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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Plantar fasciitis, commonly known as heel spurs, is a painful condition caused by minute tears, inflammation, and tissue degeneration of the plantar fascia, the band of connective tissue that stretches across the bottom of the foot from the heel to the toes. Treatment options for plantar fasciitis, which is the most common cause of heel […]

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The Truth About Cleanses and Detox Diets

Cleansing and detoxing are all the rage. You can have fresh, organic juice cleanses delivered to your door, pick up a detox kit at your local health food store, or follow one of the many do-it-yourself programs endorsed by celebrities such as Dr. Oz, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Oprah. Advocates claim detox diets and cleanses eliminate “toxic […]

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Tips to Get Healthy in 2017

It’s no secret that many New Year’s resolutions, however well intentioned, don’t stick. (Just notice the drop in attendance at the gym come March.) We claim we’re too busy to eat right, too tired to exercise, or come up with excuse after excuse as to why we just can’t complete our goals. Let’s make this the […]

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What to Do If You’ve Already Had Bypass or Angioplasty?

“I know you generally recommend against bypass surgery and angioplasty. I was pressured into having an angioplasty and was not given any other options. What do you suggest for someone such as myself?” — W.S., Arizona  This is a good question, and one I often overlook when discussing the pros and cons of invasive cardiovascular […]

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