New Client Information

Starting a new day of health-New Client InformationDirections (see Map on Contact Page, too):

From North of Richmond:

Take 80 West to McBryde Ave Exit, Left on McBryde, over the freeway up to the start of Arlington Blvd on which you turn right. Follow Arlington about 1 mile to Olive Ave and turn left. Just past Olive Ave. is the Arlington Market, so use that as a land mark. My office is the first house on the left facing the street. There is a waist-high, black wrought iron fence and gate. Come through that and the office door is directly to your left which enters the converted garage.

From South of Richmond, West Berkeley, Kensington, Albany, etc:

Take Arlington Blvd north past the golf course, past Barrett Ave. Look for the Arlington Market on your left. Go just past the market and see Olive Ave to your right. Turn right. My office is the first house on the left facing the street. There is a waist-high black wrought iron fence and gate. Come through that and the office door is directly to your left which enters the converted garage.

From South of Richmond via 80 East.

Take 80 East to the Solano Ave exit, right. At the first stop sign turn left on Amador. Go about 1/3 block and take a right at the Solano Ave stop sign. Drive up the hill until Solano T's into Arlington Blvd and take a right on Arlington Blvd. Follow Arlington for about 1/2 mile until Olive Ave on your Left and take a left. There is the Arlington Market just past Olive Ave as a landmark. My office is the first house on the left facing the street. There is a waist-high, black wrought iron fence and gate. Come through that and the office door is directly to your left which enters the converted garage.

What to bring on the first visit

If you are coming for a full intake then I will be telling you what you need to bring via a separate email. Typically, this will include: The patient information form, including what your main health concerns are, the Metabolic Assessment Form, and possibly the NTAF--the Neurotransmitter Assessment Form. Because we will be doing an initial urine panel, please bring an early morning sample, i.e. after 3:30AM. Also, please bring any recent test result copies that you may have from other practitioners. If necessary, review and either be able to or actually list your current supplementation and your typical diet. If you have recent biomedical tests, I would like to see those copies. Also, I need to know what medications you are currently on.

What to expect during your first visit (when doing an intake)

The point of the intake is to put you the patient with your health concerns into a context which helps me to offer a treatment plan that will be most successful in eliminating your health concerns and brings you as close as possible to a state of robust health. Unlike a conventional bio-medical doctor, I am not trying to make a medico-legal diagnosis, rather I'm trying to understand the causal chain for your health issue. So, that initial visit allows for a number of tests to be made and allows us to get to know one another better. 

If you have perused this site, you can see that I offer a number of treatment modalities. It is part of my responsibility to you, to find the best match in terms of efficacy, but also a good fit in terms of acceptance and receptivity by you to the treatment plan that I will offer. I am not a one-size fits all practitioner, nor will I dictate to you what you must do to achieve health. The intake and our work will be collaborative and I encourage you to bring to our session your experiences, health philosophy, understanding of what is going on for you and so on. I do not believe that I heal you, but I can offer my help and support for you to find your own health. I have learned to greatly respect the health care provider-client pairing as a very special relationship. I have seen magic and miracles come out of us working together.