As a physician with more than twenty years of experience in private practice, I know how difficult it can be to choose a doctor you feel comfortable with, so I want to briefly introduce myself and my practice to you.
Years of practice have taught me that prevention is the most important medical intervention and listening is one of the most critical medical skills. As a physician, I want to make sure my patient’s concerns are heard and that medical conditions are addressed and treated.
I practice western medicine with a holistic and integrative approach working with patients in the treatment of acute and chronic illness. I design a treatment and disease prevention plan according to each individual’s condition and comfort level. In the last several years, I have been successfully using natural bio-identical hormone replacement therapy for both men and women facing the challenges of hormonal imbalances to regain and maintain vitality at mid-life. Consequently, hormone balancing and the avenues for optimal health at mid-life have become the focus of my current clinical practice.
I am very fortunate to have two other excellent clinicians, Jane Kennedy and Ling Huang, in our clinic. Our goal is to help you to achieve your physical, emotional and spiritual health, and live your life to the fullest extent.
For the past 25 years, I have enjoyed working as a nurse practitioner in dermatology and women's health care, offering the best of Western medicine and complimentary approaches. I've also had the rewarding opportunity to work as a holistic health educator and facilitator.
I have a Master's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles as a Nurse Practitioner, a Master's degree in Public Health from Loma Linda University, and am currently pursuing a doctorate. I've always been interested in broader approaches to health, how health is shaped by our beliefs, attitudes, life experience, lifestyle, and environment. This led me to study with leaders in the field of what is now called "Integrative Medicine," including Andrew Weil, M.D., Bernie Siegel, M.D., Barry Bittman, M.D., Robert Jaffe, M.D. and many others.
I stay current with research findings in science and medicine in order to provide my patients with the highest level of care. At the same time, I believe there is great wisdom in ancient healing traditions and modalities, which are now being validated by current research.
"Dis-ease" provides an opportunity for us to look deeply into our lives and examine also what is or isn't working on levels of our being other than the physical. From my own personal experience with "dis-ease"--and the experiences of my patients over the years--I have found that lifestyle practices such as nutrition and supplementation, proper hydration and elimination, stress management including a positive attitude, exercise, breath work, journaling, emotional release, communication, connections with others, creativity, and spiritual practices including meditation and prayer, all have an impact on our vitality, health, and well-being. They have an effect on our potential to heal and our ability to age gracefully.
Some of my richest experiences have been with patients facing life-threatening health challenges and being present with them on their path of healing, even when it does not include physical curing. My heartfelt commitment to all of my patients is to be aware of your health needs and to support you in finding and maintaining optimal health and vitality.
I have worked as an acupuncturist and traditional Chinese medicine practitioner for more than 13 years, healing thousands of patients through acupuncture and herbal therapy.
Having trained as a physician in western and traditional Chinese medicine at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in mainland China, I have noticed that this combination of treatment approaches is a more effective gateway for obtaining optimal health.
Having worked at Shuguang Hospital of Shanghai, had a private practice in Indonesia and being an acupuncturist and herbalist in CA, I have lots of experience in treating people of different ethnicities. From my clinical experience I have learned that a listening ear, careful observation and a concerned heart are the keys to successful treatment.
It is my pleasure to join the Integrative Wellness Center to help patients gain optimal health and well-being. I have many patients who are middle aged, facing hormone imbalance and the aging process while also often suffering from pain, emotional stress, sleep disturbances, headaches and fatigue among other symptoms. I have been able to help them to achieve wellness and improve their quality of life. I look forward to working with you to reach your goal of optimal health.
Our office staff is committed to warmly greeting you with a positive attitude, on the phone or in person. Yvonne, Amy and Lois are skilled in listening to understand your needs and to being the bridge between you and our providers, to help you with scheduling appointments, checking prescription refills, labs and other orders and results, answering questions about fees, and sometimes even giving hugs when needed. They have a sincere desire to gain your trust and be compassionate partners in your quest to achieve and maintain optimum health.
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