Meet the VitalShip Physicians

VitalShip will empower families to make positive change towards optimal health. We provide the tools to thrive, rather than survive. Our providers believe in and reflect our naturopathic philosophy by committing to the same growth in health and wellbeing as our patients.

Dr. Ashley Chung

By the age of seven, Dr. Ashley P. Chung had an internal longing to become a doctor. After studying under Dr. Elliot Edwards, ND, FABNO, and receiving her Bachelors of Science in Biology, Pre-Med and minor in chemistry, from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta she was convinced that holistic medicine was her calling.

Dr. Chung graduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, and is a Licensed Naturopathic Physician who uses Chinese medicine in combination with acupuncture, botanical medicine, nutritional medicine, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, mind-body medicine, IV therapies and other modalities to nurture the body’s innate ability to heal itself.

Dr. Chung is a doctor who focuses on addressing the underlying cause of disease whether physical, mental, and/or emotional. As a cancer survivor, Dr. Chung understands how vital nutrition and healthy changes are for restoration. She believes each patient has their own story, and promotes individualized care and patient empowerment.

In her free time, Dr. Chung enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being in the great outdoors, working up a sweat in the gym, and tapping into her creative side.

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Dr. LeTicia Qamar Busler

Dr. Q is a graduate of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine where she focused her studies on comprehensive family practice and pediatrics. Her naturopathic journey began years ago after completing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southeastern Louisiana University. She has experience working in pediatric home health care and in a residential treatment facility for children. Dr. Q has years of experience as a massage therapist, contributing to her passion for hands-on medicine and therapies.

Dr. Q’s treatments emphasize the body’s natural ability to heal itself and include acupuncture, nutritional medicine, hydrotherapy, botanical medicine, homeopathy, and other modalities. She has a special interest in pediatric medicine including acute care.

Dr. Q has also worked as an adjunct professor of anatomy and physiology at Phoenix College and as a physician at Sunshine Health Care Center. She spends her home time being a wife to her husband and mother to her three children. She believes passionately in health education and preventative medicine and feels the most gentle, effective intervention is the best medicine. Dr. Q is an amateur artist and gardener; she believes in connecting with the earth and our food sources as part of healing.

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Dr. Chris Milligan

In his youth, Dr. Milligan developed a love for nature growing up enjoying and working on over two acres filled with fruit trees and large gardens in the Sacramento area.  He also participated in the Boy Scouts where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Every hiking, backpacking, camping and fishing trip, further fueled his appreciation for nature.  Dr. Milligan is still involved with Scouting as a volunteer in one of the local Cub Scout Packs where he serves as the Cub Scout Master.
Dr. Milligan believes in treating the whole person and getting to the root cause using the laws of nature to help the body heal itself. Depending on the unique needs of his patients, he will customize individualized treatments which can include; nutritional therapy such as therapeutic Ketogenic Diet, botanical medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy, physical medicine, as well as Bowen Therapy, a non-invasive soft tissue manipulation technique that is great for structural and pain issues.
Dr. Christopher Milligan is a graduate of the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ and earned his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University.  He continues to further his education with specialized seminars and conferences, in order to best treat his patients from a holistic perspective. Additionally, he has areas of interest in cognitive health, weight loss, genetic liver dysfunction, sensory and behavioral issues in children, as well as fatigue and digestive concerns.
In his personal time, his favorite activity is spending time with his son outdoors whether mountain biking, hiking, camping, gardening or reading a good book.

Dr. Rebecca Whelchel

Dr. Becky Whelchel is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in Arizona. She earned her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest college of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ and her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Purdue University. Her practice, since 2010 has catered to mainly women but also to men and children in nearly all areas of health, with a special focus in natural fertility, women’s health and the mind-body connection to health and happiness.

Highly skilled and practiced in many aspects of the healing arts, she especially values acupuncture, herbal medicine, mind-body healing, hypnotherapy and the Arvigo Maya Abdominal Therapy/Massage as tools for healing and restoring balance in the body. Her recent studies involving energy medicine have led her to include aspects of various techniques in her treatments with accelerated results.

Her current role is to provide healing therapies to patients at Vitalship at the direction of each patient’s main physician according to treatments plans. She also is available for general tune-up sessions for wellness (acupuncture, Maya massage, hypnotherapy, spinal adjustments with the Activator, etc.) and for urgent visits such as illness or injury.

Teaching at various universities early in her medical career, Dr. Whelchel now creates online courses in natural health and self-healing for the public. Her other interests and endeavors include writing a fiction novel, loving on her two awesome kids, trying new board games and instinctive-style archery.