ABOUT THE STAFF

M. James Dionisio D.C., Clinic Director

I grew up on Long Island, New York in a small town, called Miller Place. At the age of 15, while driving with my mom in the car, a small voice spoke to me, and told me I should become a chiropractor.

Since that moment I never considered anything else.

I graduated high school in 1986, then off to Saint Joseph’s College (1986-1988) to complete the requirements for me to get into Chiropractic School, at Life University in Georgia (1988-1992).

After graduation from Chiropractic School in 1992, I moved to Arizona. Initially, I practiced in Tempe. Eventually, I opened my own practice in Metro Center (Phoenix), Arrowhead (Peoria), Desert Ridge (Phoenix), Ahwatukee Foothills where I now reside, and finally the Phoenix Ahwatukee area where our current office is located.

For the past 17 years, I have been married to my beautiful wife, Lisa (who I met in the Chiropractic business). Lisa keeps herself busy running her business, Standard X-Ray and raising our 14 year old daughter Amanda. Amanda is my greatest success. She enjoys reading, writing and baking, but most of all she loves to dance.

Our home also includes a 8-year-old Boxer, Larry, who we rescued. And an 10-year-old Boston Terrier, Princess. We are just happy that the two of them let us live there.

My mom lives in Ahwatukee, where she recently reluctantly retired. My two sisters Nancy and Andrea, both younger than myself) live out of state with their families. Each of them has two daughters and a son.

In my spare time, I love to road bike, mountain bike, play softball and golf. I also enjoy traveling to San Diego, watching baseball, going to the movies and I’m a huge fan of the band RUSH!

Irasela Borquez, C.A.,L.M.T., Office Manager

Born in Albuquerque New Mexico, I migrated over with the entire family at the age of 7 years old and I've called Arizona home ever since.
I graduated from Chandler high school, were I played softball and took graphic design classes in 2007.
After injuring myself senior year, I turned to being on the other side of sports, the medical rehabilitation side.

I started massage school 2 days after graduation and graduated one year later as a Licensed Massage Therapist and have been working to restore health and function for over 8 years. I have worked in Physical Medicine clinics, Chiropractic clinics, and Golf Body Works in Scottsdale stretching and massaging golfers and athletes.

I currently work as an L.M.T. and office manager at Platinum Medical Group in the Awhatukee Phoenix area and have been assisting with patient care and keeping the office working as one unit for over 2 years.

When I’m not working, I go to school, try to get out doors either exploring, hiking, camping, or hunting, and have been a happy mother to two fur babies for 6.5 years. I am attending Grand Canyon University, where I am working to expand my knowledge and complete a nursing degree.

I look forward to expanding my skills and thus furthering my career in the medical field.

Johnie Blum, RN, MSN, FNP-BC

Johnie Blum received her Bachelors in Nursing at Grand Canyon University, she soon found her passion in pediatrics working at St Joseph’s Hospital in Neurology Rehabilitations and then at both Phoenix Children's Hospital and Cardons Children's Hospital in Neurology and Neurosurgery outpatient. After pursuing her Advanced level degree and receiving a Masters in Science as Family Nurse Practitioner from Chamberlain College of Nursing, she began working in both Family Primary Care and Pain Management. Johnie strongly believes that in order to treat pain it is important to understand the entire sum of a patient; mind, body, and soul. She makes it her priority to design proper care plans that focus on physiological, physical, and emotional issues to reduce pain and help decrease the chances of developing disease processes.

Johnie Blum FNP-BC is an Arizona native and a local Ahwatukee resident. She married her best friend Greg and they have enjoyed raising four beautiful children. Johnie has a passion for animals and finds relaxation by spending time with her 2 cats, an Australian Shepard, a rat, four koi fish, and two tortoises.

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