Integrative Family Medicine & Geriatrics
Copyright 2019 Evan Kligman, MD

Southwest Integrative Healthcare
2802 N. Alvernon Way
Tucson, Arizona 85712

Fax (520) 326-0849

Southwest Integrative Healthcare
Dr. Kligman is pleased to be a part of Southwest Integrative Healthcare located in Plaza Encantada where integrative practitioners with a similar philosophy are collaborating together on patient care.  
Plaza Encantada
2802 N. Alvernon Way, #200 
(NE corner of Alvernon & Glenn)
Tucson, AZ
 Phone: 520-326-0850
Meet our Other Practitioners



Christy Snow is a human energy system repair person as taught to her by her husband Jeff Harris, the Cherokee White Priest. First as his student (1987), then as his wife since 1990, Christy has been taught the body’s etheric energy system in the oral traditional way. A healthy and whole energy system provides a strong foundation for wellness and healing; an integral part of holistic health.

Using her own skills as a clairsentient with her traditional knowledge of the system, Christy repairs damaged areas in the bio-energy which can contribute to physical disease, illness and pain. During a session, the integrity of the aura is checked; major chakras are cleared and/or repaired; and the meridian system is cleared and rewired if necessary. The appointments generally last about 90 minutes and notes of the session go home with you. Book appointments directly with Christy at DesArt Studio, (520) 682-8488.

Christy Snow
Sherril Howard M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Mindfulness Instructor

Sherril Howard has been a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist since 1983 serving patients with voice disorders and head and neck cancer. She has also practiced various forms of meditation and yoga since the late 80’s. Recently she became qualified to teach Mindfulness to children of all ages as well as adults. She has a private practice out of her home where she helps clients find their inner voice. For the last 15 years, Sherril and her husband, Tim have been facilitating a relationship course called The Way Of The Beloved a comprehensive method for making marriage a path for spiritual development. She is passionate about helping others find balance, equanimity and overall joy in their lives.
Dr. Ingrid Patsch
Dr. Ingrid Patsch received her medical degree from her home state at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and completed her Family Medicine Residency at USC-PIH Family Medicine Residency Program in Southern California. Dr. Patsch has spent much of her career since in clinical practice and has held numerous teaching and leadership positions in medical education and resident physician training settings. Dr. Patsch holds three advanced training Fellowship certifications, one through the University of Southern California in teaching, the second through the Institute of Healthcare Improvement in patient care quality and safety, and most recently, a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine through the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. Dr. Patsch is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. She practices outpatient integrative family medicine and serves as a faculty supervisor for the Family Medicine residents at the Alvernon Family Medicine site. Dr. Patsch’s interests in health care remain in patient quality/safety, integrative medicine, and medical education. In her spare time, Dr. Patsch enjoys movies, travelling to new places, and having adventures with her husband, four small children, and two rescue dogs.
Leila Ali-Akbarian (Dr. Ali) graduated from the University of Arizona (U of A) Family Medicine Residency program in 2009 after receiving her medical degree (MD) and Masters of Public Health (MPH) at the U of A. She has been working as an attending physician and faculty member in the Family Medicine department since then, actively participating in patient care, research, and education. She is a graduate of the Arizona Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, and she been the acting director of the Alvernon Family Medicine Integrative Medicine Residential Fellowship program for the past 6 years. She is a faculty member with the Center for Integrative Medicine in Tucson, AZ and enjoys writing curriculum and supporting their educational and patient care mission.
Dr. Ali is also the medical director of the Supportive Care Clinic at the University of Arizona Cancer Center. She has enjoyed serving her patients who have ever had a diagnosis of cancer for primary care services, symptom management, palliative needs, or any supportive medical needs. One of her favorite goals of care with her patients is to improve health and resilience as a way to decrease cancer recurrence risk and improve all-around health. She remains passionate about high quality primary care for people of all ages with any health conditions, aiming to work closely with her patients to use the least amount of medication needed to optimize wellness and increase longevity. When she is not working, Dr. Ali enjoys time with her 2 young children, cooking with her husband, or spending time in nature.

Dr. Leila Ali-Akbarian