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Amy Burkhart MD, RD Integrative Medicine
Dr. Burkhart is a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician and a Registered Dietitian. She received her MD degree at University of California, Irvine College of Medicine. She completed an emergency medicine residency at the Highland Hospital/UCSF program. After her residency, Dr. Burkhart completed a two year fellowship in integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona. Prior to her medical training she completed her undergraduate degree and internship in nutrition and clinical dietetics at University of California, Berkeley and earned her certification as a registered dietitian.

Dr. Burkhart uses her knowledge and training in Western/conventional medicine in conjunction with her training in integrative medicine and nutrition to optimize her patients’ health from this unique perspective.

  • Her integrative medicine background gives her the capacity to use traditional and complementary approaches to treat other symptoms/diseases that may accompany celiac disease, gluten sensitivity or other digestive ailments.
  • Her nutrition/dietetics training allows her to analyze a person’s diet and make recommendations on how to improve a persons’ health through dietary changes for conditions such as, but not limited to, celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, food allergies &sensitivities, irritable bowel syndrome, gas/bloating, etc.
  • Dr. Burkhart lives with celiac disease and is also the mother of a child with celiac disease. She understands, on a very personal level, the challenges of living with a chronic health condition.

Education/Training
University of Arizona Associate Fellowship in Integrative Medicine 2002-2004
Highland Hospital/UCSF-Residency Training in Emergency Medicine 1995-99
University of California, Irvine College of Medicine MD 1995
Registered Dietitian-RD 1990-present
University of California, Berkeley-Coordinated Internship in Nutrition and Dietetics 1989
University of California, Berkeley-BS in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics 1989

Community Work-Current
Dr. Burkhart is a board member for the Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California and has educated physicians, dietitians and the general public about celiac disease and gluten sensitivity since 2008. She is also a volunteer physician at Camp Celiac in Livermore, CA.

CCF – The Celiac Community Foundation
Camp Celiac

Languages
English and Spanish

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Testimonials

“I have always been a very active person and enjoyed a full life, however, I had various health problems for more than 11 years that began taking their toll on my body. I sought help from many health care professionals during that time. I went from Medical Doctors (including a Gastroenterologist), Osteopaths, Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists to Massage Therapist’s and no one was able to provide me with a correct diagnosis. Nor did they go beyond treating my symptoms and search for the etiology of my illnesses. It wasn’t until I met Dr. Amy Burkhart that my road to wellness began. 5 years ago, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease after Dr. Burkhart suggested I be tested. I was told by the Gastroenterologist to adopt a gluten free diet and offered an appointment with a dietician. For me, this wasn’t sufficient. I went on a strict gluten free diet and my symptoms and health improved, but I still wasn’t well. I had developed multiple food sensitivities from years of damaging my gut with gluten. Dr. Burkhart put together a comprehensive individualized program that put me on the path to wellness. She helped me discover my food sensitivities, replenish lost vitamins and minerals with high quality supplements and was available to see me through this process. Through her care, I became healthy again, resumed and surpassed all physical activities I had enjoyed many years earlier.”
JAS