Dr. Samuel Sisto-Lopez, DC is from Woodburn, OR and graduated with a BS in Biology from the University of Portland. He then earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon.
Before working in Beaverton, Dr. Sam spent time as an associate in Boston, MA and Canby, OR. One of his biggest passions is serving the next generation, which is why he spent most of his undergrad coordinating volunteers for a local after-school program and mentoring first-generation college students. Dr. Sam’s unique experiences, his calm demeanor and his ability to speak in English/Spanish enables him to serve people from various backgrounds.
Along with excellent chiropractic care, Dr. Sam believes that patients should seek other disciplines and therapies such as: acupuncture, therapeutic exercises, cold laser, cervical traction, massage therapy and cupping, which are offered at our clinic. He believes that it takes a team, including the patient, to improve someone’s health or recovery from injury.
Katherine, a Colorado native, grew up participating in an array of winter sports, running, and dancing, giving her an innate fascination with the inner workings of the human body. She received her first acupuncture treatment at nine years old to help with a bout of indigestion, and has taken full advantage of the medicine for many other ailments throughout her life. She earned her degree in international studies and Spanish from the University of Denver after also studying abroad in Mendoza, Argentina at the Universidad del Cuyo and the Universidad del Congreso. While attending college, Katherine and her brother frequently visited Dr. Michael Winer, a chiropractor and energy healer, in Hood River, Oregon.
Katherine graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine with her master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. She is also accredited by the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the Oregon Medical Board, and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is enthusiastic about tackling any condition that may cause trouble, but she is especially interested in musculoskeletal pain, digestive issues, the aging process, women’s health, and the mental/emotional realm.
In her spare time, Katherine enjoys spending quality moments with her husband and their two chihuahuas, Falkor and Atreyu (Neverending Story reference!). She loves to dance, and is part of a hula halau where she participates and performs in Tahitian dancing. Being from Colorado, she is drawn to hiking, trail running, skiing, and general exploration where the outdoors may enchant her. She also has a serious case of travel bug whose only cure is to see the most exotic corners of the earth, and hopes to take her practice internationally in the future to help those who may not have immediate access to healthcare.
Michelle specializes in acupuncture and herbal medicine. She became an avid believer in the powers of oriental medicine during her studies at Naropa University and Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine. She graduated in 2007, with her Masters in Oriental Medicine. She then completed an advanced 12 week clinical training at YueYang hospital Shanghai, China. Michelle opened D’Vida Injury Clinic and Wellness Center in Beaverton in 2012 (now currently located in Aloha, OR). She is passionate about creating a culture at the clinic that is warm, welcoming and inclusive. Her goal is hiring the best providers at the clinic to ensure patients are given top notch care. In her time off time she enjoys hiking, dancing, snowboarding, traveling with her fiance Jack and hanging with their kitty cat Annie.
Whitney is an adopted South Korean raised in Missoula, Montana riding horses, camping, fishing, skiing, and hiking. She appreciates Chinese medicine’s emphasis on living in balance and harmony with mother nature’s everchanging forces. Whitney’s interest in acupuncture and the mind-body connection stem from her experience and training in social work along with her own health challenges. She has a special interest in treating pain and trauma and is passionate about helping patients navigate the complex world of health and treatment options from an integrative perspective.
Whitney is an Oregon licensed acupuncturist and holds a master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine (MAcOM) from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine here in Portland. She has a bachelor’s degree (BA) in music and art from Lewis & Clark College and four years of post-baccalaureate study of hard sciences at Seattle Central College. Whitney practices Wing Chun kung fu and tai chi chuan in her free time and is still an avid outdoor enthusiast.
Susie Chriswisser is an intuitive and compassionate massage therapist. Her specialty is in creating a safe and caring massage experience that is graced with love for you to genuinely heal and release pain, feel taken care of and pampered during your session
Susie believes that true caring starts with the self first. By taking care of our body, mind and spirit we are better able to take care of those we love and be the best versions of ourselves in our lives. This is called Self Love and is a must in order to live an empowered life and empower those we love.
A session with Susie is a special experience where her intuitive touch creates a soothing and safe space to allow for sacred healing to occur. Her compassionate guidance of self care and self love support you in extending this empowering experience into your life!
Hi! I’m Jessica! I’m a mom of a beautiful little boy. We live on a quarter acre urban farm oasis in Portland Proper. If you want to talk about growing pumpkins, I’m your person. I’m a creative and hold a BFA in Sculpture and Painting with minors in Psychology, ceramics and business. I have been a Massage Therapist for over 15 years and can easily say body work is the most sacred work that I have had the privilege of practicing. The intention behind my approach is to connect the person to their body. In unraveling the stress of our daily lives, in session, we can begin to understand how that manifests in our body and in our pain. It is my hope that in these moments of connectivity, we can learn more about ourselves and therefore empower our own innate ability to heal ourselves. To be a part of your story is my greatest honor. I hope to continue this journey by becoming licensed in Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine. My specialties are in Bereavement, Transitional grief, psychosomatic expression through pain. I do hold expertise in deep tissue and deep relaxation bodywork and special training including aromatherapy, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, and Craniosacral Therapy.
I am a positive individual whose focus is to help people with their physical injuries and provide education on the connection between physical and mental health. I hope to inspire people and give them a new perspective on their health and life overall. I have spent five-plus years working in chiropractics, providing manual care. I am experienced with working with sports rehab, Autoimmune dysfunctions, and releasing emotional distress.
I have graduated from East West College of the healing arts with honors in massage therapy. I am a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).
I provide deep tissue services with cupping, gua sha, tui na, neuromuscular therapy, and treatment with stress, anxiety, and depression.
Melissa joined D’Vida in 2018 and although new to chiropractic care, she quickly realized the importance of self care and wellness. She is fluent in Spanish and comes to us with many years of experience in the customer service industry. As part of our front office staff, you will see her friendly face at various times during the week helping patients.
A native Oregonian, she loves exploring the coast with her family but also enjoys staying in with a good book. An avid coffee drinker, you will almost always see her with a cold brew!
When you call the office, her friendly voice is the first one you hear! Brizeida is certified as a Chiropractic Assistance , which allows her to assist Dr.Rhodes.She truly has a big heart, and is always ready to lend a hand. She genuinely cares about everyone she meets and her positivity is contagious. She loves spending time with her son, exploring new places, traveling, outdoors, sunsets at the beach, and road trips.
Gabriela is a student at Portland State University majoring in clinical health science, with the intent to become a doctor of physical therapy. She graduated from Portland Community College in 2019, and has always had a passion for learning and helping others. She has a huge interest in both sports medicine and holistic health, growing up a competitive figure skater and having to heal and recover from injuries along the way. She speaks Spanish and has worked in customer service for over five years. In her free time (when she’s not buried in schoolwork) she loves weightlifting, playing with her two dogs, and spending time with family!
Liliana is a student at Portland Community College, pursuing a degree in Multimedia. She speaks spanish fluently and also has 6 years of customer service experience, being a store manager at her previous employment. She has always had a huge passion for helping others and is excited to continue doing so. As a former competitive dancer, Liliana knows how tricky it can be to recover from injuries, and is so pleased to help others get the care they need. When not studying, Liliana spends a lot of time with her cat or working on digital side projects.