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What is Integrative Medicine?

Dr. Burkhart practices integrative medicine.

  • Integrative medicine is a field of medicine in which principals of both traditional (Western or allopathic) and non-traditional (complementary or alternative) methods of healing are used to treat patients.
  • Integrative medicine focuses on healing the whole person as well as treating disease.
  • The physician-patient relationship is central to the healing process.
  • The least invasive, least toxic and most cost effective methods are used to help facilitate health.
  • Treatment is recommended based on an understanding of the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual aspects of the individual.
  • The physician works with the patient to achieve optimal health. Patients can choose to what degree they want to incorporate non-traditional or traditional methods.

What is a Registered Dietitian?

  • Registered Dietitians (RD’s) must have a bachelors degree from a college or university which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics education of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • RD’s must complete a minimum 900 hours of clinical practice under the supervision of qualified professionals in the field. This allows students to combine their classroom education with real-life scenarios.
  • California Registered Dietitians must pass a competency exam administered by the Commission on Dietary Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • RDs must complete 75 hours of continuing education every five years to maintain registration.

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“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.”


10 months ago

Last camp post until next yr! If your child lives in Northern CA and has celiac disease or follows a strict gluten-free diet consider the camp for next year. It is life changing for these kids and is free of charge as we are all volunteer. Thus, children who might otherwise not be able to attend for financial reasons are given the opportunity of a lifetime. If you would like to support the camp you can do so by making a donation to Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California or The Taylor Family Foundation. The donations allow the camp to continue. Thank you for your support. ... See MoreSee Less