Megan DeBell, MD
Physician and Owner
It's nice to meet you. I'm Megan DeBell, MD.
In looking for answers for my own chronic pain, I quickly stumped mainstream medical professionals. As I went from practitioner to practitioner (even getting on a plane a few times) what I wanted the most has been a professional to support and guide me as I continued to look for solutions.
I am that professional. I will accompany, guide, and support you as we work together to understand your symptoms and find solutions. I want you to feel better.
I consider myself a medical detective. I put together clues that might not seem connected to give you a clear picture of your health, and help you understand what you can do to care for yourself.
My consultations in functional and integrative medicine are backed up by over fifteen years as a medical doctor. (My undergraduate degree is from Stanford University, my medical degree from the University of Arizona, and I did my residency in Family Medicine at Swedish Medical Center.) In my years of trying to care for chronic disease in a regular medical practice, I was frustrated by watching patients get sicker despite taking their medications. My curiosity drove me to seek out answers and information about the deeper causes of disease and find a different model to care for patients.
I am proud to be board certified in integrative medicine by the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). I have trained with the Institute for Functional Medicine and with Chris Kresser, MS, L.Ac. in his ADAPT clinician training program. My work includes an ancestral perspective, constantly reflecting on how humans have lived for most of our evolution (hint, it wasn't sitting all day at the computer and eating food from bags).
I also love to use mind-body medicine in my practice (ask me about my favorite meditation - shaking and dancing). I have completed advanced training with the Center for Mind Body Medicine. I enjoy facilitating mind-body medicine groups - in Seattle and at the University of Washington.
For the last six years, I have also facilitated groups for physician colleagues and for students at the University of Washington modeled on the work of Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen. These groups help participants find meaning and inspiration in their work. I am proud to be a member of the clinical faculty in the University of Washington Department of Family Medicine.
I volunteer to teach medical students who provide care at free clinics for immigrants, the uninsured, and the homeless. I speak Spanish and have volunteered extensively in Mexico.
I love food, cooking, and traveling. Feel free to ask me for my favorite recipe for any nutrient dense food you want to prepare.
Kathryn Maly, MA
I am excited to be part of the team at Shine Functional Medicine. Dr. DeBell and I began our relationship as neighbors who laced up our shoes for a weekly run. As we ran the sidewalks and park trails of Capitol Hill, I got a glimpse into Megan’s passionate pursuit of functional medicine and integrative health. Once she launched her new practice, I joined as a patient; and then became the Shine Functional Medicine Patient Liaison.
The health world is aswirl with stories of folks who have embraced radical change with great results; and indeed these stories are inspiring. But I am also interested in the experiences of people who restore their wellness gradually, through a deliberate pruning of habits that don’t serve them and a steady adoption of habits that bring them greater vitality and joy.
In my own health journey, I’ve grappled with sinus and respiratory infections, digestive challenges, and exhaustion. I left a rewarding, but energetically depleting, career as a public school teacher and created some space to heal my body with whole food, mindfulness and movement. I became curious about Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, where healing is about restoring wholeness and balance. I focused on reducing stress, rebuilding the microbiome in my gut, and learning to listen to and respect the unique energetic and nutritional needs of my body.
My goal is to help Dr. DeBell’s patients do the same. I want to support you as you adopt some of the changes proposed by Dr. DeBell and as you become the expert in what your body needs in order to feel strong and balanced.
In addition to joining people on their path toward wellness, I have a private mediation practice in which I work primarily with families and educators. I have also been a companion to dear ones in their dying process, working with family members and health care teams to support people in their end-of-life journey. While these may sound like very different lines of work, they share the common threads of grief, fear, suffering, courage, compassion, collaboration, imagination, insight, integrity and liberation. I have studied with Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD, whose “strong back, soft front” vision and leadership continue to inspire me.
When I’m not working, you’ll find me walking local beaches and trails, dancing on a hardwood floor, soaking up some vitamin D from the sun, chopping vegetables, and grounding myself under the fir, madrona and cedar trees.
BSN, RN, LMP, RYT
Debbie Campbell has been studying and practicing mind-body techniques for over two decades. She is pleased to offer integrative health coaching for clients of Shine Functional Medicine.
Through a 20+ year career in mind-body medicine as a professional nurse and massage practitioner, Debbie has continued to deepen her understanding of how to best partner with clients and assist them in realizing their highest ideal of wellness. Whether it is through Integrative Nurse Coaching, massage, meditation, or yoga therapy. Debbie uses her knowledge and training to help clients discover their innate healing potential and inner wisdom.
Whether working with people with complex medical conditions, or clients suffering from situational stress, she is committed to meeting each individual where they are, at that moment in time, and providing a transformative experience that allows the client to access their own inner healing resources.
Debbie is certified as an Integrative Nurse Coach by the International Nurse Coach Association. She loves spending time in the mountains, backpacking and hiking.