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A Different Kind of Practice


“I have always wanted to provide a different type of healthcare. I want people to look forward to going to the doctor, knowing it will be an avenue to help them. Knowing, it will improve the way they feel on a day to day basis. Doctor visits today are often rushed. Patients often leave with questions there wasn’t time to answer. In my practice I have time to sit and really talk to my patients.”

  • The focus in medicine today is on treatment, not prevention or etiology of illness. We need to step back and see where problems start in order to solve them.
  • While I firmly believe in, and use, traditional medicine, I also know there are other avenues that can aid in achieving optimal health. These include areas such as nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, mind-body medicine and acupuncture. I try to use as natural of an approach as is possible.
  • I know sometimes traditional medicine falls short in treating certain health issues. I will work with you from an integrative medicine perspective to treat issues such as these.
  • I have the unique perspective of an integrative medicine physician and dietitian and truly believe in using all aspects of my knowledge to treat you. I do work as a consultant and ask that you continue routine care with your primary care physician.

Amy Burkhart M.D., R.D.


“I have been a patient of Dr. Amy Burkhart for several years. I suffer from Crohn’s disease and was having difficultly in my daily life. After visiting many doctors, all of whom were unable to help me, Dr. Burkhart took the time and patience to create a plan which brought me back to health. I still follow her plan to this day and have been living a normal healthy life. Dr. Burkhart listened to my symptoms along with listening to me, she took her time in preparing a plan which led me to  non-invasive testing, which led me to the road for recovery. I cannot thank Dr. Burkhart enough, and I would recommend her to anyone.”


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Treatments and Services Include

  • Integrative Medicine Consulting
  • Integrative Approaches to Digestive Health:  IBS, Low FODMAP diets, Gas/Bloating, Constipation, Diarrhea, Reflux, Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity, SIBO and more.
  • Food Allergies and Intolerances
  • Nutrition and Dietary Therapies for  Optimal Health

The Celiac MD™

A monthly column focusing on topics in nutrition and medicine

The Microbiome and Celiac Disease: A Vital Connection
December 2014

The gluten-free diet may not be all that is needed to treat celiac disease.  I was diagnosed with celiac disease twelve years ago. It was quite a journey to arrive at the diagnosis, as it is for so many. When I finally found the answer, the sense of relief was overwhelming. I was additionally comforted by the fact that my treatment was a diet and not medication. Read more…

9 hours ago

A REMINDER: FIRST MEETING TOMORROW JAN. 31! 9 AM PLEASE SHARE WITH ANYONE WHO MAY BE INTERESTED. A new support group has been formed in the North Bay (California). If you are on a gluten free diet for any reason and you would like to meet others, get ideas or have questions answered please attend. I will be there to answer questions each session and other speakers will be scheduled at future events. See below for details. Hope to see you there! A quarterly support group for those with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity meets at the Culinary Center of Whole Foods in Napa, 3682 Bel Aire Plaza. Admission is free. Members of the public are welcome and sign-ups are not necessary. Meetings will include a Q & A with physician Amy Burkhart, MD, RD, a specialist in celiac/gluten and digestive-related health issues. Meetings are sponsored by the Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California ( and Whole Foods Market, Napa. For more information contact the support group coordinator Juliane Poirier at Next meeting: January 31, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. . Future meetings: Apr. 25, Aug. 22, and Nov. 14 ... See MoreSee Less

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