Michael Ambrose DC, MD
Dr. Ambrose is the man and the vision behind Performance Medical Clinic. A board-certified Medical Doctor and Chiropractor specializing in Internal Medicine, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Medical Weight Loss, Pain Management, Integrative Medicine, and Regenerative Medicine. His mission in life is to make his patients feel better and allow them to live happier healthier lives.
Dr. Ambrose had the pleasure of growing up in the metro east area and started his career as a chiropractor. Graduating from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, he practiced for two years as a Chiropractor before he decided to go back to Medical School. Dr. Ambrose completed medical school and ultimately an Internal Medicine Residency at Southern Illinois University. After residency, Dr. Ambrose entered practice as an Internal Medicine physician but realized that something was missing in the healthcare system. This led him to expand his scope of practice to address his patient’s concerns in a more holistic, integrative approach. For this reason he received additional training in pain management, anti-aging medicine, stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine, and hormone replacement therapy, as he feels that these are critical to addressing the whole patient. When he is not spending time with his wife and three daughters, he can usually be found deer hunting in the woods.
Licensure & Certifications:
- Doctor of Medicine (MD)
- Doctor of Chiropractic (DC)
- Board Certified: National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- Board Certified: American Board of Internal Medicine
- Fellow in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine
- American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP)
- American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M)
- Metabolic Medical Institute (MMI)
- Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)
- Platelet Rich Plasma, Stem Cell Therapies
- Interventional Pain Management, “O” shot, Priapus Shot, Hair Restoration, Vampire Facelift
Holly, CPT, Administrative Assistant
Managing our clinic gives Holly the daily opportunity to do her very favorite thing, Make others smile and feel happy. Holly administers the day-to-day operations within the clinic to ensure a smooth and pleasant experience for each and every patient. She uses her ability to organize schedules, as well as her knack for listening and truly empathizing with others to ensure her patients get the best service from the best medical team. Being a woman with Celiac Disease has attributed to much of her passion for clean eating, proper exercise and living healthy in general. Growing up on a 20-acre farm in rural Illinois, she learned how to maintain a happy balance between nature and her tight-knit community. Through creating these lasting relationships Holly enjoys helping others so that all may succeed in their goals together. Holly studied business administration at Southern Illinois University of Carbondale before moving to Belleville with her husband, Joel and their two dogs, LeeLoo and Darwin. She recently graduated from School of Phlebotomy here in St. Louis. Holly’s catchphrase is “Live Happy!” Call us today to learn how she can help you!
Tina, CPT, Marketing Manager, Medical Assistant
Tina is excited to join our efforts in spreading the word about all that we do here at Performance Medical Clinic. Tina’s goal is to help people in the community understand that there are more integrative approaches to health care. She has a love for all people and a heart that only wants to improve the lives of others. Tina graduated from McKendree University in 2013 with a Bachelor Degree in Business Management and a Minor in Marketing. She has also completed the training in becoming a Certified Phlebotomist to have a more direct relationship with our patients. Tina resides in Belleville with her husband and three little boys who always keep her ready for a new adventure! Almost every weekend you will find her participating in a charitable race or attending her beloved Faith Family Church in Shiloh, IL.
Tara, CPT, Medical Assistant
Tara is the newest member of the PMC team. She grew up in Memphis, Tennessee where she began her training as a Phlebotomist at the Arkansas Phlebotomy Institute. Tara is currently completing a program to continue her education in medical assisting, phlebotomy, and EKGs. Tara moved to this area a few years ago with her husband who is in the Army. Thank you for your service!
In her free time, Tara enjoys being active, training for running events, and spending time with her husband and 2 children. She enjoys her daily interactions with patients and their families, and building relationships with everyone she meets!
Stephanie, Insurance and Referral Specialist
Stephanie grew up locally here in Fairview Heights. After graduating from Belleville Township East High School, she went on to study Medical Billing and Coding at CALC, Institute of Technology. With over nine years of customer service, Stephanie is wonderful at helping every patient feel comfortable and informed throughout any referral process. When she is not working, Stephanie enjoys being a mom and making memories with her three beautiful children.
Laura, CPT, Financial Officer, Creative Marketing Director
Laura grew up in Saint Louis, Missouri. She graduated from University of Missouri, Columbia in 2012 with a Bachelor Degree in Health Sciences, and double Minors in Business and Psychology. Laura joined the PMC team in 2016 to help Dr. Ambrose grow and expand the practice. Her main role is to oversee the daily office and patient operations and is committed to making every patient experience a positive one! Laura is grateful to be a part of an upbeat, caring, and team oriented environment, where there is something new to be learned and perfected every day. Since her time here, Laura has worked to expand her knowledge in a more clinical aspect by completing a Phlebotomy Certification program in 2017, and an IV Certification program in 2018. With these certifications, she is able to provide a more hands on role with patients and currently leads our IV Nutrition Program. Laura loves meeting and interacting with all of our patients and watching as their health improves and transforms throughout their treatment. Outside the office, Laura enjoys spending time with her husband, two amazing step daughters, and new beautiful baby girl. She enjoys cooking, traveling, and being active outdoors.