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About Amy Burkhart, MD, RD

Amy Burkhart MD, RD Integrative Medicine

Physician and Registered Dietitian.

At times in medicine, and in life, we need to look outside the box and take a few steps back to find the answer. The importance of diet, environment, stress, sleep and community are all vital to our health and often overlooked as factors in healing.  I am happy to be able to provide a unique perspective on health given my additional trainings as a registered dietitian  and integrative medicine physician.   It takes time to understand complex problems and get to the root cause of an issue. I am happy to be able to provide an environment to do so in my office. Our world is fast paced, your doctor’s visit shouldn’t be.

Special Interests

Chronic digestive disorders, IBS, IBD, Celiac Disease, Gluten/Wheat related disorders, SIBO, Low FODMAP Diets, Dysautonomia/POTS, Food allergies/sensitivities

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
  • University Of Chicago Celiac Disease Preceptorship 2012
  • 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

Dr. Burkhart is a board certified 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.

Dr. Burkhart also completed a two year fellowship in integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona. In addition, she completed a preceptorship program at the University of Chicago Celiac Disease center for additional training in the area of celiac disease/gluten disorders.

Her undergraduate studies were done at the University of California Berkeley in the field of clinical nutrition and dietetics. She also completed her clinical nutrition/dietetics internship at U.C. Berkeley.

Dr. Burkhart uses her knowlege in Western/conventional medicine in conjunction with her integrative medicine training to provide a unique perspective on health issues.

Dr. Burkhart lives with celiac disease and has eight family members with celiac disease. She understands, on a very personal level, the challenges of living with a chronic health condition.

Community Work-Current

Board Member and Medical Advisor: Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California and has educated physicians, dietitians and the general public about celiac disease and gluten sensitivity since 2008.

Camp Celiac: Volunteer Physician 2010-Present

Medical Advisory Board: Gluten Free and More Magazine 2015-Present

Member North American society for the study of Celiac Disease 2016-present

Languages

English and Spanish