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Meet the Team at Advanced Health Center

At Advanced Health Center, our team provides a safe, warm, compassionate, friendly environment for those in Bellingham who want more from their chiropractic care. We look forward to learning more about you, helping you along the way, and celebrating the milestones that improve your quality of life.

Paula Keeler

Paula's headshotMy life has been directed by two guiding principles. “Do unto others what you would have them do to you,” and “Be the change that you want to be in the world.” These principles have led me to not only my husband, Dr. Keeler, but the chiropractic profession, as well, both of which allow me to serve my community in Bellingham through holistic care.

While Dr. Keeler was in graduate school, I worked as a consultant offering services to chiropractors in the San Francisco Bay area while raising two children. This gave me great insight into practical ways to support Dr. Keeler as he entered into full-time practice, and gave me the ability to create quality time with my children.

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For 33 years, my administrative skills have given me the opportunity to support the team at Advanced Health Center and provide effective change in people’s lives. This brings me deep satisfaction and happiness.

I have a degree in Environmental Conservation that allows me to pursue my love of plants and animals. While conducting field research, I discovered two new orchid species in Bolivia and Ecuador, and I was delighted to be able to name them. I spent 10 years on the island of Kauai running a bed and breakfast while working remotely for Advanced Health Center.

When not working, I love to spend time with my dog, Maggie, enjoy the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, and flex my artistic muscles with mixed media art, sewing, quilting, gardening, and music.

Leah Jean Ballah

Leah Jean Ballah

What led you to Advanced health Center?

I grew up at Advanced Health Center! At 13 years of age, after school hours I would file patient folders to earn allowance money. Once I proved mature and responsible enough my folks allowed me to answer the phones and record appointments in the appointment book. Back in those days it was a ledger book, where appointments were written down in pencil, a far cry from the sophisticated software currently in play at the office.

How has chiropractic influenced/affected your life?

Strangers tend to compliment me on my posture more often than not!

What keeps you busy outside of work?

Cooking, reading, writing, painting, playing, laughing, skiing, hiking and of course eating.

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Is there anything that most people would be surprised to learn about you?

I am a dedicated sumo fan.

What are your words to live by?

Health is the only true wealth in life. Death is just as beautiful, sacred and precious as birth.

What is the best part of your work day?

Meeting new people and getting to know our patients!

What motivated you to see a chiropractor for the first time?

When Dr Keeler was in chiropractic college, he needed people who were willing to let him practice, within our immediate family I was the number one volunteer. As an adult, if I’m not in the rhythm of a monthly scheduled tune up, it would be a pinched nerve that would get me on the phone to book an appointment asap!

What are some of your things that inspire you?

I’m inspired by the human body. How divinely we are designed.

Waters Armstrong

Waters Armstrong

After spending the last 3 years working in The Big Apple, I figured it was too long since I had seen an actual apple tree and returned to my roots in the PNW. I’ve played music my whole life, and many fellow musicians have sworn by chiropractic. Curious, I dived straight into the practice. Seeing every patient’s recovery has been an incredible experience for me. I studied philosophy and music in college, and I believe exposure to both is integral to an individua’s wellness.

When I’m not in the clinic, I’m writing my signature stories with a touch of humor. I also love to hike, and if you’re lucky, you can hear me practice my bass off of Humboldt street.

Come Meet Our Team!

Now is the time to get the chiropractic care that you deserve. Call us today at (360) 715-9010 to schedule a free personal consultation with Dr. Keeler.


Meet The Team at Advanced Health Center | (360) 715-9010