What is your clinical training and education?
I received my education as a Nurse Practitioner at Harbor UCLA and I am board certified in Women’s Health. I am also a North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Credentialed Menopause Practitioner. There are only seven doctors or nurse practitioners that have this credential in the South Bay area.
Since nutrition plays a foundational role in functional or optimal wellness medicine, I obtained my Master of Science Degree in Human Nutrition and became certified as a Certified Nutrition Specialist. Additionally, I am a member of the World Society of Anti-Aging Medicine.
I worked for Dr. Watson at Watson Wellness (doctor to the stars, and listed as a referral in Suzanne Somers books) for over 7 years. She was one of the pioneers in bioidentical hormone replacement.
While working at this office, I received excellent training in treating men and women in functional and integrative medicine, treating patients for low thyroid function, gynecology, low adrenal function, hormone imbalances, hormone replacement, neurotransmitter testing and balancing, lab testing for vitamin/mineral/fatty acids/amino acids/heavy metals/oxidative stress, food allergies, GI infections, high cholesterol, insulin resistance, and more.
During this time I had the advantage of reviewing several thousand lab results with patients and making needed adjustments in their prescriptions or supplements. Practicing functional medicine is what prompted me to go back to school to get my Master of Science degree in Nutrition. I’ve been helping patients in the Torrance and Los Angeles area achieve their optimal levels of wellness since 2005.
I am currently almost finished with my Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, so I will soon have even more drug free treatment options for my patients.
- Board Certified Nurse Practitioner in Women's Health
- NAMS Credentialed Menopause Practitioner
- Master of Science in Nutrition
- Certified Nutrition Specialist
- Treating Men and Women with Functional Medicine since 2005