Meet the Doctors at NHCNC

Dr. Keoni Teta ND, LAc. is a naturopathic physician, acupuncturist and expert in the science and application of exercise and nutrition as it relates to fat loss.  He did his undergraduate work at NC State University in biochemisty and chemical engineering.  His graduate work was done at NC A&T State University in environmental engineering; and his medical training was completed at Bastyr University. He is a contributing writer for Natural Triad Magazine and The Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients. Keoni is a coauthor of The Metabolic Effect Diet(AKA The New ME Diet) and Lose Weight Here a contributing author in The Textbook of Natural Medicine and Integrative Sexual Health. He is a cofounder of the fat-loss and lifestyle company Metabolic Effect. He also cohosts a weekly podcast called The Well Man’s Podcast. Most enjoyable for him is hanging out with his family and animals, while working out or reading.

Dr. Jillian Sarno Teta ND is the author of “Natural Solutions for Digestive Health” and the creator of the Fix Your Digestion gut restoration program. She specializes in digestive complaints.Prior to her medical training at Bastyr University, she received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Boston University, and her master’s in Environmental Biology from Boston University. In her spare time, Jillian enjoys reading, cooking and going for walks in the woods. You can learn more about Jillian and connect with her on social media at

Dr. Jade Teta ND completed his undergraduate training at North Carolina State University, earning a bachelors of science in biochemistry. He then went on to study at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington, widely regarded as “the Harvard of natural medicine.” There he earned his doctorate in naturopathic medicine, a distinct profession of family-care physicians who specialize in integrative and alternative medicine. Dr. Teta is a licensed family physician in Washington. Dr. Teta also has extensive experience in the field of fitness, having worked as a personal trainer for close to twenty years. He carries advanced certifications in fitness from the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. His natural medicine background, along with his fitness expertise, has defined his healthcare specialties of hormonal weight loss and functional medicine approaches to chronic disease.

Joseph Cleaver, MD, FAARM

Joseph Cleaver, MD is an internationally recognized expert in longevity medicine, exercise physiology, and regenerative and minimally invasive aesthetics. Dr. Cleaver has been on the leading edge of medicine since graduating from the University of Rome School of Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Board of Anti-Aging / Regenerative Medicine and serves as a faculty member at A4M and the Metabolic Medical Institute (MMI). He is double board-certified in regenerative medicine and internal medicine.

Dr. Cleaver also holds the position of adjunct clinical professor at George Washington School of Medicine and teaches the exercise prescription component of the master’s program in integrative medicine.

As a PRP (platelet-rich plasma) and PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) expert with 10 years of experience in regenerative aesthetics, Dr. Cleaver applies this cutting-edge regenerative medical science in the treatment of hair restoration and minimally invasive aesthetics.

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