Meet the Team: Linda Keil, RN — Clinic Services Manager


Today, we’re pleased to continue our Meet the Team series by introducing you to Linda Keil, RN — Restoration Healthcare’s Clinic Services Manager. Linda, who joined our team in January of this year, was attracted to Restoration Healthcare in part by the commitment of our clinical staff to empower patients to learn about and adopt complimentary lifestyle changes in order to achieve their health objectives.

Among her areas of focus, Linda is tasked with providing clinical leadership and support through developing, managing, and assisting our team of back office professionals and support staff.

A licensed Registered Nurse (RN) with more than two decades of practice in functional medicine and integrative healthcare, Linda is enthusiastic about patients at our Irvine clinic who are intentional about working toward resolving chronic health. She credits our co-founders Dr. Sunny Raleigh and Dr. Tom Bakman, for building a culture that creates a professional and compassionate atmosphere.

Early in her career, Linda practiced in traditional medicine organizations, and she said her patients were, not for lack of trying, not getting better. She came to believe, like we do here at our Irvine functional medicine healthcare practice, that a pill is not a symptom solver. In fact, she often saw medications bringing on more symptoms with patients, making them sicker. Before long, a friend introduced her to energy healing, and Linda eventually became a Reiki Master Teacher.

Among her many qualifications, Linda has studied numerous healing modalities and received nutritional certifications from Metagenics (FirstLine Therapy), the International Foundation for Nutrition and Health (INFH), and the nationally accredited Natural Healing Institute in Encinitas, Calif. Continuing education has allowed Linda to cross paths with many healthcare practitioners who mirrored her thinking, and we here at Restoration Healthcare feel fortunate to have her as part of our clinic team in Irvine.

We recently asked Linda to tell us more about her professional life — and some personal details — and here is what she had to say:

Restoration Healthcare: Where did you work prior to joining us here at Restoration Healthcare?

Linda Keil, RN: I was an IV nursing supervisor at Tustin Longevity Center, and prior to that, an IV Nurse and FLT-certified Nutritional Coach at Whitaker Wellness Center. I’ve also worked at Harbor Compounding Pharmacy, where I assisted in marketing IV injectables and supported physicians in creating nutritional IV protocols for their medical practice customers and individual patients.

Resto: What college did you attend and what degrees did you earn?

Linda: I graduated from Chapman College with an Associated Science degree in Nursing, and Pacific Coast College with Licensed Vocational Nurse designation.

Resto: Where were you born and where did you grow up?

Linda: I was born in San Francisco and spent 20 years in La Palma and 30 in Huntington Beach. I now live in Long Beach with the love of my life, Bill, who has three young adult children — Matthew, who is 17; Hayley, who is 20; and Travis, who is 22. I myself have four adult children, including a Matthew of my own, who is 29 years old, Toby 27, Stacy, who is married with four children, and Rusty, who is married with three kids.

Resto: What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

Linda: I love the outdoors — gardening, fishing, fly fishing, camping, hiking and backpacking in the Sierras, sitting under the stars and enjoying God’s country. Bill and I enjoy cooking together and being with our family and friends. We brew beer once a year and also enjoy champagne/wine and beer pairings and tastings.

Resto: What’s your favorite restaurant in town — the one you return to time after time and year after year?

Linda: My first would be our own backyard for an annual crab pot boil — Cajun style! A close second would be the Black Marlin in the Old Town section of Tustin, where my favorite item on the menu is the Black Marlin Angus Burger — protein style with grilled onions, mushrooms, cheese, avocado, bacon and a side of veggies, served up with raw oysters on the half-shell as the appetizer.

Resto: What is something most people would find surprising to learn about you?

Linda: I think it would be my passion for hunting, deep-sea fishing, and brewing beer.