Our team of caring professionals are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal health
As owner and medical
director of Core Wellness, Dr. Roush offers naturopathic primary care to
women and their families.
Since coming to Helena in 2006 he has developed a reputation for outstanding acute and chronic disease assessment and management, women's healthcare, menopausal transition management, and total family care
He combines effective conventional and unconventional diagnostic tools including comprehensive history taking, complete physical exams, standard and functional lab assessment, hormone and thyroid testing, as well as digestion and nutritional analysis.
As medical director of Core Wellness, Dr. Roush takes responsibility for every aspect of your interaction in the clinic. He supervises all staff including the other clinic physicians.
Always feel free to call him with any concerns.
Dr. Roush received his
medical degree from Bastyr University, one of the nation's
most prestigious naturopathic medical schools after he initially
received his BA in Zoology from Miami University in Oxford, OH.
Dr. Roush completes annual training in menopausal management through the Institute for Women's Health and the American Menopause Society. He has significant experience using hormone and non-hormone therapies to support women through menopause, including bio-identical hormone therapy. Dr. Roush’s short term goal is to improve quality of life by addressing their most concerning symptoms and his long term goal is to promote health and wellness in prevention of chronic illness in all of his patients.
Dr. Roush also enjoys treating a variety of digestive complaints including IBS and SIBO. He has completed a variety of post graduate courses in this area.
He has completed
extensive training in the use of IV therapies, including the use of high
dose Vitamin C for chronic infections and other antioxidants to promote
wellness and Regenerative Injections Therapies such as prolotherapy and PRP for
chronic musculoskeletal complaints.
Dr. Shaun Riddle, ND has been practicing naturopathic medicine for over 15 years. He is interested in finding the underlying causes for health issues instead of just treating a person’s symptoms. He is interested in patients eventually becoming both symptom & medication free.
Beginning with conventional blood work, he looks for clues as to how the different systems of the body are working. If needed, then functional medicine labs are recommended to look more deeply for things like mold exposure, chronic infections as well as intestinal bacterial & fungal overgrowth.
As a physician who looks at the whole person, he also evaluates for emotional & epigenetic contributors to a person’s health.
Once a complete picture of a person’s health status is obtained, he can then recommend a truly holistic approach to healing that will likely differ radically from anything a person has received from a conventional doctor. This can include specific diet & lifestyle changes, IV therapies, exercise, emotional clearing, herbal & vitamin therapies &/or hormone replacement.
Dr. Shaun Riddle
Dr. Riddle obtained his doctoral degree from Bastyr University. He also has a Master’s of Teaching & Bachelor’s in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University. When not seeing patients, you might find him fishing, hunting or exploring the wilderness areas of Montana.
I am a physician, retired surgeon, and healer. I’ve spent the past 8 years working to fill in what I felt were the “gaps” in my medical school training and knowledge. I’ve been studying Integrative Medicine (the use of the best of BOTH conventional and alternative medicine) and Functional Medicine (the search for root causes of symptoms and disease in order to guide treatment). My primary areas of interest are those diseases dealing with memory dysfunction (mild, moderate, or severe), inflammatory or autoimmune disorders, digestive disorders (like diarrhea, constipation, irritable bowel, inflammatory bowel disease, or GERD), neurodegenerative disorders (like ALS, MS or Parkinson’s ), and lifestyle changes specifically for helping to reduce the risk of cancer or cancer recurrence. I’ll be working with those of you who have chronic conditions that don’t seem to be resolving with conventional medicine, to devise a plan specifically for you and your particular condition.“
Dr. Natalie Gonzales, DO
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
From making your appointment to checking you out at the front desk, I strive to make your experience at Core Wellness wonderful.
I joined the team in January 2019 after spending sixteen years working as the office manage at an audiology clinic in Cheyenne, WY. I love the naturopathic approach of treating the whole person and equally love to make patients feel welcome from the time they walk in our door.
I am a mom of four and a Grandma of eleven. My hubby Steve and I love spending time with the grandkids and spoiling them! We love to canoe and camp and have done many trips to the Boundary Waters which is a passion of ours.
Hi there! I’m Scout, a part time medical assistant at Core Wellness.
I am currently a Carroll College nursing student graduating in 2021.
You might interact with me when you come in for blood draws and IV’s, I also assist Dr. Roush with annual appointments and scheduling patients behind the front desk.
When I am not at work or in school you can find me outside enjoying the many Helena activities or in my kitchen trying a new recipe.
I look forward to being a part of your care team at Core Wellness!
Peg has been a licensed massage therapist in the state of Montana for over 20 years, specializing in rehabilitative, advanced manually integrative massage modalities studied in the US and abroad.
Peg serves as a professional member on the State Massage Therapy Board, and maintains a high standard of continuing education and certifications to provide customized and genuinely caring treatment for each client’s specific needs.
Whether it be overuse injuries from sports, accidents, or everyday sprains, strains, or stresses, the appropriate myofascial techniques help clients achieve pain-free mobility.
Peg maintains a full-time practice at Core Wellness clinic and believes in the team effort there which affords patients a wide array of treatments and care for optimal health.
Remember, “Every body deserves a massage!”.
Licensed Massage Therapist