The Alive Wellness team consists of nurses from different speciality areas all with a passion for wellness. All of our nurses have years of experience in the nursing profession and specialized training for IV Vitamin and Hydration Therapy. Our top priority is getting to know each client and developing an individualized treatment plan for wellness.

Dr. Manjunath Markandaya

Dr. Manjunath Markandaya is a neurologist and neurointensivist who became interested in wellness therapies as a way to drastically improve long-term outcomes of patients. Through his research, Manju is committed to giving people greater hope for recovery after even the most challenging diagnoses using wellness therapies.

Ashley Elks, MSN, RN

Ashley was born and raised in Greenville, NC and graduated from East Carolina University as a Pirate Nurse. She obtained her masters degree at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. Ashley’s passion for wellness was birthed from her own diagnosis of Ulcerative colitis in her 20’s resulting in surgery and an ostomy. She experienced firsthand the impact dehydration and vitamin deficiencies can have on your life. Ashley is committed to helping people understand their self-worth by caring for their whole body.