San Francisco's premier naturopathic medical clinic
I graduated from Bastyr University in 1984 (the 3rd graduating Bastyr class), completed a 1st year residency at Bastyr and moved to San Francisco in 1985. I have been in continuous practice for 35 years and learned directly from some of the great NDs including Dr. John Bastyr, Dr. Bill Mitchell, Dr. John Sherman as well as many others.
After moving to San Francisco, I co-founded the California Naturopathic Doctors Association and was a leader in that organization through our successful licensing effort in 2003. I obtained my California acupuncture license in 1989 and founded San Francisco Natural Medicine (then SOMA Acupuncture and Natural Medicine) the same year. SFNM is San Francisco’s premier naturopathic medical clinic . In 2019 SFNM will have provided naturopathic care to Bay Area residents for 30 years.
I have always considered myself a general primary care doctor and thus treat a wide variety of conditions and health issues using principles taught to me in my naturopathic and acupuncture training. I believe that a naturopathic approach to health can serve people from cradle to end of life, is preventive and proactive towards health as well as treating and managing acute and chronic diseases and conditions. Over time I have developed strategies and protocols for many chronic and complex health issues and have developed specialties within my practice including functional gastroenterology ( the treatment of chronic and acute digestive disorders such as SIBO, IBS, GERD, etc), immune system imbalances including allergies, autoimmune conditions, and frequent and chronic infections; integrative therapies for cancer care and support, and an acupuncture-based pain management strategy for acute and chronic pain and injury.
Finally, I have continued to be active in the naturopathic medical profession, hold continuous memberships in the American Association of Naturopathic Medicine (AANP) and California Naturopathic Doctors Association (CNDA) as a founding member of both. I had the honor to serve a 2-year term as AANP President in 2010-2011.
These days I enjoy a busy clinical practice with two other excellent naturopathic doctors at SFNM.
If you’d like to learn more about my practice and San Francisco Natural Medicine, here is our clinic website: https://www.sanfrancisconaturalmedicine.com
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