, she is offered the perfect opportunity to integrate and fuse naturopathic and allopathic medicine with the creation of Fusion Medical Care. Patients seek natural solutions to remedy their health, while practitioners are looking towards innovative, integrative care practices to aid patients. At FMC, Laura supports the clinical team in caring for members’ pharmacological needs and serves as the patient’s advocate. Her mission is to educate and empower patients to feel great and look amazing by promoting this model: “let your food be your medicine, your kitchen be your pharmacy, and your lifestyle be your doctor.”
DINA BALZANO, DNP, FNP-BC
Dr. Dina Balzano is an Arizona native and Army veteran. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, she believes in treating her patients holistically. She began her medical career at the age of 18 as a Certified Nurse Assistant for hospice patients. After serving in the Army for four years as a combat medic she then became a Registered Nurse. Her nursing background is focused on forensics, public health and intensive care. She obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of the Incarnate Word in 2018. Prior to working as a family nurse practitioner with Fusion Medical Care she was actively working on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19 in Arizona.
JOAN ARDAVANIS, MS, FNP-BC
Joan Ardavanis is an amazing nurse practitioner who truly lives life and practices what she preaches. She is an excellent listener, kind, compassionate, but will use a tough-love approach to gently guide you to health and healing. When she is not with patients you can usually find her on the golf course, hiking, surfing, or spending time with her kids and grandkids. Her down to earth personality will put you at ease as she gives every patient an individualized experience.