I hold a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences, graduating with honors. Additionally, I am a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
My practice revolves around integrating naturopathic medicine with state-of-the-art laboratory testing and diagnostic imaging. Through this integrative approach, I provide services such as diet and nutritional counseling, prolotherapy, regenerative injection therapy (RIT), chiropractic manipulative therapy, bio-identical hormone balancing, intravenous (IV) nutritional therapy, and natural alternatives to prescription drugs.
I am particularly passionate about staying up to date with advanced developments in the fields of endocrinology, orthopedics, sports medicine, and environmentally-induced chronic disease.
Over the years, I have had the privilege of being featured on local and national radio and television programs, where I discuss a wide range of health issues. I have also been invited to lecture to various groups, including the U.S. Army Special Forces, executive leadership groups, universities, and healthcare practitioners. Additionally, I have published articles in both consumer and professional periodicals and have collaborated with the Research & Development departments of nutritional supplement companies. To stay at the forefront of laboratory science, I serve as an advisor and consultant to specialty laboratories.
I am proud to be Board Certified in both Naturopathic Medicine and Chiropractic, providing comprehensive care to my patients.
Most of us, at some point in our lives, have been to doctors and given Band-Aid treatments. Sometimes their prescriptions worked without a hitch! Other times those treatments came with another set of side effects that needed fixing. And often, we were treated as a list of symptoms, rather than individual people. It was because of these reasons and more I was drawn to Naturopathic Medicine.
Hello, there! I am Dr. Francesca Medina! I was drawn to the personalized care naturopathic medicine offered and its integrative approach to treatment. Each person is seen as a whole rather than a list of ailments. My goal, as I work with patients, is to make sure each body system is considered and that each patient walks away with better clarity of what is going on in his or her body.
I have come to love working to getting to the root causes of skin concerns. These root causes are usually stemmed from hormonal and digestive dysfunction, and more.
When I am not in the clinic, you can often find me wandering local nurseries looking for a new tropical plant or succulent to add my collection, cooking my favorite recipes, or relaxing in a warm bath. As we work together, you will find I make self-care a significant factor in improving health. In this busy world, it is important to make time for the people and activities we love, since our physical health is deeply entwined in our mental and emotional well-being.
I very much look forward to supporting our community in building healthier lifestyles.
I cannot wait to meet you!