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About The Physician: Dr. Julie

Dr. Julie is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has received formal fellowship training in Integrative Medicine by the University of Arizona, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine in Tucson, Arizona with Dr. Andrew Weil’s program. She is also board certified in Integrative Medicine by the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine.

She is formally trained in medical acupuncture, chinese scalp acupuncture, hypnotherapy, and strain-counterstrain osteopathic manipulations, just to name a few of the modalities she uses in her clinic to treat her patients.

She is currently the Chief Clinical Officer of Vitagene. She has been the medical director of several wellness clinics for various Silicon Valley corporations. She has also been medical advisors and consultants to multiple biotech companies in the past and has been a guest speaker for local hospitals for physicians’ continuing medical education grand rounds. Dr. Julie incorporates the philosophies of integrative medicine into individualized health programs her patients ranging from those with rheumatological diseases, fatigue, chronic pain, as well as for those who are healthy and wanting to optimize her health. She has worked with U.S. Olympic athletes to those with chronic diseases with the goal in mind of optimizing health and minimizing side effects.

Dr. Julie graduated Summa Cum Laude, Provost Scholar, and Alpha Omega Alpha from the Rochester Early Medical Scholars combined B.A.-M.D. degree program at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health and a Doctorate in Medicine with Distinction in Research.

From her years of clinical research at the National Institute of Health and numerous medical academic centers, she has accrued multiple scientific journal publications from her clinical research. She has also received multiple awards during her training from foundations such as the American Medical Women’s Association, American Academy of Dermatology, and McGraw-Hill Company. As an Internal Medicine Resident at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, California, she was asked to be a Chief Resident and received accolades in clinical research by the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Julie was a recurring columnist for Townsend Letter magazine, a leading national alternative medicine magazine, and is still writing for several websites, including but are not limited to, www.wemagazineforwomen.com and Huffington Post Blogs.

Dr. Julie has been the exclusive in-house health and wellness physician for the highly-ranked weekly TV show “Days with Zahrah” on Kron 4 and ABC as of September, 2011.

She also has been published as a medical expert in articles published in national magazines and websites including: Whole Living, Real Simple, Men’s Health, Arthritis Today, Natural Solutions magazine, Nutritional Outlook magazine, Creation magazine, Remedies magazine, To Your Health magazine, Acupuncture Today magazine, WISE magazine, BE! Beauty & Entertainment magazine, First For Woman magazine,  www.suburbanwoman.comwww.everydayhealth.com, and www.modebayarea.com, to name just a few.

Dr. Julie has been featured in numerous radio, newspaper, and magazine interviews, including but are not limited to, San Francisco Bay Guardian newspaper for the week of February 23, 2011 edition, Dr. DeSilva’s show on www.HealthRadio.net, Aging without Limits radio show on www.webtalkradio.net, Flint Radio, Let’s Get Healthy Radio Show, Good News Health Show, Holistic with Carl Helvie Radio Show, The Natural Nurse and Dr. Z radio show on www.progressiveradionetwork.com, Herbally Yours radio show on WHPC FM 90.3 (downloadable from iTunes), Natural Alternatives radio show on WUSB FM 90.1, Doctor On Call radio show, Martha Stewart’s Whole Living magazine, www.everydayhealth.com, and Positive magazine.

Dr. Julie has been on various TV segments as a special medical expert guest, including, but are not limited to, Dr. Oz Show, News 12 New Jersey “To Your Health” news segment in late August, 2011, and Bay Area Kron 4 and ABC.

She is committed to promoting integrative and preventive health care for her patients and in her community. She was on the professional advisory board of the Mountain View, California division of the Cancer Support Community, a national non-profit organization formerly known as The Wellness Community.

She is and has been also on the medical expert panel and is a regular blogger for www.huffingtonpost.comwww.ChickRx.comwww.makinghealthyez.wordpress.com, and www.wemagazineforwomen.com; where she helps to answer health and wellness questions for those visiting the website. Through her blog at various websites such as these, she is committed to helping people attain a healthier lifestyle by providing wellness advice, guidance, and products…because ultimately, health is the greatest gift you can give to yourself and your loved ones!

Dr. Julie has been a member of the following professional associations:

  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
  • American Holistic Medical Association
  • American Association of Behavioral Therapists
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis