Welcome Dr. Ryan Shelton

Pacific Quest is excited to welcome Dr. Ryan Shelton to the Wellness Team! Dr. Shelton received his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Prior to that, he received a Master’s degree in Philosophy and obtained his BA in Biochemistry from the University of Kansas.

Pacific Quest Medical Director, Dr. Britta Zimmer comments, “Dr. Shelton will be the Wellness Director for both programs working directly with the students and staff. Dr. Shelton and I will be collaborating in the care of our students, training of staff and overall leadership of the Wellness Department. We are excited to add such a strong member to our team!”

For the past decade, Dr. Shelton has focused strongly on investigative and clinical research to educate physicians and patients across the country on the safest and most efficacious diagnostic and treatment methodologies in medicine. He was the creator and developer of Whole Body Health, a multidisciplinary family practice in Kansas City for many years and left in 2009 to become the co-founder and Chief Medical Advisor of Innovative Telemedicine Outreach Programs to service patients around the world. During this time, Dr. Shelton was hired by The University Compounding Pharmacy in San Diego, California as the head Physician and Pharmacist Consultant. Dr. Shelton is currently a licensed primary care physician in the state of Hawaii.

Dr. Shelton comes to the Big Island most recently from Kansas and is joined by his wife and 7 month old son. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the island with his family as well as surfing the beautiful coasts of Hawaii.