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 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 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. 


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. 



Recent Blog Posts


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Six Tips for More Energy

One of the most common complaints we hear from patients at Whitaker Wellness is they are constantly tired or have no energy. While there may be some underlying issues that need to be addressed, anyone can try these tips for more energy.    Tip for More Energy #1: Build a Solid Nutritional Foundation If you […]

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Supplement Solutions for 10 Common Health Concerns

Since I opened the doors of Whitaker Wellness in 1979, I’ve been fine-tuning my treatment protocols for a variety of common health concerns. And after nearly 40 years and treating some 50,000 patients who have come to the clinic seeking help for a variety of medical problems, I have a pretty good feel for what works […]

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Drug-Free Allergy Treatments

Seven Simple Drug-Free Allergy Treatments

Spring is in the air—along with lots of pollen and other irritants that can drive seasonal allergy sufferers mad. Couple the stuffy or runny nose and sneezing with the itchy, watery eyes that go hand-in-hand with seasonal allergies and hay fever and you’re in for a rough season. Instead of reaching for over-the-counter prescription drugs—which only […]

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Green Foods

Healthy Ways to Enjoy Green Foods

Cartoonist Jim Davis once quipped, “Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.” Joking aside, vegetables are a must for any healthy, well-balanced diet. And while “eating the rainbow” by incorporating veggies and fruit from the entire color spectrum is important, let’s take a moment to focus on green […]

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Menopause: What Works/What Doesn’t

This summer, Connie and I will celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and I can honestly say these past two decades have been the happiest of my life. Connie is the most energetic, vivacious, and upbeat person I know. She’s always on the go, and I could never lose her in a crowd because all I have […]

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prostate problems

Prostate Problems: What Works/What Doesn’t

“Last month I turned 50. Half a century. According to conventional wisdom, it’s time for me to start worrying about prostate problems. But guess what? It’s not time, and I’m not worried. My prostate is doing just fine, thank you, and I plan to take it to the grave with me, unviolated. I do not […]

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Healthy and Delicious Mardi Gras Recipes

Mardi Gras, French for “Fat Tuesday,” is typically a day filled with indulgences. But if you’re minding your weight or your blood sugar, you might be interested in healthier options. The following Mardi Gras recipes are delicious, hearty, and full of flavor. And better yet, they are good for you—any day of the year. Enjoy! For […]

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Answers for a Common Female Problem

“From the time women are 12 years of age, we face many female problems: menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause. Then we reach 65 and feel that all of this is behind us and we’re home free—only to find our insides are falling down. I was shocked when this happened to me, as I had never even […]

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heart failure

EECP and Other Natural Therapies for Heart Failure

The human heart is a pump. Granted, it’s an incredibly complex organ, but its primary purpose, like any pump, is to transfer and deliver fluids. Many cardiovascular diseases are due to malfunctions in the “pipes,” the arteries and veins that carry the blood pumped by the heart. However, there is one condition that is clearly a […]

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heat therapy

How Heat Therapy Benefits Health

I spent my junior year of college in Sweden, studying, drinking snaps and glögg, and trying 
to adjust to the very dark days of winter (only
 six hours of daylight). One of my classmates had 
a sauna at his house, and we would occasionally
 fire it up and hang out until we were drenched in sweat. […]

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