America’s Leading Alternative Medicine Clinic

Whitaker Wellness Medical Clinic is dedicated to helping you achieve optimal health—not just the absence of disease, but a state of vitality and wellness that will allow you to live life to its fullest. With two dozen safe, innovative, healing therapies under one roof, top-notch physicians, and friendly experienced staff, Whitaker Wellness is your “one-stop shop for wellness.”

Exciting News From Whitaker Wellness…

WE HAVE A NEW MEDICAL DIRECTOR

We are pleased to welcome Svetlana R. Stivi, MD, as Whitaker Wellness’ Medical Director. Well versed in all aspects of nutritional and functional medicine as well as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Stivi brings 20 years of experience to her new position. Most recently, she served as Medical Director of the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at UC Irvine and Associate Clinical Professor, Family Medicine, UC Irvine School of Medicine. Dr. Stivi will lead the expansion of clinic services and community outreach programs.

WE NOW ACCEPT MEDICARE

We are happy to announce that we now accept Medicare. Like most clinics of its kind, Whitaker Wellness used to operate on a cash-only basis. Unfortunately, even though we keep out-of-pocket costs as low as possible, they are prohibitive for many people. Therefore, we are now accepting several major insurance plans and recently signed on with Medicare. 

WE HAVE NEW GROUP CARE PROGRAMS

Another exciting change is our new group care programs. As anyone who has attended Whitaker Wellness’s Back to Health Program knows, a powerful synergy develops when people with similar health concerns spend time together. These new programs, which are specifically for our patients with diabetes and heart disease, meets every month on an ongoing basis for an hour and a half per session. 

 

 

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Statin drugs are widely believed to prevent heart attacks and save lives. Often overlooked, however, are the dangers of statins—and the fact that these prescription drugs are inappropriately doled out to millions of unsuspecting patients.  No symptoms? No history of heart disease? No problem. You don’t even have to have a high cholesterol level to […]

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“Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary.” So goes a Chinese proverb that modern science is proving to be true. Hot, iced, green, black, chai, jasmine: It’s tea time around the world. Roughly 2 billion people worldwide drink tea every day, and for good reason. Next to water, tea is one of […]

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Bioidentical Hormones

I have been prescribing hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for my patients for more than 30 years, and during that time, I’ve seen its reputation rise and fall. Female HRT took a hit in 2002, when the Women’s Health Initiative uncovered the very real dangers of Premarin and Provera (horse estrogen and synthetic progestin). A similar […]

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Hypertension Myths: What Works for High Blood Pressure?

There are a lot of hypertension myths floating around out there. Ask any doctor or patient about hypertension, and you’ll get the same answer: It raises risk of heart attacks, strokes, and premature death, and lowering blood pressure saves lives. Increased awareness and treatment of hypertension is considered to be one of modern medicine’s greatest achievements. […]

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L-Carnitine for Healthy Aging

Carnitine and I go way back—I wrote about it in the very first issue of Health & Healing in August 1991. Back then all we really knew about this supplement was that it improved angina, heart function, and exercise tolerance in patients with coronary artery disease and heart failure. As further research emerged over the years, I […]

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